Wednesday, December 7, 2011

What the Wednesday

Today at puppy class Orleans got to meet Santa Claus
She loved him, or maybe just his beard. . .
On his lap is Onessa and Orleans and on the ground is
Athens, Rio, Silvana, Mozart and Stan.
Getting 7 dogs to hold still and simultaneously look at the camera is hard
Paris really doesn't like Orlie much
unless she wants to play tug,
both girls love tug.
I just realized that my cat is watching them in this picture,
he is so goofy. :)
Orleans sure gets a lot of attention when we are out in public,
most comments are about her soft fluffy ears,
I agree, they are amazing!
She has been great on outings too, and is always well behaved.
She still likes to taste people a little too much though,

Snickers is still in phase 3
But, the new report comes out tomorrow,
so fingers crossed he has moved up. :)
I miss my handsome boy,
but he will sure make someone happy one day!
Keep it up Snick!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

What the . . . Thursday?

Okay so my first week doing What the Wednesday and I totally fail, in my defense I was super busy doing homework all day and night. UGH! But, the semester is almost over. YAY! Anyway, so here is What the Wednesday, one day late.

Orleans is obsessed with my cat.
She is either watching him in complete awe,
or trying to eat him.
I swear I have to take him out of her mouth a dozen times a day.
I wish he would fight back just a little,
but he is the most passive cat I have ever met!
One of these days she'll get it. . . right?
Orleans really likes the sound of her voice!
She is totally quiet in the kennel but she HATES tie-down.
She is getting better though,
but I think I have seen enough of her tonsils for the time being.
Man is she cute though!
She has the cutest wiggle when she is excited too,
it makes me laugh.
Right now the main thing we are working on is people greetings,
she likes to. . .taste people when they pet her,
or jump on them.
I hate when they tell me it's okay and that they don't mind,
cuz I do. :)
And Snicker-doodle is in PHASE 3!!!!
I am so proud of him,
but I miss those big yellow-green eyes too!
Go Snickers, go!!!
The End!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Presenting. . .What the Wednesday

So, lets face it, I am a horrible blogger! I want to do better I really really do, so in an effort to let you into my crazy head I present you with What the Wednesday! This idea is hardly original as I stole it from my sister, but I loved the idea so much I am going to try it. It's basically a list of the miscellaneous thoughts in my head over the week, and as this is my dog blog it will mainly be about the furry critters in my life.

Lets get started, shall we?

I love the snow!
but, I hate driving in the snow. . . A LOT!
Orleans loves the snow too. . .
though her hair seems to soak up the bulk of it.
She gets dirty really, really, really easily!

Orlie's favorite place to be is under the cat tree,
under a pile of dog beds,
or under my dresser,
she is strange.

Orleans got her shots last week,
she is LEGAL!
And she has done great on all her outing so far.

Like today, I took her out intending to go to the fabric store and then back home. . .
we went to the fabric store,
then RC Willy,
then another fabric store,
then Best Buy,
then Rhumbi Island Grill,
then ANOTHER fabric store,
and Home Depot,
and then home.
Orlie was AMAZING through the whole thing.
And she has been sleeping ever since.
I am really, really, really proud of her!

I ordered a super expensive head collar online,
but, I am trying to make my own,
I wanted to get the supplies today (hence all the outings)
but I failed!
I am going to try to order the stuff online now.
Did I mention I love this head collar?
Paris is really smart,
she has learned to open the baby gate that keeps the dogs behind the counter at work,
she will open it and let the other dogs out so they get in trouble,
she stays behind the counter though,
because she doesn't want to get in trouble too.

My little sister likes to play hide and seek with Paris,
this usually results in Paris running full speed into something (she is partially blind)
yesterday it was a mirror,

I miss Snickers a lot!
He is in phase 1 of training,
he was in phase 0 for a month,
so I am happy.
I hope he does well, he is a fabulous dog.

I love being home for Thanksgiving,
I haven't seen my family in ages,
I am thankful for my family,

and my friends

and all of my pups (Prudy, Tahoma, Glennie, Adeline, Sherman, Spanky, Fullerton, Paris, Picassa, Snickers, Tartan and Orleans)

and naps,

and for all of you!


Saturday, October 15, 2011

O is for . . .


On Thursday I picked up puppy number 12. She is an absolutely adorable Golden/Lab mix and her name is Orleans! I really thing I won the lotto with her name because I am not a huge fan of her sisters names. :)

Here is Orleans coming off the truck.
Giving me kisses!
Isn't she just the cutest little thing ever?
Me with Orleans and Snickers in front of the truck
Orleans playing with her sister Osaka.
We had four of these little fuzz balls come to Utah. From left to right is: Osaka, Omsi, Orleans and Onessa. There were two other siblings on the truck who are now in Colorado a male named Oscar and a female named Olema.
Orleans on the way home.
Just a cute picture of her in my driveway
Her first bath. Since they pups travel on newspapers they are pretty dirty when they get here, so all my pups get a bath first thing home.
Orleans meeting her big sister Paris.
Orleans meeting Snickers
So far she is a super puppy. She likes the sound of her voice and screams all night and anytime she is in the kennel but she is already improving on that. She loves to be held and just melts like butter in any one's arms. I love how sweet she is and still super confident. I am so excited to spend the next year with this sweet little girl. Oh, and interesting tidbit, I just realized she is my first baby girl since my 2nd puppy. All my girls since her have been transferred to me, so I am even more excited to have this sweetheart! :)

