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2.28.2009

WAG, WAG, WAG!


tula_muh
Originally uploaded by dvh34
Sooo many new friends stopped by to sniff & say hello! pant pant pant... this is better than a belly rub.

Muhhh! a big smooch to each and everyone of you. I feel very special.
Agatha & Archie and Norwood get an extra sloppery one for asking you to come by. As Mom has told everyone, I'm 'socially challenged'-- it's hard to actually have furry friends up close right now-- but, at least I can have them from a distance:) ( I'm what you call a work in progress -one day soon, it'll happen!)

One question: Does the lipstick help?

Thank you thank you!

2.21.2009

HiJacked Blog

Psst! Hi Everyone! hi tula!

I am interrupting your blog for an important blogcasting message. While you were taking your 8 hour siesta, (we know how akita girls need their sleep) Aunt Dee came to visit me and only me!, captured by this photo session. (To let you in a secret, she looks just like my mommie- with minor differences- that's when peanut butter between my lips helps to keep me out of trouble)

Anyways, I couldn't help but to show off.
There's the tootsie roll...to left, to left, to the right to the right.

The teetering cliff edge walk on the wall was next.

I'm a quick mover..sometimes Aunt dee only got certain body parts.

For a finale, I gave her my best move--dart at her face to plant a big one one her.

Good balls, good rolls, good zoomies and good times were had by all.
Thanx Aunt dee!

XOXO
norwood aka. goofball

You can now return to your regularly-scheduled program....
*click on the photos to enlarge

2.14.2009

Mad(libs) about Valentines




For My Special Valentine

My darling frosty paws,

I can't begin to tell you how beefy you are to me. The early mornings we've spent together make me feel so sleepy, and I've learned just how jumpy you've become in my life.

You are the most fuzzy fox that I've ever met. Every time you sniffing, it sends shivers down my toe toes and makes my tail melt in anticipation of our next encounter.

The first time we shared a dingo bone, I knew I'd be forever thrilled.

It's the rowdy times - the dinners at poochescafe, the bowls of water at our special park, our boston getaway.

I love your cold nose, your big ears, and most of all, your dark eyes. Your hair smells like a tulip; your skin feels like the softest lovebird on earth. Your crunchy lips, your purple eyes, your akita-like voice ... everything about you makes me want to jump on a car, proclaiming how excited you make me feel.

So on this Valentine's Day, I extend my belly to the person who makes me feel more cuddley than words can express.

Happy Valentine's Day!

Your loving apple & banana.





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2.01.2009

Training Blog #3: Tails of Thursday Night


Reactive Class II: Third & Fourth Session by tula
Sorry, the last time I blogged about my training class was over two weeks ago (oops). Time slips by too easily. Let me begin with another apology... in my previous entry, I talked about Callie, the yellow lab and how she gives a great circus trick performance. Well, I also said she was a girl. After having a closer look, I noticed this kind of furry hanging handle on her... which probably means, she's actually a he. Sorry Callie.. wonder if you spell your name differently too. (A girl doesn't get out much.. can you tell!)

Anyways, this should catch you up on our class activities.
Click on the photos to enlarge.


I maybe the star of this show.. obviously no one could care if I walked
into the room. Where's the love?!


Barks to Daisy...even though her parents make the trip from Vermont, she sometimes needs a little coaxing to participate. (if you know what I mean and, I think you do).

Good to see Max back in action. His mom says he has bionic knees.. and hips? Or you can call it a replacement, he prefers bionic. Poor guy.. but I'll tell you another thing about him, put a piece of cheese in front of him.. No worries.


Emma wants us to do this thing called a buddy walk. The room was arranged with several jumps running parallel to another set. Of course, a dividing gate was put in between. Everyone took a turn practicing first, before the actual event-- walking next to another "buddy" that was moving alongside of you. The second time was the true challenge, GULP--walking towards your buddy!

Emma partnered me & Callie together. Her g-ma thought Callie would do better if she ran the course. For my sake, that just gets me going--the prey drive kicks in from quick movements. Mom had to speed up her chicken feeding to focus my attention on her.



You know what, I did it! Short lived success though.. it was all preparation for this past Thursday, when THREE of us were out on the floor performing over hoops, tunnels, jumps AT THE SAME TIME!

HARD GULP.. so when it was my turn, Nola was nearby peforming her tasks..before you know it, that overwhelming urge came over me -- grr & I stood up on my hind legs (it gives off the 'don't mess with me' vibe; well, and makes me taller than my mom).Before I could blink, Mom body blocked me, told me to go into a down position, refocus and finish the task.

As the saying goes.. No Pain No Gain (maybe)
It's the not the size of the dog in the fight (nope)
A good dog is a tired dog. (true)
Must try new things.
How about ...I can do it if I put my mind to it!


That's my story & I'm sticking with it.


Session 3 Grade: A Lots of looks at the other dogs but stayed Cool as a Cucumber.

Session 4 Grade: B Challenging class, keep all paws on the floor next time, pullease.

Reactive Dog Classes are held at MasterPeace Dog Training, Franklin MA
Emma Parsons, author of Click to Calm & instructor
Julie Robitaille, CAMT is the owner of Animal Wellness Massage Therapy