Saturday, July 24, 2010

Digging For Horses and Chasing Airplanes

This week I graduated from puppy obedience class. (No pics, sorry.) So I'm really smart now and know all sorts of commands. Mom says now she's going to sign me up for another class of some kind, but she's not really sure what yet. Tricks? Rally? Intro to agility? So many choices....

I've also learned (through experience) a few really important things:

1. There is not a horse at the bottom of a hoof print. I dug and dug about 50 horse hoof prints up to make sure there wasn't one hidden in the ground somewhere. Then I saw a real one and realized they're just too big.

2. You cannot catch airplanes. Seriously, you don't even have a chance.

3. Cats are not that fun. And they hurt when they scratch.

4. Maine water is COLD!

5. You cannot catch shadows. Mom seriously thought about calling me Shadow because I went through a phase where all I wanted to do was chase them. I now know you can't catch them and if you're bored you can play with Mom or chew things.

6. Traffic cones aren't really that scary.

7. Empty plastic milk gallons are the best toy ever!!

8. Salt water gives you diarrhea.

Also, I want to clear up something. I am a BORDER COLLIE. People just don't have a clue what I am and they say the funniest things to Mom. Here are a few of them:

-Is that a wolf?

-That dog must be part Husky.

-That dog must be part Australian Shepard.

-What IS that?

-He looks like an arctic fox.

-He looks like a goat. (SERIOUSLY?!?! Come on....)

-Look at the pig Mommy! (This little girl obviously had no idea what she was talking about.)

Otherwise, life is good in Denali Land!


Wednesday, July 14, 2010

How To Dive For Rocks

My cousin Ruby showed me how to dive for rocks (she's so good at it she can can stay underwater forever and bring up rocks the size of my head), so I thought I'd share how to do it with everyone.

STEP 1: Find a nice tidal pool and give Mom your best puppy face.

STEP 2: Bark at Mom to tell her to stop playing with her camera, and to hurry up and throw you a rock (if necessary).

STEP 3: Find the rock with your foot.

STEP 4: Dive underwater and pick up the rock.

STEP 5: Bring the rock back to Mom so she can throw it again. (It might not be the same rock but that's okay.)

And here's Ruby, the ultimate water dog.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Heat Wave!!

So even though I live on the coast of Maine, which is NOT supposed to be hot, we are having a heat wave. And I REALLY hate the heat. We went to obedience class last night and it was so hot that I refused to do anything except lay down and take a nap. Mom knows I hate the heat though, so she's been taking me down to Grandma and Grandpa's house on Peaks Island so I can swim in the ocean and play at the beach with Maddie, my doggie aunt. Here's some pictures from our trips.

This is me on the ferry ride over. There were lots of sea gulls that I wanted to jump overboard to chase, but someone put this silly fence up so I couldn't.

The water didn't really taste right, but I ran right in anyways.

Someone left this really fun bucket for me to play with.

And a rope to tug!

Then Maddie and I found another rope to play tug-o-war with.

I won!

And, of course, we played with sticks....

....and did lots of swimming. I didn't really like the waves at first but got the hang of it after a little while. I really liked chasing splashes in the water and ripping seaweed to shreds too.