Friday, August 29, 2014

So it's been 10 days since I posted...sue me.

If you had spent last weekend playing like I did, you'd be really tired too!

We drove down to Kansas City last weekend to attend the annual Pool Party at Yegger and Nellie's house. Boy...think of the best times you've ever had, then multiply that times infinity and you MIGHT understand!

We arrived at our favorite B & B and were greeted with our own suite!

We took a short break after arriving (meaning Darius and I played like crazy) and then headed to the party!

Upon arrival, I get to check out the new pups.

They played hard all day too, albeit in their own little world!

It was HOT! I mean burn your pads on the deck HOT!! Good thing we had lots of pools to cool our HOT dogs in. We ended up with 16 dogs at the party!

What, me afraid of a pool...Nahhhhhhh

Here's a shot of me hogging the water bucket. 

It was hard to get pics of all of us. We were blasting around the yard for hours!

Mandatory break. We follow service dog union rules...TBG was not happy about that!

It was also Deb and Aunt Linder's birthday, so we got to celebrate that too!

Flash forward to Sunday morning. The humans went out for breakfast and Darius and I made good use of the down time. Did I mention we were dog tired?

Hey Darius, smell anything weird??

Here we are doing our impression of TBG after breakfast.

Here we are doing our best to mess up the pics!

Fine, take the picture, but this is all you're getting...we're tired!

It's been almost a week and I've finally recouperated. We had such a great time in KC! Can't wait to see all my friends again.

Huge thanks to Larry, Sally, Yegger and Nellie for putting on such a great party. Also like to thank Aunt Debbie and Aunt Linder for all the fun time at the B & B!

See you all again soon.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Now today's outing was a blast!

So we made our daily trip to one of the parks and started off with a really long walk. We then went and worked on some playground equipment.

No one was on the old truck, so TBG and I "hoofed" it over there. I got to take it for a spin!!

Allllllllll Aboarrrrrrrd!

Then, we ran the "gauntlet" Man, he can sure work my tail off. On the bright side...I've overcome my fear of rolling on raised surfaces! Take THAT Dr. No!

and for the pièce de résistance...

The skateboarders were there today!!!!

There were a couple of guys just tearing it up! They let me watch and even wanted to know all about me! TBG and I sat there for a long time watching all the jumps, flips, spins and general craziness. I tried taking video, but it seemed every time I did, I caught the few misses. They were really good and made most tricks though!

Monday, August 18, 2014

TBG's park "kick" is "kick'n" my tail!

So, TBG has been taking me to different parks in the Ames area, but has found this one that has many different training opportunities. We've been going there every day and he's been working my tail off.

Hey, I'm under 6!

Who has a ball?

Oh no, not the rocks again.

Next time I'll get a picture of the "gauntlet". That's a killer..... Up, off, jump, sit, down, off, jump, shake, down, stand, off...rinse and repeat while jumping up on these huge rocks. Makes a girl really sweat!

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Uh oh, Deb's sick again!

Deb's been feeling a little under the weather so TBG and I convinced her to see the doc. I got to tag along this time and of course...I was a big hit.

Oh yeah, I think I've got "under" big fella!

Had a fun time at the office and Deb got the drugs she so desperately needed. She needs to be GTG for the pool party coming up!

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Went to a new Park!

TBG did some research and found a huge park in Ames. Man, this place had it all!!

                                                                         It had a bridge over troubled waters.

Lots of tennis courts

Kids playing basketball

Lots of winding steps. You can also see the bridge too.

There were dozens of these big rocks, all in a row. TBG had me doing ups, jumps, downs, sits, we walked down rock row. Man, I was exhausted after all that!

There was a skateboard park. If you look closely, all of those rails were perfect places to practice "under". It was a little difficult on the really low bars, but I did them all!

Lots of surfaces to "jump" onto.

If you zoom in, you can see one of those low bars in the background!

Open metal is not scary anymore. Did I mention it was hot and I was dog tired by this time?

There was also a wading pool for little kids. There were a dozen little humans running around in the water. Splashing, screaming and having a good time. We sat and watched them for awhile, but TBG thought it was inappropriate to take pics.

Can't wait to go back and check out more of this park.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Hang'n at the pool

Just relaxing around the pool!

Sup Dog?

If only it wasn't soo wet.

TBG's a goof!

Nice hat there Deb.

Monday, August 11, 2014

The Difference between Our Dogs

As the time with PJ is nearing an end, we look back at the four dogs we've had since 2000. We wanted to come up with a few words that would describe each one of them.


"I serve the world"


"I am the world"


"You are the world"


What world? Where??
Can you repeat the question?

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Friendship... is not something you learn in school

~Muhammad Ali 

Enough said! I worked really hard to welcome this new human. I'm so glad you came to visit!

Hey, Champ, I love ya' man, but this is GIRL talk!

Friendship only goes so far. Champ, it's my frisbee. You know I could rip your teeth right out of your head if I wanted, right?

I heard Shark Week starts today! I'm just getting in the spirit!

Champ too! He's practicing his "oh-my-gosh-there's-a-shark-in-the-water" jump!

OK, maybe I'm taking the shark thing too far...

Thanks to Champ and his humans for coming back out for a grand playdate on Saturday!