I’ve been High Maintenance and Sulky

Mom went away this past weekend to speak to a bunch of  people and left Dad and I to fend for ourselves.  I did NOT like my routine disrupted.  I was not all that nice to Dad and kept looking for Mom to come home, but it took her a full 2 days.  She was tired when she arrived back but I did not care – I ran all around and wanted her to play with me – that will teach her to leave me.

Look at my new spot on the chair.  It does not make Dad happy that I am not staying on the sheet but I like the view from this elevation and it just annoys him which is my lot in life.

I’ve heard rumors Mom might go to a diabetes conference AGAIN this weekend and Dad might go with her.  The upside is I get to play with other dogs which might be more interesting since Mom and Dad get boring after a while.  I’ll report back later and let my peeps know – I’ve heard I have a following so I have to keep it up, right?

Pumpky Perry

This is NOT a flattering picture of me but my appetite has not been great so Mom thought it best to add the pumpkin back to my food.  It did the trick and just in time for Halloween.

I don’t care much for the candy but the pumpkin gives me so many nutrients – vitamins A, C and the important phytochemicals alpha and beta carotene.  I guess those are the ones the help me feel better.  I’m almost done with my medicine and my throat is much better.  I guess it’s not a good idea to eat all the stuff in the yard.

I see the suitcase out and Mom and is going to speak at that InnerIDEA conference about Diabetes and Food Terms.  Dad has been gone a lot making sure the new office is just right for me.  Great – another Batchelor weekend without Mom and no structure.  I hope he remembers to give me my fish oil and vitamins since he can’t even remember to take his own.  We need Mom around to keep us both healthy…

I have a New Friend

Mom and Dad have to leave me in 2 weeks since Mom has to speak to a conference.  Not sure why people would want to hear her speak about exercise and pregnancy but maybe that’s important??

No one has to tell me to get exercise since I love to do that all day long!

Anyway, a nice lady named Lori from 4 Animal Magnetism came to meet me today who is going to watch me, and she is the teacher lady!  I got excited when she came in and she was all over me to make me mind – oh no.  Someone is on to me.

Anyway, I liked her a lot.  She has other dogs I can play with so I’ll get LOTS of exercise then.  Maybe Mom’s patients who need to exercise should take a hint from me…

Happy Birthday Grandpa Joe

I have not met Grandpa Joe but I heard it was his birthday.  Mom and Dad asked me to put this curly fluffy stuff on my head and I just wanted to eat it – why waste it on top of your head?  I don’t see any point in that but then again these humans are an odd breed.

Who cares about the present?  I just want to eat the paper – much more fun.  Anyway, Happy 70th Birthday Grandpa Joe!  I hope you have  nice steak!  I know I might get one tonight if I’m good so hopefully you will as well.

Love Perry

Laying Low with Dad

I ate something that I shouldn’t have and unlike humans I did not feel guilty at all.  Since Dad turned his back while I was in the yard I took the opportunity and ate things that are NOT on my healthy eating plan.  Unfortunately it led to throwing up for a day and irritating my throat.

I guess that will teach me since I ended up at the vet for a day to see if I was really sick.  A paycheck and x-rays later my cute vet Annie at Pet Medical Center said I was okay but needed some medicine to help my lungs.  Dad felt sorry for me after that so decided to chill with me.

I know I’m a pain in the neck but I do have my sweet moments…

My Report Card

Last week was really fun.  I got to go to Doggie Day Camp a few extra days since Dad was really busy with getting Mom’s new office lease together.  I love the nice lady Francine who works there – she’s my side kick and helps keep me focused.

I guess I have to behave better since Dad got special permission for me to be at Mom’s new office, since after all,  I am supposed to be a service dog.  I do know how to wait at the door before going out.  I’m much better at coming when I’m called – especially if there is a treat involved.  My current favorite treat is Paul Newman’s Salmon and Sweet Potato.  Mom always gets me to come in if I get home of those.

I am really good when Dad gives me a bath.  I like going in my crate at night, and Mom covers me up with a blanket since I get really cold.  After all, I don’t have one of those high maintenance coats to keep me warm.  I guess that’s why I need so much exercise.  Good thing I don’t live in New York….

I’m Just trying to get my Vitamin C

Mom and Dad were intently discussing business tonight and I decided I needed more attention so what better way to get it?  Steal the 5 pound big yellow football on the kitchen counter.  I have been eyeing it since it came on Wednesday from Mom’s friend Ben who delivers yummy produce from Santa Barbara called Hello Harvest.

Boy was it fun running the ball!  Of course Dad had to take my picture and a video.  My favorite part was jumping over the sofa with it in my mouth.  Not sure what the big deal was.  Mom calls it a melon and says it is good for you since it  has lots of vitamin C.  She can’t believe I can carry the whole 5 pounds in my mouth without a problem.  I don’t even know my own strength!