Thursday, April 30, 2009

April 30, 2009

I'm FREE!!!

The tall guy took me to the local park this morning and for some reason he decided he wanted to see how I would do without my string (you know, the one he holds on to so he won't get lost!). SO, he unhooked the string and it was great. Normally I don't get to run around at the local park because there are too many peoples and I want to say hello to everyone, but this morning, there weren't a lot of peoples there. So I took advantage of the situation and decided to see what all the fuss about running around the cowegg field was about. It was great!

On the other hand...

I think my feet look really good this color (kind of like doggy toenail polish). The tall guy said it was something called "GET OUT OF THE MUD!" I don't think it was 'GET OUT OF THE MUD!'; I think it was just red clay soil that was wet, but maybe he knows better. I'm glad he took a picture, because we had to spend a lot of time when we got home getting it off, especially on my belly and now I'm not that color any more.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

April 29, 2009

Two Happy Puppies!

This is Armand and me after we have been playing at the puppy park! You can tell we've been playing because I'm covered in dirt. Armand is a good guy, although lately he's started trying to climb up on the some of the other puppies. I don't have any idea what that is about! The tall guy said he'd explain it to me when I get a little older.

Today was a really good day, all the guys I play with (Armand, Balou and Lambeau) were at the park at the same time, so it was just a free-for-all. One of the other tall people said that all the puppies were just lying around until I came, so I must be a good influence! We have to go to the park pretty early in the morning, so it won't be too hot to run and play. I think the tall guy would rather stay in bed, but I remind him that it's more fun to be outside playing than in bed sleeping. Besides, I don't think you're supposed to sleep after the sun comes up anyway....

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

April 28, 2009

I am a holy terror...

I am a holy terror,
the tall guy tells me so.
Although he doesn't get TOO mad,
unless I bite his toe.

I like to eat his socks and then
I nibble at his knees.
I like to chew his favorite chair,
until he says 'Jack, PLEASE!!!'

I like to wake him up each morn,
By chewing on his ear.
But I guess I love him, even more
because he is my friend.

He rubs my ears
and belly too
and watches when I play.
I hope you have a tall guy too
wherever you may stay!

Monday, April 27, 2009

April 27, 2009

Don't Ask!

I have no idea what I'm doing or why I'm doing it. Things on my body are just opening up, closing or flopping out all on their own.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

April 26, 2009

So Close...

If you are going to hit the ball near me, please make sure you get it over the fence.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

April 25, 2009

One Cool Puppy!

Someone asked me about playing in the water at the dog park, so I asked the tall guy to take a picture and so I can show you how good it feels. It works best if you roll around in the dirt right after you get wet so you get to bring some of the dog park home with you in the back of the car! Usually the tall guy makes us wait until I have dried off before we go home, but sometimes he just puts me in the back of the car all wet. If you look really carefully, you can see all the nice dog park dirt on my belly and my legs. I find that the more dirt you get on you, the more time you get to play at the park!

On another note, the tall guy said it was my 8 month birthday this week. He said I was growing up too fast. He also said we could have a party for my one year birthday, but I think he just said that and is hoping I will forget, since he didn't give me a party for my 8 month birthday (although he did buy me some new grass for the backyard - BUT he won't let me eat it, so what good is it?) He did let me eat the TV remote (well, he didn't LET me, but I happened to find it on the chair when he went to the store). Unfortunately, he came home before I could find out what it looked like on the inside. All I was trying to do was turn on Animal Planet!

Friday, April 24, 2009

April 24, 2009


What is it with all these degrees the past few days? I asked the tall guy why I kept getting so hot and he said it was like 95 degrees! Well, in my opinion, that is just too many degrees. I liked it better when it was not so many degrees. It even gets hot at the dog park because of all the degrees so I have to go play in the water so I won't burn up. It is even too many degrees at the local park when we go in the afternoon. So, if you live in a place where it is cold, please write me a letter and I will send you some degrees. I can send you a bunch because I don't think I'm going to need them for the next couple of months.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

April 23, 2009

Jack and Jewels

I wanted to introduce you to one of my friends from the dog park. Her name is Jewels and she is a LOT of fun to play with. She can run really fast, even though she is a gurl. I don't know what a gurl is, but it must be someone who can run fast and who will 'rassle' with you at the dog park. The tall guy says he likes to see her at the park, because she plays with me until I'm tired. And when she gets tired of playing, she runs under the picnic table. I used to be able to run under the table, but I think I'm getting too big cause I keep bumping my head. So then I have to talk* to her until she is ready to play again. Sometimes the tall guy says that I talk* too much and he makes me go find another puppy to play with.

