Doodle Daze – A blog about a labradoodle


What?
July 25, 2009, 10:32 pm
Filed under: labradoodle, training

Mummy and daddy left me for a LONG time today.  Mummy went to play cricket first, but she took me out for a short walk first.  Then daddy took me out for a longer walk in the late morning.   I was a bit naughty & pulled, but as you know, daddy is a bit of an easy touch, so I have to try it on.  And then they were both gone.  I was sad, but I got to chew on my bone for a while and take a long nap, whcih I rarely get cause I’m keeping an eye on mummy.  Then mummy came home.  She was happy cause she batted very well and her team CRUSHED the other one.  She didn’t let me lie down where I wanted, which was in a protective place.  I had to lie down in another place and I kinda felt more comfy.  Like mummy was taking care of me.  We went on ANOTHER walk and did a lot of training.  I was kinda good.  Not perfect, but okay.  She showered and then she left.  For a LONG time.  Really long.  Like six hours.  but I was so good and didn’t pee or poo in the house.  Then mummy came home, took me out back, let me pee and then took me on a short walk.   I have to admit that I was a bit hyper when we returned.  So mummy went outside and played with me a bunch.  She growled at me!!!  and I let go of my toy.  It was a bit freaky.  But I knew she was boss.  And so now I’m laying in my spot that she told me to.  I like the fact that she’s giving me order.  But you know what – I’m still gonna rebel sometimes.  Cause I know she’ll still love me.

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The spoiler
July 24, 2009, 10:02 am
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Thanks to Evelyn & Jim for the most appropriate sign!!!



Itchy, itchy.
July 23, 2009, 11:49 am
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Barney has been having some issues with his skin and ears.  He is constantly scratching everywhere.  We thought at first it might be anxiety, but he seems more settled now and the scratching continued.  We have started to feed him more oils – both fish and olive oil, lots of plain yogurt and he’s on antihistimines (ok’s by vet) and has some drops for his ears.  We’re hoping that in a few weeks, we’ll help get rid of the itchiness. 

Once we get rid of this itch, then it will be so much easier to also train the guy.  He keeps having to stop to scratch.  I can’t blame the poor guy cause I’ve been there.



Hi doggies & trainer!
July 22, 2009, 2:59 pm
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For some reason, we weren’t thinking, and decided to walk with Barney to Tesco (shopping).  Yes, WE.  We left the house and right in front of us was an old guy walking four dogs (3 off lead).  They were clearly well trained.  Barney was clearly not.  He was pulling and barking and trying to get to the dogs.  Roy had the lead and was trying to slow Barney’s barrage.  We let him sniff and then dragged him, fighting and kicking, away.  He’s very good at temper tantrums.

We walked about 100 yrds and Barney was still a bit mad….pulling like crazy.  We decided that the walk was a bad idea, turned around and there was our dog trainer sitting in his van watching us struggle.  We’re calling him tonight to make another appointment.  This is going to take a LONG time.  LONG time.



Dogs suck sometimes
July 21, 2009, 3:31 pm
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Overall, I do love my dog.  But today, when he pulled me off my feet in order to try to get at a dog and barked like mad at a few others, I hated him again.  Part of the problem is that he goes more nuts when Roy and I try to walk him together.  We just can’t do it.  Because I’m trying to help Roy do this the right way and Roy is impossible to teach.  He takes it in an insulting way, when I’m just trying to get him to do it the right/same way as me.  So we’re not doing this anymore.  Because then I come home and hate both of the men in my life.  I think it’s time to get the trainer back.



Feeling better
July 20, 2009, 9:45 am
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Hi there.  I’m feeling much better thank you.  Mummy woke up early to take me out.  I don’t think she was feeling too good cause she & daddy were out late last night with cricket friends.  But she still got up at her normal early time.  She then went onto the couch for a bit.  A man came to the door and I let mummy know all about it.  My bark is really loud.  She asked me to go into the living room and closed the door cause she didn’t want me to scare the man.  I don’t know what he gave mummy but she seemed happy.

Mummy then felt it was time to go on a walkie.  And I think I did a really good job.  She only corrected me a few times.  And she told me how wonderful I was a lot more.  People didn’t get too close which was good, cause they are scary.  But mummy was so proud of me when I sat and let  a few people pass us by without freaking out.  I was proud of myself too.

I didn’t do a poo at all, which mummy was happy about.  So she fed me some rice cooked with chicken.  She took the chicken off the bone in little slivers.  I LOVED it.  Very yummy.  I’m still hungry, but mummy doesn’t want to give me too much rice right now.  She made extra to give me tonight and if I do okay with it, then I think she’ll give me more of my favorite food tomorrow.

Thanks to everyone who sent me good wishes on doodle times.  I’m feeling much better. (I just wish mummy would give me a chicken wing right now!)



Icky tummy
July 19, 2009, 3:50 pm
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Mummy isn’t feeding me today.  I hate her.  She’s mean.  I know my poos are runny and all, but seriously – I want to eat chicken wings!!!  But mummy told me that she’s not allowed to feed me for 24 hours.  WAH!!!!  I still have lots of energy to do stuff, so I’m not sure what it’s all about.  Oh, well.  I hope my poos are better tomorrow.