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Sunday, October 27, 2013

Just a Dog's Life

Good Morning -
Fall is here off and on - Ruthie, me and my Mom have gone on more walks than usual.  Mom keeps saying it will get cold and snowy soon so we need to take advantage of the warm fall days.  Mom was not to happy though when Ruthie and I decided we still wanted to swim in the lake on a few of those walks and ignored her "YELLING" to us to come/stay.  We had to spend time out on the deck drying off but it was sooooo nice and warm with the sun shining down on us. 

We celebrated birthdays this Month.  Both of my two legged sisters have birthdays in October.  Aunna and Meghann came over and went out on the boat with Mom and Dad.  It was a beautiful warm fall day and they were out for about two hours.  When they came back in Mom made her spaghetti dinner for everyone but we still only got our regular dog food  :(   After dinner Mom brought out a carrot cake but it didn't look anything like a carrot. 

It was time for me to go for my yearly physical this month.  Ruthie came along for support.  She told me she had hers about a month ago.  I was kind of overly excited and was jumping up on everyone which Mom was not to happy about.  The Vet was really nice - He was a new one to the clinic.  He saw in my records I attended KSDS Inc. and asked Mom lots of questions about service puppies.  While he was talking to Mom he snuck in a shot.  After that both Ruthie and I had our nails done.  Seemed weird to have them done there since we usually go to Petsmart.  I am proud to say I did not get car sick but unfortunately something from the other end was deposited in the back of the Ford.  Mom had to roll down the windows. 

Mom and Dad have started cleaning up and putting things away outside getting ready for winter.   All of the toys and fun stuff on the beach are gone but Dad is holding out on winterizing the boat.  He likes fall boat rides.   Maybe Ruthie and I will get to go on one ??  Mom picked a bunch of green round things and made this green stuff on the stove called salsa.   It smelled icky for a while when it was cooking on the stove.  

Mom also made some nice smelling things.  Her friend Jane gave Mom two big bins of home grown apples.  When Mom was pealing them a couple of times apple cores fell on the floor and Ruthie and I would assist and clean them up.  Mom made apple sauce, apple butter, apple chutney and apple cider.  Mom said one of the ciders is for Halloween.  Mom and Dad will have some with a shot in it while waiting for the kids for Trick or Treat.  I asked Mom if Ruthie and I will get some and she said Ruthie is old enough but I am only 14 and you have to be 21 before you can have special drinks.  Mom said next year I will be old enough. Ruthie always gets to do things before me but I guess that is OK - she is my big sister.

It was BIG RED HUSKER FOOTBALL again this weekend.  Mom and Dad put on their RED sweatshirts before we went out for our weekend walk on Saturday.  We had to head out early since the HUSKER Game started at 11:00.  Mom and Dad put out Little Red and we took a picture with him before our walk.  He didn't bring much LUCK though and as soon as the game was over Dad took him down. 

 After the game Mom and Dad went for a boat ride.  I heard them talking about the beautiful fall colors out on the water.  Dad said he loves this time of the year.   

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

It turned Summer again in Nebaska

I thought Mom said it was Fall and it sure was starting to smell and look like it but we have been doing some summer things.  We have been going on extra walks with Mom because it has been in the 80s and she said our time going out and swimming will be coming to an end soon.
Up - Up &

Away !!!!

Retrieving the stick

Ruthie swimming
 Mom and Dad went boating this week.  I heard her say it is October 1st and in the 80s.  Nothing like Nebraska weather ??  Dad had to add some gas because they were letting it run low before winterizing it.  Ruthie and I had to watch from the back deck. 

 Mom decorated outside this week with a whole bunch of stuff that looked orange.  Ruthie and I got to hang out with her for awhile then after I chased a squirrel down the road we had to go in.  Ruthie told me this would happen but chasing the squirrel was just too tempting.  Never did catch him. 

 Mom and Dad went to a BIG RED FOOTBALL game !!  Last year Ruthie and I had to have a babysitter while they were gone but this year Mom said we were grown up enough to stay by ourselves.  Mom put our beds and extra toys in the mud room along with a toy that we had to push around and try and get treats out of it.  They left when it was light outside and got home when it was dark so they were gone a long time.  Mom and Dad took the Little Red guy who usually stays in our front yard during the game to Lincoln with them.  I wish we could have gone too!!

Yesterday we had to get up and going bright and early.  Dad said we needed to be out on our walk so we could be home before the HUSKERS played.  It seems like everything revolves around football on game day.  It wasn't in the 80s anymore but still a nice day.  Windy though.  We didn't get to swim because Dad wanted to get back to the house.  When we got back Dad had a talk with us about not bothering him during the game and we shook on it.  We got a nice treat after the game.  Don't know if it was becuse we behaved ourselves or becuse the HUSKERS won !

I need to tell you about two exciting things from my Alma Mater KSDS Guide/Service College.  First a new litter of puppies went out to some veteran puppy raisers and a few new puppy raisers.   These newbies will be the class of 2015.  I remember the day I met my Mommy.  It is a fun but scary time.  Everything in your world drastically changes but puppy raisers Mommies/Daddies are sooooo understanding and loving that we forget about living with our four legged sisters and brothers. 

Photo: Introducing... doot doot do dooo....the "Royal Litter" and their new puppy raisers. From left to right: Duchess, Winchester, Tiara, King, Duke, Prince, Jester, Bedford and Berkeley!
The "Royal Litter" and their new puppy raisers. From left to right: Duchess, Winchester, Tiara, King, Duke, Prince, Jester, Bedford and Berkeley! 
 Next - Fall Graduation at KSDS Inc. was this Saturday. 
Service Class 2013 working on distractions. The pup says "seriously I can't even sniff it"!.
 Everyone is doing GREAT!!!!!

Photo: Service Class 2013 working on distractions. The pup says "seriously I can't even sniff it"!. Everyone is doing GREAT!!!!!