Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year!

Here's to reaching new heights in 2012!

7 Months of Age

7 weeks
Happy "7 months" to all my sibs!
I hope everyone has now had the opportunity to experience
the way cool thing called SNOW!

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas Everyone

Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.

(just audio - turn up the volume)

My First Christmas

The Big Bag

Thank you Santa for the new toys, rawhide and cookies!

Friday, December 23, 2011


As there was freshly cooked liver, we decided to take the game to a new level.
It's Yer Choice:  Liver Edition

While I maintain self-control,
I can look at the treats or

I can look at the camera
(but it causes white eye)

Assorted cookies on the sofa
mozzarella and freshly-cooked liver on my leg

Earlier in the day:

Unlike yesterday (6c), I had to sunbathe indoors today
because it was -4c (-12c windchill!)

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Dreaming of a White Christmas ...

In the meantime ...

I was a very good boy, Santa!
I did not venture onto the barely-frozen pond
in search of my latest passion: SNOW
P.S. Can you pass on my letter to Mother Nature?

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Hot Off the Presses

The photo has arrived!

On December 2, at the tender age of 6 months and 2 days, I entered the conformation ring for the very first time in the Jr Puppy class (6-9 mos). I went on to the Winners ring and won "Best of Winners" and earned 2 points toward the title of Conformation Champion. Very exciting day for the youngest V entered!

A great big thank you to Rhonda Giannini for handling me in the ring and for making my first show experience fun, positive and successful!

with Mr. A. Pepper (Judge) and Ms. Rhonda Giannini (Handler)
Brantford & District Kennel & Obedience Club

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Agility Equipment

WHY I should never be left alone with agility equipment.

Ran off with teeny tiny tunnel, unhooked 2 velcro tabs,
ran through - got stuck !

Teeny tiny tunnel is now permanently "out of sight out of mind."

Monday, December 05, 2011

43.8 lbs!

"Say, aaaaah"

Why is it that I am the only one covered in mud?

It was rainy and the photos are grainy but Charlie and I had a blast after class

Saturday, December 03, 2011

Caught in the Act 2

Note to Mom: If you must wear mitts that look like toys DON'T leave them
where I can reach them!

Foiled by the Camera Hound again!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

6 Month "Birthday" Surprise

SNOW !!!
my first snowball
my first snowbeard
this is way more fun than rain (except the -6 windchill)

Thank you Mother Nature !!

Oh, I almost forgot ... here I am at six weeks

Friday, November 25, 2011


Taught myself how to catch mere minutes before this video! I'd been watching treats flying in my direction for ages (rewards for staying on a bed/magic carpet exercises, etc.) and just decided to reach out and see what would happen. Of course, out came the camera. Too bad there were only 6 treats in close proximity...(sigh)...we'll never know how long the streak would have lasted.

Here I am the next morning. Recording stops (battery! (sigh)) just as I'm about to catch the fifth "Charlie Bear" in-a-row.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving to My American Family, Friends and Followers

I'm in the midst of a growth spurt.  It seems like I'm getting bigger by the hour.

I remember when I wasn't much bigger than this truck
Can't believe my entire litter used to fit in this carrier crate
You'll never be able to pull me through the park on this
August 22
November 22
Look, my collar now barely fits my wrist

If THAT's a 17lb turkey WHATEVER will I serve to my guests?


Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Agility Request Granted

Grandma Sylvia requested agility videos. Can't show you my A-frame antics yet (I asked and there isn't one hidden anywhere in the house) but I can show you my chute skills. I could barely contain my excitement when I saw a chute in the backyard this morning.

In spite of my proximity to the enthrallingly exciting equipment, I hold my wait (even though I am shaking with anticipation) until I hear the cue "chute."

Once again, you can't see me holding my wait with an earth-shaking sit but atleast you can see Mom's lead out.

Will place tripod in a better position next time.

Sunday, November 20, 2011


At today's agility class, I experienced the chute for the first time. After about six runs with the fabric being held up (and then let go), I ran through a few times with the fabric completely flat. FUN! FUN! FUN! And, yes, the A-Frame is still super-duper FUN!

This evening, we played "It's Yer Choice" or, should I say, "It's Yer Cheese."

Self-control don't fail me now ... it's ... dinosaur cheese!

YES, I can!