Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Happy Early Holidays!!

Well its about to be Holiday time and mommy is informing me that that is when times get super busy for everyone!! (Even for me!!)

So I have a lot going on (supposidly) and mom says she needs to by me my own calenar book!

I have two events going on right now:

Dec 5 2010: I am going to be in my very first Parade! Its called a Christmas parade but as you all know I have neve even heard of this word yet so I guess I will see what that is soon! I am going to be walking with a bunch more Great Danes to promote how awesome rescuing a dane would be because we are awesome dogs! (I Know I know.. I was not a rescue but we can still help out our rescue friends!)

Dec 12 2010: I am going to meet a whole bunch of Great Danes in Richmond, Va! This also has to do with the same rescue that we are hanging out with at the parade except this is all PLAY and no WORK!! yay. Hopefully I wont be the SMALLEST there... but mommy says I probably will be.

As for "ringing in the new year" I will be starting my first obedience class in January or February because its close to where we will be moving! Mommy wanted to wait beause there are not a lot of places around where we live except for petsmart and she would rather do some training in a little more professional atmosphere. Also, the training club that we are going to join leads up to Good Citzen and you all know that is going to be in my future! So we are so excited about what is to come when we start out the new year.

Anyways, I wanted to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving (and those not as lucky to celebrate it in other countries... beg your humans for some turkey!!) Christmas is right around the corner and I cant wait for that silly thing with all the lights on it to be in MY HOUSE.. so I can play with it (that will give someone for mom to do!!)

Till next time,

Friday, November 19, 2010

Oh Me Barks... I am so sorry.. MIA!

Hey everypup!! O-Me-Barks! Dont be mad at me be mad at my mommy for not helping me out and telling you all about my crazy adventures lately!! Mommy has been so so busy with her new job.. and she really shouldnt have an excuse because she works at home. She asked me to just bare with her because its new to her so she will get back on all this doggy bloggin!!! I am so happy that she is helping me out tonight...

Unfortunitely since mommy has been so busy you pups havent missed much in my life.. Although I did get this new HUGEEE bed just for ME and its amazing and I spend most of my day being super lazy when im in the house!

I have lost many many many of my teeth and it hurt so much when they came out. It would always happen when I was chewing on my toys and mommy would hear a POP and there came a loose tooth! but my mouth has stopped acting up for a bit and no toothies and hurties have been happening in a long while!

OH oh oh, I HATEDDD getting my nails clipped but mommy finally buckled down and clicker trained me to do my nails and now they are so much better, and guess what pups.. its not even that scary its like going to a salon and getting a pedi but its personalized with mommy giving me lots of treats!!

I have gotten used to my crate almost 100% now.. Mommy and Daddy still here me sometimes when they are coming back into the house and they are wondering what im fussing about but I am just a little lonely when they are gone!

OH and HUGE news!! Mommy and Daddy got us a new house today.. (its really an apartment) but its HUGE.. and partly just because of MOI! haha. I cant wait to go rule the town in out new place! and and and.. you want to know the exciting part?!?! there is a Harli there!! I cant wait to play with another Dane! Mommy said we are going to be living right next to them and that he is really sweet.

OH but it just gets even better... There is a huage park on a hill in VA Beach callled Mount Trashmore and its supposed to be super pet friendly.. so we will see. Mom says its really nice and close to the house and that I will be able to meet lots of new pups as long as they are nice and well behaved.

Okay so that is all for now! I will see everyone sooner.. rather than later!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

I Am So Shocked!

Okay so today I found out that one of my great and amazing Bloggie Doggie friend gave me an award!! This is my very first award in the doggie bloggie world so dont mind me... I may be a bit nervous!

So I do have a couple rules when it comes to winning:

Here are the rules of the Doggie Bloggie Award:

1) Thank the person who gave the award and link to them.

So, Thank you SO MUCH Muphy!! I think you are a super amazing Dane!!

2) Name 10 things about yourself-creative, weird, enticing, whatever.

1. I just really really really love to eat sticks when im outside. Mommy doesn't like it but I sneak a chew randomly sometimes ;)

2. I really love clicker training. We learned everything we know from Honey the Dane and her human and mommy has me on fast track to being such a well mannered obediently trained pup!

