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Summer…or so they say

9 Jun

Well well well, it has been quite a while since I have posted on here, and I can honestly say I have missed it. A lot has happened since my last post, so I will do my best to catch you all up to speed.

I am now 2.5 years old, weighing in at a slim 92 pounds, and currently rocking a telletubby purple bandage around my broken back pinky toe. How you might ask did I get this broken toe? Why chasing a tennis ball of course. It would figure that out of the 1,678,887 times I have chased a tennis ball, 2 weeks ago I manage to break the darn toe and ruin my summer for the next 6-8 weeks. I have been waiting MONTHS for lake weather, and now that it is finally here, I am stuck inside with this mortifying bandage and nothing to do.

But Texas weather is nice most of the year, why have I been waiting months for warm weather you ask? Small detail, I moved back to Chicago with my mom in January. She is originally from Chicago and was ready for a change, and since we are pretty much inseparable, I of course made the journey with her. Anyways, this winter SUCKED! It was freezing and there was so.much.snow! I go back for an xray on my foot in a couple of weeks, so hopefully at that time the doctor clears me and I can get back to my normal summer routine of ball chasing and swimming, my 2 favs!

My mom and I are moving to my aunt and uncles soon, which I am looking very forward to. They have an awesome yard, a pond I can swim in, and they have a CHUCK IT! I love going there when my mom is out of town, and I am beyond thrilled that we are going to get to live there full time for a while. It will be great, especially once my bum toe is heeled.

I know I said I had a lot to catch you up on, but that is really the only the parts worth writing about. I assume that since it is summer time there will be more exciting things to write about, but I can’t make any promises.

Until next time….

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Hello Everyone!

28 Feb

I am sorry for the lack of posts lately, there hasn’t been a whole lot of exciting things going on in my life lately.

I came across this video, and I laughed so hard I cried…I gurantee you will do the same! (Fast forward to 1:35).

I was at camp this week and got put inside a few times by myself, which by the way I did not appreciate. Anyways, the camp staff said it was because I was excessively “mounting” all the other dogs. I didn’t see anything wrong with it, I am not an aggressive or dominant dog. Anyways, my parents were not too happy with me, and are trying to figure out what to do about my new bad habit. Any suggestions? I want to go to camp and play with my friends!

Oh before I forget, you have GOT to hear what I did yesterday! My human mom took me outside right after work, and she was so sweet becuase she didn’t even change out of her work clothes and heels, she just went straight to my cabinet full of tennis balls and headed to the park with me. We were playing for a few minutes until my ball rolled under the fence onto the golf course side, welllllll I had a moment where the devil was sitting on one shoulder telling me “go run around on the golf course and go swimming in the pond with the ducks” and the angel on my shoulder said “Don’t do it, go back to the park with your human and be a good boy”…guess what I did? Yup, I grabbed my tennis ball, booked it across the golf course and belly flopped into the pond – – – – FREEDOM!!!! As I am swimming around in the pond with my tennis ball in my mouth, I hear something similar to the sounds of my mom yelling my name and for me to come back to her. My attitude was Brown Dog, don’t cur:) I knew I was in trouble when I saw my human running across the golf course in her high heels while dodging live golf balls, needless to say she was NOT happy! She stood on the side of the pond yelling for me to get out, and if I could talk in a language she would understand, this is what I would have said “Not yet mom, I have a few more laps to swim, and I really want to catch one of those Mallard ducks swimming by”. So I continued to swim after the ducks, and man those buggars are fast! After I realized I couldn’t catch the ducks, and that I was in big trouble, I headed for the edge of the pond and jumped out. We headed back home and mom yelled at me some more. Between you and me….it was TOTALLY worth it! I can’t wait to do it again soon!

Tomorrow is Friday and I am going with my humans to visit some friends that live a couple of hours away, can’t wait! I love adventures!

Have a great day Y’all!
Boulder

Boulder the not so good Blogger!

13 Feb

Hi there,

I know I have been off the radar for a while, but I actually have good reasons. This past weekend my humans had to go out of town so they brought me to stay the day and night at my camp! I was really excited to get to play with my friends, but by day 2 I was really missing my mom and dad. Needless to say, they took the laptop with them, so I had no way to communicate to my bloggin’ buddies:)

So far this week has been pretty good! I got to go to camp yesterday and had a blast running around like a fool. However….apparently I was being a little too rambunctious for the humans (and other dogs) liking, so they had to “correct” my behavior by putting  a small leash around my neck until I calmed down.  They said it was mainly becuase I was being “a little too much” for one of the new dogs at camp, well excuuuuuuseeee meee, I thought this was camp people! Anyways, it wasn’t that big of a deal because I was tired and worn out at that point so it was a good time for me to lay down and take a rest.

