Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!!

I sure hope you've had as much fun today as I have!!

First, I saw my neighbor friends Doug and Father Peter, who always let me jump all over them. Father Peter says, "Shake my hand because you're my friend," and I jump up to give him kisses.

Then, I got to go to Daddy's office and meet all of his friends! Some of them recognized me from the pictures on his work computer, but I was in costume so probably not all of them even knew who I was. Here I am with my family in my Boo costume.

And here's Daddy in his Waldo outfit - he's been playing a Halloween computer game while we wait for trick-or-treat-ers:

While he's busy with that, I'm busy with the prize that I won as a champion of the PetSmart costume contest last week:

We've had eight kids come to our door tonight. Even though Mom seems kind of disappointed that we didn't have more, I'm just trying to figure out why we can't invite them all in to play with me.

A few of our visitors tonight recognize me from my silhouette on the front porch:

Pretty cool, huh?
Happy Halloween, everyone!!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

My First Snow!!!

...Well, that I can remember, anyway...

I can't exactly remember if I saw snow as a newborn puppy, but that wouldn't count anyway.  This is my first REAL snow!

It tastes really good, and it's so fun to run in.  How come Mom and Dad don't want to stay out in it for very long?

Daddy has a hard time keeping up with me!


Monday, October 24, 2011

Champion, Model, Boo

Saturday was the biggest day!!!!

I graduated.. again! from a second puppy class!  At our last class on Saturday we had "field day" and graduation ceremony. I don't mean to brag, but my mom and dad are pretty proud of my superior skills, especially in loose-leash walking, now that I'm a graduate and field day champion.

Then, I got to come along for some family photos, taken by our very talented friend Emery.  It was a beautiful day for a walk by the river and for sunny photos that we'll use for Christmas cards and framing.

Sneak peek at our family portraits!

I'm really impressed with Emery, because I do not make it easy for anyone to take my picture, and she still managed to get my good side in a lot of shots.

My coolest trick - "Dance! Dance!" - in action

She didn't even need to use treats to make me look this pretty!

Since being beautiful is my full-time job, I guess I should start getting used to having my photo taken.

My day was not over after our photo adventure!  After a short nap while Mom finished my Halloween costume, we got all dressed up and went to PetSmart for - can you even believe it?! - MORE PICTURES!! We had another family photo taken, and this time I was in my own version of Boo's outfit from Monsters Inc.

Mom was extra proud of my win at the costume contest, because she worked hard making the costume by hand. Next year, I'll look even cooler, because she's getting better on her grandma's sewing machine.

Little monster
See the resemblance?

What are you going to be for Halloween?  Will you come to hand out candy with me? You just have to promise to let me lick the faces of all the trick-or-treaters.