Actually, I like to be in the driver’s seat. Mommy can’t drive because of her leg so I’m her chauffeur. I’m getting pretty good at it! 😉 ~ Luke
Actually, I like to be in the driver’s seat. Mommy can’t drive because of her leg so I’m her chauffeur. I’m getting pretty good at it! 😉 ~ Luke
My mommy had ACL surgery on her right knee last week. It was tough having her home every day and not being able to play with her. I might have jumped on her leg every now and then but overall, I was a good boy. I tried to snuggle up with her every chance I got. I even made myself useful by keeping her blanket and leg warm.
Everybody’s schedule was altered with mommy’s surgery and Thanksgiving holiday so I haven’t had a chance to write my blog as often as I’d like. Hopefully things will return back to normal soon. Until next time! ~ Luke
What is this?! Are your eyes deceiving you?! Could it be?! Egad! It’s Lukie Lukie Loo playing in water!
Guess where I went? To the lake!!!! I LOVED it so much I didn’t want to leave.
The water was cold but I had so much fun jumping in, fetching a stick, jumping out, shaking off water, doing a victory dance with the prize in my mouth, chewing the stick for a bit, then starting all over again. I can’t wait to go back! ~ Luke
I want to wish everyone a happy Thanksgiving. Safe travels wherever you go. Enjoy your time with family and friends. I’ll see you soon! ~Luke
To date, my friends Nanuk and Lita have been great teachers. I learned a lot of proper doggie etiquette from them. There are certain things about doggie behavior that are easier learned through interacting with other dogs than with humans. For instance, I sort of invade personal space and play too rough. I like to get into everyone’s faces. Due to my excitement, sometimes I accidentally scratch a face/neck with my nails or teeth…or headbutt someone and bust their lips. 😦
I’m definitely more mature now compared to when I was a wee lad. I know that I need to tone it down when I’m being ignored by people because I’m too hyper or when I’m playing too rough. I’m beginning to understand “gentle” as well. I’ll be much better when I go to obedience school.
Until then, I’m being schooled by Nanuk and Lita. My first doggie lesson in invading personal space was quite harsh. A couple months ago, I learned really quickly not to get too close to Nanuk’s sharp teeth when he’s eating a treat. I ended up with a little scratch on my face when he told me that I was violating his personal space. I learned to NEVER do that again!
I’m afraid of his teeth but we’re friends and we play every time I come over to MOG’s. Nanuk doesn’t like to rough house with me but we always have fun. I admit that he picked up some hijinks-like behavior from me and has started chasing the cats around. Oopsie!
Here we are playing tug-o-war over the weekend. The pictures are a little blurry because I underestimated Nanuk’s strength and got pulled along.
As for Lita, she has corrected me MANY times when I get all up in her grill. She actually has a lot of patience and shows great restraint when I’m rambunctious. When I over step my boundaries, Lita growls and snips at me. She corrects me with a bite to the neck. It’s enough of a warning to let me know to stop, but she’s really gentle in reprimanding me. She has never hurt me before. I call her my gentle giant. 😀
Here we are playing in her backyard over the weekend. It’s nice to be able to play rough with a big dog who is gentle. For the first time ever, a game of chase the momma was captured on film. Enjoy! ~ Luke
In most of my pictures I look like a black lab. In others I look like a black beagle. I’ve also been told that on certain angles, I look like a dachshund.
In this picture, I look like a grumpy old hound dog with no teeth…
But in this picture, I look like a black bear cub…
And then here I am looking like a hound dog with no teeth again…
So I guess I ain’t nothin’ but a hound dog, hoooowwwwllliiiinnngggg all the time. ~ Luke
Look what I received as a present. It’s called an IQ Treat Ball. I have to work at getting treats or kibble to fall out of the dispensing hole.
It’s so much fun to play with! Took me 15 minutes to get all the kibble out. I was running around the house like a mad man, chasing the ball and using my brain. When the ball was stuck under a chair or wedged into something, I barked for assistance. I’m way too smart! 😉
I was exhausted and fell asleep after everything was said and done. It was a fantastically great work out! Everyone should get one! 😀 ~ Luke
…wag it around like you just don’t care. Wag to the people as they stop to look and stare (sing it to the tune of ‘Word Up’ by Cameo).
Come on everybody, wag your tails! Celebrate with me. I’m officially 5 months old today! 😀
What’s another awesome way to celebrate, you ask?! By playing outside!!!!! The leaves on the ground are so crunchy this week! I love chewing on them and hearing the crispy crunchy noise. They’re irresistible!
