My Whirlwind Weekend

img_5068You can tell Fall has crept into Los Angeles. It is chillier in the morning and darker and Mom is happy that I’m sleeping in a little more.

Mom and I have been hanging out this weekend.  We went on an outing to see another Peri, but his one was human AND pretty.  I was hip to meet someone who almost has my name and she was thrilled to meet me too – but of course.  My only complaint was that I did NOT get a mani/pedi but I sure tried my hardest putting the charm on.  I’m not sure how color would look on my nails but I was hip to try.

We also went on a great walk…yes I still have issues with my heavy “leading” AKA “pulling.” Mom did not bring her walking sticks, which are a new thing around the house. I am wondering how she is going to walk with her new sticks AND me at the same time.

OK, the sticks are these things I have been warned not to touch. I mean come on – it’s not a magic broom. I know Halloween is coming up and that dreaded costume Dad makes me wear outside. No- these sticks are for walking, and Mom says the studies show using the sticks increase upper body strength and burn almost 30% more calories than just walking, as well as helping to reduce heart disease.

I don’t know about these studies since I burn plenty of calories just running around and my muscle mass is just fine as well as my cholesterol, thank you very much!

The best news around the Dopart-Batchelor house is the continued spring cleaning going on AND maybe that ugly Halloween costume got into the donation box.  That would be just about the best news of the season!

Love,

Perry

 

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Zade and Me

IMG_2799Halloween came and went and the count down towards Turkey day is on.

Today godchild Zade came over for his first official Trick or Treat outing. He is now walking or should I say running and I had to pull hard on the leash to keep up with him. He was very cute as he was trying to trade what he had for what a person was trying to give him.  I’m hoping his spirit of giving continues so I can have more treats.

Of course I wore my scary skeleton costume that glows in the dark and yes the people wanted pets and gave me the accolades that I so deserve.  I tried to get out of the dress up thing but Dad said if I wanted to go trick or treating with Zade I had to “participate.”

Mom has been working on her MI stuff. She is going to start doing webinars that will help people continue to learn and brush up on there Motivational Interviewing skills from their home. Great idea…learning about reflective listening all the while wearing your pajamas.

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Dad has been busy with long days at work so I have had a chance to go to the club to visit my friends –better than sitting at home since my own company is sometimes boring. However, I can now report I am up to five and half hours by myself not in the crate. I hear them talk about how I am growing up and becoming a big dog.

The weather has been windy in the Santa Monica and the warm temps continue to be in the 80’s so hopefully we will actually have a fall and not just skip to winer.

Oh yeah the time change should be a fun adjustment for the parentals as I am up before the crack of dawn – I figured breakfast now starts at 5 am, right?

Perry