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Goodbye August, Hello September

Hi everybody!

I can’t believe this is the third day of September.  I didn’t get a chance to share some of my August adventures with you.  Better late than never, right?! 😀

There were some days in August that weren’t too hot to play outside so I went to the dog park when the weather was cool.

 

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Ready and throw the ball!!!

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I’m getting hot. Got my exercise. Let’s go home.

I spent a weekend at Uncle Tony’s place.  He was packing up his stuff to move into a new house so I supervised.

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Remember, I’m fragile so you will have to bubble wrap me and handle with care.

Almost every weekend, I had play dates with girls, girls, girls.  What can I say?  I’m a ladies man. 😉

Riley came over to hang out with me the first weekend in August.  Then Belle hung out with me a week after that.  I didn’t want Lita to feel left out so I came over to hang with her during Labor Day weekend.

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Riley and I are tired from running around the house but it doesn’t stop us from playing while laying.

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This is my come hither, submissive behavior to lure her away from the toy before I grab it.

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Belle is so small, she’s like one of my toys. I was a good boy. I only chewed on her once. Haha.

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She’s very smart! Belle found my treat drawer.

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August wouldn’t be complete without a visit to Big Mama’s house.

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Lita and I finished playing, now we want our treats!!

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Play date!

I have a new friend.  His name is Cooper.  He’s a black lab.  I look so small sitting next to him.

Mommy’s friend and housemate Bonnie was doggie sitting Cooper this past weekend.  So mommy brought me over to play with him.  We had a blast! ~ Luke

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If you glance at this pic, you may mistaken me for Cooper or vice versa.

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I’m the one without the leash.

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We played and played and played.

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Just call me small fry!

 

Staycation Day 2

After an energy packed Friday, I was plum tuckered out on Saturday.  However, it didn’t stop me from visiting Lita for most of the morning.  We wrestled and played tug-o-war with her toys.  I’m happy to report no toys were destroyed by moi during this play date! 😀

I was TIRED but I jumped at the opportunity to go to the dog park later that afternoon.  I didn’t have my normal Speedy Gonzales energy so we didn’t stay too long.  I had fun but the dogs that afternoon were a little rough so we called it a day.

We came home just in time for dinner.  After I ate, I was zonked out for the rest of the night.  I knew we were planning on an action packed Sunday visiting vineyards so I got in my beauty rest…somebody has to be the designated driver. 😉 ~ Luke

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Lita is about 15 pounds heavier than me but it doesn’t stop me from wrestling with her.

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Tug-o-war!!!!!

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Time out!  I need to get a better grip before the next round.

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Hi!  My name is Luke.  I’ve never seen you guys here before.  You wanna play?

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Let me be submissive first then tempt you with a game of  “chase Lukey” next.

An afternoon with Lita

Hi all!

The other day I stopped by Lita’s house for an afternoon adventure.  We played, ate treats and went for a walk.  Could life possibly get any better?!?! ~ Luke

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We’re eagerly awaiting our treats.

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Come here Lita!  You know you miss me!

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Don’t play hard to get.   Let me give you kiss kiss.

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No fair!  Why does Lita get the first treat?!

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Ok, ok, ok!  My turn!!!!!!

I’ve been schooled

Hello!

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.

Geez Nanuk!  For a little guy, you sure are strong!

Maybe if I stick my butt up in the air, it will distract Nanuk and I can pull him towards me.

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

Sing with us…99 bottles of beer on the wall, 99 bottles of beer. You take one down, pass it around, 98 bottles of beer on the wall.

It’s time to play chase the momma!!

For an old lady, you sure are fast!

It’s play time!

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

Upon arrival, I initiated the perfunctory greeting…

…and Lita returned the favor.

Water break! All that running around made us thirsty.  That was a good workout!

Lita is trying to initiate another game of chase.  This is my “tempt me harder” look.  I’m a sly fox. 😉

Oh what a Vixen!  I’m trying to play coy but how could I resist that face?!  1…2…3…let’s go!

