Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

I'm four!

Its not every day I get woken up by mom singing to me. Seems that on Monday, I was born. Well, not really MONDAY, like, the day, Monday like, September 21, 2005!

We celebrate my birthday twice each year. First on the actual DAY I was born, and then on my 'gotcha-day' which is November 21! Two parties for ME, in one year? Yes, I am TOTALLY my mom's child!

In celebration of my four years that I've been on the earth (sent from Heaven-above, mom assures me!) Mom gave me a paper bag to shred! It wasn't wrapping paper, but maybe I'll get something wrapped for my gotcha-day!

(Mom is slacking and didn't think to upload the photos before writing this...)

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Day at the lake

For Labor Day we went up to the lake and I had the best day ev-ah!!

As soon as mom took my leash off I ran into the lake and started splashing around.

Dad's cousin, Micah, and I started playing catch with a tennis ball.

We raced each other to see who could get to the ball faster. I don't know if he was really slow (or if he left me win) but I got it every time!!

I had so much fun splashing, swimming and I even made a new friend!

The next door neighbors daughter had a puggle puppy named Henry!

He was really small (or maybe I'm really big?) I liked playing with him. He had to wear a life jacket in the water though!

Mom never put a life jacket on me, I just had to learn how to stay buoyant!

Only 11 more days until my birthday! September 21 I'll be four years old!!

Mom always sings 'happy birthday' to me, but my REAL birthday is celebrated on November 21 when dad got me for mom!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Tongue-tied Tuesday

I haven't much to say today, so I'll post a photo Dad took of me this weekend.

Being a puggle is tough work and naps are needed regularly.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009


I have, what some may call, a "sensitive stomach". Through trial and error (lots of smelly error...if you know what I mean) we found out that I have the dog equivalent of Irritable Bowel Syndrome, IBS.

I've always been on special dog food, you know, the kind that we can only buy at the vet's office.

Mom says, its "gold" because of how much it costs...but I just call it food.

After being on the "gold" food for 2+ years, mom thought it was time to find less expensive food. We found Purina ProPlan food that tastes yummy, smells realllllllly good (well, it took mom a while to get used to the smell, but I liked it right away!) and makes me feel good!
We buy in bulk.

But, since I'm a single puggle, I don't go through a 20 pound bag of food fast, dad bought a big air tight container to hold the rest of the food.

Mom has a smaller one she keeps in the kitchen to feed me from each day...but this is the goldmine!

Once every few months the goldmine runs low, and mom has to fill it.

Filling the goldmine = happy puggle

When its filled to the tippy-top, mom lets me grab some!

Hmmmm, I love yummies!!

**Mom note***

The 'gold' food we bought from the vet was close to $50 for a 20 pound bag! It was Purina EN dry dog food. (The EN stood for gastrointestinal).

The thought of switching his food, and upsetting his stomach really worried me but after a lot of research, found the Purina ProPlan Sensitive Skin and Stomach formula would be the best switch.

I GRADUALLY introduced it to Jack over the course of about a month.

Started with a few pieces, and he would seriously PICK OUT the new pieces and eat those first, then move on to the rest of the old food. Towards the end of the month, he started to pick out his old food, and not eat it! Hahaha.

He didn't (and hasn't) had any stomach upset since making the switch 5(-ish) months ago. He really looks forward to meal time now...seriously, he'll sit underneath the cabinet his food is in, everyday around 4.30 (dinner isn't served until 5)...I'm soooooooooo thankful to the folks at Purina for making a food that really DOES what its supposed to.