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!

Friday, November 18, 2011

The Alien Landing

When we were 7 weeks old, something unusual landed in Grandma Sylvia's backyard. Diva and Tyro were quite alarmed by the sudden appearance of the alien. Just look at those hackles and tails!

Never fear!  The puppies are here!  We puppies raced to the rescue and took charge of the situation...

with Stella and Elsie delivering a one-two punch!

4 months later and I'm nearly as tall as the alien!

Today, just for fun, we lined up 2 aliens and I tried heeling in a figure-8 pattern for the very first time. I'd say the puppy and the aliens did their jobs well. The human, however, needs to work on posture and footwork (sounds like "Dancing with the Stars"!). 

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

My Mama's Ears

Nature vs Nurture
Genes vs Behaviour

In humans, for example, whether or not you can curl your tongue back onto itself is determined by a particular gene(s). Gene(s) also determine whether you have ear lobes that hang loose or ones that are affixed. Well, it appears that I have inherited the "flying nun ears" gene from Miska Mom.  

Click here to see pictures of Miska Mom and my sister Stella showing off their "flying nun ears"

Monday, November 14, 2011

The Week in Review

Busy week of work, classes and long car rides (to classes).

Mid-Week Romp in the Country

Racing Miska Mom along a boardwalk


November Dip in the Lake - Brrrr



Monday, November 07, 2011

Tooth Fairy

Just as I was all tucked in for the night and dreaming of the tooth fairy ...

Looks like a premolar #4 (upper or lower?)
 a second pearly white was discovered!

Premolars #4 and #2 (perhaps)
So, Tooth Fairy, that makes 2 "trades" !  (If I'd known there was such a lucrative market for milk teeth, I wouldn't have swallowed so many!)

Sunday, November 06, 2011


A November weekend with double digit temps, sunshine and romps in the country with family.  What more could a puppy ask for?


Miska Mom, Diva, Tyro, Me

Synchronized Ears

Flashback to when Uncle Tyro towered over me (2 months ago)


Ruby, Tyro, Diva, Miska Mom, Quest, Vadasz, Piper, Me

with Grandma Sylvia (Good Boy! Holding my sit as Piper makes a run for it.)

Friday, November 04, 2011

5 Months of Age

WOW!  How I've grown!

At 2 weeks, I'm just about the size of Miska Mom's head

5 weeks and as cute as can be

5 months and over 4' long all stretched out!

At 30 days, exploring a step (and bonking my head in the process).
[Elsie (Ms. Yellow) was the first of my sibs to successfully climb the step.]
 This week
The interesting part of this video is my touching the statue with my paws as was asked of me.  The balancing part is nothing new - just ask my brothers:

At 7 weeks, balancing on the faces of Will and Charlie.  Good thing the exercise pen was 4' high; with such accommodating brothers, a shorter one may not have been able to contain me.

Toronto Maple Leafs Top the NHL !


Wednesday, November 02, 2011


17c and Sunny!!!  Occasional gusts of wind cause showers of leaves.