Wednesday, July 29, 2009

July 29, 2009


My favorite bed has sprunk a leak. I have a Canine Cooler waterbed by SoothSoft that keeps my belly nice and cool and it has a split seam.
Lucky AP caught it really quickly or we would have a had a big mess. She had to take it outside and let all the water out. Now I get confused when I go to find my spot to lay down and its not there. I really love that bed. I don't fit on all of it anymore unless I curl up but I still love it. AP sent the SoothSoft people an email and maybe they can help her fix it.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

July 26, 2009

This morning I got to play with Nala. She had been gone for a few days visiting relatives while her human Carol went to Disney. It was great to wrestle with her and Carol got me some Disney Doggie Treats shaped like little bones and a sticker for the Yellow Tonka Truck and AP got a T-shirt. She is very nice for a human and she always has good treats for our playdates. When we got home I was laying at the landing and there was a big crash outside. Some big branches from a tree next door had come down and fell onto the fence and blocked my ramp. There was a storm last night so it must have made them loose and today they gave way. AP went to the shed to get the limb lopper things and I waded right into the middle of things to help.

The tree demolition expert.
I am very experienced with tree limbs - its how I make sticks...
AP has to keep all the lower limbs on all the trees in the back yard cut off or I will reach up and tear them down and claim them as my sticks. I have quite a pile and am also pretty handy at bringing firewood to the porch from the stacks behind the shed.

AP's dad came up with a chain saw and helped her cut everything up into pieces and put it out for the tree recycle guys to take away. At least I got to keep one......
See -now this one is mine and I will add it to my pile.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

July 25, 2009

AP has been working far away so its late when we go out to walk and all my friends are already asleep for the night. Sunday we are going to hang out all day and AP has promised to make a playdate with Henry. Nala has been away visiting relatives but she should be back Sunday as well. I just hope its not a rainy day, we will all still play but I don't like the rain.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Bad start to the day

AP woke up with a bad headache and had to go to work far away today so we got up and started walking really early. I was sitting and waiting for another dog to walk by and I got impatient and lunged forward. AP was startled and pulled the leash back really hard and I ended up smacking my head into a mailbox. Now I have a chunk of fur and skin missing over my eyebrow. AP was really upset because she said it could have been my eye. She said I should be wrapped in bubble wrap or wear headgear like boxers do. It's bad enough she makes me wear those stupid googles and sunglasses. A little further up the road I got off the leash and was running around the field when those water drops started pelting me from the sky. I really freak out at those and was going left and right trying to find AP. She caught me and put me back on the leash and we went under the trees for a little while. The water stopped falling so hard and we started walking home. Ryan's dad was out and was concerned over my eyebrow gash so I bet when we walk tonight all the people will be fussing over me. AP emailed Mommy Victoria and she said it was a good thing my name was not grace and told AP I needed lots of hugs and kisses for my boo boo. Even long distance I get fussed over. Spoiled dog aren't I? My name is Tonka cuz I am just like the indestructible Toy Truck.......

Saturday, July 18, 2009

July 18. 2009

It's Saturday! I had my 8:00am playdate with Nala and we ran around and wrestled till it got too hot. When I got home I took a little nap and then got to lay in the front door and smell the breezes and listen to the neighborhood. I was given this really big shin bone to chew on so of course I took it out back to bury it for later. Leave it to me to pick the rocks behind the shed to dig up to make a hole for it and I ended up tearing up the tip of my nose when I went to fill it in.

This afternoon we went for a long walk over the rocks and to the fields. I'm not the best at going over the rocks but AP and I go real slow and she keeps a hand on my neck so she can pull me if I get into trouble. When we came back through the park Henry was coming out to play so we joined in and then we ran into Muffin and Biscotta.

I was already tired and after playing for awhile I laid down in the grass. The gnats were swarming around my head and so AP made me put on my Doggles - how embarrassing!

