Sunday, November 30, 2008

November 30, 2008


Here we are in anticipatory mode - waiting for that delicious moment when the pillow is dropped on our head.
Sometimes the pillow isn't dropped on our head, but is thrown across the room, so we have a joyous run to retrieve the pillow so we can keep playing pillow fight. And sometimes we just hump the pillow....

Saturday, November 29, 2008

November 29, 2008


I know this may not seem scary to most people, but to anyone who lives with a puppy but....

Jack has learned to jump up on the couch. Up to now, anything above 3 feet was safe. After he and I got back from lunch today, Jack decided he needed a nap, so (unbeknownst to me), he decided to get up on the couch. Fortunately, he hasn't learned to jump OFF the couch yet, so at least he's not going to hide on top of the refrigerator and attack me when I least expect it.

Getting to sleep on the blue blanket - that's just the icing on the cake.

Friday, November 28, 2008

November 28, 2008

Sleeping off our big Thanksgiving dinner.

We're up to 4 cups a day, which is about 214,000 calories. (Estimated caloric intake based upon how hard it is to pick up Jack and put him in the car!)

We got caught in the rain this morning during our walk. This was our first rain in a long time. So, since we were hundreds of miles away from the house, Jack got carried home (as we did not feel like taking the 2 hours it normally takes to get back home with all the stopping and smelling). So, if you happened to see a guy with puppy running while carrying a puppy this morning when it was raining, that might have been us.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

Unfortunately Jack isn't allowed to eat any real turkey, so he'll have to make d0 with his turkey-flavored Nylabone.

Jack has decided that he wanted to dress like one of the Pilgrim dogs. I told him anything would be fine as long as he didn't do THIS.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

November 26, 2008

Our morning DRAG... er... walk.
If you try to talk to me (the tall guy, not Jack) during our morning walk, make sure you ask me questions that can only be answered with the following:
"Drop it." (Use this one a lot!)
as these are evidently the only words I know while we are out on our first walk.

Who knew there were so many things to see, smell, taste and chew in the world. Who also knew that glass* is one of those amazing things that we need to chew. We want to thank the neighbors for having broken glass all around their yard and not cleaning it up!

Yes, we are going to go to 'school' but we are waiting until we get all our doggy 'vacations' first.

* Who would put a question like this online? It would be like me posting: 'The pot of grease on my stove just burst into flames? What should I do? I eagerly await your response!'

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

November 25, 2008

Come and play with me.

It's easy.

Just stick your butt up in the air and put your head on the ground. Go ahead, I'll wait.

Now, shake your tail really fast. Faster.... That's good.

Now, go in the house and get me something to eat. Not those orange sticks, get me something good. Yes, that's part of how dogs play. And don't let anyone tell you otherwise, especially that tall guy in the house who hides all the good stuff.

Monday, November 24, 2008

November 24, 2008

I wouldn't have believed it if I hadn't seen it:

Sunday, November 23, 2008

November 23, 2008

I don't know what it is you are eating, and I don't care.
May I have some please?

Saturday, November 22, 2008

November 22, 2008

You'd have thought he saw a bug or something...

Put THIS on the things I did not know.
And now I do.

Friday, November 21, 2008

November 21, 2008

Jack finds his videos on YouTube.

He is somewhat concerned that he is not 1080p. I tell him he has enough p and that I'm tired of cleaning it up.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

November 20, 2008

Ah, what is this?
I don't know.
I should eat it.
It's BIG.
I should eat it anyway.
But what if it doesn't taste good?
Maybe I'll just eat a little bit of it.
But what if it tastes REALLY good.
Then I can eat it all.
What is it?
I don't know,
but I'd better eat it before that guy pulling me around on the string sees it.
He might eat it and I won't get any of it.
OK, I'm gonna eat it.

Oh look, a bug.
I should eat it.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

November 19, 2008

My how they grow...

For the hundreds of people who have been asking, here's Jack at one month:

And here's Jack at 3 months:

I hope that he doesn't get any bigger. Everyone keeps saying look at his feet to tell. All I see are feet!
I'll put up some puppy feet pictures soon.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

November 18, 2008

Look into my sad puppy eyes...

If you'll take me to that place where you get those round things,
and give me some of those paper things, I'll buy us something.

And I'll never ask you for anything else ever again!

Monday, November 17, 2008

November 17, 2008


Jack, do not eat the dirt.

Jack, do not eat the electrical line going from the heat pump to the house.

Jack, do not eat the leather sofa.

Jack, do not eat... whateva!!!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

November 16, 2008

Jack on the beach...

