Sunday, April 24, 2011

My New Sister!!

Mom disappeared last Saturday for several hours and returned with a scruffy little wisp of a dog. Olive, as Mom called her, padded quietly about the house for a few minutes while I watched from behind the baby gate in the bedroom.  Once introductions were made, Mom released me and I quickly set off to get a better sniff of this audacious house guest who made herself comfortable on MY window seat. Yes siree, Miss Olive went from tentative to entitled in a matter of moments. She walked around like she owned the place! I looked to Mom for help and was informed that Olive now did indeed have a stake in the holdings here. She was, in fact, my new sister! I was flabbergasted, mes chers.
But she's actually pretty cool--as long as I don't try to bother her in her crate or when she's napping. Gets a little testy, that one. She and Mom are working through it and I have been instructed to be more respectful of space (something I'm not too good at doing). Otherwise, she is cuddly and energetic, housebroken and loves to ride in the car. Mom can't understand why anyone would not look for her when she went missing and was picked up as a stray after the February blizzard. She loves to wrestle with me, which is my favorite thing about her:) Mom loves her crazy fur that sticks up on the top of her head and her very human-like eyes.

Olive about an hour after her arrival--collar, tags, and all!

While she hasn't learned to ring the bell, she does go to the door when she needs to go out.

Olive's favorite spot--formerly known as my window seat

Sister and Brother!

After a long play session

Me after the same play session

Our personalized Easter Egg cookies from Treats Unleashed
And Jaxson arrives later this week!

Thursday, April 14, 2011


Mom and I have been to St Louis for training twice in the last two weeks, visiting all the other Treats Unleashed stores.  My favorite person thus far is Gail's daughter Kelly--she thought my tricks were pretty cool! We have stayed both times at a fancy hotel with marble floors. Mom was a little unsure about walking in the front door, but I strolled right in! To a flock of adoring fans, I might add:)
Me with the GIANT antler Mom bought me at Four Muddy Paws

My new bowl. Also from Four Muddy Paws!

Jax's new shirt from Chesterfield PETCO

Me with my old antler

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Things Are Going Swell

Critter tracks on the bridge this morning

Relaxing after Focused Heeling Class--it's a lot of work!

I don't know if you can see me very well, but I'm running towards Mom.

Off to check out another trail
And a bit of exciting and transient news--I'm the #7 Beauceron in the breed standings! For the moment. I've only shown twice and all the other dogs show every weekend, so I'll be bumped down the list pretty soon but it was still a good bit of news that made us proud for a little while:)