Sunday, June 29, 2014

What a difference a week can make.  Since last Sunday when we played monkey-in-the-middle with Toby, we have been playing tag or ball each day and faithfully walking him with the Gentle Leader we got from our vet. It has made a tremendous difference in him and today for the best part of the day he has had the run of the house without going crazy and eating it!  I think we have turned a corner. Our vet keeps telling me, "Don't give up on him Elaine, I think he's gonna be a super guy, just needs to grow some." I hope she is right because when he is being good he is so sweet.

I bought a snail to help clean the fish tank and he scared me to death the other day. The top to the tank was up and he crawled right out, crawled around on the counter for a while and fell to the floor. Toby found him and was playing toss up!  Luckily he has a really gentle mouth and didn't bite him. I picked him up and put him back in the tank thinking for sure he was dead.  He never moved for about 6 hours and then in the evening he started to climb the tank again.  Praise the Lord, Frank is alive!! We are very, very careful to keep the lid down now for our Houdini.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Well the joke is on me. Toby is now 4 1/2 months old and he is 48 pounds. What am I going to end up with. It wouldn't be so bad except he is sooooo bull-headed and only listens if he feels like it. He is so strong that I can hardly hold on to him sometimes.  Other times he is an angel and just listens to everything.  Go figure; I don't know quite what to do with him.  We are having him fixed on July 7 and he is losing some of those nasty needle baby teeth, so maybe there is hope. I sure hope so, or it will be a long 12 or 13 years. We probably should have taken the female. My mistake for not listening to my instincts.

I was just re-reading this and it sound like I don't love him, which isn't true. I really do love him, but sometimes just get so discouraged.  Since I wrote this, Gabe and I took him out and played Monkey-in-the-middle with two tennis balls with him and he had a great time. He ran back and forth as we threw the one ball and the whole time had the other tennis ball in his mouth!  Silly guy.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

We went on our first camping trip of the season last weekend. Went up to Burt Lake and it was beautiful weather.  Toby was pretty good considering he didn't have a clue as to what was going on.  It should get easier as he gets older, I hope. He did sleep in his crate, except for the last night and it got too hot for him.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Silly Toby is fascinated with the dishwasher.  I have all I can do to get it loaded with him around "helping".
Then when it is time to unload the clean dishes, he either has to go outside with Daddy or into his crate. Call me picky, but I don't want all those puppy kisses on the clean silverware!  LOL

He is really missing Teagan this week. They have become really good friends.  She blows bubbles for him and he tries to catch them. Then at meal time she likes to hold his bowl for him. Last week I told her Teagan you can't keep helping him eat, because Nana doesn't want to sit on the floor and feed him while you are on vacation in Washington! So the poor little guy is on his own at mealtime this week.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Betsy, Jeff and Teagan left for Washington State on Friday. We have Sage here with us and she has been so upset. She finally ate some food this afternoon. I was ready to go buy some hamburger and make her hamburger and rice to see if that would help, but  when I added a lot of canned food to it she finally ate some lunch and then at dinnertime she had more.  What a worry. I was afraid she was going to get sick.

The weather has finally warmed up and we brought the camper home.  I will get it stocked this week and maybe we can go next weekend or the one after if the weather is good!

Toby is doing wonderful. He is thrilled to be able to get outside in the yard without a leash, although I do still put a leash on him to go potty when I want him to come right back in. We are still working on "come" and don't have it down real good yet. Jen was over today and said she couldn't get over how much he has grown in just the last week.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Having a rather rough week. Toby got his next batch of shots and they really have bothered him. His poor tummy and intestinal track and my poor floor!  Gabe hurt his arm raking and now has cellulitis and it is so itchy and nasty. Going to have to go back to the Dr. tomorrow.

One good thing, my new laptop came and it is fun. Not sure what I think of the new window 8.1. Oh well, I will learn.

Monday, April 28, 2014

I joined the Master Scrapper challenge at Gotta Pixel.  Should be fun.  I had a great time doing it last year.