Doodle Daze – A blog about a labradoodle

June 26, 2010, 1:20 pm
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Mummy had a bunch of people over for a bbq last night.  A lot of people.  They were all females, which was good, cause they are less scary than guys are.  But it was still quite scary.  People kept coming and coming.  I barked at them to let them know that they had to be careful about coming too close.  But I really wanted to get to know them.  So I’d sneak up on them, if they were sitting down and not looking, and sniff them.  I knew one person who had come to the house before and I realy liked licking her.  And I was able to be petted by another two.  But not everyone.  Mummy keeps telling me that I’m getting better at this.  That I don’t seem quite as scared, but I’m not sure.  Yeah, I guess I am a bit better.  Mummy said that I am not barking as long and that I become calmer.  I hope that she is right.  Cause people are still scary.  I’d like it if they were less scary.


A long wait
July 26, 2009, 7:59 pm
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Last night mummy and daddy were hanging out at the cricket club.  I think mummy didn’t expect to be there so late as she was going to go to another party, but she looked at her watch and it was 9:45pm!  She got all worried that she had left me too long and rushed to get home.  But the C-11 bus took forever.  She finally caught a train and made it home by 10:20.  I was glad to see her cause I had to wee quite a bit.  She gave me lots of cuddles to apologize and we played tug in our back garden.

We then stayed up late waiting for daddy.  I guess mummy wasn’t really tired.  She gave me a few rubs, talked to me about something (I don’t get her entirely, but I know she tries to make sense) and scratched my belly at least once.  Daddy came home late, but not too late – he decided he didn’t want to go to the late night clubs.  I was happy to see him and he took me outside too.  More cuddles and rubs.  Yay!

Mummy normally gets up before 7:30am to take me outside and then we go on our first walk.  But it was almost 9am before she came down.  She looked kinda tired, but I didn’t care – I just wanted OUTSIDE.  I then had to wait a while before she took me on a walk.  It didn’t happen until about 10:30.  But I was kinda stiff from playing the night before so I didn’t mind too much.  I was VERY good on my first walk.  I didn’t hardly pull or anything before we got to the park.  I can’t vouch for my behaviour in the park, but I do try to be good.

We then went home and mummy & daddy went to get the car.  They are smart people who don’t drink and drive.  I wanted to go with them, but they had to go food shopping (for my dinner, I think).  I got a chance to take a nap which was nice, cause daddy likes to play with me a lot…or at least give me tons of affection.  Sometimes I just want to sleep, darn it!

On walk number two I wasn’t such a good boy.  There were too many odd people making me scared.  An old lady was dragging a cart which really freaked me out.  Mummy tried to calm me down by walking me away and then having me sit at a distance, but I couldn’t help but shake a bit.  Then I saw a dog.  I have to admit that I went a bit crazy.  Mummy grabbed my collar and walked me in the opposite direction.  She wouldn’t let me look or go toward the other dog.  She’s not sure that this is the right thing to do, but she knows it takes my mind off of the dog and I become a lot calmer.  Mummy really wishes I would be able to just go see other dogs and not pull and bark at them.  I don’t know, I just can’t help it.

Well…just hanging out now.  I’ve enjoyed a stuffed Kong (kibble & peanut butter) and my meal for the day (3 chicken wings, a touch of kibble and anchovies).  Can’t wait for my late night walk…maybe daddy will take me on this one.  Woo hoo!