Saturday, May 23, 2009


I wrote that last post before I saw the end of Marley and Me.

Uh, now I'm sitting here crying.

I just have so many thoughts that this will be us one day. The one dog I see Will carrying to the car and I think about is Behr. I know this is because he's the biggest pain in the ass. He requires the most attention. I don't think I'll ever say he's the worst dog in the world, like they talked about Marley, but we have our moments.

Gosh, I love him so much!

Friday, May 22, 2009

Lessons remembered...

While watching Marley and Me I remembered these things!

Things to do:
Adopt, don't shop
Crate your dog
Supervise outside play
Use a leash
Use a leash, especially in the car or at the beach
Tether your puppy when potty training
Exercise your dog before going to group lessons
Expect respect
Treat for all four paws on the ground
Prong collars can be your friend
Correct for excessive barking and whining
Hire a confident dog sitter or a great kennel
Feed on a schedule
Train your dog prior to having kids, so you don't ever think of re-homing him
Feed something other than puppy chow/alpo/science diet

Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed the movie. But it was kind of like watching a train wreck.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Woo Hoo! GO Behr!

After group lessons in the rain yesterday with quite a few other dog-crazy folks with us...

The trainer emailed me this,

"I thought Behr did well at class yesterday…."

Woo Hoo!! I love you, Behr.

I did show off a bit. He called us down to show how Behr heels and he goes around me to the heeling position. Then he was saying that is one way, and he was going to tell about the other way...and I said oh, we can do that too. We say left, and that way Behr comes to the side and heels, not all the way around us. I did a little jump and got a laugh from the crowd. I loved it! I was really proud.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Tree Climbing Mutt

Tonight at the dog park, AKA KC's and Bobby's backyard, Jade decided to climb this tree. Will said for no reason at all. There wasn't even a squirrel....go figure?


Brandy made it to her foster Mama, Heather.

She was very skinny, matted behind the ears, the hair was just falling off by the clumps. She is a 10 month old owner surrender.

She was starving for attention, I thought she was gonna end up in DH's lap for sure, or he was gonna crawl to the back to love on her. Very sweet, gentle, and didn't jump at all.

Oh and tonight I got an email from the rescue (North Carolina SBR) and they wanted to reimburse us for gas! Does that happen often? We said no way, we loved doing it.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Transporting Tomorrow

Will and I are transporting a 10 month old female Saint Bernard tomorrow. She is coming from Charleston Animal Society, which is a kill shelter.
Her name is Brandy. I'll upload pics later. I can't wait to meet her.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Furminator Power!

But don't leave it on the floor, someone may eat it!