Saturday, January 30, 2016

Saturday at the Park

Yesterday, I got to meet Sydney. She is a Doberman and one very serious ball dog. I think she likes ball even more than I do.

After, the dog park and a bit of a rest, Stephen loaded me up to go to Lihue. Stephen and Kathy were participating in Calvary Chapel Lihue's soup kitchen. Kathy stayed with me and I rested on my mat. I didn't really like it. But when we got home, there was a little of Stephen's ham and very cheesy potatoes and I got to finish it.

A lot of my friends showed up today. Clyde is getting better at ball. Peanut barked. Neva came over for a run. Kenzo doesn't get ball just yet. He was perfectly white when he arrived at the park, but got some red dirt in his fur. I ran a lot, mostly playing ball, but we also did some run dogs run. We were there for more than an hour.


Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Walking with Kathy in the ocean

After the dog park, we went to the beach. I dug in the sand and then Kathy and I walked in the ocean. I don't fully trust the ocean, sometimes the waves slap my face.

Koa at the dog park, Walked Close

Today Koa was at the Wailua Homesteads Dog Park. There were some other dogs there too. We played get the ball. This was the first time I ever saw Koa not willing to Give It. When we got home Stephen and I Walked Close.


Dog park, Walk Close, Kina's 75th birthday party

Kathy is teaching a Gideon Bible Study in Lihue Tuesday nights and she tend to leave early. So Stephen took me to the Wailua Homesteads Large Dog Park early. However we were not alone. Tom and Jennifer had their pack. Old friends. So we sniffed and ran and then I focused on the ball. I am a ball dog.

We were at the dog park for an hour and I was running out of gas. Stephen is kind and he keeps them in close after a while, but it still takes energy.


We left and surprise, Stephen did not immeaditately take me for a Walk Close; he let me rest. After I got puppy like again he put me on the training collar. We Walked Close and I got a "good dog" and a treat. Then he let me rest again.

An hour later he hooked up my collar and we went to Uncle Kina's house for his 75th birthday. (What is a birthday). Besides Coco, there was food under the table and lots of people. Not everyone liked me; I understand that.

Monday, January 25, 2016

Maile, Kaihiwa and Sancho

When we got to the park there were two golden labs already there. One was a bit fussy when I ran to get the ball but I just ignored her. Then Sancho came. He is a cool pit that knows how to play ball and fast. He beat me several times, but then he got tired. He always takes the ball to the pool when he gets it. We had a lot of fun. When we got home Stephen and I Walked Close.


Sunday, January 24, 2016

Dog Park - Walked Close - Got to come inside

Whew. I really blew it yesterday. But Stephen and Kathy still let me go to the dog park today. Then Stephen and I Walked Close and I did OK. One boy did a trick on his bike as he past me and I started to lose it, but I was OK. I got to come in the house and had lots to eat. But when Stephen and Kathy left to watch the moonrise, I was left behind. I need to work on being a trusted pack member.

PeeMail from Rudy - Snowpocalypse

I can't explain what it going on around here, or why the collies have funny colors. But I do know I have lost a lot of toys in this stuff. 


Rudy

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Saturday, January 23, 2016

Oh my, I think I blew it really bad this time

Our pack went to the beach. I got to sniff the sand and put things in my mouth. We watched the full moon rise. That is a handy thing, a dog could hunt at night with the extra light. Then Cynthia Bloom came by, and Stephen and Kathy invited her to the back deck for a picnic.

On the way back I had a full on puppy surge. Stephen just kept walking me and I jumped around and bit my lead. Stephen put me down and told me to calm down. I couldn't. Finally he dragged me home, I was still leaping and going nuts and I heard something I have never heard before. "Kathy, please open garage bay 3". That is where my crate is. Are we going to the dog park tonight? Sadly, no.

Stephen put me in my crate and shut the garage door. He didn't say a word to me. Social Isolation. After he walked Cynthia home, he let me out, but they put me out back and dropped the hurricane shutter. Social Isolation. I seriously doubt I am getting breakfast in the morning. Hope I do not starve.

Dhakira at the Wailua Homesteads Dog Park

When we first got to the dog park, there were lots of dogs. But they all left and it was me and this really fast Doberman Pincher named Dhakira. We didn't interact that much Kai threw balls to her and Stephen threw balls to me, but we did acknowledge one another. Kai seems to know a lot about dogs.



Friday, January 22, 2016

Dog days at the Wailua Homesteads Dog Park

Yesterday and today Stephen took me to the dog park early and there were no other dogs. Yesterday, I cut it short, you can't run to the max every day. Then he tried to take me to Walk Close, I wasn't wearing my training collar and I pulled. Stephen ended our walk immediately. Dude! Don't you know I was born to pull? Today he put on my training collar and I walked close.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Walked Close and then I lost it

Durn it, I got put out back again. Things started out well. Stephen and I Walked Close all the way to Otsuka's and back again. Sometimes near some bushes or trees he would Release me so I could smell.  I was pretty sure I was going to get a Good Dog treat.

