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June 13, 2015

Moonbeam and Blaze’s Puppy Blog

Moonbeam

Friday

Today, there was a big human "meeting" they said, and they decided that me and my brothers and sisters would have a puppy play time every day for just a little while so we could meet the other humans who can't pick us up. Something called rules, and so all the humans who we see but can't get snacks from when we "sit" got in a big circle and sat on the floor to play with us! Oh what fun! I saw big smiles, heard big laughs, and a whole bunch of "Awe- how cute!" whatever that means. I crawled in laps, tugged on toys, chased fingers and feet, and pounced on whatever wiggled! Lara, my "sit" human with the yummy bites, makes me wag my tail. She smiles a lot and talks real sweet and I can't help but want to follow her around. All my brothers and sisters play "sit" "treat" "click", or is it "sit" "click" "treat"? I think that's the right way! We all play follow me and sounds. I have been super busy growing up like the big dogs. Well, back to chase the fingers. Bye!

Saturday

Moonbeam here. Our house outside moved to what people call "Bark Park" and inside our house, the person Vanessa made us a fort out of boxes! Oh what a fun time we've had! We have hid and explored. We like the shade and it's so much fun to hide in the cubbies and pounce on Ridge, Ranger, or Everest. Yukon is the best pouncer and always gets me. Sky, grass, flowers, and the clouds are in Bark Park too. There is also fence and he is not tasty, but I do like it that he is cool on my tongue and so I still put him in my mouth. Grass tastes much better.

I did "sit", "click" "treat" more today, and Lara tries to keep me close to her legs without being on her feet. She claps a lot and tells me good job, even if I don't remember right away. I feel safe and very happy here. My mommy doesn't come to visit as much but sometimes I forget because my belly is already so full from yummy bites I eat in "crate" now. I don't have to wiggle my nose in for a drink because I am by myself in "crate" with my very own bowl. I'm still very little but healthy and eat until I am stuffed.

Yukon is a pester some days. He pulled my tail while I was asleep and I woke up across the room! Can you believe it? Well maybe I'll sneak up on him later. Bye for now!

Sunday

Today, there was a little "rain" that came from sky and made grass wet and happy. Flowers opened their mouths to drink too and aren't so droop now. So we stayed inside a little. Then sun came out to play and we got to go too. Running and jumping. I know "bark" now!

I tried to tug on Dawn's ear to wake her up so we can play but she wouldn't wake up. I got so flustered that "woof" came out and I jumped. It was me! I did it. So…I tried again. It worked! Now I can bark!! Whine I will work on later so I can get picked up. But for now bark is fun.

I got a new house today, I went to live in Lisa's house with Comet and April. Vanessa human took care of Sunny's tummy ache and helped her feel way better and now Sunny can play with us again! It was fun riding in the bucket. I can stand up and put my front paws on the edge to see! Things sure are big up here huh? Well soon I won't have bucket to ride in cause I'll get leash and walk like the big dogs. I'm getting bigger everyday!

Monday

Moonbeam here, jeez I'm tired. I have played outside. I have worked with Lara. I have played with no shade people and my siblings. I am wiped out!!! I wanted to say hi. I had a big great day. I wanted to say thanks for listening. Goodnight everyone!

Tuesday

Woof woof! Have you met Butterfly? I did! She flies and floats, and gets around from flower to flower and never falls downs like I do sometimes when I run way fast. My legs just get tangled, it happens! I get up for more. I have been doing excellent with "sit" and I am now learning how to put "harness" on. Actually, they lift my paws and strings move and it snaps. Then I can go. It doesn't hurt or bother my fur. It is just there so I keep playing but Ridge likes to tug the string. I bark and run. He chases me and so the game goes.

We moved puppy pens again to the other Bark Park by a new fence. It's nice too with lots of room to run. Mindy human is fun to play with. She has bags for my brothers instead of bucket. They stick their heads out while she walks and then crawl out when she sets bag down in out pen. Butterfly has brothers and sisters too and we all play the catch me game! We are getting so big now!

Wednesday

I have a lime green collar and a matching "leash". Like an alien outer space skin color. I'm Moonbeam, get it? I like leash. It is a funny string and I can chew it, but Lara takes it out of my mouth and I take steps to get the yummy treat. Now Lara wants me to not let leash be tight because I went to go! She smiles and waits for me to sit and for leash to be limp like my tail when I'm tired. So that's how I remember leash needs tired tail for Lara to feed me yummy treats. Then, when she goes, I can go around her legs, and as long as a leash has a tired tail, Lara gives yummy treats and "good girls" to me. I see my brothers and sisters with all their different leashes practicing tired tail too. Our tails wag when leash tail is tired because we are happy with treats and good girls and boys. Humans smile a whole lot. Bye, Butterfly is here!