And by beach, we mean big huge sand pile out at the park.

We finally found a place we can dig and not get covered in dirt.
Unfortunately, we get covered in sand instead.

We have also decided that we can be frenetic and wild and run around without destroying the neighborhood.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

November 15, 2008

We decided to have part of our breakfast al fresco at the park today:

We saw a lot of mommies and babies, but we did not eat the babies.

We did much better with our DROP command today, so we didn't eat as many bugs or cigarette butts.

We did not want to come home from the park, but the guy who pulls me around on the string was getting tired of smelling everything. He must have smelled it all before.

Friday, November 14, 2008

November 14, 2008

Our first walk in the REAL park:

We discovered many things, primarily cigarette butts. We do wish the other dogs wouldn't throw down their cigarettes after they get finished smoking.

We are also trying to learn where we can go and where we can't. There are so many new smells, it's hard not to get a little excited.

We are getting much better about walking with our harness. We have learned that it is much easier if we don't try to eat it while we are walking!

We are also learning what W A L K means. But don't say it if you don't mean it, cause that's just M E A N!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

November 13, 2008

If you have a hard time waking up in the morning, get one of these:

Fortunately, he goes back to sleep about 8 hours later.
And IF I'm lucky, we get to spend those 8 hours he's awake:
• looking for my shoe
• finding my shoe and looking for the other shoe
• actually seeing how far a sock can stretch when it's being pulled off my foot
• looking for toe band-aids
• looking for bugs
• trying to eat bugs
• removing bug parts from mouth
• moving things UP from the floor
• un-rearranging the rugs in the living room (for some reason, Jack seems to think the rug looks better if it's moved into any other part of the house than where I have it - and we're talking an 8 x 11 rug here - even I have a hard time moving it! Maybe he doesn't like the color...)

I think it would be better if everyone just named their puppy 'NO'.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

November 12, 2008

How would you like to wake up every morning with THIS staring you in the face?

You would love it - you know you would.

Unfortunately, THIS has these.

And THOSE cause these.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

November 11, 2008

Jack and one of his toys:

Why do puppies like to play tug-of-war? Were all the dinosaur puppies at the company summer picnic and forced to play tug-of-war and 3-legged race (7 legged race?) and have potato sack races?

Jack watched the Purina Incredible Dog Challenge this weekend. He was very proud of Kody, who won the Extreme Vertical Demonstration because he is a yellow lab too! Jack would like to do the Frisbee challenge, but he wants to be the one throwing the Frisbee instead of catching it.

Monday, November 10, 2008

November 10, 2008

What you want to see:

Yes, I love you, let me lick you all over and kiss you and hug you and whisper in your ear and tell you how wonderful you are!!

What you are really seeing:

I want whatever is in that purple bag and I want it right now and I will tear off your ear if you don't give it to me!

And give me that white string thing too or I will pee on you!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

November 9, 2008

If you wake me up while I'm asleep, I will have to box your nose!

Friday, November 7, 2008

November 7, 2008

On our way to McDonalds for breakfast:

"I would like an Egg McMuffin, some of those round potato things and a large coffee please."

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

November 5, 2008

Giving the raspberry!

10 weeks 2 days.

We went to the vet yesterday - 16.2 lbs:
1.157 stone
72.09 Newtons
243 Fig Newtons, which Jack would probably love, but he isn't allowed to have people food yet.

Although I guess fingers count as people food to Jack. (Is there anything you can't find on the Internets?)

He's the same weight as a
(Just in case you've ever wondered if your puppy weighed the same as a GPS unit.)

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

November 4, 2008

Election day.

Did you vote?

I wonder if Jack would be a yellow-dog democrat. Or maybe he's just a Democrat who is a yellow dog. Good for him.

Music: Smoothie Song by Nickel Creek. They are really good.

Monday, November 3, 2008

November 3, 2008

Why do puppies like brooms? Or hate them? Why can't they just be indifferent toward them like I am.

If we're ever attacked by household cleaning devices, it will be the dogs who save us. Or maybe a puppy.

Music: Windmills by Toad the Wet Sprocket

Sunday, November 2, 2008

November 2, 2008

? What grass? I haven't been eating any grass. I don't know how that grass got in my mouth. Maybe some other dog came by and put it there.

Why would I be eating grass when I've got $200.00 an ounce dog food?

Nope, not me.

Besides, if you didn't want me to eat grass, why did you put it down here where I could get it?

Saturday, November 1, 2008

November 1, 2008

5:30 AM on a Saturday morning can never come too early for some people.....or puppies.