Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Rain


my back yard

who could poop in that?

'are you going to hold the umbrella for us?'
Rain, Rain
Go Away
Come Again
Another Day!

it has rained for the last bijillion years, so long in fact I have grown webbed feet. (carrie: your a lab- you came with web feet!) and before my friends with snow start in on me I'm a LA dog, I'm used to sunscreen and flip flops. BFF keeps pushing me outside to do my business but the backyard is a lake, and the front yard is a little too open for a lady like me.

Do you other PITS go out in the rain? I'm made of sugar and spice, along with a puppy dog tail - so I'm confused. Actually it is a moot point BFF won't hasn't been out in the rain, and when she does, she leaves me home - something about wet dog. Don't know what she is talking about wet human an't all that nice either.

Stay dry my friends
Truffie

Monday, December 27, 2010

Relaxing

So Waffle used to jump up and lay across you until you gave her what she wanted. Usually it is a walk or breakfast. Eventually she changed her method to kind of recline on you like she is a movie star reclining on her sofa - ready for her close up.

Oooooo my squishy puppy love your droopy eyes and happy ears! makes me just want to squish you all up!

Here she is being coy about her picture. She is reclining the the famous Eggo - who is home from Minnesota for Xmas

Saturday, December 25, 2010

What a haul

Seriously this is the outcome of three adults shopping for two dogs.
(please ignore the fur on the floor- you vacuum and vacuum and it never comes up)

Friday, December 24, 2010

why puppies are better than Barbie dolls

So shopping at Target I find this cute little dress. Tried as hard as I could to say no, but it fit and she was too cute in it.

 So I bought it and had a nice time playing dress up with Miss Truffie. Waffle was quite glad she was too big to fit in it. 
So I brought the dress home and we played dress up - which is way better with a lab than a Barbie doll

So from now on friends instead of buying your small friends Barbie dolls, buy them a lab instead. With Labbies you learn leadership, self discipline (that poop won't scoop itself), compassion and responsibility. All things little girls (and boys too) need to learn in life.

Truffie: Enough already!

I wore the dress - where is the hedgehog?
Merry Christmas from the Girls

Sunday, December 19, 2010

My Snack O' Meter

by The Waffler

Well today we dodged a major bullet today. I hesitate to say this but my snack o meter almost hit full today. I know many of you thought that was impossible on a lab, but today I went to my 1st agility class. Actually it was an intro to agility we got to try out the tire jump, A frame, the tunnel and the double hurtle type jump things. Rules for the class were simple, no corrections, lots of praise and a huge handful of treats! I could hardly believe my ears, I had to shake them to make sure I heard right. No corrections and treats just for trying. WOOO HOOO sign me up!

So being a good guide dog (well almost Guide Dog) I was taught NOT to take the blind person into obstacles but around them, I had to learn that when it is just you - and they tell you to- you're supposed to go through the round thingy. After a few tries I got it right and bingo a nice snack jackpot! I liked the double jump too, it was fun to run around and leap over things. My friend Marie was a little hesitant at first, they gave her lots of treats and instruction, so by time it was my turn I knew what I was supposed to do. Marie really didn't want to go up the A frame they put her treats on each bar and told her what to do. I was just so excited I wanted to jump up their an give it a try (and gobble up her treats) I knew BFF had a whole handful of treats, I knew what I was supposed to do and when it was my turn I shot up the A frame gobbling snack up as I went. I wanted to go back the other way for more snacks. The tunnel was just as fun too, but it smelled like pee.

BFF brought carrots and these snacky sausage roll stuff from natural balance, plus I eat the snacks Marie spit out (silly poodle) and the nice smelly fishy snacks the people running the class gave me.  yuuuummmm  - then the best dog day dream happened - no a frosty paws truck and liver snack truck did not collide in-front of my house - but the person in front of me dodged left and her dog dodged right and her bag of treats flew in the air! It was raining dog treats! nom nom nom nom all good!

I tell you at the end of class my snack o meter was pretty full - in fact I was one full Labrador but shhhhsshhh don't let BFF know. I had so much fun, I laid on top of her and made her promise to sign me up for the full 5 week class (every sunday) (Carrie: and let me tell you those classes are not cheap. Intro class 1 hour $27 each ouch! its like yoga class! this will not be a cheap hobby)


So I tell all yous Labbies out there drag your people to the nearest agility class - they serve cookies!

