Finders Keepers

This is Dougan.  He lives next door.  He likes to put his paws on the top of the fence and drop his toy on our side so that I will toss it back to him.  He gets jealous watching me play with Sadie.  This is what I found when I joined Sadie in the backyard yesterday.

What is he looking at?

Sadie having a blast playing with his toy!

Hi Mom, look what I found!

When I told Sadie that was Dougan’s toy and we need to give it back, she picked it up and ran around the yard.  It was too big to run with effectively, she was dropping it and pouncing on it along the way.

She eventually walked the toy back to Dougan.  I tossed it to him and all was right with the world.

I guarantee that if I bought that exact toy she wouldn’t give it a second look… but because it was Dougan’s she thought it was the greatest ball ever!  😉

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To Chew, or Not To Chew

She looks so cute!  But, there is a teething devil lurking inside, watch your fingers!

Sadie is chewing on bully sticks all day long.  She will rotate in her rubber bones & Kong and, of course, she favors the outdoor sticks!

This is my hand – right before I stick my fingers in her mouth and pull out {leaves, grass, tree seeds} something she should not eat.

Our mature trees are the bane of my existence!  I spent an hour yesterday cleaning up all the debris it drops only to have a storm roll through and drop a fresh batch of seeds, leaves & twigs.  It really would not be that big of a deal, except Sadie thinks it’s an all you can eat salad bar!  Again, not that big of a deal, except she has thrown up during the night twice this week… grass mostly.  The vet says it’s normal and not a cause for concern, but it is not pleasant to be woken up at 3am to a barfing dog.  And, I was so tired that I didn’t wake up last night… I found the evidence this morning (what was left of it ~ eww, gross!).

The plan is to play hard and tire her out and keep her inside when she starts eating leaves and grass.  It is hot and muggy outside, so she is agreeable to being indoors.

The lemon tree is loving this sticky, hot weather!  I am hoping for more blossoms and lemons, soon!

Empty? Full of Fun!

Sadie enjoyed this empty peanut butter jar for 3 hours!

The Graduate!

No cap and gown here.  Just yummy biscuits, happy puppies and proud parents!

Sadie had her final puppy class and passed her S.T.A.R. test!  We crammed all weekend and the efforts paid off!

We celebrated with more puppy play!

I’m interested in continuing her training, but I want to find a closer trainer.

The puppy class was good and I liked the trainer, but it was a 45 minute drive during rush hour to make the class.

I’m going to look for a trainer in my area that offers agility classes.

Oh, Brother!

Sadie & I were invited to a play date with her brother, Marco, before puppy school on Tuesday.  Marco and Sadie have been in the same puppy class for the last 6 weeks.  It is a lot of fun to see them together and it was wonderful to let them play outside of class.  They say puppies do not remember their litter mates, but these two sure act like family!  🙂

Sadie had a blast and looks forward to future play dates!