Check out my SmartRoller Site!

IMG_2194It is getting darker and colder…but this doesn’t change the fact that I still want to get up early for FOOD!

On a celebrity note I have become the face of the Smartroller so check out MY site!  I am a little backed up with signing autographs as my paws are tired.  I know Mom brags about her friend Stacy and this roller she invented which helps her back, neck, hips but it’s really all about me.  When Mom is not using it I use it to stretch my legs since chasing squirrels can get tiring.

Mom, Dad and I finished up the 1,200 Thanksgiving cards and sent them out. It was fun especially when I got into a few and dragged them into the backyard. So if you are one of the lucky ones with my mark congratulations.

We will be busy for the next few weeks as we are trying to prepare for the holidays. I am starting to understand what this hustle and bustle is all about. We are always on the go.

On that note I would encourage all of you to pick up A Healthy Baker’s Dozen not only as gifts but for yourselves. There are great gluten-free cookie recipes and even a healthy dog recipe for all me fellow canines out there.  Mom has yet to bake me some this year but I know the ingredients are in the house so hopefully soon!

OK, I need to crawl back under the blanket as I am getting a little chilled and I do not want the parentals to try to dress me up with another outfit like Halloween.

On the political front the race continues to ebb and flow and yes Trump’s hair is still there. But what has been more fun to watch is all the stuff about the red cup at Starbucks. I would love to just tear into one.

The fall temp in Santa Monica was a blustery 65 degrees today.  We actually had to turn on the heat tonight – something that has not happened here for many moons!

Peace!

Perry

I’m Being Perfect

IMG_1904Yup – Dad left me.  I overheard him telling Mom he needed a break from ME but I guess I deserve it.  I give him a run for his money since when Mom told him a dog would be a lot more work than a cat he said those famous words “it’s just a dog.”

I make it my job to have him continually eat those words, but really?  Did he have to go all the way to Kansas City, MO to get away from me.  AND he went to see that little thing Zade.  Apparently him and Mom are the godparents but Mom chose me.  She decided to stay home with ME while Dad went to the christening so I thought I would show him how much perfectness he missed.

I did not bark today when dogs came by,  I let Mom take a nap since she was tired from her week AND I napped all afternoon in my crate all on my own.  I did not bug her for my dinner like I usually do and she asked me at 4:30 if I wanted to eat so I followed her politely into the kitchen.  I don’t think she believed I was the same dog that lives here.

I think Mom realizes it’s Dad who is the instigator.  HE is the one who riles me up.  So people when you think my mischievous behavior is because I am a Weimaraner it’s really not.  I am smart enough to know when to behave perfectly and when to misbehave when I feel like it.

So there you have it – the weather Weimaraner is reporting perfect behavior and a beautiful sunny day with a temperature of 75 degrees in Santa Monica.

Things can’t get much better than they are now and I realize today that I’m grateful for my life.  Maybe when Dad gets back I’ll try to be a little better behaved so he doesn’t feel the need to go away again.  After all – I would not want him to replace me with one of those baby things.  I really do like children – I just don’t want them to live in my home since I am the ONLY child here.

Love Perry

Ohms for the Poor

IMG_3390We all know that I am a creature of habit…

  • I can differentiate from the vegetable and cheese drawer in a dead of sleep
  • Daily I let the parentals know it is mealtime by adjusting my annoying announcement by a minute both AM and PM to coincide with the sun
  • At 8:30 every night I move from the chair to my lounge bed in the living room
  • I come running when I know if they are cutting an apple and I go immediately to my apple eating spot
  • I am so smart that I know when the parental’s are rushed in the morning and I put myself in the crate
  • I know when Mom is around the corner coming home at night and start waiting for her arrival

I could go on and on….

But nightly when it is dinnertime I lay patiently because I know Dad always saves me a little “treat.” This has been going on for over a year now. He gets up, I run to my spot, he dumps it in my bowl and I have to wait drooling (which seems like FOREVER) while he rinses the dishes and then he says OK and I get to eat.

Well they are trying to mess up my routine. Last night he did not save me anything! Can you believe that? So I tried to look as pathetic as possible… my ”ohms for the poor” look and it still did not work.

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No worries people, you know the saying payback is a …..

So the Weather Weimaraner is reporting a beautiful sunny day in the 70’s – can’t get much better January weather than that!

Have a great week.