Friday, December 17, 2010

All I want for x-mas is


A Farting Hedgehog!


at BFF's school, they had a Christmas party for all the Holiday Angel Kids, their moms and dads go to school - and well with the cost of school, food and clothes there is not a lot left over for presents for the human pups. So I said I'd give up my farting hedgehog if one of the pups needed it. BFF said it was ok, it would be better I could just help out at the party and leave the present buying to her. 


 Today I had to go help some student study for their finals. They were soooo stressed out I did my bestest tricks to make them laugh and give them lots of licks and even settled down for a quick snuggle, there were four of them so I had to do some fancy dancing to give everyone some lovin'. For going my afternoon nap I took BFF out shopping for toys for the kiddies, then I had to decorate, and then supervise the sign in all the while looking cute- wheww what a day.

BFF even forgot about me, when they said Santa couldn't find the naughty and nice list. She ran out then came back and put me on a down stay in a corner, while she went to call the North pole for a back up email of the list. I was nervous, my Aunty Becki was sitting there with me but still the room was full of people and some how they all knew my name. "Truffie - Truffie- here Truffie- What a cute puppy!" But I just sat there and waited for BFF, I did break down stay when I saw my pal David, he's just the best hide and seek pal ever! We play hide and seek all the time and when I saw him, I just jumped up and ran to him - then doh! Aunty Becki was yelling at me and I went back to my corner to wait for BFF

My pal 'noopy was there I was posing for pictures when I heard Santa's bells! Gee I hope I look alright, the big guy and I have a few things to chat about. I've been soooo good - well except for that flash light episode and that Cherry Scented marker well isn't there a statute of limitations of bad deeds? I mean I was just a pup . 





Oooohhh shoot I missed him, there were so many pups all gathered around him, I didn't get to say anything to him, but he left a few friends for me to tell my wishes to.

"Dear Santa............." 
Hey somethings gotta stay between a girl and her friend. I did tell him thanks for anything he was going to bring, and really I didn't really even ask for much. I've got a lot of toys, a warm snuggly bed, food in my food bin and my bestest friend Waffle - what more can a girl ask for? (except a farting hedge hog)

Merry Christmas, to all. May your toes and noses be warm, your loved ones be snuggly and your travels be safe. 

love ya 
Truffie

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Merry Christmas and Bow Wow New Year

We did this only because Santa *might* be watching and rumor has it there might be a few farting hedgehogs in balance.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Jury Duty

By Truffie
Because I'm a big girl now, I get to do big girl things. Like Jury duty, BFF explained that I was going to have to go to court and sit and listen to what people had to say and then if they asked make a decision. Sounds pretty serious to me, but I was totally up for it.
Well up for most of it. We had to leave the house at 6:45! Here I am outside of the Walt Disney Concert Hall, and yes the concrete is cold and damp. TAKE THE PICTURE QUICK LADY!

Wait in the hall, don't they know I'm here?

Once we got in things started going sideways (get it? he he - blogger did this all on it's own)
We had to wait for a long long long long time. So long I forgot why we were even there. BFF made me sit under the chair - here I am wearing the yoke of human oppression and looking sad, hoping for someone to come by and save me. BFF was mean and wouldn't let me walk around and talk to people, just because "I'm working" can't I be friendly 

So we sat there for so long they forgot about us, but around 4pm they told us all that we could got home. WOO HOO let's blow this taco stand and get home, I was so tired of being still. On our way to our car we stopped to take a few pictures. This the Lipschitz sculpture at the Music Center, it has this fun fountain that shoots up water around it. 

BFF like's this bc it looks like the fountain is growing out of my head

Evening shot of LA City Hall

This was inside of the Disney concert hall


video
BFF thought it would be funny if I checked out the gurgling. Do you see what I have to live with?

So jury duty was a big bust, no one asked my opinion at all. If so I would have told them think before you act, wags and kisses go a long way in saying your sorry, share your toys and always take an afternoon nap. I think if we all did these things maybe we wouldn't need things like jury duty. 
But what do I know I'm just a pup.

Friday, December 3, 2010

I'm home

I'm home as soon as the dogs settle down I'll post vacation pictures.