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I wonder what this does…

Seriously, what do I chew on next?

So I was just sitting here on my bed, minding my own business (really just deciding what to chew on next), when all of a sudden the door bell rang and dad ran off, leaving me here in the office. I don’t know why I had to stay here, it’s not like I jump up and annoy everyone that comes to the door (devilish laugh).

What the...?

Well, when dad came back with a box and started tinkering with that weird looking thing on his desk, I had to know what he was doing. Making all kinds of noise, dropping wrappers on the floor (wouldn’t let me eat any of them). All of a sudden it started making noises on its own, I had no idea what was going on.

MINE!

 

Then when the machine started spitting something out, I got a little scared, but continued to sniff at it anyway, because I am just too damn curious. I am not sure what this is, but I think it should belong to me…

 

Apparently, dad felt the same way and decided that I could have it all to myself. The best part was figuring out what the machine does…

IT MAKES MORE TEYLAS... YAY!

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Posted by on January 27, 2012 in Puppy Life, Teyla

 

3 Months of Forever

I thought I would tell you that I have been with my forever home for three months as of today.

When I first came here, I was really sick, and mom and dad were really worried about me. But I was so quiet and sweet, and so happy to be somewhere warm with people who would cuddle with me and wrap me in soft blankets. They gave me my own room with babies to sleep with and I loved it. They gave me some yummy medicine that made me feel so much better.

After I was all done being sick, mom and dad realized I am not all about quiet cuddles, but that I love to zoom around the house and backyard running like the wind. I LOVE to chase things they throw for me, and that sticks  are the best source of fiber.

That's him, isn't he dreamy?

I am in love with a ketteh named Leon, but he never lets me give him the kisses he so totally deserves. I love to sleep on any number of beds that strewn around the house for me, and if a bed is not in the room I want to be in, I bring it in.

Mom and dad have taught me so many things so far. I have learned to wipe my feet when I come inside, well ok, I don’t actually move my feet like they do, except outside after I pee, but I go sit on the rug, and they wipe my feet for me. I guess I have taught them something instead HAHA!

I have learned the words no, sit, dinner, breakfast, night night, do you want this, and go get…, I am still working on lay down and shake. And mom and dad say I need to stop destroying things that don’t belong to me. I guess it is my way of getting attention, or something, could be anxiety, but I don’t know what that means.

I still have so much to learn, but the best thing I have learned in the last 3 months is that I am loved, safe, and warm.

 

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Romancing the KONG

I am Queen Kong!

Oh yes, one of the best toys we have discovered in our journey with a very chewable puppy is the KONG. The KONG comes in many different styles (as demonstrated HERE). They have red KONGs that are pretty good for the average chewer, but the black KONG is all about the pup who can chew the mostest. We have had it for a couple months meow, and it barely even has a scratch. These things are amazing!

When I first got this toy, I thought it was only for treats to entertain the dog for a while, but then I found out through a fellow blogger who posted THIS. I learned about putting food into the KONG in order to tempt the dog as well as feed the dog.

Now, in the morning we put kibble in her KONG and give it to her. She is able to play with it for a while. I love that it gives her a way to distract from whining when we leave the room, which is somewhat a problem. Sometimes she will play with the KONG get the food out and then go finish her breakfast from her bowl and then go lay day for her morning nap, other times, she will play with it and then whine, but the whining is getting better, still working on it, but it has gotten a bit less than before.

I have also taken to adding a treat she cannot get out very easily with the kibble around it. She is still a bit of a beginner at the KONG, but she is quickly becoming an old paw and it 😉

yummmmmmm

I think I will be doing the filling of the KONG with peanut butter and food during the summer when it’s warmer and we leave her outside alone more often. Right now, she goes outside with us and comes back inside with us, and does not enjoy being out there without us for any length of time. I will freeze it so it will take longer to eat and maybe she will get used to being outside a bit more without us.

Gotta Get It

 
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Posted by on January 12, 2012 in Beagles, Dogs, First Time Dog Owner, Puppy Life, Teyla, Toys

 

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Sharing a Room

And another bed bites the dust

Now that Teyla is all crate trained, we all now share a room. When we first started crate training, we began the very first night in her new home, we started with her in the basement. I know, it sounds sad, but in order to minimize the risk of her whining convincing us to let her out.

Now, the first two weeks our little girl was sick so she went right into her kennel and barely made a sound. But then, the sickness ended, and the whining began. After her sickness was gone, she upgraded her crate room to  our family room another floor up. This was good because she was able to get used to the crate being her space and that she could check it out on her own. We could hear her whine a bit more at night, but it didn’t last that long, she began loving her crate a bit more. Every morning when we let her out she would grab her baby before running out of it.

She slept in her crate for about a month before moving up another level in the house to the living room, where she lasted only a couple weeks before she never whined a tiny bit and slept through the night. Then she got the MAJOR upgrade to the top floor, in our bedroom, next to our bed.

Our nightly routine consists of getting her baby and her bone and her blanket, and we don’t even have to say “night night” every time any more, she just runs into the room, climb in her kennel and turns around sticking her head out and waiting for us to give us her stuff.

We kiss her and tell her good night, close the door, and drape the towel over her to ensure she can’t be disturbed by the t.v. or the kitties, who by the way, know when she is in there and immediately come out and sometimes even sniff around her kennel, because they know it’s safe.

 

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What’s In a Name?

I am dog that goes by many names, mostly my mom calls me silly names like pookey, and monkey, and darling.

But my name is Teyla, Teyla No, Teyla Down, Teyla Butt, and Teyla Monster. I have noticed a pattern of when they call me Teyla Monster, usually when I have done something they think is wrong, like eating my own bed, or mom’s pants.

I think my other name is drop it, but I just look at them all confused like because I don’t know if that’s my name or not.

I am named after something mom and dad watch on the wall. It’s called Stargate: Atlantis, and the lady’s name is Teyla and she is an alien from another planet, but I look a lot like her.

What do you think?

 
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Posted by on January 4, 2012 in Beagles, Dogs, Puppy Life, Teyla

 

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Puppy New Year

We slept in so late today, last night was so much fun. My mom and dad said it was New Year’s, and they had people over to celebrate, I knew they were all just here to see me, because who can resist this cute mug?

I was allowed to run around and kiss everyone and jump up and down and bringing people my new toys to throw for me. Mom and dad say we need to work on my jumping, but I think I am an excellent jumper, I don’t need to work on anything, well ok, maybe I need to work on jumping high enough to lick their faces, but that’s about it.

Mom and dad also say I am such a wonderful little doggie because I LOVE to sleep in, and since we didn’t get to bed at our normal bed time we slept late today. And, when we woke up I remembered we had a house guest. Dad’s sister who mom calls sister soldier. It was so nice to cuddle on her feet all day while they watched the wall all day. Who knows why they like to watch the wall, but they do 🙂

Mom says we have New Years resolutions this year, something about learning to not kill things that aren’t mine, and once again the jumping thing.

 
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Posted by on January 1, 2012 in Beagles, Dogs, Puppy Life, Teyla, Toys

 

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