Monday, November 29, 2010

Tug of War..the Lazy version

Ok, so we all knows how to play tug-of-war wit our brotthers, sisters moms, dads whatevers. I persoably thinks that is a lot of wasted energies, so only play it wit those I can beats. Like not mom. 
Butt anyway I'm here to tell you about the all new patented 
Pompei and me play "real" tug
. Ok the first step in lazy tug, is a long toy, like dis rope toy.
Next step is to find a nice comfy spot toy lay down and holds the toy firmly in your teeth. 
Den you just kinda chews on it with your teeths...and only pull if pulled. 
You can also use your growly voice if your other 'pponent is pullin to hard. 
That works wit POmpei....

Sometimes you has to stand up to get a better grip. 
Also notice how i has Pompei strateegagickly positioned under the coffe table? He can't even go no where and pull.
Genius I knows. 

I am in charge of the toy!

You guys shoul try dis sometime it is very theraputik and makes you has more energy to play when your peoples get tired!! 

Friday, November 26, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

Hmm lets see you can read da story of me here:

So some body tole me dat Thanksgivin has  lots food and yummy stuffs for us to eat, butt they LIED to me! 
I didn't even get NO FOOD cept for the stuffs we get 
How cans I be thanksful if I don't get any yummy turkey food???

I even brought out my best please-can-i-have-some-food and I didn't even get nothin?!
 But I am thanksful for Nylabones cause they are yummy,...and Im thanksful dats I didn't has to share wit Pompei..and I'm thanksful fur da little bits of food I do gets, and a big yard, an.....a nice mommy for the most part.
Hey Guys! Its Pompei! Mom said I can post today cause it was Thanksgiving So I'm ams thanksful fur, my little brother Texas dat I can beat up all the time. If you bark in his face then he will run after me, cept can't even catch me cause my legs are way way way longer then his. Its verrry funny to watch!! 
Annnd I'm thankful for my mommy, and going places, and food, and paper, and that I gets to stay with mom all the way until January stead of leaving next week! Yaay! .....i thinks that's all. 

Texas again, even though I didn't even get any foods...I hope you all has a great great, great,grrrrreaat, Thanksgiving. 

Texas & Pompei

Friday, November 19, 2010

A Conversation

Texas: Hi Mom! I see yous is nice and comfortable wit dat book thingy. So I thought that you needed some lap warms thingy. 
Me: No Texas
Texas: I knows you didn't just say "NO" did yous? I didn't thinks I heard ok can I sits on dis side?
Me: Texas STAY.
Texas: I'm not moving butt I do needs to get up dear, right in dat little wittle corner right dare.
Me: Texas NO. Go somewhere
Bubbles: Can I gets up too mom? 
Me: No Bubbles Stay.
Bubbles:...Do you...*gasp* Not love me anymore? Mom do you love me? MOoom? Do you? Do you still love me?
Texas: No she don't Bubbles, only me can fit up dare wit hers.
Texas:............ you don't want me up dare wit you?
Me: For the LAST time. No.
Texas: ......buuttt mmooooommmm
ME: --------------

Erin and company

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Pompei's Blog
In case you was wondering why there wasn't much posted about Pompei on dis blog, its cause he has his on blog all by himself. Well and all da other puppies my mom has brought home. 
Dat way i can have dis blog all by myself. um... also Mom will be changin day URL thingy too real soo...probably sometin like: 
And probably on Saturday. 
So if you can't even find us dats what happened. 
Anyway mom has been VERY mean to me lately, cause her bed got throwed out and she has to get a new one, so she and me and Bubbles has been sleepin on the couch. But BOY let me tell you dat makes her VERY.VERY. GRumPY! 
She doesn't even like me to sleep under da covers no more. Somtin about me Hoggin them!? 
Read My Lips. 
Or Teeths.
Do Dogs have lips?
Loooook intoo my eeeyeeeee.

Monday, November 15, 2010

8 year Bubbaversary!

While we don't know Bubbles's exact birth date, we made November 15th the day we celebrate her birthday and "Gotcha" day together. Hard to believe she's been with us for 8 years!! You can read her "Gotcha" story here.  I wish I'd blogged more about her during her "younger" years, but I'm pretty sure she was a bigger version of Texas. 
My father was convinced Bubbles was a dumb dog, because we could never get her to do anything, however I changed that fact when i started teaching her some different things. 
While she doesn't get the whole "follow the treat" thing, she's learned to:

  • Sitting on all types of flooring. (She used to refuse to sit anywhere but carpet), 
  • Eating all of her food from her bowl..(she used to take a mouthful to the living room, and it there)
  • Coming when called 
  • Coming when the whistle is blown
  • Kenneling when I point to her crate 
  • And leaving the room when I say "out". 
Dumb dog? I don't think so. 
This year, I've noticed a significant decrease in Bubble's energy, she sleeps all the time, which is nothing new, but she's spending even less time outside...and sometimes she won't even get up off the couch, when we all dash out. She's getting old gracefully. 

Happy Birthday Sweet Girl!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Beds Everywhere!