I don't like my sunglasses and I really don't like my Doggles. The humans all told me that I was handsome in them but I don't believe them.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

July 16, 2009

Today was an ordinary day AP and I went for a walk in the morning and played at the park and then I hung out on the tile floor and cooled off. I slept most of the day but got up at lunch and hung out in the yard and listened to the birds. AP and I went for a walk kind of late in the day and my friends were out and we wrestled around. Henry and Nala ran after a new dog that everyone said looked like Nala. I'll take their word for it, he didnt smell like my Nala. I tried to go say hi but everyone is a little faster than me so I missed out. His human was apparently not the type to let him play with other dogs - pity. We all sat pretty for a picture - everyone says we are quite a good looking pack.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

July 12, 2009

I had my 8:00am playdate with my girl Nala and then I hung out for most of the day. Little did I know that I was headed for an afternoon BATH!

I hate water.

I hate soap.

Don't really like the dryer.

But I Love Being This Fluffy and White.

We went to the park afterwards and all my friends were there, Henry, Nala, Muffin and Jazzy and we ran and wrestled but I didn't get too dirty. Steve made fun of me and the fact that I smelled pretty so AP and Carol are threatning to put bows and a bandana on Henry when Steve isnt looking.

Having a bath is tiring so I went to bed early.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

July 11, 2009

I had a playdate with Nala at 8:00 and we rolled around in the dirt and dust which was lots of fun. We walked home the long way by the pool and they were having a swim meet . My friend John was there and caught up to me going up the hill next to the pool. I like John even though he smells like chlorine and voluntarily goes in pools (very strange). See my post "where is the lifeguard". He is always very nice and fusses over me and I know he had snacks in his backpack so that smelled really good. AP introduced him to Nala and her human Carol. I of course decided that perhaps we should stay and maybe others would come and pet me so I plopped down and refused to get up. AP ended up pulling me up (I hate it when she does that) and we walked the rest of the way home. Nala split off at my street and we said we would see each other later.

When I got home I was hot so I set up camp at the front door on the tile floor till it was time to go with AP and CM to Annapolis. We dropped of CM at Evolutions and got loved on by my friend Eileen who loves all Dogs. AP and I then went to the vet to visit and picked up my Dasaquin for my hips. While we were there I got weighed and had my nails clipped, I am now 110.5 lbs. I like the vet when it's just a quick visit. Since we had time to kill before picking CM back up we went to Petco and played right/left/straight with the aisles in the store. It's a fun game where AP and I walk around and she tells me to go right or left or straight to navigate the store without bumping into anything. People usually stop and ask why AP is giving me directions and when she tells them that I can't see they don't believe it at first and then they fuss all over me. I love making new friends. Then we went and picked up CM and went to Panera Bread to get some dinner to take to the park near the airport. The park is really cool cause I can hear the planes fly out and come in really low and we sit in the back of the truck and I usually get a little peice of roast turkey breast from a sandwhich.

It was a long day and I fell asleep in the truck before we got home.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

July 7, 2009

AP got home early -ish and we played with my puzzle that CM got for me. It's called the "Dog Brick" and it requires a dog to first dislodge the removable bones, then to push the sliding covers and access hidden treats I am pretty good with it but every now and then I get a little carried away and just swat it with my paws. Well we played with that till I got all the treats out and then we played tug with my rubber rings. I LOVE TUG! We dont play it often because I get carried away and accidently end up biting fingers instead of the toy. Then we wrestled and I got in trouble for grabbing an arm so it was time to go for a walk. AP made me wear my glasses which I HATE, but the sun was really bright so I didnt have a choice. When we got to Nala's neighborhood I knew she was out so I made AP walk by her house but she wasnt home. We went by Henry's and Mr. Steve was sitting outside. I really love Mr. Steve I get to give his head and ears kisses and he doesn't mind. He let Henry out to play out in the back and we were hanging out and wrestling when Nala showed up. The 3 of us had a great time and I didn't want to go home. I was dragging my feet going up the sidewalk so AP started playing "ready, set, go" with me and we ran most of the way home. What a great afternoon.

Monday, July 6, 2009

July 6, 2009

You know what is really fun? When the alarm goes off in the morning and the humans dont get up - you wait a little while and then go bark right in next to the bed. That got AP moving one morning and I got CM up once by licking her face. AP calls me the walking snooze button. Once I get someone up then I go lay down - it's really funny!