Thursday, May 19, 2011

No Room in the Inn

Just a guess on my part....but I'm concluding that there was  no where else to lay...?? 

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Monday, May 9, 2011

A Review - By Texas

Helllooo bloggy pawpuls!

Today, I, Texas The Doxie, will present to yous all a review of a piece of junk, not even worth your money probably a good purchase, maybe, kinda, dog toy.

This toy has a strange name, so its not even worth mentioning no this here bloggy. So um...lets get to the action shall wee? So mom went to the Petstore WITHOUT ME wiht Rob yesterday and the little bugger got to PICK OUT HIS OWN TOYS!?

Am I bitter 'bout that you ask?

No. I am not.

Then mom puts them up and of course its all Rob's fault that we was board and stuff. 

Um... where was I?

Oh yeas.

So this thing is a KONG Wobbler, KNOCK OFF. I know, that is prolly a big deteerant but that didn't even stop mom. (she's a cheap scape) so you can get this little "beutee" at your local PetsMart for only $7.97!!



So antiways... mom gets this monstroscity home and tries to open it. Me, being the smartest, most handsomest doggie alive, realized immediately that this produced was all fur mom letting me play wit it. So i ran and around barkign at her ..but her never even put it down for a long time!

She kept tryin' to un twist the thingymajiggy and it wouldn't even come loose! Not even for a whole night!

So mom just stuck some foods in teh little wholes, and let me and Bubbles play with it.

LEmme tell yous how smart I am.

I got that thing done in like. 5 seconds flat!! BLAM!

Don't believe me??

I gots some video PROOF!!!!!

Anyway mom says its not a great toy cause the plastic is cheeps, and if Rob gotta ahold of it he would tear it up in like two seconds, cause he thinks you has to bite it to get the food out, not hit it with your feets.

He's a dumb bunny.

So if you want a toy like dis, spend the money and get a really KONG WOBBLER!

That's all.


Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Summer Goals

Hi Guys,

Just another boring post from me! :)
(And Me! hee hee mom should leave her drafts up on the computer!-Texas)
School and work have been consuming me well as training/entertaining Rob. Little man is quite the active pup. Which might be due, in part, to the break down of our structure in the last little bit.
(Fur real! I mean that dude is down-right annoying allat times!)
However, summer is right around the corner and with only a week or so left in this semester, I'm already making plans!
(Woohoo! I hope they include me! Cause MAN its been dull around here!)
First we have Mr. Rob.
(Its ALWAYS about ROB! GRRRrrrrrr)
Of course we have the normal everyday exposures we are required to do by the Guide Dog Foundation, but we also want to hit up some of the festivals/ meet up with other dog owners/puppy raisers that are lurking around Knoxville. Its always more fun to do things with your dog. :)
(Um..hello? what about me?) 
I'd also like to enroll Rob in a Puppy Class of some sort, if I can find someone who will let me attend for far no good.
(Yeah well, I don't think any amounts of class could fix what's wrong with dork-boys brain) 
Then we have Mr. Texas.
To our newer readers, if you don't know about Texas's and his "special needs" (WHAT?!!) then you can read about it {here.} (LIES I TELL YOU ALL LIES! DON'T CLICK ON THAT LINK!) In a nut shell, Texas has not quite mastered the proper ways of greeting strange humans or other animals. In an interesting twist to the plot, I've discovered that he's only reactive towards strangers....when I'm around. How's that for making a girl feel all warm and fuzzy? (Ok so what she doesn't know won't hurt her, but in truth I'm a secrete special ops agent trained to keep my girl from getting hurt. Excepts when she puts me in my crate when people come over I can't even help her out and how's that supposed to make ME feel!?!?)

As long he knows I'm in the vacinty he will bark, lunge, growl, snap, and possibly bite, whomever comes near/talks/makes eye contact with him. However if I'm not in the house/outside, anyone can go in and interact with him (at the risk of making him pee on the floor) without an issue. 
So now that we've realized he might have some guarding issues going on, as well as reactivity towards other dogs and strange objects..we've still got a lot of work to do. This summer I'm hoping Texas and I can spend some time working on re acclimating him into the world, parks and walking around in public, without wanting to snap peoples...feet off.

I also want him to become more comfortable being handled, as he shys away from even me, when I reach out towards him.

*sigh* We have soo much to do. 

To be honest, there are times I've wondered if he would be better off with someone else, since I seem to be the problem, and while I'm in contact with many many different trainers/knowledgeable dog people, its still an overwhelming process to do by ones self. Don't worry I could *never* give him to someone else, unless I knew without a doubt that it was the ABSOLUTE best thing possible for *him*. Even then I'd have my doubts. But there are sometimes I wish we could just have a normal dog existence.
(....well this is interesting...)

So anyway we've got a lot to work on, which is why I've re-upped our training routines. Now that school is almost over I have more time to devote to Tex-Mex.

Another thing I'm hoping to do, is going ahead and starting putting some money away for un-anticipated pet medical expenses, and boarding costs. Since traveling is very stressful for Bubbles & Texas, they seem to enjoy staying at our vet's kennel.
(Yeah its alright, i mean the service is lousy can't even get a good potty walk in a'fore its time to come back inside?!) 
Here's to a good Summer 2011!