3. I super love when my mommy takes bubble baths because then I can gulp up a couple sips of that hot water before she tells me know!! (but then she does this super scarything where she blows these huge white airy things at me and they float in the air.. but they taste yummy.. again.. until mommy says stop!)

4. As Ia puppy I didnt not get run of the house. Mom and I think this is super important and it really helps out with potty training and other trainings that need to happen in the early stages when needing to be around your pup whenever we are not in a crate or in a play pen.

5. We have the awesome and amazing "Bark Park" right out side my door. Mommy lets me play with dogs EVERY SINGLE DAY.. arent you pups jealous?! I have made so many great friends because we get to play or go for a walk every day (unless its raining)

6. I am a super duper smart puppy. Mommy thinks I have got to be the smartest puppy she has ever been around. Most of the tricks that you see mommy and me do only take me about 5-10 minutes to really get them down... and mommy is super proud of that. But But But!! now we are starting to do some challanging tricks so it takes me a LOT longer to learn them. (like pivot heeling)

7. I am super scared to go poo in the dark (oh how imbarrasing!) but I just feel like someone is going to creep up behind me and get me! So those latenight poos or the early morning poos are not as enjoyable as the mid day ones!!

8. I am almost loose leash walking on my regular leash and not my Gentle Leader. I HATE that Gentle leader but when I start zooming or not paying attention to mommy during a walk then she puts my gentle leader back on. :(

9. I really like listening to mommy and when daddy is gone for lots and lots of days im such a good pup but when daddy returns I like to step into the kitchen and jump up on him. Mommy tells daddy he needs to play the "bravo" role with me and make sure im the "zulu" role while mommy stay the "alpa" in the house.. Who knows what that means

10. I am super excited to start obedience trials at some point in the near future. We are moving soon so we have t get settled in the new place first and then mommy can find a great trainer to do a begginer or intermediate course with me.. but needs to find a great trainer who can test me out before putting me in the beginners class or intermediate.

Wow that was super hard to come up with 10 things about me.. Sorry that a lot were about training!!

3) Award 15 doggie bloggers-whoever you think deserves this regardless of whether they are old or new.
Honey the Dane
Life With Big Dogs
Okay so I know I had to pic 15 but im still new the community and dont have a bunch and bunch of doggie bloggie friends yet! so here is 5 of my favorite doggies!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Winning, Trick, and a Fire in the House

Well me and sissy had a long long couple days.

First ill tell you about the fire! Mommy was cooking and she was using a super cheap pan and it caught on fire with some grease in it. The fire got really really big and poofed up to th ceiling and then went out. While all this was happening I ran out the front door and ran to the bark park all by myself! Mommy was so scared with the fire and me running out the door that daddy finally ran outside and got me back. The neighbors all helped too. Mommy now knows that its time to make a fire escape plan because she has two important little ones to take care of if something happens. Its really easy when its just mommy and daddy but when me and sissy are wondering around the house it gets a little hectic in an emergency situation.

So if you all don't know mommy is going through fertility treatments because she cant have babies unless a lots of doctors help her get pregnant. So she has been on these medicines that make her really upset all the time and I dont know what to do but lick her face when she starts crying. She crys a lot but she says its no big deal and its only the hormones that the doctors have her on. She trys and stays calm with us but when we do something wrong she doesnt even get mad right now.. she just cries! but dont worry Pups! Mommy is in high spirits!

We are also working on some tricks for everyone! I am on my 6th session of Pivot Heeling and im doing really well with that. Mommy is a little confused at what to do when I dont have a target but she thinks its only because we need a LOT more time with the target. (which is a little weird for mommy because I usually catch on to tricks and obedience within thefirst 2 sessions) We are also working on a SHORT and EASY dance routine and its not really like Honey's at all! Mommy started with that concept but dumbed it down for things that I do better than the original things she put together! So we thank her because we will still be using the song and the short counts of this routine. I hope to have that up in the next 2 weeks!

Oh and Lastly, about winning! I told all my bloggy doggy friends about the contest I entered to get free food for me and my local shelter friends!! Well it turns out I am now in first place. There are only three or four people that voted but some people didnt comment when they voted. So if you voted for Nova on facebook for the photo contest please let me know again in a comment under this post (please!)

oh mommy has been hard at work in her office here at the house.. but I just wanted to let you know who gets to sit up on the desk with her!