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Bye Tartan and Snicks last puppy class

Well, a couple weeks ago I handed Tartan off to his new raiser. She is so excited to have him and he is perfect for a first time raiser so I really hope they do well together. :)

Here he is after being handed off to his new raiser.
He seems pretty content with her.
The whole high school group with their new puppies.
I made these yummy treats for Snickers' last puppy class. I think everyone enjoyed them because there were none left to take home.
During the meeting we had all the dogs stay and they did super. I was proud of my boy as he was placed in his stay first and stayed for a good five or six minutes while all the other dogs were placed in stays. :) He is so ready for training.
And Snickers with Mozart his half brother. They are both Forte boys.
That pretty much sums that up. The new puppy news is that I am leaving in an hour and a half to go pick up little Ms. O. I can't wait!!

Friday, October 7, 2011

New Puppy!

Snickers is leaving for formal harness training next week. I will miss him so much, he is a fabulous puppy. I know the first question everyone asks is will you be getting a new puppy, and the answer is of course! I will be picking up a new bundle of puppy fuzz next week, I am getting a female yellow lab/golden cross and her name starts with the letter O. I am so excited for this little girl to arrive but a little nervous about the letter O, since it is unusual and there are nine puppies in this litter. So let the guessing begin!

(P.S. I will be back shortly with pictures of Tartan's farewell and Snickers last puppy class)

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Last Day with Tartan

Today was my last day with Tartan, he is getting transferred to his new raiser tomorrow, so I decided to do something fun with him and have a whole day with just me and him.

I decided to take him hiking up to Bridal Veil Falls because it it one of my favorite places. He looks so grown up now and I know he will be such a good boy for his new raiser.

Here is the last picture of my two boys together. I cannot believe that Tartan is taller than Snickers now.
And, after four and a half months I finally got a picture of my labrador rainbow, black , chocolate and yellow.
Here is the last time Tartan played in the yard with his brother and sister.
Then I gave him a bath, nail trim, ear cleaning, and brushed his teeth. He is all pretty for his new raiser.
I sure and going to miss the boy, Tartan is such a good puppy! 10 hours. . .

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Fun Day Trip 2011

Here are some pictures of my Fun Day adventures. Me, my roommate and my boys took off on Wednesday the 20th to spend the next four days touristing around California. It was crazy, busy but so much fun. We did Muir Woods, San Fransisco, the golden gate bridge, the Winchester mystery house and of course Fun Day. Anyway, here are the pictures.

Snickers on the way to California.
This the Grinch's Christmas Tree in the Salt Flats. I always love seeing it.
Are we there yet?
Are we there YET?!?!?
After a good nights sleep our first stop was the Winchester Mystery House. It was so cool, we weren't allowed to take pictures in the house so I only have pics of the grounds and museum. Here are the boys in front of some Winchester riffles.
Some old coin machines in the gift shop.
The outside of the house.
Tartan in the barn.

This door is on the third floor and leads to nothing.
The boys in front of the house.

Me and the boys waiting for our tour.
My roommate, me and the boys in front of the house.
The front door was so cool! The owner of the house only used it once.
Next stop, THE BEACH!! Tartan and Snickers loved the sand but HATED the water.
Snick in the sand.
The boys loved running around in the sand.
Snickers finally got into the water.

Me and my boys.
Tartan played with this piece of kelp for like 30 minutes
I am not really sure what Snick is doing but it's cute.
Then we did San Fransisco.
The boys with Alcatraz behind them.
Me, Snickers, my Roommate and Tartan by the sea lion statue.
Then we got Trish's Mini Donuts (A must every single time I am in San Fransisco, those things are addictive!) and ate them while we watched the sea lions. Tartan and Snickers found them fascinating.
The boys in front of the sea lions. There weren't many, I was disappointing. They are way back on the last plank.
Then we got a sundae at Ghirardellis. Also a must! The boys were so tired.
More Alcatraz pictures. I really wanted to do a tour but three weeks in advance just wasn't enough, they were already sold out through August. :(
Me and my boys under the Ghirardelli sign.
The boys getting a water break.
Then we went to Muir Woods. It was amazing and I love walking through those huge trees.
Tartan and Snickers in front of a fallen tree.

I loved the fog on the way back to the place we were staying.
Finally the day I wait for all year, it was Fun Day!

Tartan got to reunite with his brother Tuscan. He was so cute and much more active than Tartan but otherwise they were very similar.
The vet clinic had a car cutout set up that they had raisers taking pictures with. Me and Snick
and me with Tartan
Snickers getting lots of attention from his daddies breeder keeper, he loved all the attention he got all day.
Snickers sister Sweetie. the other chocolate celebrity. She was very cute. She is much shorter and stalkier than Snickers.
Sweetie and Snickers

Snickers and Tartan waiting in the lunch line
Snickers and Tartan got the new jacket patch while at Fun Day.
Snickers looks thrilled.
The boys were way tired after our crazy few days.
The boys at the closing ceremony
On our way back to the place we stayed we stopped by the golden gate bridge.
Then back home to Utah. The boys took a couple days to return to normal. But, I think they both had a great time and were so good on all the outings we went on.