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Saturday, April 4, 2009
1. Cayman completed his Basic Dog Obedience Training thru the Dog Obedience Club of Lee County on February 11. He was issued not only a certificate of completion but also a 2nd place ribbon which he was awarded for being the 2nd most improved dog in the class! Both were framed and we are please to display them next to his Petco Puppy Education completion certificate.
2. Cayman is definitely growing into one handsome boy. He has gotten gorgeous plumage (not really sure what else to call it) on his tail so when his tail is held high, its a beautiful flag of long gorgeous fur.
3. Cayman completed a Canine Good Citizen test today and was awarded certification. He is now CGC Certified!!!!!! I am eager to get my certificate and have it framed to add to his awards. I might even go a step up and order the rosette/ribbon too!
Other than that, the training has been less intense as has the therapy visits. I am enrolling in school myself-I registered at Edison State College to go for an Associates in Business Management so if it had to come between education for myself to advance in my career or continuing education for my dog; sorry but momma's got put food on the table so that means I come first in schooling.
I do continue to want to work with him to pursue Rally and furthering his obedience training but for now, Cayman is just another fur-baby, content in being loved and adored my his family. So those that have been missing hearing about him, hopefully I can be a better blogger and keep his site current. So that's that! We're happy to be back in the blog-o-sphere!
Sunday, January 4, 2009
THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Thanks to the following:
Asta from NY of http://astasworld.blogspot.com sent this one:
Kismet the dachshund of www.kismetbarks.com sent an animated video you can see by clicking here
George of MI at http://puddinpup.blogspot.com sent this:
Jack and Abby of Washington at http://abbyandjack.blogspot.com sent this one:
Quincy of Canada at http://betapuppy.blogpsot.com sent this:
Kingsley and Robin from the Netherlands of www.kingsleydog.com sent this one:
And another dachshund, Ruby the mini dachshund in Canada of www.agenuineruby.blogspot.com sent this:
Bailey, Baxter, Brody, and Benson of WA sent a really cute animated e-card that you can see by clicking here
And those are just the more recent e-cards! I still got a bunch of snail-mail greetings too from:
Murphey and Reilly of TX at http://thelifeofmurphey.blogspot.com
Ong Bee Bee of Singapore at http://iluvbeebee.blogspot.com
Mango, Ximui and Chubs of TX at http://mangothemaltesekiddo.blogpsot.com
Arabella of MN at www.arabellathedog.wordpress.com
and from Sophie, Dixie, and Harley of IN at http://pugandbugg.blogspot.com
THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!!
Saturday, December 13, 2008
Thanks go to:
Comet and BLU of AZ at http://spitzwits.blogspot.com
Noah, Willow, Tess, and Lucy from Australia at http://leuradales.blogspot.com
And Dobby of NC sent us one. You can visit him at http://ChihuahuaPost.blogspot.
And one from Fred of TX at http://bichonking.blogspot.com
And a very interesting one from the Phillippines from Sweepy and friends of http://sweepyinheaven.blogspot.com
A Christmas Story by Sweepy
Once upon a Time . . . in a land, far far away . . . lived two Hounds
who met on the night of the full moon and vowed their undying love to each other . . .
They were inseparable and lived quietly and contentedly together. . .
In a short time, the female hound found herself pregnant and her mate became protective of her . . .
However, they lived in a land ruled by people. And the ruler of this land is a cruel King who hates animals.
The King saw a lot of dogs running around the land so the King gave an order for all puppies to be killed,
and for all dogs NOT to mate so there won’t be any more puppies!
“Ha! That should STOP the spread of their kind!” the King laughed.
The poor dogs cried and quietly slipped out of this land before they can be found
and wandered on a moonless night out in the wild. . . . .
The Hounds joined the wild exodus to escape and deliver their first puppy in an unknown and possibly dangerous land.
In the wild, the Hounds were met by many animals like them who have escaped the wrath of the King.
There was a big exodus of animals and there was no place for the Hounds in the noisy and unfamiliar wilderness.
But the female Hound was about to give birth so the male Hound looked to the skies in prayer and found a Star!
The Star seemed to speak to the male Hound and guided their path to an old house where a Lady met them
and gave them shelter. Seeing that the female Hound was pregnant, the Lady made a comfortable bed
for the Hounds in her small house and like the male Hound looked to the sky for prayers.
Hearing the prayers from the land below, the lone Star in the sky became bright and its light focused
on the female Hound who gave birth to a single puppy!
The light helped the female Hound to have a painless delivery! It also helped the Lady eased her lonely heart.
And the Star remained in the sky lighting up the old house and warmed the hearts of the Hounds
and the Lady who decided to adopt each other and they became a family!
And on that special night in December, as the winds howled, and the birds chirped happily, a bright lone Star
twinkled merrily as it witnessed the loving bond that surrounded a Hounds family once upon a time . . .!!!!
Epilogue: I must tell you my dearest friends that this could be a real story.
I knew that the puppy later grew up as a SuperDog ;-)
who barked loudly at clueless and cruel peeps irregardless if they are Kings!
I also knew that this story exists to the present in several lands
and quiet homes lighted by the DWB Star and kind Keepers.
. . . And with that, we wish you and your family good health, warm hugs and kisses, yummy treats,
exciting play and adventures and may you have plenty of Love in this Holiday Season!!!
So....here we go!
A gorgeous handmade card came from Lenny of IN at http://wirewise.blogspot.com
And one from Tippy the dachshund of IN as well at http://lifeaccordingtotippy.blogspot.com
Then there is one from The Zoo Crew of NM at http://zoocrew5.blogspot.com
And a very pretty one from a golden retriever named Charlie from OR of http://charliegolden.blogspot.com
Then from all the way from Australia from Opy and Charlie of http://originalgruffpuppy.blogspot.com
And one of my favorites was a handmade card from Shelly and Tommy of SC of http://www.mydogshavefleas.com/fleasblog
Then there is one from Keeley of WI of http://keeleypup.blogspot.com
And Mango and Dexter sent us one from MA of http://mangosgreatadventures.blogspot.com
And last but not least, one from Deefor and Arrow of CO at http://deefor-denverdog.blogspot.com
THANKS everyone! Sorry it took so long to post them!
Sunday, December 7, 2008
Here is one from a very pretty dachshund, Mona, from TX. Her blog is: http://justustexasdachsies.blogspot.com
And Hercules from KS at http://keepyourtogaon.blogspot.com sent us this one:
Then there is this one from Beckett from AL of http://adognamedbeckett.blogspot.com :And all the way from Malaysia is this e-card from Ben and Twinkle of www.colliebenjamin.blogspot.