I’m SIX Years OLD!

I’m SIX: I’m finally at the “supposed to be” calming stage that most dogs hit at two but somehow it just hasn’t quite happened yet. I LOVE to exercise and get in my walks and still have lots of energy to spare. I’m way more energetic than the parentals but that’s not saying much since they are both almost a 1/2 a decade old.

My birthday was coming and I was feeling a little down and all of a sudden I smelt something or should I say I HEARD something and then I knew “the Tutu” was coming.  For most of you that don’t know this girl she is sort of this bossy gal who makes a lot of noise and steals my toys. I do secretly kind of like her, but I heard her coming and braced myself for the unexpected.  She came bearing birthday gifts from Beverly Hills so I must have done something right. These cookies were SO fancy that Dad even tried to eat one.  But we had to make sure that these fancy show cookies from Pussy Pooch were gluten-free as I am SENSITIVE and had a bad reaction in the past. But Tutu’s Mom made sure they were okay – she hooked me up with some birthday fun so I’m feeling better now.

Once we got the okay I was able to have a pre-birthday cookie in sheer SIX year old fashion – I chose the pretty blue star and here I am anticipating the deliciousness I am about to experience in my mouth. Life has been good in the Dopart-Batchelor house and I’ve missed all of you. As usual lots going on with books, trainings and work but I’m just glad to be a part of it all.

Happy New Year to all of you in 2018!

Love,

Perry

P.S. – I almost forgot my weather report. After only .12 inches of rain all year we are about to get a deluge of 2 inches so hopefully my back yard will start to turn from brown to green!

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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

It’s SMOKIN’ HOT in Santa Monica

photo-4This past week there has been record high temperatures in Santa Monica and I have just been a lounging dog in the middle of it all. We do not have what Dad calls AC in Casa de Perry so the car rides have been a refreshment from the heat.

One day Dad and I did have some fun and shot wedding pictures with Uncle Andrew and I got distracted with a marrow bone which we know is good for my skin, and health besides keeping me out of trouble.

Dad has NOT been playing enough with me – this school thing needs to be over NOW as I am not getting all the attention and affections I deserve. I heard he only has 4 more weeks till big graduation day so he can get his degree in photography, and we can all move on with our lives.

photo-3Mom was really happy this week as she had a cool Registered Dietitian intern Caitlin from Pepperdine to help with promoting our gluten-free cookie book which you remember I’m featured in.  In case you forgot it’s all about ME.

I want it to be June Gloom in Santa Monica soon so if you have some COLD in your part of the world please send me some. Everyone’s been talking about global warming and I have no idea what that is – all I know is I need some global cooling here.

Ok – the Weather Weimaraner has reported faithfully for the week. Till next week people!

Love ME

I’m Featured in A Healthy Baker’s Dozen: gluten-free low sugar cookies

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This thing called Thanksgiving was pretty cool and as with the rest of my pack I am thankful for a bounty of food.  What I did like most about it was that the parental units were home for 4 days so I got a lot of my deserving attentions and affections.  However, I did miss my buddies at my day program just a little.

Just because I got to lounge around for 4 days does not mean Mom and Dad did.  There were going non stop and up at all hours.  You see we finished up with the gluten-free cookie book, A Healthy Bakers Dozen, which I am the star of I might add.  But what was really cool is it was uploaded for Cyber Monday but made it up on Amazon on Black Friday. Remember there is a dog cookie in there with my picture so be sure to look at that one first!

I am proud to say my parentals are now the authors of three books and I hear there are more in the works.  I just hope the next one has some food in it as I did like clocking all the hours in the kitchen with this last book.

I did not get into too much trouble this past week, though Dad was on my case because I just love to run in the mud and it rained a few days.  Yep – that is right I paid him back with running in the house with mud on my feet.  I thought he needed a little exercise…smile.

I may have landed a gig as a model for dog clothes, which I am ambivalent about since I am not too fond of playing dress up but I hear this is a top designer so who knows?  You might be seeing me as a super model, so stay tuned for this one folks since it could be really BIG.  I am just saying Dad better make sure there are treats in my contract.

OK folks stay cool and remember there is only a few more shopping days until Christmas.

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!

It Was Perry Week

IMG_6380-001It was MY Week!

So we started off the week with my head shots or should I say my body shots since the whole of me was in the pictures.  I know Dad was worried but I’m not sure why…we all know he’s a worry well so I guess that’s it.  Mom stayed for the pictures to help Dad and Uncle Andrew but what the fuss was I’m not sure since I did just fine.  They had all their shots in a matter of minutes.  I know how to look great so when I want to!  See how regal and serious I am and not EVEN touching one of the cookies being the show dog that I am.

Two days later brought more excitement…the Batchelor Grandparents came for a quick visit before they left for the airport to go see my Aunt Wendy and the boys in Atlanta.  I love when they are here as I get to be a little more spoiled then usual.

I did get into a little bit of trouble, as I continually wanted to get into their bedroom in the middle of the night.  It made Dad crazy but then again what does not make him crazy?

Of course my squeak friend the squirrel remains my nemesis and is always taunting me to chase him.  I do lay in wait as I watch him come up to the side windows on the fence and scream at me to come outside.  Mom can’t believe he does this every day.  Lately the PITA has been bold by playing on the back step while I am going postal on the other side of the glass.

As for the rest of the family Mom spoke again for LA Care this week and Dad is organizing some people and I am being “perfect” as usual.  I even helped Mom perfect the Lemon Bars last night for the new cookie book.  Remember I have my own dog cookie and a few of them are unfortunately hidden in the refrigerator.

OK, I need to do backyard patrol to prevent PITA squirrel from trying to take it over.

The Weekend Cookie Factory

photoPeople you will not believe what has happened at my house this weekend.  At first I thought it was Christmas and Mom was making cookies for Santa.

The parental units are working on a new short book; it is all about gluten-free healthy cookies.  It seems pretty complicated but the goal is to bring sweets to everyone with healthier alternatives.  I don’t really care all that much except for the last recipe in which I’m featured since it’s a dog cookie with my 2 favorite things – pumpkin and peanut butter – yum!

Mom was in the kitchen for 8 straight hours.  She made 9 of the 13 recipes.  Dad chronicled the entire process for my Facebook fans.  It was a fun day licking up all the crumbs.  What a great life I live!

Some good news to report is the owie on my foot is almost gone.  Those pills the parentals are shoving down my throat must be working.  I have to admit I do feel better and I am pleased to see the happiness on their faces since I’m no longer licking nonstop.

OK, Dad is outside watering and I better make sure he is not getting into trouble like myself.  You see I was a bad boy this weekend and chewed on a lens box and Grandpa Sprawls’ shoeshine brush, but he’s in heaven so he probably does not mind all that much.

One good thing is when I’m bad I know to go into my crate.  I now run to it on command.  Even if the door is shut I can open it and get in.  You see how smart I am.  Dad eventually said he loved me and it made him think of his Grandpa on this Father’s day weekend.  So I guess we’ll all good.