Monday, October 31, 2011
Happy Halloween to you. One of our dog friends was playing at our beach while wearing his costume. He was a shark. Bud thinks dress up too silly. The picture of the monster is a friend with a mask on. Bud would rather play ball with the monster! Be safe tonight you trick or-treaters. You can read in Jetta's Journey, in the chapter Halloween Hospital about Jetta's adventures on Halloween.
Monday, October 24, 2011
Last week while leaving French Hospital, Bud noticed a little dog of leash, walking toward us. Bud pulled away to sniff the other dog. I was shocked at this behavior. When we got home I found my Gentle Leader. I gave Bud treats and praised him, but am unhappy with this on. I tell him too bad, life is hard sometime but he has to not do that. Bud is a different dog with it on. When he was a puppy I tried one on him and he won’t move. I was afraid of hurting his neck. I don’t worry about that now but I know if you use the Gentle Leader wrong you can cause damage. With it on, he minds better. He still tries to rub up against people furniture. Too bad he will get used to it. When I had it on Bud at the beach he hated it. I was sitting on the ground talking to some friends and he put his head in my lap to hide his shame. This story will be in Bud’s book when it comes out.
Friday, October 21, 2011
We are soon offering these cute coffee mugs on our website. They are large mugs for 15$ and a small mug for less. I have sold some to Lab lovers and given some for gifts. The holidays will be here before we know it. I will have mugs and t-shirts & Jetta sweatshirts at all the upcoming book signings.
Monday, October 17, 2011
We just recieved a wonderful review from Healthy Pets Magazine. We would like to give a special thanks to Lynn Foley for giving me my Jetta & Mette Bryan for training us! Also Isobel Hoffman for the art and Jan Mayfield for the editing.The book turned out so wonderful because it took a team effort to make it shine! Also a special thanks to Oak Tree Press for publishing and helping promote it !
Saturday, October 15, 2011
One of the most important commands that Bud know is the command "Stand." Shown here while playing at the park. Its funny, sometimes while playing on the beach when I grab him he wants to play more because I think that he is in a full play mode, When I grab him like this, he flips over on the sand and wiggles like he's rolling on a carcase. By the way when he does this he gets me FITLY sand everywhere. But, when I look at his face he is having TOO much fun. And you know my motto. Dogs NEED to have fun. He makes me smile and be silly with him.
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Look at that face. How cute is Bud? Bud is thinking wouldn't be nice to have big bone, or better yet a swim in the bay. Pictures like these make us forget when our dogs have been a handful. From this picture you would never have know that my neighborhood used to call him Budzilla. They were making bets about how long it would take for him to kill me. Bud is my lover boy. Please show me your sweet dogs on facebook.
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Saturday's book signing was fun. Hot but fun. Lemos' staff made the day very pleasant. You will see a picture of bud basking in the sun while I was visiting with the photographer who took the picture on the back of my book. I love networking, I met some fabulous people who were all dog lovers. The day was successful because we got to love people.
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Saturday, October 1, 2011
I have been working on Bud's puppy problem for weeks with a dog trainer. It won't be a quick fix. Today Bud did great while playing at our beach. I kept him focused on the ball and we spent several hours there this morning. I sat down on the beach to meet a big 8 month old Lab-pit pull mix. I sit down before I get knocked down. I love meeting silly pups. Bud was busy digging. He digs and digs and digs when nobody throws the ball for him. I thought its a good chance for Bud to meet this pup. The pup was a goofy love. She rolled and rolled while Bud ignored her. The dog's owner sat down and we watched both dogs dig. Bud liked her. After we said our goodbyes a young small white German Shepard mix was being very curious about Buds privates. She kept bugging him. while I was trying to herd her off. Her owner did nothing while I told her that my dog might jump on her out of fear. She did nothing. I was so proud of Bud he very gently ran her off without jumping on her. The puppy was was out of line. As I was telling Bud what a good boy he was for not jumping on this pup, one of my friend's dog, a small terrier jumps on this silly pup to teach her manners . Dogs work it out if you let them. I am happy that Bud seems more relaxed around this energy. This picture of my Bud after being cleaned up and ready a nap. Tired dog is a happy dog. Pleas tell me your training and play tips.