I always take advantage of the warm sun in the crisp autumn air by playing outside as much as possible. The sun sets around 5pm so it doesn’t give me a lot of time to play outdoors like summer time. Therefore, I must maximize my fun time. This being said, sorry…gotta go! ~Luke
Monday was Veteran’s Day so it was a holiday. I spent the whole day at MOG’s with mommy and poppa Josh. It was a beautiful day so I ran around saying hello to all my old friends and met some new ones too.
I saw my first moo moo cow cow. They were very nice but intimidating because their size. I was scared of them so I didn’t get too close. I hid behind mommy for safety.
I saw goats for the first time too! They don’t like dogs so they usually stay up on the hill. It must have been a special day because they came down to say hello and wanted to play with me. They were closer to my size so I wasn’t afraid of them. I wanted to play chase with them but mommy and Josh said it wasn’t a good idea. So we played with the fence between us.
I had tons of fun exploring more nooks and crannies at the farm and meeting new friends. It’s always an adventure. Until next time! ~Luke
I spent Sunday visiting a bunch of car dealerships with Aunt Kwyn and her friend Dr. Kim. Some of the dealerships were closed so we walked around the parking lot kicking tires and looking inside vehicles. We looked at Ford, Mercedes Benz, Jeep and Land Rover.
Aunt Kwyn’s friend really likes the 2013 Jeep Wrangler Sahara Unlimited in commando green. I wonder if she will end up getting it.
Poppa Josh has a Jeep Wrangler Sport Unlimited in navy blue. He bought his Jeep earlier this year. I’ve been in it many times so I’m very familiar with it. Maybe this is why I was asked to tag along…for my expertise. I should add car consultant to my resume. 😉
There was a big field of grass by the dealership so I ran around and acted all crazy with Aunt Kwyn while her friend test drove the car. I was exhausted and STARVING by the time we came home. I told Uncle Luu (grandpa) all about it and he said he wanted a Wrangler too! ~Luke
I hope you had a wonderful weekend! Since I had so much fun with Lita last Thursday, I came back on Saturday so we could play outside some more. This time, I brought along my harness so I don’t injure my neck and spine. I’m a wild beast when I play!
I wish we had a fenced in yard so we could really play without our leashes getting in the way. We had fun nonetheless. Enjoy the pictures! ~ Luke
Boy did I have fun yesterday! I stopped by cousin Lita’s house and rescued her from boredom. We played ‘chase the puppy’ until I was pooped out. Since I’m much bigger now, I’m not intimidated by Lita as I used to be.
As a matter of fact, I was brave! For the first time ever, I initiated a game of ‘chase the momma’ and Lita obliged. We had a blast!
Call it street smarts. Call it survival skills. Call it instincts. I know the rules of engagement. Do not give Lita direct eye contact! Play coy. Be hard to get. She will come around and initiate a game of chase when she headbutts me in the chest and nibbles on my neck.
I like to be on high ground so I sit on the sofa. It’s easier for me to pet Lita’s head and jump on her since she’s still bigger than me!
We ate Scooby snacks in between play break. Then we drank a big bowl of water before playing some more. We even got to play outside! I had so much fun with Lita. I can’t wait until I see her again! ~ Luke
Let’s talk lax. My mommy started playing lacrosse when she was in high school. Then she played lacrosse in college. So it was natural for her to eventually become Coach Jenny.
You know what? She’s good! She was high school coach of the year twice.
She doesn’t have time to be a full time high school girls lacrosse coach anymore but she still coaches league games on the weekends. I’m her assistant coach. I get to spend the whole day outside with mommy. This is why I LOVE the weekends!
Some of my responsibilities include cheering on the girls from the sidelines, being the unofficial mascot for the team, chasing lacrosse balls during practice, moving cones around, and pulling bags and lacrosse sticks to wherever I want them to be. So I guess you can add equipment manager to my resume as well.
During practice, I usually have a huge fenced in field to explore but I always stay close to mommy. Other times, I’m on a tie out somewhere close by. I definitely have to be on a leash during games. Referees aren’t happy if someone runs onto the field to ruin a game. One of the parents supervises me as I watch the action and cheer for mommy’s team.
By the time we return home from a long day of lacrosse, I’m pooped out! All I want to do is sleep. I don’t even wake up for food! That’s how exhausted I am. I know, crazy right?
