Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
After he got used to it he loved it. He walked all around the pool in circles.
Arwen didn't really have much interest in the pool besides getting a refreshing drink.
He would paw the water to get his kong and his jug. I think he really loved it.
2. Wiremu (a Maori name. You all remember how much I love Maori names?)
4. Winston (yay Winston!)
Monday, June 28, 2010
Today's Letter: "V"
Sunday, June 27, 2010
Especially love this picture.
I can't believe this shot. You can tell his tongue is always going.
Such a happy boy even in the heat.
I love his tongue. It flops everywhere.
He's all smiles.
But he does look handsome in his hat.
Just sort of showing off how great my puppy is. Look at him ignoring those Garlic Fries. There was a point where he was facing them and it could have been easy for him just to jump at them, but he slept on. I'm so proud of him. Though the people moved them because they said it was tempting. I said he was more interested in the flies around it (flies and ants will be his downfall) they said that he might get them when I'm not looking. Did they think he wasn't on a leash?
This is Me, my Brother, and his Girlfriend. My hair is a little out of place but Astrid looks, as always, gorgeous. Darn Swedes. There here visiting. Unfortunately she has to go back on Tuesday.
Me and my cousin Pace. I've never actually seen the family resemblance between the two of us, but I kind of do in this picture. What do you think?
Me and Em. Emily was my hero when I was a kid...still kind of is. She's about 5 years older than me.
There we are. Me in my bridesmaid's dress and him in his bow tie. Can you see it?
Another great picture of Rocco! He's so photogenic. I'm so jealous.
That's my bouquet. Rocco wanted to eat it.
He got a little fidgety towards the end. It's like a child who gets really hyper when they're really tired. So we took a walk around Storyland. (see note about this at the bottom)
He even got to get on the dance floor with me.
Rocco really did great! I actually broke a lot of rules with him last night which is not something I do often. Ask anyone who knows me, I'm a stickler for rules. I allowed him to dance with me. Like, I held his paws and we slow danced. I also really wasn't strict about where he was supposed to stand or things like that. We even ran a little. But he did amazing. He was ready to go to bed when we got home last night. I can always tell when he's tired because instead of not wanting to go into his kennel he rushes towards it before I get the leash off. I think he enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere last night. He got lots of love and lots of complements.
Now about that picture on the little wheel. We didn't actually play on, but I thought it was a cool photo moment so I stuck him up there for a second. Now, I recently learned that I'm not supposed to let him on the playground meant for kids...oops. :/ That first time he went down a slide it wasn't by my choice you see. I was going to take him up the two stairs (not two flights, but two stairs) and then back down. I thought it would be good practice for Rocco because it was a weird surface. He loved it. In fact he's the one who thought, "Hey! Cool! What's this do!?" He went down the slide first, so I didn't force him. But I;m not suppose to take him on it again. I told him that he wasn't allowed to do it again and he really looked sad. Oh, well.
Today's Letters: "T" and "U"
Female Names: T
Male Names: T
Female Names: U
Male Names: U
2. Utley (It's a family name)
3. Ubermensch (meaning superman in German. I think I might have misspelled it and I can't put umlauts with my computer.)
Saturday, June 26, 2010
But he mostly slept and looked up and me during the trip.
I think he had a lot of fun though.
You can tell my room isn't the cleanest right now. I'm in the middle of serious cleaning and deciding on things to give away before going off the school. But Rocco is loose in my room all the time and he doesn't get into anything. I once found him in the middle of a pile of papers and other crud fast asleep. He's such a good boy.
But I think these turned out ok.
He really did amazing during the dinner. He just sat under the table real still.
Everyone was impressed by how well mannered he was and everyone said that he was one of the most handsome boys they've ever seen.
It was right about here that I realized that I realized he was bored. So we took a little walk.
Here he is on the jungle gym. I love this shot. It's like King of the Jungle status.
Here he is checking out the slides. And down he goes.
Friday, June 25, 2010
My partner and I just got back from a four day business trip to Pennsylvania. He says that everyone at the site was impressed with my good Guide Dog manners.
The return trip was hard though. Our flight was delayed for 2 hours because it was late getting in from Buffalo. Then it broke down after we taxied (yeah, I know flight terminology now) away from the terminal but, thankfully, before we took off. When it was determined that the plane couldn't be fixed the airline announced that we were now going to be boarding on a plane that was arriving in Terminal C. We were in Terminal A so we had a long was to go to get to our new plane. Now, I wanted to get there first so we walked fast. Everyone around us was using the moving sidewalks and escalators, but my partner and I used the regular floor and stairs. We still got there first. I got a treat from the bait bag for being such a good girl. I was glad when the whole thing was over though. Let me tell you, as soon as I got to a place to go potty and my partner let me I took it. 10 hours without a potty break!
I've started to sleep in the bed with my partner. At first I waited until he was asleep until I got up because I wasn't too sure how he would like it. I don't think he minded too much because he kept letting me do it without putting me on a tie down at night.
This is a picture of me and my partner at the army site we were inspecting. I'm really enjoying travelling with him.
I love my job as a Guide Dog. GDB made a great match for me because he loves my serious, good manners but he also allows me to be silly. And he likes to sit on the floor with me.
That's all for now!
Thursday, June 24, 2010
Here's Fanta being a good girl in the car. All she did was lay there and play with the goughnut I keep in the car.
She's such a happy, good girl.
I really, really liked her. In fact, I almost stopped by my house first and got Rocco to see if they wanted to trade.
You can sort of tell from this picture that she's small. She really was. I would have to say that she weighed the same if not less than Rocco.