Then we got home. Stephen asked Kathy to hold the lead while he got rid of the poopy bag. I lost it. I saw Kathy had been putting cardboard boxes in the back of the truck instead of my kennel. That means we are not going to the dog park. What is up with that? So right there in the driveway I went nuts, I nipped at Stephen's feet to herd him to the dog park. I tried to eat my lead. Stephen used his stern voice and put me down. I was trying to calm down I really was, but I couldn't. Stephen put me in the back yard and I went nuts again. He put me down, took off my training collar and the lead and left me. It got dark, I was alone. Social isolation.

Monday, January 18, 2016

Zander at the Wailua Homesteads Dog Park

We went to the dog park a little later than normal, Stephen was hoping to socialize me to more dogs. As we got there Koa was just leaving and we got to sniff and I stole Koa's ball. Then Stephen I played ball. We changed between a tennis ball and the Chuckit! whistler ball.

A truck drove up. I was hoping it was a large dog. Sure enough, a new dog came. His name was Zander and he had only been with the Lundgren pack three days.

We sniffed and played tussle. After a while, Stephen picked up the ball. Zander did not get it the first time, but then he started to chase the ball and Stephen gave him a few of his own. He is one of those "humpy" dogs which is mildly annoying. Then two balls got close together and he wanted one and I snarled. OK, now I have to be on lead and leave the park, (Don't tell Stephen, but I was getting winded anyway),

We drove home and Stephen got his hat so we could Walk Close. Before we started a stranger walked by that looked like he didn't belong. I barked, but only once. I did good. Then we Walked Close. I didn't lunge at any bikes or people. As we approached the harbor two policemen came. There have been more strangers lately. We just kept Walking Closely. When we turned on our street the boy with the motor powered skateboard came by. We Halted. I Sat. I watched him closely, but didn't bark. Then we Walked Close and came home. Stephen told Kathy I was a Good Boy and I got a treat.

Sunday, January 17, 2016

A pleasant Sunday

Stephen and Kathy did not go to the 8:00 service today, so Stephen drank his coffee with me and then they left for the 10:30 service, (psst guys it is a 10:00 service, don't you have an iBone?). After church they met a Sloughi and came home with Moka's scent on them. I want to meet Moka.



Then we went to the Wailua Homesteads Dog Park. I had the park all to myself for almost an hour and we played ball. Then two different packs showed up, first Tom and Jennifer, Peanut and Clyde, then Skip and Neva. We all had lots of fun.


When we got home, Stephen took me out to Walk Close and when I put a foreign object in my mouth, I listed when Stephen said Drop It. I was a good boy.

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Well at least it was interesting!

Stephen and Kathy were getting ready to take me to the path that goes along the sea. Then a kid on a motor powered skateboard came by. I escaped from Kathy, (she is a bit sore about the leash burns on her arm). The kid saw me barking at him and tried to escape so I ran after him. Stephen told the kid to please stop, he did, I did, Stephen got the lead.

Then he held me by the beach cart and two guys and a nice lady came by. The guys were not interested in me, but she asked to meet me. I was sort of good. She seems to know a lot about dogs, her name is Holly Humble. Then Kathy came with my special lead and training collar and they talked. I couldn't understand everything they were saying, but it seemed to be about me.

Then we walked to the beach. Stephen set up the chairs and they had candied sweet potatoes and didn't even offer me some. What is up with that? Then Uncle Gary came up out of the ocean with his wetsuit and spear and two taco, (octopus). He was very scary looking so I barked at him.


Next a Monk Seal swam by, so I barked and barked. Kathy pulled me away and, I admit it, I lost control, so she downed me for 18 minutes while Stephen reported the seal haul-out. On the way home, I didn't Walk Close very well. Does this mean I am not going to get special treats tonight? I am working on my best smile. . .



PeeMail: Runtie herding sheep

Hey Yogi. 


My pack girls bought us some sheep for us to play with!  Wow. I am getting lots of exercise chasing them. The sheep are young so they don't know how to obey my commands. Of course I am new at this and learning the human commands as well.  Runtie

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Turbo and two friendly little girls at the park

Today there was nobody else at the big dog side of the Wailua Homesteads dog park. Kathy put coconut oil on my pads and Stephen and I played Chuckit! Ball till I could not run any more. I didn't know that was possible, but I ran out of gas.

As we were leaving a nice lady drove up with Turbo and we got to Sniff in Real Life. Two little girls came out of the small dog park and I got to meet them too. I am going to rest a bit, read some PeeMail on my iBone, and then maybe Stephen will take me to Walk Close.