Wee!  We get to play outside!

Sniff.  Sniff.  Snort.  Snort.  My beagle nose smells something!!! It’s a rascally rabbit!  Startled us silly when it ran away!

Ha! Ha!  I took Lita’s pink squeaky bear while she was drinking water!  Uh oh!  I think she wants it back!!!!!

Let me initiate one more game of chase.  Here kitty, kitty, kitty (I’m stroking Lita’s head).

Lita gives me a love bite nibble nibble on my neck to let me know she’s game for another round.

When it was time to say goodbye to Lita, I immediately fell asleep in the back seat of the car. I was so tired, I couldn’t keep my eyes opened.

Play date with Lita

Hello everyone!

I had so much fun yesterday!  I visited my great grandma and my cousin Lita.  My great grandma is 92 years old.  That’s a lot in dog years.  Great grandma thinks I’m cute.  It’s too bad she is unable to bend down and play with me so I was gentle with her.  I didn’t jump on her at all.

As soon as we got out of the car, I wanted to run inside the house.  Lita was in the basement so she didn’t hear me.  She came upstairs when Aunt Kwyn called her name.  I brought over my new bag of Organix Chicken Cookies to share with her.  At first Lita didn’t want my healthy snack so I ate mine and hers.  After a few times spitting them out, she ate one…then two…then three…and all of the sudden ate more treats than me.  I am happy to report that Lita loves them as much as I do!

We did the normal stuff.  She chased me around the house and I hid under the tables and chairs.  I confess to initiating the chase a few times by jumping on her.  It’s all horse play.

Lita is patiently waiting for a Scooby snack while I’m catching my breath.  We just finished our first game of chase the puppy around the house.

How come Lita gets to eat more treats than me? It’s not fair that she’s bigger. This should be an equal opportunity treat receiving household.  Don’t discriminate!

We played chase the puppy until I was pooped out.  Aunt Kwyn gave us a fresh bowl of water and Lita was very nice.  She let me drink first even though she was parched.  Then Aunt Kwyn took us both for a walk at the same time (she’s brave).  We walked around the block and I saw the next door neighbor’s little children.  They asked their mom if Lita had a baby.  Haha!  Lita was not amused. 😉  When we came back inside, I played with Lita’s toy spider while she was gulping down water without me.  How rude!

Aw shucks!  Lita already de-squeaked the spider.  Good thing I found this shoelace wrapped around it. This will keep me occupied for oh…30 seconds.

Lita has plenty of time to drink water without me so she better hurry up!

Great grandma came out of her room to eat so both Lita and I were curious what she was eating.  We were hoping she would drop something on the floor so we could get it.  Darn!  Nothing.  Since I couldn’t get table scraps, it was time to initiate another round of chase the puppy.

I’m acting all crazy and trying to rile up Lita.  So far, she’s not taking the bait.  This is my one-eyed Lukie look with my tongue sticking out.

Boy, it’s not working.  Let me think. How do I get you to play with me?  I know!

I’ll do the submissive thing.  Come here Lita.  Here Lita Lita Lita…

That’s right.  It’s working.  You know you want to play…

I can feel it!  You’re ready to chase me.  Ready and go!

Whew!  She almost got me!  Good thing I ran up the stairs.  Lita can’t tag me if I’m on base.  Haha!

Shortly after the picture of me on the stairs was taken, great grandma called Aunt Kwyn into her room for the millionth time.  It was just enough unsupervised time for me to get into a little hijinks.  I dug into the potted plant and spread dirt all over the living room carpet.  Oh boy, Aunt Kwyn was upset at me!  She called me Lucas.  I knew I was in BIG trouble!

I didn’t mean to cause a mess.  I swear!  I only wanted to dig and maybe eat a little dirt.

I’m so sorry.  I just couldn’t help myself.  Temptation was right there within eye level.  Sigh.

Aunt Kwyn said she would come back another day with the carpet shampoo machine to clean up my mess.  I will tag along and assist her.  I promise to be a good boy next time!

~ Luke