One of my humans has been sick so he has been home a lot more lately, but all he wants to do is sleep. He walks around with a hunched over back making sniffle noises and doesn’t even bother to go out of his way for me.Sheesh, what’s it take for a guy to get some attention around here?  One fun thing that happened today while my dad had me out to play was that my ball went under the fence on the golf course, and since I am so smart, I knew how to go and get it. Once I retrieved my ball from the golf course, I couldn’t resist running as fast as I could for the pond to take a little dip:) It was great, until I heard my dad yelling at me to get out, so like the good pup I am, I obeyed, but not before messing with one of the golfballs that a golfer had hit on the fairway. MUAHAHAHAH. He was not too excited about me doing this, but my human stuck up for me and responded with “a big squirrel came and moved your ball” (insert golfers not very happy facial expressions).

Well, that is what has been going on with me! I have camp tomorrow, so maybe I will have more exciting things to write next time.

Don’t forget your valentine, and remember dogs can’t have chocolate!!

❤ Boulder

Missing the weekend…

4 Feb

Hi everyone! Happy Monday! What did y’all (in my best Texas accent) do this weekend?

I hope everyone enjoyed the Super Bowl! Was it just me, or was that Go Daddy commercial a bit awkward?! I guess it leads to good conversation, right? All I kept thinking was how much I would love to be on that ginormous football field chasing that football! I would do a lot better than most of those “professional” football players.  I didn’t really get into the game that much, mainly because I am a Bears fan, but it was still fun to watch the commericals:)

My weekend was awesome!! Satuday I got to go to the dog park for a while and play with my Chuck It! I was surprised at how many humans were there wanting to throw tennis balls for all the dogs! How nice of them to accomodate us.

Saturday night I got to spend the evening with my half sister (we have the same dad ,but different mom’s). We had a BLAST! As soon as I got to their backyard, my first reactions was…POOL!!!!! And in I went! Naturally I am drawn to water, but their pool was especially fun! It had ledges that you could stand on, or areas where I was able to run, jump, and belly flop in the pool. Of course the water was a bit on the chilly side, but that did not stop me from catapulting in after the ball:)  Although I don’t get to see my half sister very often, it is very obvious that we are related! We look alike (although she is yellow) and have the same obsession for balls!

Sunday was a relaxing day at our house. I spent most of the day laying around and playing with my toys.

Today I am back at camp! Love starting off the week getting to play with all my friends!

It looks like this week is a busy one for our family, but I will try to give you an update here and there.

Have a great day,

B.

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Puppy Whip!!

29 Jan

Puppy Whip!!

I am at camp today, but just figured I would drop by and say hello!

This is a picture from a few weeks ago of me enjoying a delicious “Puppy Whip” from Starbucks:)

You should visit your nearest Starbucks and order one for your pet!

TGIF

15 Jan

Not sure exactly what TGIF means, but the humans say it all the time about this time of week, so I figure it must mean something good!  All I know is that tonight starts the day that my humans work for me 24/7, at least until Monday:)

Although my mom and dad went to dinner without me last night, they did come home with a nice surprise. Apparently it is called a knuckle bone (made from beef bone). It was DELISH! The man at the pet store said it should last about a month…..not for this guy! I had it in 2 pieces in about 3 hours, and was able to break a chunk off by this morning! I know, I know, I’m a champ (Or just a lab with a strong sense of chew!). Anyways, if you have chewers at home and are sick of constantly going through bones or toys, you should give these a shot!  They can be found at Petsmart, but I am sure other pet retailers would have something similar too.

http://reviews.petsmart.com/4830/4290901/dentleys-dentleys-prime-cuts-meaty-knuckle-bone-reviews/reviews.htm

I don’t think I have many big plans this weekend, I happened to overhear my mom telling my dad she would be taking me to the dog park on Sunday. Sunday?!? Sunday seems SO. FAR. AWAY! Oh well, at least it gives me some time to think about which park she is going to take me to, I just love the anticipation. Lately we have been trying out new ones, and even better is that she has been stopping at Starbucks on the way to get herself a non-fat latte (with 2 raw sugars), and myself a “puppy whip”! I have had 3 now, and I LOVE them! Something about a cup full of whipped cream that I just can’t seem to get enough of. I will say that I did not appreciate the Starbucks we went to last week only giving me a “sample” cup size of the whipped cream…sheesh, the one we went to the week before gave me a huge cup full! I guess I can’t be too greedy, I enjoyed it either way.

Do you guys have any big plans this weekend? I am thankful that the weather will finally be nice, I don’t get to play in the park as much when it is muddy, I can’t seem to understand why….

Have a great weekend!

 

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