....You mean you don't take whatever spot is comfortable when ever you can? This one looked real comfy...and it was!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Can I haz a treat pleaseeee???


Saturday, November 6, 2010

Guess whose Birthday......

Pompei turned 1 years old today! Birthday's with guide dog puppies are always bittersweet. We're happy to celebrate one year of life with our crazy puppies, but sad knowing that our time with them is quickly drawing to a close. Pompei is attempting to make sure I'm not too sorry to see him go, as a teenager, he's testing all his boundaries but we're working on keeping him "walking the straight and narrow." 

However, we are very eager to see what he'll do once back at the school! I know someone will ask, so let me go ahead and alay your fears. Yes it will be hard to let him go, but remember he was never "mine" in the first place, and as we're going through our year together, we're doing a LOT of training and preparation of the dogs for this next stage. So the thought of keeping them after is disappointing. Believe me, finding out your dog has been, as we call it, career changed (taken out of the program) is a little short of devastating...especially if you had high hopes for his future. 

That and, we're typically getting a new puppy after the old one goes, which keeps us very.very. busy. Unfortunately this will be the first time, in four years, that I won't be getting another puppy as my old puppy goes back. Some different situations happened  and for now I'm going to wait for Midnight to have puppies, which will be sometime in the spring..if she's pregnant...something we won't know for a little while yet.. So Pompei's turn in will be much harder than my past puppies to be sure. 

However, I know my decision was the right one when I stepped outside this morning. O.M.G it was COLD. 

Back to Pompei, he got a Deer Antler and a Bone for his birthday, the former of which, Texas promptly stole. Than when he saw Pompei get the bone, he proceeded to stalk him around the house whining. 

Aaah Sibling Rivarly.

Whatever will he do without his Big Little Brother? 

Happy Birthday Pompei!!!!!

Erin and company

Friday, November 5, 2010

Flashback Friday

Jake (Guide Pup#1) and Bubbles  Sumer 2006
A much younger, sprier Bubbles. It pains me to say this but Bubbles is getting old. She spends the majority of her day sleeping, she only goes out for short periods of time, before letting herself back in the house. Lately she's even takin to spending a lot of time in her crate, which is something that is not normal for Miss Bubbles. I can't believe she's almost 11 years old.
Eh. Enough of these sad thoughts! I think she looks and seems to be doing great for an old gal. 
Erin and company

Thursday, November 4, 2010

November 4: Thankful Thursday

I know you guys don't 'even remember her, but dis is my sister Bubbles. She sleeps. And that is all. She was Absolutely NO HELP yesterday with the birdie. She didn't even bark! Antiway. Mom says to get back to da point of this post.  
Bubbles Writes: "Today, I am thankful for my crate, where I can hid when Texas and Pompei are being redicous. Which is pretty much all the time. Mom was wondering lately while I have started to spend so much time in my crate, voluntarily. She thinks I'm getting old or something. Duh. But SHE doesn't have to listen to the constant bickering these two do. Well at least not most of the time. My Goodness. If I had know what I had signed up for....Oh well. I've got to make the best of it.  That is all. I've missed a good five minutes of my late late afternoon nap by writing this. TATA!"
Gaah Bubs i didn't eve know you could heard anything with your "Advanced age" and everything! Who does she think she is? Geez. So yeah. I don't even know why mom decided to let HER be the thankful one today. 

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

November 3: MORE BIRDS!?!?!

Mom has decided that the birds have decided to hibernate in OUR HOUSE instead of going south. But that's ok, cause she's got ME!!!!

Here is a real life video of me telling dat bird what I think of him and where he should go. Except..he didn't really listen too me and didn't even come out until, mom went and got our neighbor lady to help her get the dumb bird out of our house! {IGNORE DA RADIO THING IN THE BACKGROUND. I DON'T EVEN KNOW WHAT MY MOM WAS LISTENEN TOO!!!!!}

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

November 2

Dear Blog Friends.
Here is da thing.
If you only updated your bloggy 1 time a week instead of a 1,435,234,354 times a week.
Den maybe my mom could get to alla your blogs all time, so dat I can leave my mark there.
Butt if you continues to dos this (see number above) updating, den I will has to stop followin your bloggy.

Me and my new friend named Lisa
Mom says dat is not even true so I shouldn't write dat down.
So what's been going on here in my life you asks? I makes a new friend a couple of weeks ago, at first she kinda scared me, cause I didn't know who she was and if she even wanted to hurt me..cause you never now. But then I realized she was kinda cool, and she lets me sit on her lap..if I don't lick her face. But dats real hard ya know cause I mean the humans always have sometin yummy on there faces. But I tries to be good. 

Um....the other day aNOTHER  birdy flew in my house and me and Pompei chased all over the place! He won cause it flew in my crate, and he rammed his big honkin self in there and CHOMPED down on it real fast. I don't think that's fair cause I saw it first!!!!!! 
The big dummy even ate it all gone! 
Its a good thing he's leaving in 29 days. 
I can finally has my house all to my self again.
I candothisIcandothis......ZZZzzzzzzzzzz..........

PS. If I go votes like a lotta ya'lls be telling me to dos, will i gets more dog treats?