Sunday, May 29, 2011

Goofy Me.

Hey Again Folks -
My foster dad finally got a few belly shots of me. I love to lay on my back and get belly rubs... or just sleep. Plus these show the contortionist that I am. I can do a good pretzel imitation. I sure ain't "muscle bound". Ha!

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Sleep, it's a good thing, eh?

What are you gonna do to me now?

See my buddies Sparky (left) and of course Stormy Sky.

Here's Heather Belle. She's like me and loves to sleep in the sun.
That's why we could not get her in the picture above.
She is deaf and just would not listen!

Here's me starting to realize I was being looked at.
If you look at the bigger picture you can see me peeking.

That's it for today y'all. See you next time.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Ah, Sunshine, Grass, & Friends

Hey Y'all -
Well, it has been awhile since I wrote so here's an update. Plus new photos are below, but only if you promise to read my progress report first. Deal?

I have been progressing along nicely as I've settled into my foster family. Here's the updates:

1. I have gradually established a truce with the family cat. That Cat hisses at me when I get too interested. I don't know why, doesn't she know I'm still a puppy and curiosity is natural? Anyway, with my foster family's help, I've been learning to give That Cat space that she thinks she needs.

2. My neuter surgery has healed up very nicely, no problems with that.

3. I've discovered this great new mystery... they call 'em the 13-year Cicada's. There are literally 1000's of them in our rural, old-growth tree filled valley. Their collective noise drowns out all other sounds, it is deafening. They are so fascinating and I sure can be very distracted by them. Plus, they taste so good... yum. Sadly though they only show up every 13 years, that's too long to wait don't you think?

4. My foster dad has been taking my buddy Stormy Sky and me on long walks throughout the valley. That has helped burn some of my energy off. That plus...

5. Stormy Sky and I have been rasslin' a WHOLE BUNCH. It sure is good for me and her too. We are both very quiet when we do so. We both have so much fun. I let her think she wins even though we know better. It helps keep us from being bored and getting into other trouble.

6. I get to run free some times also to chase a Kong. That is so much fun. And usually I am very good about bringing it back. I very easily give it up to my human. I am not clingy or stingy about giving it, or my other things like rawhide chews or rope-chews, up to humans.

7. I am patient when awaiting my food bowel. I will sit as commanded and when released I slowly go for my food.

8. I spend much less time in my crate now because I've demonstrated I can be such a good boy in the home. Usually I have to go in now whenever my humans must leave the house. When I am sent to the crate I have become very good about going right in with no reluctance.

9. I have performed very well sleeping next to my foster daddy's side of the bed with my pillow and bedding. I don't get up and roam. I sleep well through the night.

10. As for house training I have only had a couple "accidents". But my fosters blame themselves. They say I have been so good about doing my business outside that they got complacent a few time and whoops.... Otherwise they tell me I am great. I don't have to mark my territory, even outside. Usually I go #1 right away and then I am done! They think that's great, especially if it is raining.

11. I hear that I will be available for adoption sometime in early/mid June. Get your applications in now! Don't miss out. Oh, and in case you are wondering, my foster family would love to keep me but they are at their current limit for canine's who can own them. Plus they think I could use more room to run than they have readily available at their home. I love to chase Kongs/tennis balls. And finally, they say I am so good that transitioning me into the right home should be a breeze.

OK, with no further ado... here's the new pictures!

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Here's my serious look. And yes, I am very long-legged.
Maybe besides Pit Bull I have some Great Dane in my lineage?

Nice coloring. Don't you agree?

Mr. Handsome, that's me.
Shadow on my right side.

Mr. Handsome, that's me.
Shadow on my left side.

Mr. Long-Legged again.

Oh that sun feels so good... and it's bright too.

Me resting... or sneaking up on them Cicadas.

Dad, what is Stormy doing over there?

Can anyone truly be this good looking?

OK, now we're inside for the evening.
I'm trying my stealth tactic for getting up on the couch where I am not allowed.
Yea, it was funny for them, Stormy tolerated it, but it still did not work.

Guess I'll just get down. Don't mind me Stormy.

Stormy Sky said that if I was gonna talk about her so much I better include her picture.
So, to keep her playing with me, I relented.

Thanks y'all for coming and checking on me. Now, back to rasslin'!