I Relapsed and Need Paper Rehab

I hear voices and they are saying something about “Paper Rehab?”

Dad is always saying to people, “when you think you can trust Perry that is when you can’t.”

photoLet me tell you people I showed him.  Of course I was not getting nearly enough attention and affections to my liking.  Dad was off doing something on the computer.  Those parentals are always doing something on the computer.  Well, it was quiet on the fore front so I slowly pushed the bathroom door open with my paw and snuck in there.

After I found the mecca of TP, I just could not help myself.   I kept hearing the occasional “Perry what are you doing?”  But of course no response…next time I will know to come out and check on him so he will leave me alone with my addiction.

The next thing I see Dad sneaking down the hallway.  I was caught, but I did not run in fear.  You see, I knew he would have to go get that iphone thing and take my picture.  He needs to go to rehab for that addiction.

OK people, it is going to be one of those days so I must get going.  I will keep you posted if I find some more trouble to get into.

I did hear that Mom is going to make some treats.  I guess they are doing a healthy cookie recipe book and they may include a dog treat recipe especially for me.  That ROCKS!

Christmas Gifts and Cookies!

IMG-20121222-00871I think I’m really liking this season called Christmas.  First Auntie Chris came to visit me on Friday – she let me lick her face, she played with me and even stayed to tuck me in at night.  I was so sad to see her leave I tried to delay bedtime, but it did not work.

This Christmas thing is pretty cool- you get free gifts like the one Grandma and Grandpa D and Auntie Amy.  They sent me this cool dish portable water bowl I can take with me on trips – I knew it was mine when it came and snagged it off the table along with the bone and here I am enjoying my gift all by myself.

Did I mention the snacks?  Dad likes to call them scooby snacks but I don’t care what they are called just as long as I can have some.  This weekend the parental units have been in the kitchen making food.  And I found out when Mom makes cookies I am just FIXATED on her and the possibilities of some falling on the floor.  The smell of the cookies makes my heart sing!  We know now that I am truly a Dopart-Batchelor dog since there is no other place I’d rather be than in the kitchen.  I AM a foodie so it’s a good thing my Mom is a dietitian just in case I start to look like that metabolically challenged kitty a few blogs ago.

photoAs you can see I was trying to steal the dough bowl or at least a lick but I overheard Mom telling Dad dogs are not supposed to eat chocolate – that did not faze me in the least since it smelled SO good.  Mom said I get plenty of treats and these were for humans only but I think I’ve been around long enough to be human, right?

Today I worked with Dad in the garage since he was getting a donation together to drop off at Harvest Home.  This is a wonderful place to help women who are pregnant and do not have a home.  Mom teaches nutrition there and Dad is going to help organize them.  All I care about is I get to go there this year since they have a house dog for me to play with.  Hope you are all having a nice holiday – I’m going to spend the rest of the day eating my bone from Bob’s and listening to holiday music.  I hear I may get to watch a Christmas movie tonight – all I care about is the snacks while we watch it….

My Report Card

Last week was really fun.  I got to go to Doggie Day Camp a few extra days since Dad was really busy with getting Mom’s new office lease together.  I love the nice lady Francine who works there – she’s my side kick and helps keep me focused.

I guess I have to behave better since Dad got special permission for me to be at Mom’s new office, since after all,  I am supposed to be a service dog.  I do know how to wait at the door before going out.  I’m much better at coming when I’m called – especially if there is a treat involved.  My current favorite treat is Paul Newman’s Salmon and Sweet Potato.  Mom always gets me to come in if I get home of those.

I am really good when Dad gives me a bath.  I like going in my crate at night, and Mom covers me up with a blanket since I get really cold.  After all, I don’t have one of those high maintenance coats to keep me warm.  I guess that’s why I need so much exercise.  Good thing I don’t live in New York….

Mom was GONE and Dad Irritated Me

Mom had to go away AGAIN to Kansas City.  I have no idea where that is but it was something to do with beef –  I think it’s similar to the Bully Sticks Mom buys me when she wants me to behave.

I don’t like it when Mom is gone since I have no schedule – I have to get my OWN vitamin off the counter, I can’t get in to the refrigerator to get my fish oil and yogurt and Dad is busy using that big black box to take pictures…I can’t figure out why he takes so many pictures – who needs them anyway?
Since Dad was not paying enough attention to ME and working with Uncle Andrew on pictures AGAIN I showed him.  I stole his “prop” as he calls it since it is my favorite food with the crowns and ran to the couch.  I love it when he chases me but this time he just followed me with the black box.  Later on I stole the toilet paper and shredded it and THAT got his attention.
The game was not over since he put the controller thing on me so after he took it off I went and hid it.  Thank goodness Mom came home last night.  I heard Dad has to work all weekend so maybe I can terrorize her while she’s trying to unpack.  After all, I’m puppy Perry and that’s what puppies do best.