The tall guy also took me over to see the little puppies today. They have their own area besides the big puppy area. They were great. Some of them are older than me but they are not as big as me, so they have their own area to play with. Some of them are really really small. I was astounded that a puppy could be that small. All of the peoples with the little puppies were really nice and they didn't mind me coming to visit!

*Note from tall guy: TALK = barking for about 20 minutes.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

April 22, 2009

Watching the CowEgg Game

When we go out to the park, there are all these peoples out in the field running around and yelling like crazy! They are all chasing after this cowegg that one of the peoples has hit with a stick. After someone hits the cowegg with the stick, they throw down the stick and start running, while all the big peoples stand around and yell. Some of them yell stuff like 'Run to first' and 'Way to go' and some of them yell 'Get the ball' and 'Throw it to home'. Then, after the peoples out in the field finally GET the cowegg, they throw it around for a while. They keep doing this for a long time. Every now and again, a bunch of people will run to sit down and another bunch of people will come out and throw the cowegg around.

I asked the tall guy what they are doing and he said they are playing 'baseball'. I told him they should let me play because I can run and get the cowegg really good. He said that I would end up eating the stick they use to hit the cowegg. He's probably right.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

April 21, 2009

I am NOT ready to go home yet.

Sometimes when we're out walking or at the park, the tall guys tells me that it's time to go home. Well, usually I'm not ready to go home, so I let him know by pulling on the string that I make him hold so he won't get lost (he calls it a LEASH). He still hasn't learned that we're not supposed to go home until I'm ready, but I think he'll eventually figure it out. He's pretty smart.

Monday, April 20, 2009

April 20, 2009

I don't know why...

all the other puppies at the dog park seem to like to drink out of my bathtub! It's obvious to me that this water is here so that you can wash off your feet (and your legs and your belly and your neck) when you get dirty playing in the dog park! But for some reason, the other puppies seem to think that it's drinking water! Don't they know that drinking water comes out of a bottle from the grocery store?

Sunday, April 19, 2009

April 19, 2009

OH..... now I get it!

Look what we got from Moose!

I told the tall guy we should go visit him and take him a cookie to say thank you, and the tall guy said that Moose lives in a far away magic place called the Florida Keys. He said it would take like 3 whole days to drive there, so I said I can run fast now, so maybe we could just run there. I don't know HOW the tall guy gets his eyes to roll when I talk to him some times, but I'm gonna practice it so I can do it too.

We also got this from Moose:

From what Moose said on his blog, this means I am supposed to tell you 10 honest scraps about me. I had to ask the tall guy what HONEST meant and he said it meant that I was supposed to be just like I always am, so evidently it means HUNGRY. (Hmmmmm, there go the tall guy's eyes again!). So, the tall guy said he would help me.

1 - I like to sleep on the tall guy's head. He says I'm not ready to sleep by myself yet, so he makes me sleep in his bedroom. So, during the middle of the night, I will climb up on the bed and make myself comfortable. ON HIS HEAD. He has a very nice head.

2 - I love bagels. I didn't even know what they were until like a month ago, when the bagel store opened up near our house, but I'm sure glad it did. The tall guy won't let me have a whole one, but he gives me some of his every time!

3 - I can't jump in the car yet. The tall guy has to pick me up and put me in the back of the car when we go somewhere. He says I'm getting too big for him to pick up, but I tell him he's just being plum-t lazy. (I have no idea what it means; it's just something he says!)

4 - I do have a tendency to bark when I want attention. Especially in the car. ESPECIALLY when we're going to the dog park. The tall guy says it's the longest 25 minutes of his life! I told him he must have a really boring life!

5 - I love Cheetos too, but the tall guy won't hardly ever give me any. I wish they made a Cheeto-flavored dog food.

6 - I don't mind taking a bath because at the end you get to play hide-and-seek with the dry towel! And you get rubbed all over.

7 - I like to tear the tags off of all my toys. And if they don't have tags, the feet or ears will do.

