Sunday, March 27, 2011

Sniff Sniff Hooray!

Hey every buddies... do you smell that?? Smells like spring!

We have had a terrific weekend! It's been sunny and comfortably warm!

Check out our Mountains in the background.

Friday night we went for a walk at town center park. Love was in the air! Yuck! All the ducks are back from where ever ducks go and they are all pairing off ... sadly this means ducklings will be arriving soon and it is very difficult to compete with their cuteness.... but I manage!

We also saw a beaver, he was doing a little spring up-keep on his dam. Mum of course, didn't have a camera! We also met a little baby bulldog. He was 4 months old and very cute. His Mom said she hopes he looks like me when he's big. (blush) She took a picture of us together.

Come on, let me out!
Saturday Mum and I went to the dog park and I got to be a therapy dog. There was only one other dog at the park and we almost didn't go in because he was so barky. His Mom said he was better once the leashes come off she would really like it if we would come play because she needs to work on his socialization. (No kidding). Anyway, Buddy is a border collie Corgie mix, he is 11 years old and spent the first 9 years of his life as a farm dog. His owners gave him to a family to live with when he started chasing their neighbors cows. He is the family's only dog and so he has spent most of his life without any friends. At first Buddy wanted nothing to do with me and barked ferociously when I came near him, but he enjoyed chasing my ball with me and he was very polite always let me pick it up and return it to Mum (Even though he always got to it first).  After about 20 minutes of chasing the ball together something changed in him. All of a sudden he trusted me enough to sniff me and let me sniff him. After we sniffed each other we played and chased each other and wrestled a little bit. It was so fun, and  Buddy's Mom said she had never seen him play like that before. She thanked us for coming to play with him and said how amazing it was to see him so happy and playful. Mum and I were pretty happy that we could help him.

Today we went for a walk in the woods at Mundy park. We didn't see any bears today, but we did see birds and turtles ... and a lot of different dogs.  I saw a dust bunny in a t-shirt but when I went to sniff it discovered it was the tiniest little dog I ever did see! I'm pretty sure I was bigger at birth than this little girl. Mum says she was something called a tea-cup Yorky. She was very brave for such a little thing, she didn't bark like most small dogs and came right up to me, nose to nose! We also saw a Weimaraner, a Burmese mountain dog, a lab, two golden retrievers, two Sheppard mixes, a shih tzu mix, and a miniature poodle... and 4 people looked at Mum and said..."Great Dog!" They obviously have good taste.

After all this excitement I definitely need a nap. I still am not napping in my new crate, but I am happy to report that Mum has removed the door and put in a non-slip mat. It has made a big difference. I have been in a few times now to check it out... and retrieve the hidden treats.

No pictures! I'm trying to snuggle!



  1. Wonderful blog post. I love the pictures too... especially the ones of you. Have a great evening.

    pawhugs, Max

  2. You sure do see lots of good things on your walk. Hope it was fun
    Benny & Lily

  3. My chi's are pretty barky too, especially the smaller one. I can't figure out how to get them to stop. I try to get their attention focused on something else and sometimes it works but usually not.

    You sure have some adventuresome walks!