Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Happy Camper

Today was my first day at doggie day camp! I passed inspection and can return anytime to play with my new friends.

Don't you think this would a be a great album cover if I start a new band together with all of my camper friends? I'd have to be the singer, since I'm right in the front and have the best pitch for everything from whimpers to barks.

The only problem with having so many friends is that you never get a chance to rest with everybody around. Mom and Dad really missed me today, so they picked me up at lunch time, and by the time we got home I was ready to pass out in front of the fan. I'll be having some serious relaxation all afternoon today!!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Summer Fun

Hi! I want to post a couple of videos of the Summer fun I've gotten to have this year so far, so that you can all see my future as a dog-Olympics swimming champion.

I also want to say a big hello to my friends in class in Missouri!! Your teacher told me that you like to look at my blog sometimes, and I think it's really neat that you and I can keep in touch even though we live so far away from each other. You know, kids are my favorite kind of people - you have lots of energy, just like me, and I can jump high enough to lick your faces! I wish I could go to school with you, because you could play chase with me all day. That's what you guys do at school, right? Play?

I'm starting school again soon, but only the doggie kind. We don't use pencils and paper for learning, but if they gave me some at school I would find a way to play with them! Mom and Dad said that I have to be ready to spend the night at puppy camp soon. Sleeping away from home without my family might be a little bit scary, but I think it will be a lot of fun to meet new dogs. The more friends, the better! Plus, then Mom and Dad will be able to spend time with my Grandma and Grandpa from Missouri when they come to visit - I can't wait to meet them. Maybe they'll give me people food just like my other Grandma and Grandpa..

Speaking of my Grandpa from NJ, here I am with him, playing at the side of the pool. This is what I do with the hose, too - I bite the water!

I want to leave you with just one more video, of one of the ways that I have fun while I'm at my house in Connecticut. I think God gave dogs tails because he knew we would always want a friend nearby for chasing..

I hope you're all having a fun Summer, too!

Friday, July 8, 2011

I Almost Forgot..

I almost forgot to tell you about my graduation from puppy class!!!!!

I was so proud when they gave me this puppy class diploma, and I told Mom and Dad that I needed to have a whole photo shoot with it to be sure that we got my best side. They left it on the table when everyone came over on the night of my graduation, so that all of my new friends could see how smart I am. All the guests thought they were coming over for a housewarming, but I know the truth.. I even got presents at this party, so it must have been for me!

Here's my favorite gift from the party a few weeks ago - his name is Slinky Dog, and he rattles around my nose when we play tug together:

Thanks to all of my new friends for celebrating my graduation with me! They should make bumper stickers for our car, "Proud parent of a Bandilane Puppy School honor student.."


You guys must really be wondering where I've been!! A whole month since my last post!!!! I do apologize for the long silence - I've just been so busy with all the growing up that I have to do.

Last weekend we went on a vacation to my Gramma and Grandpa's house in New Jersey. I've basically been sleeping ever since we got back to Connecticut, because there's always so much to do in New Jersey, and I don't want to miss a thing!

Here I am in my life jacket. Mom and Dad got it for me, because my grandparents have a pool outside. I only jumped in once (well, twice if you count the first time that I tumbled in by accident..) - I can swim, but I just don't know if I like to yet. It sure feels nice to cool off on the top step of the pool with some floating toys, though. The life jacket was handy for that first (accidental) dive into the pool, but I don't think I'll need it again until I'm on a boat someday. These little legs can take a girl far..

It's so strange to be in Gramma and Grandpa's yard - I don't have to be on a leash! The first time I went out there, I had to wonder what to do with myself and where it would be okay to do business, since nobody had me tied down. Once I got used to it, though, I did really great and even improved my skills of coming when called.

This weekend I'm off on another adventure - this will be my first time in a hotel! More news coming soon..