8 - I like to stick my nose in the shower when the tall guy is in there. For some reason, he doesn't think it's funny.

9 - I get pictures taken every day since I came to live with the tall guy. He said something about having 4 million pictures of me. I asked him if that was a lot. He said he could never have enough pictures of me. Yeah, it just about made me cry too!

10 - Everyone says I'm the happiest puppy they have ever seen. I got a great house and a great family and Cheetos. What's not to be happy about?

Saturday, April 18, 2009

April 18, 2009

I have no idea...

why my tongue is sticking out the side of my mouth! It may be getting too big to fit in my head. I don't know what I will do if that happens. Maybe the tall guy can tell me what to do!

Friday, April 17, 2009

April 17, 2009

Give me a plastic bottle...

and I'll be happy for a while. The tall guy is good about making sure I don't eat the cap or the label and when he sees that I'm about to break the bottle, he takes it away from me. I don't understand, but he says that plastic is not good inside my stomach. Then he puts it inside this magic box that he calls the 'trash can'. I can't get into the 'trash can' box like I can get into my toy box. One of these days I'm going to look inside the 'trash can' box and see what all stuff I can find! I bet there are a LOT of toys in there that the tall guy is just saving for a special occasion!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

April 16, 2009

Puppy Day!

I think that every April 16th should be declared 'Puppy Day'*, and that everyone should go out and get a puppy to make them happy.

I also think the tall guy should clean my eyes before he takes close-up pictures!

*(Oops, I didn't realize that there already IS a National Puppy Day. And the tall guy didn't even get me a present!)

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

April 15, 2009

Give me some of that...

What is it? It smells really good! Give me just a little bit. One taste. You don't want it, I can tell. How come I don't ever get anything good to eat? Besides, you shouldn't be eating on the couch. If you didn't want me to have any of it, you would be eating at the table. Come on, there's not even enough left there for you to finish. Maybe it's not any good. If you let me taste it, I will check and see if it is ok to eat. PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

April 14, 2009

Sometimes, you just need to be silly...

Ever now and again, I like to make the tall guy laugh for no reason.
I'm a good puppy that way!

Monday, April 13, 2009

April 13, 2009

A Day at the Dog Park!

I am very lucky, because if the tall guy has something he needs to do at home, he brings me to the dog park in the morning so I can run around and get tired and then go to sleep. If you don't have a dog park in your town, you should go get one! Here's what you can do at the dog park:

First, you jump out of the car when the tall guy tells you it's ok. But you have to wait until he can lock the car.
Then, you run up to the gate where you can see all the other puppies.
Then, you have to wait some more while the tall guy takes off your leash so you can run in and tell everyone hello.
Then, when he opens the gate, you run in and find a peoples to jump up on. Most of the peoples at the dog park don't mind when I jump up on them, but the tall guy keeps telling me I shouldn't do that! So, I'm working on that.
Then, you run around and see who is there. If you're lucky, one of your friends will be there and you can play with them for a LONG time.
Then, you go get some water.
Then, you run around some more. Make sure you run under the picnic table and bark really loud. All the peoples seem to love it when you do that!
Then, you go get some more water.
Then, you look around.
Then, you go get some MORE water. (Did I tell you the water is REALLY good?)
Then, if you're lucky, there will be a BIG mud puddle because of the rain. If you hurry, you can lie down in the mud puddle before the tall guy catches you. There was a white puppy there today who really had a good time in the mud puddle. They call him Brownie now.
Then, you go run after one of the balls that the peoples will throw for you if you ask them nicely.
Then, you wrestle with one of the puppies some more. Some of the puppies are really good about not biting you, but sometimes, you'll find a puppy who hasn't learned not to bite yet. You have to have a stern talking to THOSE puppies!
And THEN, after you've played a long time, the tall guy says it's time to go home. I try to be a good puppy and come when I am called, but sometimes I forget what I am supposed to do because I like to play so much. But the tall guy usually tells me how good I am doing.

The fun part is falling asleep on the way home - so I can be really ready to run and play with the tall guy when we get home! He says sometimes he wished we LIVED in a dog park. Sounds good to me!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

April 12, 2009

Rattlesnakes is MEAN!!

