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Attempt #1 at Tethering

Tethering....we'll see how this goes

Today mom has decided it is time to try tethering. I am not all that happy about it, but there’s not much I can do. Mom says there are a few reasons for this new “thing”, 1. I have been eating the couch cushion. 2. I jump up on everyone way too much. 3. The kitties would like to have time with mom and dad too, and with tethering, they might be able to come into the living room more often, and I will have to learn to deal with it without going nuts.

Just realized I am tied to a door and can't run away.

So far, I have been tethered for about 10 minutes. Mom brought me my pillow, food and water, and my toys, including a new one, to which I have already torn a hole in it and pulled out some stuffing, because that is what I do best.

I guess mom got this crappygreat idea after teaching me to walk on a leash. I have walked on a leash many times before, like when we go out for a ride in the car and when we go to the toy store. But mom says I need to learn to behave while I am on the leash, it’s not like I can running away, I am tied to her, but whatever! I walked around the living room for like 10 minutes, and I did really well according to mom, but I just wanted treats! Mom then took me outside to try it out there, but it was a bit windy and I couldn’t concentrate on anything but all the smells blowing around me, so mom brought me back inside and tied me to the door.

This is as far from the door as I can get.

It’s been about 20 minutes on the door now, and I am just laying on my bed, playing with my new toy. We’ll see how I do after a longer period of time. The good thing, mom is sitting on the couch a few feet away and the wall is turned on, so I am not alone, and I’m ok with this tethering thing….for now!

More focused on my new toy than on being tethered.

 

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A Day In The Life of a Teyla

Here is a normal day; if dad works from home and mom goes to work.

10:00 AM-Wake up, bow to the world. I love to sleep in, and do not like to get up earlier than that.

10:03 AM-Attack the dad with my specialized sneak attack move; dad hides under the covers, I wiggle under to put my cold wet nose all over his face and chest and my favorite is when I get his armpit.

10:10 AM-Outside to greet the morning and water the grass and the other thing.

Helping the Grass Grow

10:14 AM-Wipe My Feet 

10:20 AM- Get my breakfast in my KONG, then the rest from the bowl, I always leave a bit so I can have another KONG or a mid morning snack.

10:40 AM-Whine at mom because she is in the kitchen making food before work.

10:45 AM- It’s either back to bed with dad either in the bed if he’s still in bed or in his office. If he’s in his office, I drag my blanket in there with him.

11:15 AM- Chew on my bed or blanket, or even go through dad’s trash can, that’s always fun and interesting.

11:30 AM- Bug dad while on a conference call, beg whine, jump on his lap, basically try to get him to look at me. Or watch what he’s doing.

12:00 PM- Lunch time, for dad anyway. I usually go water the grass again and get a stick.

12:05 PM- It’s nap time in the living room, this is when I get my pick of either the couch, dad’s chair, the ottoman, or my bed.

2:00 PM- Whine for dad to let me outside to water the grass and kill some evil sticks. Do some running of the fluffaloes, also known as zoomies, or even the rips (meaning ripping through the yard like a mad thing).

GIMMIE GIMMIE GIMMIE

2:08 PM- Wipe my feet.

2:10 PM- Back to nap time in the office with dad, after chasing the kittehs under the bed.

3:30 PM-Mom shows up in a square little box dad calls his EEE Pad, whatever the heck that is.

3:45 PM-Nap time in the living room, I love choosing a bed to sleep on in there.

5:00 PM- Water time, the other thing, and more zoomies and stick killing.

5:08 PM-Wipe my feet.

5:09 PM- Tricks with dad for treats.

5:10 PM- Play time with dad. Play fetch, I try to get him to play Tug-o-War, but they don’t like it so much, they say I growl too much and get too rowdy, and that I get my teeths too close to their hands, and apparently they don’t like that…what do they know!

6:00 PM- Aw, nap time again!

7:00 PM-Find something to chew on.

I love me a nylabone

8:00 PM- MOM’s HOME! YAY!

8:03 PM- Scream at the top of my lungs and jump around like a mad thing, it’s hyper time! MOM’S HOME, MOM’S HOME, MOM’S HOME!

8:05 PM- Mom gives me treats when I sit, and lay down, and when I get down when I jump up, I love getting food!

8:20 PM- Dinner KONG! I love the dinner KONG cuz mom fills it up twice before leaving my to my bowl, and sometimes, they even let me lick their plates, but only if it’s safe.

8:30 PM- Water the grass, kill the sticks, zoom zoom zoom.

8:29 PM- Wipe my feet.

9:00 PM- After dinner nap on mom’s lap.

9:45 PM- Outside again, for the other thing!

10:00 PM- Play time with mom, fetch, fetch, fetch, fetch, fetch, fetch, fetch, fetch, fetch, etc.

11:00 PM- Water the grass, kill some sticks.

11:09 PM- Wipe my feet.

11:10 PM- Chase the kittehs.

Nappy Time

11:13 PM- Nap time on my living room bed or the ottoman.

11:59 PM- Growl at kittehs on other side of baby gate, whine and whimper, I want those kittehs!

12:07 PM- Pout for kittehs while laying on my bed.

12:30 PM-Water the grass.

12:39 PM- Wipe my feet

12:40 PM- Decide which is better Chase the kittehs, or get the treat!

12:41 PM- Get the treat 🙂

12:42 PM- Chase the kittehs.

12:42:30 PM- Run into kennel and wait for chew stick; it’s night night time 🙂

12:45 PM- Rearrange bedding to get comfy.

12:48 PM- Sigh loudly that I am not on the bed, knaw on KONG Bone.

1:00 PM- Out like the light.

 
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Posted by on February 2, 2012 in Beagles, Dogs, Kittehs, Puppy Life, Teyla, Toys, Tug-o-War

 

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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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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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They Say It’s Christmas

Tree

I don’t really know what this Christmas is, I have never heard of this

The full one on the right is mine 🙂

before, but I guess it means I get lots of new toys to kill.

I got this thing called a stocking, but they wouldn’t let me touch it, but it was full of some yummy stuff, and it was ALL for me! The kitteh’s got one too, I don’t understand that. Plus, mom and dad get mad at me when I try to eat the kitteh’s yummy new stuff, I figure, if it’s where I can get it, then it’s mine, right? Well they so no.

So I got these yummy treats, one even looked like the thing in the front room, but I was allowed to eat this one. I got LOTS of new stuffies with squeakies. I got one they called Woodstock, man he is so yummy!

They also gave me some yummy food for dinner, usually I get the hard stuff, but this was all wet and delicious! I remember it from when I was sick, but I gobbled it all down and felt so lazy and full. Now, it’s nap time, night all, and happy holidays.

 
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Posted by on December 24, 2011 in Beagles, Dogs, Kittehs, Puppy Life, Teyla

 

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Santa Claws

We forgot to mention that mom also tried to put my Santa suite on Sir Leon, he wasn’t having it, so she just draped it over him and we took a picture; doesn’t he look so cute? I really want him to be my bestest friend, hopefully someday.

Leon as Santa Claws

 
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Posted by on December 3, 2011 in Kittehs, Puppy Life, Teyla

 

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