Saturday, November 19, 2011

A New Stuffie & Hangin' With the Sisters

Check out the size of this thing!
It's been a PAWSOME week! First, I had pretty much destroyed all of my stuffies, so Mommy got me a brand new one. Stuffies are my very favorite, you see. They are fuzzie like us doggies and they are great for tugging or fetching. Stuffies also make give great snuggles and are amazing chew toys. I am very good about only chewing on MY stuffies and not my sisters'. Sometimes I make a mistake, but I always "drop it" when I'm told. Mommy has had to make sure the girls know to tell me "drop it" rather than try to pull it out of my mouth, 'cause then I think they're trying to play tug, and the game is on! And believe it or not, I do obey my sisters. Mommy has made sure to include them in all my training and basic household manners. They are able to give me food and water without me jumping or pushing them (us Dane's are leaners and "paw pushers", you know). I will sit and wait for them when they let me out of my crate or inside from the back yard. I will also get "out" of the kitchen or bedroom when told, but I usually only obey Avery, the big sister, on this one.

Nom Nom Nom, Chomp, Chomp, Chomp

Sometimes Brynan's tummy rubs are a little too rough.
Everyone asked Mommy if it was a good idea to get such a big dog while she had small kids. Mommy always said any dog can be dangerous to kids if both the dog and the kids are not taught how to behave. That is the main reason Mommy chose to get a puppy rather than a grown rescue. She couldn't risk a doggie with bad habits being around the little girls. This way she was able to "start from scratch" on training and behavior. Now I've grown up around the little ones, I'm used to their silliness, and sometimes not-so-gentle play. Mommy always mediates, but we all make mistakes sometimes, and she knows I will be patient with the first mistake until Mommy can step in. We also allow the "soft bite" (at least on Mommy and Daddy) to show me to be gentle with human hands in the mouth. Some say this is bad, others say it's good; Mommy just knows it's sometimes simply a reflex to nip and when that happens, Mommy wants me to "check myself" when I find a human hand in my mouth.

Her mouth is closed, but she's not biting down.
I often let her do this with my hand or arm, and she always
lets go when I tell her "eh"

So, speaking of my sisters, it's been kinda cold here in Texas this week, with highs in the 50's, and dropping to the 30's-40's at night (yes, that's cold in Texas!). The girls and I haven't wanted to play in the backyard much, so we've been hanging out inside. Winstin was hangin' with us too. Look how cute we all are:

Brynan watching her show while I chill on the sofa pillow.
Winstin, getting love from his favorite Avery
Brynan, Winstin, Avery
I tried to get in this picture too, but as usual, Winstin wouldn't let me near HIS Avery! Humph!
C'mon! Just one picture?!?!

Then we played dress up, but I had to be Princess Jasmine...again.

I wanted to be Sleeping Beauty this time. *pout*
Can't wait to see what the weekend has in store.

Puppy Love!!

Friday, November 11, 2011

A Not-Fun Friday

I am really NOT happy right now!


My Mommy said, "You're getting kind of stinky Jazzie."

I said, "Thank you Mommy!"

Mommy said, "It's time for another bath."

I said, "WTF?!?!"

Mommy said, "Don't bark at me like that. Come on..."

So, I did what any self respecting, wanting to stay smelly dog would do....I hid in my crate!

Well, then Mommy tricked me! She sat down in the floor with my leash and some nommie hot dogs. I honestly thought we were going to go do some more leash training. I mean it's HOT DOGS! Those are reserved for the "I really want you to know how happy you are making Mommy" moments. I had no choice. So, I come and get my hot dog, and Mommy clips my leash on. Then we start heading toward the front door, but we make a detour to the bathroom. I think Mommy just needs to straighten her hat, but then she closes the door! She takes off my collar and puts first my front feet, then my back feet into the bath tub....full of WATER!!

First she shoves a hot dog in my mouth, and tells me what a good girl I am, and then she pets me and loves me, and gives me another hot dog. Then....she begins alternatley dumping water on my back and giving me hot dogs. I don't know if I should be fighting her or licking her, so I just stand there all mixed up. Next she puts some smelly stuff on me and rubs my back and belly and legs. I have to admit, that was kind of nice. But then she starts dumping water on me again; by this time I'm trying to sneak a leg over the side of the tub, but Mommy keeps catching me. At long last, Mommy tells me okay, and I hop out of the water. Mommy rubs me with a big towel, and even lets me tuggie on it some. But let me tell you, no amount of niceness will ever make up for the bath torture!

I don't even understand the point of it. It's not like it made me look any better, right?

Is this my good side?

What about from this angle?

Check out this angle.

Still the same beautiful, shiny, luxurious, silky black coat I always have.

I think I even smell worse now than before I had a bath! Humph!

Where'd all my outdoor smells go?

Like I said, my Fun Friday turned out to be not-so-fun, and I am NOT happy....

*sigh and pout*

Puppy Love!!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Friday Fun

Super zoomies! Hear my sisters laughing in the background? For some reason they think I'm greatness. Oh, and please excuse my poor manners in this video; I got a little excited and forgot myself for a moment. hehe!

Puppy Love!!