Perry

Birthday Week

IMG_1793In case you’ve forgotten on January 9th, 3 years ago, I was born as a runt to bring joy, love and chaos into the world.  Now we all know I’m a little narcissistic, but nonetheless I do strive to bring happiness and a smile to those who come across my path.  I do realize I have grandiose thoughts most of the time, but that’s why I have the parentals around to keep me in balance.

Let’s recap my progress this year:

1.  As of this morning, I actually was able to go on a walk with Mom and did not pull for the whole first 10 minutes.  Now I was being good since it was Mom and Dad was home so I behaved more than usual.

2.  My recall is slowly improving and I actually put myself to bed last night without being prompted.

3. I don’t require as much supervision and when I do steal a pen I crunch it less often – it’s more about getting attention from Dad since I steal it and run in my crate.  I like to think of it as kind of cat and mouse game, although none of those species live in our house, thank goodness.

4.  I still need improvement on:   sleeping in, since I still get up at the crack of dawn, barking at dogs who walk by my turf, and making more noise than the parentals feel comfortable with when there is a creature in our back yard such as a possum or a squirrel (although the toy squirrel Auntie Chris brought last week has helped and I play with it every day).

When I was supposed to be sleeping last night I did hear Dad say I am becoming a very good dog, and I must be doing something right since the treats have been better than usual.

I want to thank everyone who follows me and my birthday wish is not so much for bones and treats but that each of you has a prosperous 2015.  I especially want to thank my fans in the 73 countries who follow me.  That is what I will wish for when I blow out the candle on my bone later this week!  It’s been quite chilly this week in Santa Monica and I’ve had to hide under the Auntie Tooter blanket more than usual but I’m sure she will like hearing that!

Happy 2015!

Love Perry  AKA the Weather Weimaraner

A Letter From Doggie Camp

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Things here at camp are awesome!  I really did not want to write and check in since I know you still think of me as a puppy – maybe because I still act like one!

I just cannot get enough of the running around, playing with others and all the animals. When I was riding up here my traveling companions were these big rats that were also hanging out at Daneen’s to help with training – I’m not sure what that was all about but I decided to remain calm since you never know what those non-canine creatures can do.

Now, if I saw them in my yard I would have gone postal. However, it was different somehow and I was as content as could be when I got in the truck since they were my neighbors for the next hour. Dad – you would be proud of me!

I have been getting in plenty of exercise up here and don’t need the fitbit as Dad does, and Mom – you will be pleased since I am eating for healthy and not using the vacation to be off my “health vacation.”

I hope your conference at Sweet Success was good and your talks went well. I heard there were over 300 people gave a lecture to and I would have been a little more than nervous.

OK, got to get back to my running and will see you in a few days.

The weather up here in Acton is quite a warm 82 degrees. I really prefer the calm Santa Monica weather but the 22 exercise play yards here, along with my sheep, donkey, horse and pig friends is way more exciting than our small yard – hope you are enjoying your “Perry free mornings at 6 am.”

I’ll be in full force when I get home Dad so enjoy your rest now while you can.

LOVE,

Punky

It’s National Puppy Day!

photoHello Campers!  As you all are aware every day is a special day for me and I am in control of life and its pleasures. However, today is even more special because it is National Puppy Day. OK, so I am not a small puppy but a guy can still try to be a kid…look at Dad as he is perpetually trying to remain a kid.

The best part of my day was receiving a big surprise box from Michael from Central Garden and Pet whom the parentals met at the Natural Foods Expo West in Anaheim a few weeks ago.  Mom told him I love pumpkin and Salmon so he sent me AvoDerm grain-free Salmon food and Pinnacle Salmon grain-free formula to try out.  I was so excited I was trying to rip open the package since they both smelled REALLLLY good.

Mom made me sit and wait for the picture which I am NOT happy about as you can see – I want to eat it, not sit in front of it and watch it.  The parentals aren’t all that smart sometimes – have you noticed that?

Anyway, we know how much I’m up on my nutrition since I know Salmon is high in omega 3’s and sometimes I am not great at taking the oil so this ensures I get what I need. More importantly they both have my FAVORITE food, which we know is pumpkin.   Pumpkin is high in the phytochemicals beta and alpha carotene.  Both of these formulas are a no brainer for me since it helps my brain (pardon the pun people).

_MG_0444 copy 2Anyway, we are still slightly in lock down at no fun Casa de Perry. Dad is pretty busy with finishing up school and organizing his clients, while Mom’s Motivational Interviewing workshops are starting to take off again. I heard the parentals talk about all the things we are doing for the next 6 months. I get the lucky part of the stick, as maybe I will be able to go visit some cool place or go back to the country.

