Tuesday, 25 December 2012

Sunday, 1 April 2012

Phoebe all grown up

Phoebe is 8 months old now and has grown from a little pup to a little lady. She did very well in her first UKC show, but she still has a lot to learn about being a super spaniel like me. My little sister will be gone for two weeks for her first time in the AKC ring. I haven't decided whether I'm going to miss her or not. Since she's still here stealing and destroying my beloved toys I'm leaning more towards looking forward to a break from her.


Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Holiday greetings to all my dog blog friends!

Friday, 4 November 2011

Phoebe at 14 weeks

Pretty soon this blog will need to be revamped to make room for my awesome menace of a sister. Phoebe is doing great though she can be a bit of a nosy wiggly butt sometimes. She loves carrying sticks, gnawing on her Uncle Tagpi, and ruining all my perfect retrieves. I let the monster get away with a lot for now since she's still just a baby, but her puppy license won't last forever. Honestly, I don't get what's so great about puppies as everyone seems to go crazy when they meet little Phoebe. Mom reassures me that I'm still her handsome boy and the bestest absorutest cutest puppy in the world, so I don't mind if Phoebe gets a lot of attention as long as I'm still top dog for my mom.

Here are a few recent pics of the little menace and as you can see she's a handful. She is doing very well in her training though and is learning pretty quickly even though her brain is probably the size of my pinky toe. She certainly acts like it is half the time. I've posted a short video of some of the things Phoebe has learned in the first 3 1/2 months of her life. We'll have to record another video to show the rest. Mom can't believe that we forgot to record our favorite of her tricks: kiss. Today she learned leave it, which I think will come to great use when it comes to leaving MY toys alone. Puppies... bleh. I'm glad I was never one.


Thursday, 29 September 2011

I'm a big brother!

Sorry for not posting in a while, but me and my hoomans have been super busy preparing for a big change in our lives. This past Sunday our family got a new addition. Her name is Phoebe and she's an English Cocker Spaniel. She's an amazing little girl who loves to run and romp and give the best kisses. She's a very rambunctious puppy, but she's showing great promise in that she's already planting her nose to the ground for a good sniff and making a few short retrieves. Tennis balls are already a favorite with her as is the baby flirt pole the hoomans use for little chase games with her. We hope she grows up to enjoy retrieving as much as I do so that the both of us can train together once Tagpi goes back to his original owners next summer. Once she's older she'll also be a show dog. We hope she matures into a beautiful girl who will make her breeder proud.

For now we're just letting her sleep, feast, explore, and play like all puppies should. One thing she's already really good at is snuggling.

Monday, 18 July 2011

Introducing Kelly

Mom was off today so the both of us woke up early and went to one of our neighborhood beaches. Today we did water retrieves with my Avery dummy and the both of us had an amazing time!

In other news, I have someone I'd like to introduce to you all. Right now my family is fostering a Pekingese for the Potomac Valley Pekingese Rescue. Her name is Kelly and she's settled in so well into our home that she thinks she's the queen of me and Tagpi! Mom says that she's only here temporarily until she gets spayed and is put up for adoption. I'm glad that Kelly out of the pound, but honestly I can't wait till she's found her forever home. Even though she likes to steal my bed and was mean when she first came into our home, I must admit she is pretty cute. If anyone in the Virginia, MD, DC area is interested in adopting Kelly please visit the website linked above.

Sunday, 12 June 2011

FINALLY, the water is warm enough for water retrieves! As you can see I've been having a blast retrieving my new dummies.

Usually my hoomans want to go home after about an hour of nonstop retrieving, but the spaniel eyes usually earns me a few more throws before we have to go home.

Even Tagpi is enjoying this beach though he has to wear a life vest all the time since he's just about the worst swimmer in the world. He still likes to do water retrieves out of sheer terrier tenacity.

Mom ordered me this dummy thinking it was going to be much smaller. She was prepared to send it back until I proved to her that size doesn't matter to me. Besides, if I were retrieving real birds they'd be about this size anyway.

Those last two were for my hoomans' amusement. I don't understand how hoomans can get such pleasure out of torturing pups like this.

Finally, these last pics are of Tagpi and I doing what we do best: looking bootiful.

I hope everyone is having fun this summer! Make sure you head out to the beach sometime if you can. The water is amazing!