In case you were wondering, I’m not the first lacrosse dog extraordinaire in this household. Mikey and Tiger (aka my brothers from another mother), were the first to don the gear. These pictures were taken back in 2004. I know they’re in heaven laughing at how gullible they were back then. I can’t believe they did whatever Aunt Kwyn asked of them, just for a Scooby snack. Check them out! Until next time. ~ Luke
Whew! The elections are over. It was a nail biter until late last night/early this morning. I cast my ballot and the winner is…ground chicken! It’s mixed with Sojos grain free fruit and veggie mix. Yummy!! Gotta go eat! ~ Luke
Today is election day in the United States. I don’t like poly ticks. They spread Lyme Disease. Get it? Politics…poly ticks? I crack myself up! 🙂
All the political ads on television and radio put me to sleep. I can think of so many ways money spent for those ads could be used for animal and humanitarian causes. One can dream.
Seriously speaking, I do think it’s important to vote so everyone stop reading this blog and go vote! Actually, go stand in line to vote and read this blog on your smartphone while you wait. 😉
Sometimes it’s an easy decision. Other times it’s a little more difficult. Here’s my recommendation. When it’s a hard decision to make, do what I do… chew on a stick. The answer always comes to me while chewing on a stick. ~ Luke
Did you remember to turn your clocks back an hour this weekend? It’s Daylight Saving Time for most of the United States. This means I get an extra hour to sleep and it gets dark sooner. This also means I receive my food an hour later than normal. I’m a creature of habit and my stomach protests the time change with growling noises!
Since we’re turning back time (sort of), look what I got this weekend. A new winter coat that looks like a Halloween costume! It’s really warm so I will be walking around the neighborhood with my new coat. Haha! I’m not kidding! 😉
Look what else I got…a new harness! Yeah!!!!! Now I can run around and play without getting choked by my collar. This is actually my 2nd new harness. MOG bought this for me. She went to a different store to buy it because the one mommy bought still doesn’t fit yet. This one has a design on it so I’m sporting something fashionable yet again. I really should be a model!
Since we’re rewinding things a bit, I want to share something interesting that happened to me on Friday. For the faint of heart, maybe you should stop reading from this point on.
Consider this fair warning!
On Friday, Aunt Kwyn heard me chewing on something so she reached inside my mouth to check. All of the sudden, I spit my molar onto the carpet. It was icky!!!!
My mouth was salivating and there was blood on the carpet. Aunt Kwyn opened up my mouth to check on where I lost my tooth. It was my upper left molar. She almost passed out when she saw blood in my mouth. Aunt Kwyn had the look of shock on her face so I copied her and looked shocked too (she doesn’t scream like mommy). I swear, we sat on the floor, still as statues, for what seemed like an eternity. She monitored me and I was fine after 5 minutes. Even though her knees were wobbly, we were able to take this picture. Eeeewwwww!!!!
Have a happy Monday! ~ Luke
I’ve been feeling under the weather this week. All that walking in the cold rain from Hurricane Sandy made me a little sick so I slept a lot this week. I haven’t been my normal playful self but I’m getting much better!
Mommy weighed me last night and I am 37 pounds. I’m gaining about 1.5 pounds a week so my growth is definitely slowing down. I’m 4 1/2 months old now.
Even though my baby face is maturing, I’m still a puppy. Last week, out of the blue, I decided to perform surgery on my brand new squeaky toy. It no longer squeaks so I need a new toy.
Then I heard mommy tell Aunt Kwyn that she bought me a new bed and wanted to give it to me as a Christmas present. Ha! Not!! I decided to help things along. I flipped my old bed over and pulled out the stuffing.
Unfortunately, I missed the part about it being ordered online (it hasn’t arrived yet). So for now, I still use my cushion-less bed.
This is a funny thing. I’ve never been punished by being locked up in my cage. The only time I’m put in there is when nobody is home. However, the past few times I got into hijinks, I’ve gone in there by myself. It’s really to cool down because I like the cold plastic bottom. But it’s a funny coincidence nonetheless!
It’s sunny today so I’m heading outside instead of sitting by the computer. Maybe some Vitamin D from the sunshine will help me feel better. I’ve got a busy weekend so I need to be in tip top shape! Have a great weekend! ~Luke
When you’re active like me, sleeping doesn’t come easy. If anything, it occurs out of the blue. I play, play, play and all of the sudden I’m out like a light. It’s the only time I’m still. That’s when the camera comes out and captures me snoring away. This is my picture compilation from August to October. I should be a sleep model because I sure look cute. Enjoy! ~ Luke