Thursday

Hi guys! Do you know what hot is? Well I learned hot today outside. Sun was real hot so I found shade under bench and watched the world. A thing called truck came by with beepy noises and dumped out big wood on the poor road. I would have squished! Oh my! But road was okay. Grass is cool in our yard and fence still tastes yucky but I don't like it too much anymore. I chew toys and everyone claps. Lara and laughed when I rolled over in leash and got tangled. I laughed too. Four legs is more important than two and easier to trip! I have a big day planned with everyone.  Have clicker treat games later and I have to take my nap. I will catch you later guys. Moonbeam out!

Blaze

Friday

Helloooo people! Today is a good day (as if the others aren't perfect!). I've been outside a lot today. I've eaten grass, attempted to eat a stick, but the ladies robbed me of my find. I ran and met some of the other dogs, Jamie, Lily, and Purdue. They sniff us and walk away. I'm gonna start training. The ladies called it clicker taining. That must be that "click" noise I've been hearing. Do I get soft food for that?

OMG, I got to play with new ladies today! We ran around inside with them and they rubber us. That was nice. It has been a LONG day and my blaze is running low. Nap time!

Saturday

Top of the morning paws and pawettes! I'm doing great. I was up early playing, like 5:00 am early. We were messy! The ladies had soooo much to clean up. We like to shred paper from our potty mat.  It's fun. They said we have to have 50 objects in our mouths. I thought this would be a good and smart idea. I thought this would be a good start. I'm proactive. I also get the pantlegs, shoes, and socks. Do toes and skin count as two objects or just one? I say two but I won't quibble over tiny things. I've been outside and I've trained too. I'm working on putting my booth on the ground. A sit I think. If it gets me food from my human lady, then fine by me!

Sunday

Today is great! Last night we stayed in rooms. Three of us together. I'm with Jenn. I did well and I didn't cry much and I held my pee and poop like the Big Blaze I am! I like to train. I am sitting and I come (or at least turn my head), when my name is called. I am also working in the crate. Oooh that is fun. I get to chase treats in there. That "click" is such a good thing to me. Click = food!! Yeah!!

Monday

Wow-wee, I love my life! I played outside today, just about all day! I trained inside though, it was fun! That lady wears me out!! I listen to her and pay close attention. When I do, a click always happens. I LOVE my human Pez! Now I'm playing with Yukon, Sunny, and Comet. I'm wearing down fast. Okay God, batteries not included….zzzz.

Tuesday

Where is my human Pez? It's what time? (I hear people talk about time, so I figure I would too!) Well, it's light out and we have not trained yet. Well it's light out and we have not trained yet. They are putting new things on my neck and attaching something long to it. It looks like a good chewing experience for me. I'm getting ready to bite right into it! Not so bad! I don't love it so hmm…  I'll leave it – for now! My human Pez is treating me for walking on this long thing. Sweet! OMG! Jackpot! I walked and went to the crate to get a bowl of food. Yes! I'm working on sit, crating, and going (finding) my human Pez. Each time my Blaze shines bright, I get some food!

Wednesday

Do you have some food? I am sooo hungry. I wonder what we'll do today? I am sitting. That's what Toni asks me and when I do BAM! A treat! I do it for everybody. I've even done it for boxes, an ironing board, and the bench (Blaze does not have the best eyes right now.) Nobody gave me anything. Fine, I'll try somewhere else. I know my name now! If I put my paws on this thing, I get more treats. I don't know why I gotta do this stuff but I'm eating and its fun! Mu tail wags the whole time! This long thing, a leash, is not bad. I walk, it wiggles, my tail waggles and I get a treat. Click on sister!

Thursday

Today was a busy day! We've trained inside, outside, upside, and downside. I worked on the leash, this strappy thing that went over my head and snapped my belly. What did they call it? Aw man, I can't remember. I'm getting puptimers. Oh yeah, it's a "Easy Walk". I also got my nails clipped and my teeth brushed. Whew! I know my name. My human Pez calls my name and I will look for her. I know she has something for me. As long as I follow her, I get treats! Today was great. Can anybody get me a clicker? I will click myself. She's gotta give me food! I just gotta figure out how to click it!