Friday, January 28, 2011

Obedience Meeting Yesterday

Wayne here,

I had an obedience training meeting last night which was our regular monthly meeting. Mom was not able to attend this meeting since her trainging class started half an hour after our meeting, so dad took me instead. He said I did good for him and mom was happy. Her meeting went well and my meeting went well, so we all were happy. (In case you missed it, mom teaches obedience training at her workplace.) What more could we ask for?


Saturday, January 22, 2011

Pictures of me Jan 22, 2011

Mom took a couple of pictures of me today since she hasn't done it lately. She is making you all miss out on my growing. I am getting pretty big and am growing so fast! Time sure does fly by. I will be 5 months old at the end of this month, can you believe that?


My Teeth

Wayne here,

Yesterday mom found two of my baby teeth in the carpet. They are two of my back teeth. She has been wondering why I have been chewing on so much lately, now she knows. They are quite small and almost flat, so at first she thought they were small bits of paper the baby might have left on the floor, but no, she stopped to pick them up and found out they were my teeth. well, that's two more big boy teeth soon to be in.

Take care,

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Go To Jail...

Wayne here,

Mako and I had a puppy meeting today, and guess where we jail. No we didn't actually have to go to jail today and our raisers did not get arrested. We took a little field trip to our courthouse for an exposure outing to see what it is like getting a pat down, riding elevators and such.

It was a really nice trip. There were a lot of things that we got to do today that mom said she hasn't done before with her other puppies. The man that was showing us around took us on an elevator down to an empty courtroom after the session was over and let us explore the area learning things we may not have known before. After we explored the courtroom, we went back into an elevator and arrived at the holding cell. This is where they keep people that are brought in before they are processed into the court system. We got to go in the cell since there was no one occupying it at this time and look around. We even got to see a metal toilet....yes, I did say it was METAL. Interesting..... Anyway, we go back into the elevator to go down to the basement level which comes to a long tunnel that leads to the jail cells. This tunnel runs under the parking lot and goes directly to the jail area. Pretty neat if you ask me. The only thing in this tunnel are the pipes that are used for cooling and a couple of lights. We didn't actually go into the jail area, we just went to the door. Well, we went back up the tunnel, into the elevator, and came back up to the main floor of the courthouse to conclude our tour. The man who showed us around was really nice and offered to let us come back any time, even during a court hearing (except for domestic violence cases on Wednesdays which can get pretty rough).

Mako and I, along with our raisers, went outside to do some sidewalk work for a little while for an extra exposure. We crossed the busy road via the pedestrian crosswalk and were walking on the other sidewalk when all of a sudden I have to stop and pee while wearing my coat and people are passing by in their cars. Well at least I did it outside and not in the courthouse, but still, I was wearing my coat and I had already ignored mom's chances to let me busy before we started our outing. I finished and we resumed our outing as if nothing had happened. We cross a few more intersections, stop to take some pictures, and walk down a couple of other sidewalks. Mom and Mako's raiser had noticed that I was acting funny and walking in a strange way, so they figured I needed to poop and they gave me a little opportunity to go, but did I?, no. Ignoring mom again for the third time we kept on going. On the way up one hill, I decided that I had to poop right then and there, so I did! It wasn't exactly firm, and it was hard for mom to pick it up. Unless she has the baby with her, she doesn't normally carry wet wipes, but Mako's mom has come to the rescue lending her one or two. Yay for accident #2 in coat...NOT! I know better, but at least it was outside on a new surface. No, I shouldn't have done it in my coat regarless of whether or not I had been given opportunities to go potty. Hopefully, I don't have another intestinal infection like I have last time that is causing my 'business' to be loose. Crossing my paws that I don't.

Anyways, the outing was a really good one and we got to do a lot of new things. The other puppies really missed out on the exposure we got today. Two of them are on puppy camp and the other two live in another state.

Take care,

Saturday, January 15, 2011


Here is a picture if mom's last dog that she raised, Cameron. He is currently at Southeastern finishing his guide dog training and is doing very well! Mom is so proud of him.

  One day Mom will receive a picture of me in a harness similar to this one.


Monday, January 10, 2011

Another Snow Day!!

Wayne here,

Today we had some more snow! It started late last night and continued on to this morning sending about 3 inches of snow our way. It was really pretty to wake up and everything is covered in a fluffy, white blanket. The snow was all powder to start off with, but as the day went on, we have gotten some ice on top and it is very crunchy outside right now. Anything that has melted during the day has quickly become ice. Tomorrow morning will be a lot worse than this morning.