I went to rattlesnake school yesterday and BOY ARE THEY MEAN. I got up close to one just to see what it was like and all of a sudden, it felt like I had stuck my nose in an electrical socket. I don't know what that snake did, but it was SHOCKING. They must have some special electrical power that they can shoot at you if you get too close. So, I am telling all the other puppies I see, do not get near the rattlesnakes. Even the little rattlesnakes. If you see or hear the rattlesnakes, tell your peoples to turn around and go the other way so they won't get shocked too.

From now on, I'm going to carry a big stick so I can hit the rattlesnakes before they get too close to the tall guy!

Saturday, April 11, 2009

April 11, 2009

Thank you for taking my picture!

Here let me give you a lick!

Friday, April 10, 2009

April 10, 2009

Maybe if I just eat one of the little ones...

the tall guy won't notice! I used to pretend like I was just seeing what the flowers smelled like, but he got suspicious when all the flowers started disappearing.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

April 9, 2009

Hey guys!!!!

Come look at the hole I made! Right here. Hurry, before the tall guy sees it and puts all the dirt back in it like he does in the back yard at home.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

April 8, 2009

The tall guy has caught me chewing on something that I'm probably not supposed to be chewing on. Can I come live with you?

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

April 7, 2009

Don't bother me now, I'm watching my programs!

Some of you have asked me what I do when the tall guy goes to the store to buy me stuff. Well, I've discovered that there are some really good things to watch on the TEE VEE. Unfortunately, since I don't have any thumbs, I just have to watch whatever channel the tall guy was watching before he left - SO, I get to see a lot of HGTV and Food Network. Occasionally, he will forget and leave it on a movie channel. Boy, that Marley and Me movie is just silly isn't it?

Monday, April 6, 2009

April 6, 2009

Jack and the Dog Show

For some strange reason, all these dogs came to my house last night and NOT ONE OF THEM would play with me. I'm telling you, I don't know what has happened to good manners. The tall guy said we were watching a dog show on the TEE VEE and they weren't really at the house.

The tall guy recorded the program, so when you come to my house to visit, we will watch the puppies at the dog show and talk about them!

Sunday, April 5, 2009

April 5, 2009

How Do I Look?

I think today should be 'Make Your Puppy Smile and Take His Picture Day'. Smile :) So if you are a puppy, make your peoples take a picture of you so that I can see you smile.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

April 4, 2009

I know you're over there eating something!

I don't know what a CHEETO is but you'd better give me one. It looks like a carrot, so it must be good for you. AND you've got a bunch of CHEETO and I don't have no CHEETO. Give me one so I can see if I like it. Then I won't bother you any more.

Friday, April 3, 2009

April 3, 2009

I must be getting bigger!

After I got finished swimming yesterday, we had to walk back to the car. I was stopping to smell all the good things so much, the tall guy said that I could walk without my leash, PROVIDED that I would not run off, stayed close to him and came back when he called me. I asked him if I could do 2 out of 3, but he said no, I had to do all three, so I told him I would. It's really nice being out in the woods. I was very good and only ran off one time to go play in the creek. But I made sure I could always see the tall guy, even when he was trying to hide from me to see if I noticed. We finally made it back to the car and then I got to sleep all the way home.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

April 2, 2009


I just do not know what to say. The tall guy said we were going to go somewhere special today but WOW! We got in the car and started driving. Well I started barking because I thought we were going to the dog park and I tend to get a bit excited. I know I shouldn't bark so much, because the tall guy says he's going to stop this car and turn around, but he never does. Anyway, we start going up in the mountain where I saw the SNOW stuff. Well, we didn't see any snow, but then we stopped and got out of the car. The tall guy told me to hurry so we could see the LIKE. Well, I had never seen a LIKE before, so I had no idea what to expect. For some reason, the road was blocked off so we had to walk like 2 million steps through the woods and trees and then....


I have never seen so much water. I wanted to run and jump in, but the tall guy made me wait until we could find a good spot where I could get into the water. I got to run and jump and splash all around in the LIKE. It was SO MUCH FUN, I could've plotzed! The tall guy took some pictures so I could remember all the water. He told me we could come back once it got warmer. I can't wait. You should come to my house and we can all go to the LIKE and play in the water together!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

April 1, 2009

By Popular Request

The tall guy said I couldn't be an April Fool puppy cause I act foolish every day. I have NO idea what he's talking about. Sometimes, I just let him ramble.