Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Funny Photo

Mom snapped this picture of me this afternoon during our lunch break. Grass EaterMom or Dad still come home everyday to let me out of my "kettle" as Kelby calls it. Sometimes they take me for a walk or sometimes I just get to romp around in my back yard or lay in the sunshine on my deck. Then, in the evening, lots of times I get another walk. Yesterday, I got two and today I just got one. Tonight we met a new neighbor dog named Truffles. He's part poodle and was so nice. His Mom takes him to the Dog Park almost every single day.

Monday, August 28, 2006

First Play Date

I didn't even know what a play date was until last Thursday. Mom made the arrangements to meet Diva and her Mom at our Humane Shelter. We looked for them first at the Small Dog area but there were only two other little dogs that were afraid of me there. So, we moved on to the big dog area and then to the pond. Isn't this pond beautiful? Especially with the sun shining on the corn field behind it.
Diva and I had a super time chasing each other around. Then, one of my other neighborhood puppies came so we both chased him. He is only four months old, though, so he went under his Dad's legs sometimes to get away from us. Hope we get to go again soon.

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Nellie the Cat

Here's a video of Nic and Jason's new kitty cat that they just rescued from their Humane Shelter. I can't wait to play with her, she's so beautiful. They actually named her Nervous Nellie but she's really warming up to them, now. Hope she's "warm" to me, too!

Saturday, August 19, 2006

Got My First Mouse Today

Woo hoo!@ I nailed my first mouse in the garage this morning. I've been working at it for a long, long time. Mom and Dad were pretty darn pleased with me.

Mom had to make a quick trip to the grocery store and thinks it's time to "teach" me how to behave outside of the crate. She took the steaks off the counter but oops, she forgot the butter stick. I was looking so guilty when she came in the door - tail between my legs and my ears down. I'm a dead giveaway. She thinks it's progress because I'm a little more sensitive about the scolding now. I went and sat in the corner for a few minutes before doing some big-time grovelling.

Yeah, it's Saturday!

Thursday, August 17, 2006

Weekend Update

Wow, it's been over a week since we talked about me on the computer. Mom is too busy now because school is starting at her college and Dad was gone all day to the PGA championship so I was stuck in my crate the whole day. I'm feeling very neglected.

Last weekend was lots of fun, though. Jason and Nic were here with their folks and Paigey was here with hers. Paige is pretty bossy with me but I love her to pieces any way. The boys are good at throwing my toys. The best part was playing with those Magic Bubbles. I love to run and jump after them and snap my teeth.

Dinna and Mark took me running every day with them. It was cool to get all that exercise but oh, my aching feet. I've got a blister that I'm working on fixing now.

The two cockers from two doors down finally came into my yard for a visit. The younger one and I spent about fifteen minutes seeing who could run fastest in circles around our back yard. You know us boys, it's all about how fast you can run and that's it. Holly, on the other hand, was super smart. She cut me off and nearly caught me time after time. I never caught on - just ran faster. It was a hoot!

I'm trying to get together with my friend, Diva, but so far it hasn't worked out. I'm just aching to meet her. Be sure and vote for her over on Barkslope, ok?

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

New Friends and Dog Blogs

I see we have a couple of new friends that have joined the cyber world for dogs. Hey, Bogart, you are a handsome devil. Poor Boagart has the itchies like Axel. Mom and Dad have been putting that gunk on my back, too, and Mom keeps saying, "He better not get fleas or he can't sleep in our bed anymore." Here's a recent handsome picture of me in the garden.

It was actually an Airdale that first got my Mom and Dad thinking they wanted a terrier. They saw one that was lost out at the lake and followed up to make sure the owners had claimed it. That dog was really nice and didn't bark and just stuck in their mind. Then they figured they should look for a smaller version and started hunting for Welsh Terriers but instead they found me - YEAH! Welcome, buddy. Check it out. Bogart's blog.

Then, we have another new dog blogger, named Buster. Buster's blog is called the Fox Terrorist. Buster lives in Florida and looks like he gets to tear around on the beach. Dude, you're so lucky. His blog is hilarious so check it out, too.Welcome, y'all.

Sunday, August 06, 2006

What is that Thing in MY Yard?

I was just minding my own business when around the corner of MY house comes a golf cart. I was shocked when Mom and Dad drove right up the driveway in a strange-looking vehicle. Huuh??? What is it? I let them know I wasn't happy about it.

Tonight, Mom and I are home alone as Dad had to go to Chicago. We are watching Stuart Little II. I just love that little white mouse and the big, white cat named Snowbelle. The mouse looks nothing like the nasty brown vermin that I'm after in my garage. I'm sitting on the stool about two feet from the TV staring. Occasionally I jump up there to see if I can grab one of those cats.

A couple of weeks ago I figured out that I could get from the back yard to the front yard. I had been too terrified that I would get shocked, but you know us terriers, we're always testing our boundaries. Mom really wanted me to stay in the backyard since they leave me out sometimes when they're gone, but, that's the breaks.

Mom believes I've finally given up my disgusting habit of shredding the kleenex in the wastebaskets since she hasn't seen any evidence for a while. She thinks I might have matured enough to try the next out-of-crate experiment. Mmmm.....

Thursday, August 03, 2006

Dogs on My Radar

I have encountered a dangerous-looking dog in my back yard. Actually, we think it was a coydog and I went crazy when it came sauntering through MY backyard. We saw it both Sunday and Monday evening. Mom's nervous that it's going to go after me but Dad says I'm way too tough to tangle with. This is what a coydog looks like - have you ever heard of them?

On a lighter note, dogs saving lives have been in the news lately. There's the story of Belle, the beagle, who used her owner's cell phone to dial 9-1-1. We also heard on the radio about a couple of dogs that are receiving awards for finding a boy buried in the sand but we just can't locate the story on the internet. Do you know any stories like these?

It's finally a cooler day today so I should get a couple of decent walk out of Mom and Dad. That is, if I can ignore the varmint that I smell in our garage. I had to be drug inside this morning with my little heart pounding - I need to find that varmint!