Mom took us three dogs out this morning to play while her baby slept (she is already sick and didn't need to be outside any more than necessary) and we had a blast! We kicked up the snow everywhere we went. I love snow! It is so soft and cold.

When we all came inside, us three dogs decided that is was time for a nap while mom read a book. At least it is warm inside our house and not windy! I hate it for the people who have to get out in this mess in the morning. They are going to have a time getting to and from work! Mom and dad are both scheduled to work tomorrow night, hopefully the roads won't be too bad.

Have a great day and enjoy the snow if you got some!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Puppy Obedience Class 5 of 6

Today mom and I had to attend my fifth obedience class (Puppy Kindergarten). It was just me and Mako at this class. We parcticed several commands that we already knew, plus a few that we are currently working on. It was nice getting to see my sister again. We have really grown since we have seen each other last and this was before Christmas!

We took some pictures with one another, so you can really tell that we have grown and you can also see how much Mako and I look alike. It would be hard to figure out who was who in the photos if you didn't already know. :)

Here we are together:
Hi there!

Mako and one of her raisers

Me, Mako's mom, and then Mako. Yeah Mako and I look a lot alike!

synchronized puppies

Yes I am sitting on Mako's mom's lap :)

Being a good boy looking at the camera for mom.

After the meeting in our normal place, we decided to go to a nearby park where there were a lot of kids playing, light traffic, and kid playground equipment. I have never seen anything like it yet, so this was a new one for me. We walked across some of the equipment (small holed walkways and plastic stairs) which did not bother either of us puppies one bit! Half of the little kids at the playground rushed over to pet us when they noticed that we were near. We greeted for a short amount of time, walked around the swings, and then it was time to go home so I could eat my supper. Mmmm super, my favorite time of day, next to morning of course when I get my breakfast. Take care,   Wayne

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Christmas Pictures


Morrow Mountain

Wayne here,

Mom and Dad have taken their baby, Bristol, Jake, and I all to Morrow Mountain this afternoon for a nice little trail hike. Morrow Mountain is really close to our house, but it is a true mountain. It's more or less a really, really big hill with some trails to hike, almost like a mountain.

Anyways, it was really fun walking on the gravel trails, slipping on the wet leaves and busting our butts, and stepping over some small trees that have fallen. We slid down several times due to the wet leaves almost dragging mom down the hillsides. Mom was walking me and Jake, and both of us are wanting to pull on our leashes while Dad is walking Bristol, who is not pulling the slightest bit, and carrying the baby or holding her hand.

At one point, we were all walking on a bank FULL of wet leaves, none of us have any traction whatsoever. Jake and I are pulling, mom is trying on hold on to our leashes while giving is collar corrections to make us slow down. Well, Jake slips down the bank a little bit (it's not a steep hill that he will slide down and surely die), mom is still hanging on to him and keeps him from sliding too far and slides down on her butt, and then I slip on the leaves, but at least I didn't go anywhere. Dad is climbing up the bank, while holding onto Bristol's leash and carrying the baby under his arm and her shoe somehow comes off of her foot and goes flying 4 feet down the bank into a bed of leaves. Mom can't help but burst out laughing at the mere sight of the flying shoe while trying to stand up and hold on to us boys. It was almost all she could do to catch her breath from laughing so hard to go down into the bed of leaves to fetch the shoe. Finally, she gets it and we all continue hiking up this little bank to get back on the main road to head back to the starting point of this trail.

At last, all tired individuals have reached the starting point of this trail. I think I was about ready to pass out at the point. I think I was happiest being on solid ground! It was fun, though. I think we all had a good time releasing our energy and spending time with each other. We don't get to all go out together since Bristol and Jake only have access to places allowing pets. I am going to be one tired puppy tonight.

Before we left, Mom decided to take a little detour up to the pool area for a few minutes, and on the way, we encountered 12 really nice deer who are not afraid of people at all. These deer are so tame, that people camping in this area can pet them with no trouble. The deer just walk straight up to you. They walked pretty close to the car even with Bristol and Jake whining as loud as they could in the very back. They just perked up their ears and stood there watching us. These deer were really curious to see if we had any food to spare, but no we didn't. They probably wanted to see what the funny-looking deer were doing in the back of our car since Vizslas look a lot like a deer minus the white tail and underbelly. Mom even let me get out of the car to sit and watch them. I have never seen a deer before, but I liked them. I wanted to go play but mom wouldn't let me, so I had to get back in the car to go home and eat.

That's just it, we went home and ate. Time for a short puppy nap and then some obedience training in a little bit. It has been a good day.

Bye for now...

P.S. Check out my next post which will be of the Christmas photos when mom took me to have my pictures made.