A Visit from the Cousins

IMG_4737We got a visit from the NJ Twin Cousins Drew and Coulston.  They were in Los Angeles to attend the National Youth Leadership Forum at UCLA and then came to visit us afterward.

Dad drove them to see Pepperdine and UC Santa Barbara to see if those were colleges they might be interested in.  What?  Dad took a road trip with the cousins that I was not invited to – that was not so hospitable.

I did get some extra hugs and loves but they were hardly sufficient given their short time here.

It’s been quite warm here in Santa Monica so Dad’s taken to putting fans all over the house – maybe one day we’ll actually get air conditioning in our 100 year old house.

Until next time!

Love

Perry

 

3 Hour Tour at Verizon

PerryZadeVicHello People!

This weekend has been great. You see, the parentals have been home and I have enjoyed the lounging, and catch-up time. It is great to be able to spend an occasional lazy day together. I got caught up on my loves and hugs.

The godchild did grace us with his presence. He is so big now that he walked into the house, but no worries since I am still taller than him. He was very nice to me and gave me pets and attentions so I guess I will keep him around…for now.

We did have an outing this weekend and all went to the Verizon store since Mom had an issue with her phone. It wasn’t just a 3 hour tour, similar to Gilligan’s Island, but I was on my bestest behavior. They ended up giving us the HUM device so Dad won’t get lost when I distract him from driving.  The patient Verizon lady Nashoa and her friend Ozzy think maybe I should have a job there as the welcoming committee as everyone just oohed and awed over me – but of course!

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Dad and I have been posting some videos lately about how he thinks he can “control” me by making me ride in the back seat of the car. Where’s the justice in it all? I should have permanent shotgun privileges…ALWAYS! I guess it is OK, as we have over 1,000 views on one and the other is climbing.

You know me shallow but sincere…

The weather in Santa Monica has been a breezy 65 degrees today but the sun is shining so I’m happy as a lark!

Until next time peeps!

Love Perry

The Year of Traveling

TreeHuggerHello Beautiful People!

Incredible that Trump and his hair thus far are unstoppable. He must be using Aqua-net or like we called it back in the 80’s “Aqua-Rock.” The Bern is an annoying bee to the Hillary and thank goodness I don’t have to choose a bathroom and can just go outside.

I went away to my camp for a few days and when I came back all this media news was a lot to process. I am glad I am not alone and have Mom and Dad to help buffer me from this Worldly Circus we live in. Speaking of Worlds, Mom went to the World Obesity Conference in Canada. I don’t need that type of conference as my metabolism runs like a champ but I realize there are many types of metabolisms and that is why they need Mom to help them.

goatpictureDad became a tree hugger and hugged an 800-year-old tree that is taller than the tower of Pisa. They didn’t even bring me back a t-shirt, but Dad got one from this cool natural foods store called Goats on the Roof.  Fortunately, the goats were on hiatus from the roof the day they went and maybe they went to their own camp. One solitary one was left. Hopefully next time I will get to go and play with the goats.

IMG_4605The parentals went with their good friends Roxanne and George who they visited after the conference.  Roxanne teaches those Motivational Interviewing trainings to humans in Canada.  Remember us canines don’t need motivation, but I still am bummed I did not get to visit them as I heard they like dogs.

The parentals are participating in #TheYearofTraveling – and you should check them out on Facebook and learn about their adventures. If you are not friends with them on FB reach out and if you are not a FB or Instagram user then your can get all the important information from my blog of course.

June gloom is in full force even though we are only in May. It was a breezy 65 degrees in Santa Monica today.

Love,

Perry

A Dog and his Boy

IMG_3336Hello People!

I am pretty tired as I just got back from a long visit at my camp in the country. The parental’s were out and about trying to  impact the world with wisdom about gluten and to speak with relevance to others using Motivational Interviewing.  We all know what happens to me if I eat even a smidgen of gluten – so I’m all about spreading the word about gluten sensitivity.

Mom was speaking to the Intertribal WIC of Arizona and at Hoag Memorial Hospital in Newport Beach. Both groups help women who have diabetes and they want to learn how to truly help others with behavior change. The parentals are always trying to change my walking habits so I don’t pull the leash but I don’t think Motivational Interviewing will help me change my mind about pulling – that is something us Weims just do to annoy our owners.