My Morning Puppy Routine

I have my routine – I whine till my Dad gets me out of my cage, then I gently (yeah-right) nudge him into getting me my breakfast, and by that time Mom gets home from the gym.

I try to jump on her  when she walks in the door but somehow she does not care for that type of affection.  I’m just trying to say hello so I don’t know why it bugs her so much?  BUT as soon as she walks in the kitchen I’m PERFECT.  I sit still like a little statue waiting for my vitamin.  Mom thinks they put crack in it since I can’t wait to get it.  She breaks it up into little pieces to dole it out.  Why can’t I have it ALL at once?  One of those unfair things in this household.

She gives me a little drop of fish oil on a spoon and then takes a shower.

I LOVE the shower since I sit under the heat lamp and soak all the warmth in.  And when she gets out I love to lick her toes and legs – lots of warm yummy water.  The rest of my day starts after that but somehow I wish we could repeat the morning ALL DAY LONG…

My New Paul Newman’s Scooby Snacks Came

It was a dog day.  Dad took me to the vet to get my almost last set of shots.  Everyone at the vet loves me, especially my cute vet Annie.  I’ll do anything for her.  She took care of Mom’s kitty George for many years so she’s happy to take care of me too!  I tried to get this cute girl to play with me and she just kept ignoring me so I pounced on her and then she ran away – not sure why since I just wanted to be her friend.

I was feeling tired tonight from my shot and the nice people at Paul Newman’s must have known since they sent me this COOL box of treats!  Boy did I score.  I don’t know how they knew but they sent my ABSOLUTE favorites – the peanut butter treats, the Chicken and Rice Snack Sticks (sooo yummy) and some new Organic Dog Food to try.  As a special treat they sent some Chicken and Brown Rice Food.  Mom’s happy about that since she thinks their food is the best…besides the nice ladies Sally and Peggy who work there.  I wanted to eat it all tonight but she only let me have a little and said I have to save some for tomorrow…

BIG day with Mom

After puppy kindergarten yesterday Dad had to go to work and Mom decided she was going to try to tire me out and solve a few of my “behavior” issues.  I love being in the car but I only want to be on Mom and Dad’s lap and for some reason this is not okay with them.  Something about having an accident?

So Mom went to her favorite Pet Store GotPetFood to buy me some new food AND figure out a way to control me in the car.  On the way over she made me sit in my seat – bribing me the whole way with treats and the clicker which tells me I’m being good.  She gave one of my new treats the Happy Heart chicken Breast but I showed her – I finished it by the end of the driveway.

At the pet store the nice man Jesus helped Mom try to find another controller thingy for the car.  Since I am growing so fast they decided on the one for large dogs called the AutoZipLine  – it has a few controller things to make me behave since Mom and Dad drive different cars.  Mom put the harness vest on me for her car and it MADE me sit there – I finally gave up and layed down so Mom decided to take me to the Doggy open house at the ISaidSit place.  The nice man Jonathan helped Mom with a few leash ideas for me.

I had been there before and I LOVE it there since all the humans there fawn over me.  Mom and Dad mentioned I am the most popular one  – something neither one of them ever experienced.  They had all kinds of fun treats and things for me to play with.  I got some “doggie swag” Paul Newman’s Dog treats which I also LOVE – I can’t seem to get enough treats so it just for that it was worth coming.  I also got a few other new treats and foods but Mom said I could try those later since I’d had enough for today.  I came home and crashed but not before Mom had to take a picture of me in my new harness- it’s hard being me but I do have a good life here and hopefully I can ride this wave of good blessings….

I’m HUGE and I Love my Food and Treats

Mom is getting worried.  I gained 3 pounds in the last few days so now I’m 23 pounds at 11 and a half weeks!  I am a growing puppy but I heard her asking Dad if this is normal.  I’m a Weimaraner and hunting dog so of COURSE it’s normal – silly Mom.  She thinks it might be the Holistic Select Puppy Food  I’m eating.  Mom went through hundreds of dog food review websites trying to find the perfect food for me.  She finally decided there was no perfect food but this one was pretty close.  It had good ingredients for a growing puppy.

Tonight she tried to get me to behave.  I knew I would get a treat- remember I’m smart so I was on to her.  Tonight I got Dogswell Happy Heart chicken breast with taurine and flaxseed – I know she recommends flax seed to her clients so I guess I had to have mine as well.  It tasted pretty good and here I am waiting till she got the picture – I’m not very good at waiting but it does happen occasionally….

Healthy Puppy Food?

So Mom went to that Natural Foods Expo yesterday and I’m eyeing the new treats she brought home – boy, am I lucky.  Lots of fun smells, and the first one she let me taste was a product by Bench & Field called Holistic Natural Canine Treats.  They only have 7 ingredients are are high in protein.  All ingredients are real foods even I can recognize with no preservatives.  The nice man named Mark at the show gave Mom a big bag for me to try – I’m so excited for my new treats!