Play date and Training with Brinkley and Rita

 

It was a big day today.  Yesterday I was naughty and getting into everything or as Mom calls it I had a “witching” day.  Today I was being pretty good but Mom decided to take me over to Auntie Patsy’s house for some training and play time.

 

Rita and Brinkley are older than me and are role models for how to be good in this thing they call life.

 

Brinkley was trying to teach me not to bite and I finally gave in and let him be the leader.

 

When we got home Dad tried to work with getting me to “come” with lead training  (as you can see he’s not very capable of controlling the training because I thought it was fun getting all tangled up.)  What is it with all this training?  Why can’t they just let me bite, and come when I want to?

 

So many rules around this Dopart-Batchelor household.  Dad says he’s trying to get me in good shape before I need to travel to Grandma and Grandpa Batchelor’s house so I can be on my bestest behavior and come back for multiple visits.

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Perry and Frank

 

Mom and Dad are really tired so Dad called his photography friend JD to bring over Frank so I could get some of my energy out.  Although Frank is little he is REALLY fast and I loved chasing him around our yard.

 

Frank was a little shy at first since I’m bigger but he found out everyone is my friend.  I hope his Daddy JD brings him back soon since I loved playing with him.

I wish I could have a play date EVERY day so if you live close to me and have a dog I know it would make my Mom and Dad REALLY happy!

Time for My Probiotics

Mom eats plain yogurt every morning and I got curious about it.  She told me there were good bugs in it called bacteria for her stomach so I decided I wanted some too.  Since I kept begging for it she finally put some in a bowl and gave it to me and I could NOT stop eating it.

I really like cottage cheese but yogurt is my favorite now.  My tummy was very happy today.

Mom says I’m getting so big and she misses the puppy since I now look like a dog but isn’t that what I’m supposed to be?  Maybe I can’t be Perry puppy anymore.  I’m only 15 1/2 weeks old and growing so fast everyone can hardly believe I’m the same puppy I was a few weeks ago.

My New Paul Newman’s Scooby Snacks Came

It was a dog day.  Dad took me to the vet to get my almost last set of shots.  Everyone at the vet loves me, especially my cute vet Annie.  I’ll do anything for her.  She took care of Mom’s kitty George for many years so she’s happy to take care of me too!  I tried to get this cute girl to play with me and she just kept ignoring me so I pounced on her and then she ran away – not sure why since I just wanted to be her friend.

I was feeling tired tonight from my shot and the nice people at Paul Newman’s must have known since they sent me this COOL box of treats!  Boy did I score.  I don’t know how they knew but they sent my ABSOLUTE favorites – the peanut butter treats, the Chicken and Rice Snack Sticks (sooo yummy) and some new Organic Dog Food to try.  As a special treat they sent some Chicken and Brown Rice Food.  Mom’s happy about that since she thinks their food is the best…besides the nice ladies Sally and Peggy who work there.  I wanted to eat it all tonight but she only let me have a little and said I have to save some for tomorrow…

I’m A Miniature Horse with a HUGE Appetite

I’m sitting here with one of my favorite toys – my rope – that Auntie Amy gave me for Easter.  I may look sweet and innocent but that is FAR from the truth.

This morning Dad gave me a big breakfast and then took me out for a long walk which I LOVE.  Mom played with me a little and then was trying to get some work done (she works too much at that machine of hers -can’t imagine what she does for that long).

 

 

It wasn’t even noon but I was getting REALLY hungry – so I ran outside and took a plant out of the yard.  I thought it was okay since Mom told me I needed to get my green veggies but from the look on her face I think this was not the right kind.  Dad says I need to tell him when I’m hungry but I”m not sure how to do that yet – I’m only a puppy!

Mom says she misses the days when she could pick me up – I weighed in at 35 pounds yesterday so she says I look like a little horse.

I Try to Balance my Protein and Veggies

 

I tried to be a vegetarian westside dog but I just couldn’t do it.  Mom gets this BIG box every other Wednesday with lots of yummy fruits and veggies from a man named Ben from Hello Harvest.  He’s really nice and drives this BIG truck from Santa Barbara just to bring us a box and maybe a few other people but I don’t know much about that.

 

 

I got into the box this week and ate a few carrots but they were not my favorite.  Dad got frustrated with my trying to chew everything in the house so he bought me this bone – So yummy and he was happy since it took me hours to get all the protein off of it – maybe I’ll get another one soon.

It’s not Separation Anxiety – I’m just spoiled

Dad thought I had “separation anxiety”  since I whine, and howl when left alone.  Mom got on that machine she looks at and found out I’m just spoiled.

Uncle Pat and Auntie Dianne told Mom to buy me a Monster Mouth from dogs.com.  It’s okay but I get bored with in 5 minutes.  They thought it would be a good babysitter for me but boy were they mistaken.  I can get the kibble out in a few minutes.

Mom also bought me a new dish called Store-N-Feed, which I actually like since I can get my food easier, even with the ball they put in the center to try to slow me down.  The new bowl is supposed to help my digestion, but I don’t know what they are so concerned about since I eat all the yummy things in the  backyard.  Rocks and gravel are my second favorites.  My first favorite this week is gnawing on the back of the rugs.  Did you know that you can rip the trim on the bottom side of the rug off in one long piece, and it makes a great leash to bring out in the back yard?  I’m having so much fun.

Those books were right – I can destroy a room in 5 minutes – I wish they’d just leave me alone and let me do that – they are always on me – help!