The weather has been great, a little windy, with the sun out. I have been resting a lot as you can tell by the picture. I am so big and take up the chair that he has to lay on me. It’s a bit crowded but I do like the snuggles.

Till next week’s adventures!

Love

Perry

I was Left OUT!

FullSizeRenderHello People…

This weekend has been both exciting and a little frustrating.

First I met this really nice lady when Dad and I walked to pick up Mom from yoga. She is friends with William Wegman and was very excited to see me. I loved how she gave me ear rubs and the attention I so deserve.  She invited the parentals to one of his openings in a few weeks – I wonder if I’m going to get to go to that -after all, it’s all about Weims.  Mom has to go to yoga to get in her downward dogs but I don’t need a class since I do that pose everyday, and usually the first thing after getting up.  Another reason we are superior to humans!

Now about that attention I deserve…well the parental’s didn’t display this when they decided to take a little road trip to a new store, Protein for Pets, and brought home SAMPLES. What? How on earth could they venture to a place and not take me. A dog approved spot in town (well everywhere in LA seems to be dog approved so that’s not saying much) with food.

IMG_3231They did bring back a few things for me to try out which I guess was nice but I was not having it and hid from them. As you can see I went to my favorite spot, which makes Dad crazy. I crawl under the bed, but cannot get out since it’s such a small space.  When I am finally ready to come out I just lay on my side and stretch my legs out and they have to pull me out. It is brilliant and fun for me.

Even with my own PITA behavior they were loving, kind and gave me a treat, but only ONE.  I can’t understand why I can’t be like humans and eat the whole bag but maybe that’s a good thing since overeating is not good for Weims – we do have that “bloat” problem which can be quite serious.  These treats are called Nature’s Variety Instinct Raw duck medallions, which I LOVED.  Apparently they are good for “cooling” and my system needs that according to the vet.

Well the weather was nice at a warm 70 degrees with a little breeze for our walk today.

Until next time,

Perry

Perry missed the Disneyland Drive-by

IMG_3178So the parental’s went to the annual Natural Foods Expo West in Anaheim and didn’t even take me for a drive by of Disneyland. I was a little upset, but got over it as they did not forget about me. As usual they were good parents and brought home some treats and products I could enjoy.

However, as usual I had to “pose” with the treats but soon afterward Mom let me rip into my new Buckley Jerky treats complete with some types of supplements I don’t understand to help all my joints.  They even have ones for the immune system, which we all know I need help with.

Mom only gave me ONE and then hid them on the counter so while they were eating dinner I tried to “steal” another one since they were REALLY yummy!  We all know I love treats but these were beyond exceptional. However, she was ON to me and hid them on the top of the refrigerator since not even I am tall enough to get up there.  I’m bummed but will have to have them doled out. I guess I have been known to steal whole bags of treats and as Dad says under his breath “just when you think you can trust Perry, you can’t.”

Otherwise, we are hanging out with a little chill and sleepy eyes with cooler weather.

Daylight savings time hit last night and as usual we know that messes up my chow time but it’s okay since it drives Dad crazy – something I live for!

Until next time,

Love Perry

 

The Oscars 2016

IMG_3129It was all about diversity or lack of it, which seems to be an issue not only at the Oscars but this election cycle.

I don’t understand too much about that because I look at everyone as a person of worth and love just as long as they are kind to me and give me attention that I deserve. OK, that was my PSA for the week.

As for our reality the parentals are busy as ever. Mom continues to expand her expertise in Motivational Interviewing and coding tapes for fidelity to the language along with helping others understand the importance of behavior change.

Of course Dad has his cranky pants on as it is tax season and he is definitely not effervescent. He gets irritated at me when I steal his pens and lay on all the papers. That’s OK, as I have been getting him back. You see, I have become a master at really making him crazy.

Lately every chance I get I go find Dad’s wallet and take it outside. He literally panicked this week since he thought he lost his wallet. Mom figured it out and told him to search in the backyard.  I’m not sure what the big deal was – I had just put it on the patio in plain sight.  Lately he has been hiding it better from me. It is still nice to know that even after 4 years of hanging out with him I can still make him crazy.

Our weather has been a bit schizophrenic with bouts of warm and cold all mixed up.  Mom usually has her little heater on during breakfast and I’ve been known to “steal” whatever warmth there is – remember I have no hair so I need all the warmth I can get.

