What am I Thankful for?

photoWell first of all I am very thankful that the 1000 Thanksgiving cards are DONE and out of the house.  Licking all those envelopes was a bit much, even for my oversized lips, and I fell asleep half way through as you can see.   More importantly, I can have the parentals all to myself again, since it was crazy with all of those cards…EVERYWHERE!

The weather has gotten really cold, even for Southern California, so I am thankful for my warm blankets since I have no hair, and for Mom and Dad’s patience at night with getting up and covering me when the covers come off.  Yes I know I am very spoiled!

I am thankful for the opportunity to stop on my walks and meet complete strangers young and old.  I feel it is important to give joy to everyone we meet.

I am grateful for friends and the people who take care of me.  If it was not for them I would drive my father even crazier then I already do.

I am grateful for my family members, as my pack of peoples who love me unconditionally.

And finally, I am thankful Turkey day is fast approaching, as I will get some I am sure and then I will be THANKFUL for Christmas, as I know my stocking will be filled with TREATS, and the new toys I deserve.

Happy Thanksgiving my peeps!

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Pre-Thanksgiving Treats!!

photoHello Everyone!

Things are going great…it is a warm autumn and I have been helping the parental units with all of their projects.  We have a very busy house!

However, I get a little confused as they are doing all of these recipes and it is not even Turkey day.  I overheard them talk about getting recipes together for blogs and clients.  It’s all about the Gluten Free up in here.

Then on top of it all I have had to be on my bestest behavior as there are a tons of cards and envelopes lying around and I mean EVERYWHERE.  It is Mom’s annual Thanksgiving Card that she sends out to 1000 people.  Dad took the picture of the office so it is an art project as well.

I have been really good as Mom was creating a gluten free pumpkin bar and we all know how much I LOVE pumpkin.  She had a little bit of pumpkin left over and let me lick the spoon, which made it a little better since we know its ALL about the treats!  The picture is me trying to be good waiting for my pumpkin.

Anyway, the new Gluten Free cookie book is in the final stages and will be out by cyber Monday.  I’m not happy since there is NO paper involved for me to steal and chew on – something about an eBook – silly, right?  However, I cannot wait for all of you to see my recipe and my photos – I had a photo shoot all to myself one day and of course I look like the show dog that I am!

Peace!

Training and Mindful Eating?

photoThank goodness there was no dressing up this week.  I’m not looking forward to Halloween next year except if I get some treats.  Treats are worth everything!

The parentals stepped up the training this week.  I have to wait at the door for company to come in…and then the company is instructed not to pay attention to me unless I behave.  I messed that up this week when Auntie Aurora came over.  I got a little too excited and jumped on her so off to the crate I went.

However, a day later I got to go Auntie Aurora’s house since Mom spoke at a diabetes conference.  I got to play with her and my canine friend Kobe.  We went to the dog park a few times and everyone loved me, as they should.  I overheard Aurora telling Mom the dog park it good since it tires me out but that’s okay since it’s worth the fun and all the attention I get.

Mom is trying to make me be what she calls a “mindful eater.”  Apparently I eat both my meals in under a minute.  I’m just trying to show how much I love my food but apparently she’s not buying it.  Not sure I can be trained for this one but I guess I can give it a try.

At least I’m thankful for my food and getting ready to celebrate Thanksgiving soon!

Halloween and Me

photo-2So this past week was odd but in a good way.  First Dad told me we needed to get me an outfit for Halloween.  What?  He wants to play dress up with me?  I am NOT into that sort of thing.  The last time he tried to put something on me I was not impressed.  I am not a toy Dad.

Reluctantly I loaded up in the car, which I was excited about and we went shopping.  Now I like a good store that I can cruz around in and this time Dad took me to Katie’s Pet Depot which I LOVE.  Oh the smells, toys and fellow friends.  I got very excited and it was hard to contain myself.

Anyways, he made me try on these odd looking clothes.  It was a hot mess because the sales person had to come over and help being the extra large size that I am.

First they tried to put a skunk costume on me and I vetoed that.  It had pink ears and a tail.  I don’t have a tail so why would I want to Velcro one on?  I hated it so much that I got away from the lady and took off down the aisle.  This only made Dad more furious chasing me with the stupid skunk costume on.  The ears slid off and I looked like I had a skunk beard on my face.

Thank goodness they did not have the Raggedy Andy costume in my size because the red hair thing for my head would have made me CRAZY!

Finally he found a skeleton one that glowed in the dark.  It was challenging with the headpiece but I dealt with it.  My ears kept slipping out and the lady tied it in a bow.  Needless to say I wore Dad out and I had to wear the costume home.  I did not really care as my head hung out the window with a skullcap on.

But the real excitement happened later.  I could hear all these little people outside moving around and I was anxious.  What on earth could be going on?  Next thing I know we were all going on an evening walk…what?  That never happens.

photo-3I cannot even tell you how fun it was walking with all the peoples and kids.  Of course my costume glowed and I was popular as I should be!  All the kids wanted to pet me, and everyone liked my costume except one man who called me a “boney dog.”  I just ignored his comment.

We even went to my friend’s houses across the street Ginger and Snowy and trick or treated.  I got a few snacks and I loved it.

When we got home my Aunt Audrey came by and we had a good time.  I was so tired after my evening out I just fell asleep in my costume.  I had the best time and hopefully we can do that again but not with the costume, since I decided I’m really not a fan, especially the head part.  I heard Dad mentioning Christmas time and if I was not good he might find me a reindeer outfit.  He better not or else…