The one fun thing I got to do this week was go to Harvest Home with Mom for the nutrition class she teaches there.  I was really good with the pregnant women and behaved as good as I could and got lots of loves, hugs and pets as we know I can’t get enough of those.

So all you fellow Pups and puppy lovers out there have a great, safe weekend…and I almost forgot it’s a cloudy 63 degrees in Santa Monica.   Here’s a puppy picture for nostalgia!

Peace out!

Perry

Pre-Christmas Car Shopping

Today was fun but I had to be on the best behavior as the parentals were a little on edge.  You see Mom’s car is very old and even with very low miles it is just too small for her and especially for ME so we all had to go car shopping.  Anyway that is what we did today…boring just driving cars, but not really go anywhere interesting.  The Volvo dealer was the most fun, since Julio was nice and gave me the loves and pets I deserve.  Max helped Mom with answering all her questions about a car since she is so concerned about safety.

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But enough of that – let’s talk about ME.  I have been on my best behavior and have not gotten into too much trouble this past week.  I do get a little out of control when other dogs walked in front of my house.  My ferocious bark continues to annoy Dad to the point I see his veins pop out of his neck.

It has been busy with all of the parental’s book work as they are getting ready to print a few real copies of the gluten free cookie book, A Healthy Baker’s Dozen, so that will be available soon.  I never understood what the ebook thing was anyway.

This week is going to be busy and it is not about Christmas shopping.  Dad is working too much and it is HIS birthday, but more importantly I hear Santa comes soon.  I have made a list of the toys I would like but my list is a little heavy on the snacks.  Hopefully Santa will fill my stocking with treats and more treats.  No coal here…I have been perfect…that’s my story and I am sticking to it.

OK, Dad wants to do some training now and it involves cheese so I MUST GO!

Later People.

 

Montana Ave Holiday Walk…A chilly evening in Santa Monica

IMG-20131206-00154I just have to tell each of you that I had a FANTASTIC night last evening at the Montana Ave. Holiday Walk.  It was even better then that thing called Halloween and I did not have to play dress up.  The other cool thing was Auntie Robin and Uncle Darrell came with me so my pack was bigger than usual.

The best part was all the treats, stares and adoration I received.  Dad said it was more then nauseating but his Downer Dad syndrome did not take away from my glorious time.

As with all my outings there is too many to count…”gorgeous, magnificent, stunning, etc.”  I love it because Dad has to be polite back and engage with my fans.  He said his favorite comment was when a big burly man came up to us and said, “that is the first real dog I have seen here tonight.”

Of course my favorites are the little children who want to pet and touch my ears.  I try my best to be nonchalant and not scare them too much with my size because some could ride me like a horse.  Enough about my fans lets get back to my adventures.

IMG-20131206-00148We first went to Palmetto and got a candle.  I just love that store since it has lots of smells and the staff are so polite with chatting me up.  It was a little crowded but we managed and I did not break anything.  Of course the parental unit had me on a tight leash.

Then we walked up and down the street, hearing the sounds of Christmas and smelling all the wonderful treats.   I tried real hard to eat the ones dropped on the sidewalk but you know those parents of mine always wanting to make sure that I get my proper balance of proteins and healthy carbs…I guess popcorn and cookies are not in that category.

IMG-20131206-00161Then we went to Mom’s and my favorite store – Williams Sonoma.  I just love all the culinary delights in there.  Since we are a cooking family and our new Gluten-free Cookie eBook, A Healthy Baker’s Dozen, depleted our baking supplies we needed to stock up.  The more important thing is they had SNACKS!  My new friend Gloria spent extra time giving me love and pets.  I think she paid more attention to me then the customer…my Mom.  I for sure will be going back to that store.

I did meet some new friends on the walk and it was fun.  Of course we ran into some uptight dogs that just were not too friendly and barked at me but I just walked on by because no one was going to dampen my evening out.

Finally we went to the cool pet store called To Wag For and it was crowded at the door by the humans wanting snacks.  What?  This is my store and I just barged right in.  It was great because Dad had to do all of the apologizing….I was on a mission…snacks and toys.  Santa came early and I got a Doggles Sillypulls and the nice lady  Jean gave me a treat.

As we walked back to the car I was a little tired and cold.  Dad said I was good and that made me happy.  I love my family and these things we call the holidays are a great time because you get to count your blessings and spend time with your loved ones.

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!

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!