Friday, September 18, 2009
do not mix! My boxer is now almost five months old and very much a puppy. Her favorite game is to play tug-of-war with either her ball or her teddy bear (but not the chew toy specifically designed for tug-of-war )
So, as I'm typing and reading blogs and responding to e-mails, etc., Abby comes up with her teddy bear. We play tug until I get it, then I throw it for her to go get and bring back. Repeat. And repeat. And repeat. Anyway, we repeated until she got bored...and brought me her ball instead! LOL!! I don't know how many of you are aware, but boxers tend to slobber...especially when they are chewing on something. I had to get up and wash my hands before I could type or use the mouse again!
She did decide that a doll (not hers) and a sock (again, not hers) were more fun to chew than her toys. I used some of the techniques that our instructor showed us and they seem to be working! The second time she got something she wasn't supposed to have, it only took me 20 times of saying "Drop it" for her to actually drop it! (Versus the 100 times it took me the first time! LOL!!)
She's ready for bed now. As soon as everyone's bedding is dry, we are all going to bed. No....I washed their beds. They didn't pee on it (nor did I!) and my bedding is just fine, thank you! LOL!
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Tonight was the first night of puppy training with our Boxer, Abby. She was VERY excited about the whole thing. She got to go on a car ride. She got to explore new things, places and people. AND, there were other dogs there. Hi, I'm Abby. Hi, I'm Abby. Hi, I'm Abby - food - Hi, I'm Abby. Hi, I'm Abby - pretty - Hi, I'm Abby. Hi, I'm Abby. Anyway, you get the idea.
The trainer/teacher of the class is 20 and already has 12 years of experience! Dang! She gave us some basics (don't say no, have a reward word or sound) and passed out homework. Blech! We need to practice the reward word, the correct naughty behavior word/activity and the watch me exercise at least 30 times each day. DH and I both went, so we have to work together to be consistent and make sure we use the same words and actions. I think the hardest part will be to train myself to train her!
Anyway, really tired now, so I need to make my lunch for tomorrow and get in bed. Later all.
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
As many of you know, my favorite part of the day is sitting in the sun on the patio at work during lunch. I eat my lunch and read my book, all by myself! It is WONDERFUL! Today, i was very close to finishing my book so I took my back-up book too.
Half way through lunch, I finished reading my book. I took the time to read the excerpts from other books by the author, including the "new' one coming out next month (whatever month that was!). I've decided to add this author to my excel sheet of authors and books to read. (That IS an honor, dang it!! LOL!)
Time to start the next book. Hide and Seek by James Patterson. I read the first paragraph and that is when tragedy struck!
I have already read that book! NOOOOOOOOO!!!!! I have fifteen minutes of lunch left and no book to read! You other readers out there can relate. I know you can!! So, with no other choice before me, I headed back early. The minute I got home, I swapped out the books I had read and got the next book in line. And yes, I read the first page to make sure it really was a new book! LOL!!
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
To clarify, the old boss was out (he ran a 31-mile race this weekend!). Since he was out, I covered at one of the calls with a subcontractor. And I did pretty good! I knew the answers to their questions, what our plans were and when we expected to have more information for them! I may find out tomorrow that I was wrong, but today I feel great!
Monday, September 14, 2009
The weekend, that is. Dang! So...let me give you a run down.
Saturday - Get up at 6:00 and go to the gym. Come home, shower, eat breakfast and take the dogs (two of them) to get their shots. Get there by 8:45. Wait for the place to open, get in, figure out that my dogs are sooooo poorly behaved, leave at 9:15 (while noticing how quiet it is after my dogs leave).
Get my son to his football game at 10:45 (30 minute drive) and watch him play. Translation - sit in hot sun for 3 hours. Drive home, eat some lunch, gather books and head to the library. Stop at PetsMart to sign dogs up for training classes. Go to Jake's Place for GF items, hit Walmart for a couple of items, get home at 5:30. Start dinner, cook veggies for later in the week, and I'm not sure what all else, but I do know I missed most of the BSU game (they won!!!). Oh...and throughout the day, did laundry when I could.
Sunday - slept in until 8:00, took the kids out to breakfast. Planned to go grocery shopping while out, but daughter was sick so I took her home. Got her settled and headed out to go grocery shopping. Shopped, came home, put stuff away, did laundry and started auctions for DH. Went back out to have dinner with in-laws, came home, walked the dogs, finished auctions and another project for DH and did another load of laundry. Gathered food and clothes for work tomorrow and FINALLY get to sit down for a couple of minutes. Unfortunately, it is already after 10:30 and I need to get to bed soon.
I guess I know where my weekend went!
To all of you who have posted on my blogs and left comments on my page, thank you! I have read them all and I will respond. Honest! I appreciate the support and look forward to hearing from all of you.
Later all and wish me some down time!
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