As for the weather today we had some June gloom intermixed with 70’s weather which was nice for my walk with Mom before the red carpet began.

Stay safe people and be kind to others.

Peace,

Perry

Perry Pipes In

IMG_3126Can you believe we are almost a third of the way through this election year already? It is crazy how time flies when you get older. That’s OK with me, I spend more time resting in the sun then I did in my youth.

Things have been crazy as they always at Casa de Perry. It is tax season and as usual Dad has his cranky pants on, Mom is being sought after to share her Motivational Interviewing skills to help people’s lives and as for me I continue to watch the birds, squirrels and that dreaded Sherlock Holmes dog next store.

Some exciting news was that I did get to go to my camp in the country last week since Dad was in Ohio racking up four more godchildren and Mom was speaking at a couple of engagements. I had fun because I was free of them for a few days. I needed a break.

Glad I was back in time to help Mom make some of her gluten free cookies from, A Healthy Baker’s Dozen, for a book signing in Malibu at Bank of Books. I will miss that activity as they say I need to stay home and watch the house. Don’t they get it I would be a selling feature?

The weather has been a little schizophrenic with rain, sun and chill. It was a party sunny 68 degrees in Santa Monica today so I can’t complain too much.

Well people – enjoy the political primaries and remember to be kind to others…

Love

Perry

Un-PC Perry

Version 2Hello Voters?

The Iowa Caucuses are in full swing and we are all waiting with anticipation to find out what the outcome will be.

The 2016 presidential campaign remains a political circus and all the candidates need some Teflon to deflect the mud slinging. The campaign dollars, superpacs, and all the flip-flopping is taking a toll on the American people’s patience.

Hillary is running from the Bern and Ted is trying to cover Donald’s hair with maybe a Canadian flag?? They are all hash tag CRAZY and consuming the air out of the real issues at hand or at least I feel that way. But then again, I am just a dog.

When I go on my walks I try and be kind to all those cross my path. There are dogs of different colors, sizes and breeds, and the little purse dogs make me nervous. But these dogs and their differences is which can make life exciting and visually appealing. If we all looked the same then what would life’s purpose be?

PerryandJeffreyMy wish for all of you this season is to be respectful of people’s choices even if they are not inline with your own. Getting mad, angry or mean is not a Perry approved option.

That’s my political commentary and I am sticking to it. Unless of course it involves peanut butter and then I am checked out.

AND one of my favorite girlfriends Auntie Chris came and chilled with me on Friday night – she came over to celebrate 20 years of friendship with Mom – probably longer than I will be alive and took a picture of Dad and I before she left.

We had some rain today in Santa Monica and lots of wind but Mom and I managed a walk this afternoon so all is well from the Weather Weimaraner!

Love Perry

Happy 4th Birthday to ME!

FullSizeRender-2This morning was like the rest…get up, go out, eat breakfast and then back to bed. I love the extra snoozes I get.

Once everyone was up, I gave my usual love and affection to the parentals. They told me it was my birthday and gave me some extra love, which we all know I deserve.

Then I got side tracked with a barking fit as the neighbor dog walks too close to my house as we know how territorial I am.

Apparently this sort of warning system is not really working for Mom and Dad or the fact that I have slipped back into my old habit of pulling a little too much on my walks.

But wait, before everyone gets all upset…I have not slipped up with my healthy eating and yes I too like Mom recommends to  her clients am consuming my probiotics. I also continue to take my Carlson fish oil which has tremendously helped my skin and itching, which we know is a problem with us Weimaraners.

FullSizeRender.jpgThe day was progressing nicely and as it was my 4th Birthday, I was enjoying my lounging and resting time. Then, there was an intrusion and I heard the door bell and went into bark mode. The next thing I know is The Tutu was there at my front door. What? She is coming to my birthday party?

Well as usual she wobbles in with her Darth Vader breathing and went straight for my stash of bones. I wish I had a lightsabor.

Anyway we hung out and she did wish me a Happy Birthday so she is OK in my book, but that stealing of my bones…I guess I should play well and share a little more.

For dinner Dad hooked me up PEOPLE! It was amazing as you can see and I enjoyed every last morsel.

The weather in Santa Monica has been cold and rainy and El Nino is in full gear. We are excited about 2016 and have lots of plans…stay tuned as it should be an adventure.

Love,

Perry