I Missed Graduation at Santa Monica College!

photoHello People!

This summer is shaping up to be fun and exciting. I love summer time because my internal clock keeps moving which means I am UP by 5AM wanting my food. Also, it means I can get a jump-start on the PITA, who continually torments me with his squeaking.

Dad took a video of my nemesis taunting me and put it on Facebook and everyone loves it. The best part is it is caught on tape so no one can deny he gets up in my face.

It has also been an exciting time as Dad FINALLY graduated. I was bummed out, as I did not get to go to the commencement. He tried to be nice and put his hat on my head to take a photo but I was not having anything to do with his decorated photography cap. That will teach him!  The great news is he can now spend more time with ME instead and take my pictures versus all those other non-canines he’s been hanging out with.

Also, I wanted to announce  I am starting to visit the office a little more and I am excited that maybe they will let me go there more and see my fans. However, when I am done with something I am ready to leave. I overheard them say I need to step up my training so I am a better behaved dog. I will get there but that patience thing is challenging.  I can only last a little more than an hour and then want to go on to the next errand of the day.

My medical issue is much better and I am feeling great. It is hard though at times as I want to eat anything and everything and I cannot have wheat or anything too fun.

However, the good news is I do live in the Dopart-Batchelor household so there is always fun food around – I just have to wait long enough in the kitchen for something to magically drop on the floor. Dad is trying his best to hook up my meal times and I am pretty satisfied.

I did get into a more than a LITTLE bit of trouble as I am mastering opening of the dog food container. Did you know if you do not screw the top tight you could just take your foot and paw at it until it opens? It totally awesome as then you have a buffet and can eat all you want – I had my own “Hometown Buffet” and it was awesome!  Dad was doing something else besides watching me so that will teach him!

And, of course the Weather Weimaraner reporting a REALLY warm day here in Santa Monica – I believe it got up to 80 degrees today so our plants were not so happy!

Love to ALL my fun fans!

Punky Perry

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I’m a Gluten-Free Dog

Hello Campers….

photoThe Punky is back from the land of sick and trying to get back to my normal self. As most of you know I was out of commission and it was a pretty itching situation. I had to go to the vet, take medicine and have socks on my feet. Not fun at all since I like being active and on the go.  It put MORE than a cramp in my Punky Style!

I overhead Dad say he was worried about my labored breathing and thank goodness we got to the vet in time so I could get a shot to make it all stop. Unfortunately I have some scares on my undercoat but I better stop now before I start sounding like a complaining old man dog.

Mom ordered some probiotics to help with my immune system so hopefully I will be back in full swing soon.

I finally got out and this morning Dad took me on my morning walk to see all the weekend people out there. I got to go to my first garage sale and I believe I was more treasured then the antiques.

Yep – that’s right folks I am a looker and there is always a few people who stop and ask the who, what and how gorgeous I am. One little boy even asked if I was for sale.

Thank goodness I have been on my best behavior and Dad didn’t sell me. And who am I kidding anyway?   Those parentals would be lost without me!

OK, it is almost dinnertime I am on a new hypoallergenic food with my raw turkey and broccoli. It has a fancy named and is called Royal Canine Veterinary Diet Selected Protein Adult PD. Dad says we have to try it out to see if that will also help my skin problems. So this dog is going completely wheat and gluten free.

AND I almost forgot – we had a duck visitor in the front yard this afternoon and I went CRAZY since Dad was out there taking pictures and being nice to another creature besides me – can you imagine?  Hasn’t he read that I have duck in my new dog food – he better be careful or else!

June gloom seems to be on hold right now as it was a sunny 73 degrees in Santa Monica today – the Weather Weimariner is back!

I’ve Been Under The Weather

Can you believe that?  The Weather Weimaraner is under the weather.  I’ve been out of commission folks.  I’ve been excessively licking since my skin was SO itchy.  I even licked my feet till they bled and now I have scabs and so I cannot be photographed at present.  I had to wear little socks that were NOT flattering.

Apparently I have this SENSITIVE system and ate a treat at daycare that did not agree with me.  I broke out into welts all over within a few hours and had to go to the vet and get a BIG shot and lots of medicine.  It’s getting a little better but the parentals had to switch my food to some hypoallergenic one – as long as it’s tasty and does not have carrots I don’t mind.

I’ll eat anything but carrots which Mom says does not make sense.  It’s just one of those odd things about me that makes me stand out from other dogs.

So no weather report today – I’ll catch up with you all next week!

Love The Sensitive Weimariner

Perry

A Lazy Sunday and my Pudding Sample

photoHello Campers!

Today was another fun, filled Sunday at what I like to refer to as Casa de Perry. As with all my summer mornings they start of at 5:30 and I am ready to go. However, the parentals think they can sleep in on the weekends but not on my watch.

Mom was busy as she had two back-to-back Motivational Interviewing trainings, so I had to hang out with Dad every day. I went to Dad’s side and yawned really loud in his ear to get his attention. He got up and I gave him some love and we started the morning. He made me be very quiet as to let Mom sleep in a little this morning. I like to have everyone up but I don’t always get my way!

After I had my breakfast I wanted to snuggle under the blanket in my chair with Dad for another hour. I love my cuddle time but just as I was really starting to fall back to sleep my best friend PITA came screeching. That got me all worked up and the house was fully awake.

Then after my walk and saying hi to all my dog pals on the block we came home and Dad started making something in the kitchen. I was so excited as I saw fun items and pans I had not seen in a long time. Something was up and I needed to be a part of it.

He was making tapioca pudding from scratch and the aromas filled the house. I did not leave his side for what seemed like hours while he stirred white stuff in the red pan.

Finally it was done and because I was so good I got to sample the rich pudding. However, because it was so rich Mom was not going to allow Dad to feed me enough since it has a little more sugar than I’m used to – I guess I have to expect that having a dietitian for a Mom.

As for the rest of our life we are cruising along nicely. I almost forgot the weather as I am the Weather Weimaraner and it was a beautiful 72 degrees today!

Love to you all…

Perry but no longer the Puppy

I AM THE BUTTER THIEF

photoI just can’t seem to help myself!

I love butter and can’t seem to get enough of it. When Dad is cooking I wait till he’s not looking and steal it off the counter.  I’ve done this multiple times so it seems Dad is not too smart at remembering my thievery.

Maybe HE needs more of those omega 3 fats for his memory – who knows?

In fact, he frequently leaves things on the counter for me to steal and Mom reminds him but lately his mind is elsewhere-maybe somewhere in the photo clouds (?)

I don’t really differentiate but I do really like Plugra butter the best – I know that grass-fed butter from Europe is the best and gives me good fats for my fabulous shiny coat.  I also know the research that butter IS the preferred fat over margarine which Mom does not allow in the house.

So now I’m on a short leash since Dad found my butter paper stash in the back yard under the pine tree.  No more late night scooby butter snacks.  I guess I’ll have to find a new fix.  Here I am nonchalantly trying to hide the butter stick I stole but we know it will soon be taken away!

And I ALMOST forgot – it was a beautiful sunny 73 degrees today in Santa Monica – have you noticed it has been about the same temperature each week?  No wonder I have to get into trouble to change things up.

Until next week PEOPLE!

Love The Butter Thief