Happy Spring People!

punkyrecipetestingThe first weekend of spring and I am happy and always ready to go. Mom has been encouraging us to take morning walks and I just love them. However, Dad is not a fan as I still have my addiction to pulling. These parental’s have no clue as I want to explore and be the leader of the pack.  That is what us Weimaraners are known for in case you did not know.

As for leader I have found my new thing which makes Dad even crazier…every chance I get I pull everything out of my crate and bring it all over the house. OK, I have been doing this for a few years now but lately when anyone touches my stuff I get out of sorts and have to run and wrestle it out of their hands. I am so on it that I can be dead asleep and just sense that someone is touching my stuff.

But it does not end there…I know there are a few rugs that I am not allowed on, especially when I am eating a delicious bone. Yep you guessed it I got straight to these off limit spots and make a mess.  I am still 3 years old so I have another year before I have to start acting like a grownup, since us larger breeds take the longest to grow up.

Since it is light longer I have more daylight hours to cause craziness in the Dopart-Batchelor household.

Thank goodness it cooled off and it was a very pleasant 66 degrees in Santa Monica today.  I thought I was going to die after all the cooking this week in our house.  The new cookbook was in FULL gear with at least 10 new recipes and I am here on the cool kitchen floor asking for treats.  I got a few but not sufficient for my needs – maybe later.  I did sneak some gluten-free crackers and they were amazing!



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

Post Christmas Visitor

IMG_3193So this year the parental units decided to stay home. They wanted to have a mellow Christmas. Honestly, I don’t think it was “mellow” as we all spent 4 days cleaning out all the closets, cabinets, and the garage. Dad claims you should clean out 50% of your “stuff” by the time you are 65. I’m not sure why they have to do it now since the parentals have at least a while before that time, but typically everything is organized and planned out at Casa de Perry. That is how we roll.

Yesterday, they decided to set me up with a “lady” friend. I did not have much luck with the Tutu as you might remember so I was hesitant, but since it was not really a date I thought it would be okay.

I’ve met Viva before at her house and now she came to my house while her family was out-of-town. Before she got here I was told ad nauseam that I needed to be a perfect gentlemen, which is code for “don’t be bossy and have manners.”

Let me just tell you this folks…from the moment she arrived she was bossy one. What is this with the bossy ladies people? She stole my toy and sat in my chair all within the first 10 minutes.

I was not going to have any of that so I took her toy and hid it outside. Then I came in and plopped myself on her bed. That will teach her. NOT…she just growled at me and then had the audacity to wag her tail in front of me and go rub up against Dad. He was giving her MY love, attention and affections. Game on Viva!

IMG_3287To top it off the parental’s decided to take this awkward prom photo. As you can see I was not impressed.

Next was mealtime. Yes, she was still here but I had to wait because she took her time while eating. All right, I will give it to her that she does have eating manners, and eats quite lady like which is not my cup of tea.

After a few words of encouragement we were playing outside and that was cool. Then Mom took her for a walk WITHOUT me and then told Dad she was the perfect walker unlike me who is always pulling – isn’t that what walks are all about?

Before long I was getting tired and realized that it was bedtime. WHAT…she is staying the night? Don’t get too excited folks about the sleepover. It was very I Love Lucy with separate beds. However, she did get to sleep closer to Dad’s side.

I was pretty tired but I was able to be a gentlemen. In the middle of the night The Viva stirred and Dad got up to take her out. It was really cold but I wanted to make sure she was OK in the dark so I got up and went out with her.

The next day she was much sweeter to me and we played nicely in the sandbox. We even hung out together and had snacks side by side. AND when another dog walked by the house she joined me at barking at them – how’s that for camaraderie?  I was actually a little sad to see her go but since Mom is friends with her Mom I’m sure I’ll see her soon enough.

So there you have my Christmas “vacation” in a nutshell. At least we were all together and that’s what holidays are about, right?

I hope all of you had a wonderful holiday season and please remember to be safe on New Years Eve.

It’s been quite chilly for Santa Monica the last few days and I may need to start wearing a sweater so send me some cashmere if you can spare it.

Love Perry