Friday, January 15, 2016

Sophia, Walk Close, Birthday Party

Today we went to the Wailua Homesteads Dog Park a bit early since Stephen and Kathy have to prepare for my party. I met an Australian Shepard named Sophia. She is nice enough. She doesn't really play ball, but she ran along with me a few times. Her dad is named Stephen like my dad. There were lots of dogs in the small dog park so we play run the fence a few times to help them exercise. I found a Bluetooth earpiece chewtoy. Stephen said Leave It so we put it on the fence and called Tom and Jennifer to let them know.


When we got home, Stephen took me around the block working on Walk Close. Finally it was time for the party. People started coming over. Kathy said for your birthday, we got you a cape. Cape? I thought I was supposed to get a cake? Where's my cake?


Thursday, January 14, 2016

Walk Close and Happy Birthday

Today my time at the Wailua Homesteads dog park was cut short because a mean pitt showed up. I held my own each time he attacked me, in fact I honestly think I can take him. But Stephen says nobody wins a dog fight, I will have to think about that. Stephen got back early from his bike ride and took me on a walk so I could look at and smell things. He used the special lead that connects to my corrective collar and has a backup connection to my harness. I was a good walker and Walked Close. I didn't even jump up at anyone else on the path. When we got to the turnaround point he Released me and let me smell things.

Then Kathy and Stephen told me Happy Birthday. They fed me meat, and smoked salmon and rice pilaf; I like Happy Birthday; can we do it again tomorrow? What's tomorrow?

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Clyde dog park

Clyde is my friend. I taught how to catch a ball at the Wailua Homesteads dog park. He isn't very good at it, but if Stephen or Kathy throw underhand it works. I have a picture of Kathy throwing a ball to Clyde. When he catches the ball he likes to trot around the bench with it; victory lap style. Peanut is also in Clyde's pack. He is a little dachshund and he thinks he is in charge. He barks a lot.


Tuesday, January 12, 2016

I think I might be in trouble

Today we didn't go to the dog park. Stephen had a lot of work to do and Kathy needed the truck for the women's Bible study she is teaching at Calvary Chapel Lihue. Stephen took me for a walk so I could get some exercise.  All the smells were so exciting, I pulled him all over the place. Then when we met other dogs, I got mad when I couldn't play with them and bit my lead and snapped at Stephen twice. He put me out back and didn't feed me supper and will not let me come in. I will try my intent look in a bit, that usually works.

Monday, January 11, 2016

PeeMail from Rudy of the Herriot pack

Hey Yogi our pack has some new babies. I guess they're my cousins. 

They keep calling these little baby girls kids. I've never seen kids that look like these.

I'm really confused because they've always called the new babies puppies. You know, like when we were little. 


Rudy


Honey and the Kauai Home Depot story

Using my intent look I convinced Stephen and Kathy to take me to the Wailua Homesteads Dog Park. The humans were congregating under the shade tree and I overheard a story. Honey was missing. One of the packs was at the Home Depot and another one of the dog park packs car was rear-ended.  It made a lot of noise and Honey jumped out of the window of her car and ran away.

They drove around the area looking for her and everyone at Home Depot kept an eye out for Honey. Sure enough, she found her way back and was reunited. I got to see her at the park and she seemed OK.


Sunday, January 10, 2016

Logs are great chew toys

Stephen and Kathy do not take me to the beach every day like they do the Wailua Homesteads Dog Park. But today they did. I still do not get in the ocean, but I found a great chew toy.




Saturday, January 9, 2016

Wailua Homesteads Dog Park - Pebbles

Stephen took me to the dog park. On Fridays Stephen and Kathy usually entertain so he wanted to get some of my excess energy drained. I got to meet Pebbles. She is a great pit, 8 months old, so she will be a big girl, but she really doesn't play ball. However she does do play bow and run and I like that too. I hope to see her again.


Thursday, January 7, 2016

Wailua Homesteads Dog Park - Cleopatra

Some dogs prefer blonds, others redheads, I will admit it. I have a thing for French Mastiff girls. I have sniffed four in real life, (and an English as well), so I have some idea what I am talking about. But Cleo is the hottest chick on island in my book.


Tuesday, January 5, 2016

My biggest walk yet

Stephen isn't supposed to walk much, but Kathy had the dog crate transfer vehicle today so he took me to the bike path. We saw lots of big machines where they are rebuilding the seawall on Moana Kai. Then we went over the bridge in front of Pono Kai. Some men were re-pouring concrete, others were spraying grass seed, that looked like fun. I walked close the whole time.



We saw a dim yellow, grey and blue rainbow. Then there were two humans practicing agility by walking on a tightrope. Next Stephen took me through Kapaa for two blocks until the sidewalks were too crowded and we made our way back home. I did good, got lots of treats.



Monday, January 4, 2016

Rad and Mahina at the Wailua Homesteads Dog Park

We all got to go to the dog park today. My limp is getting better and I played the play bow and running game with two fun pits. Rad is better at it, but it was fun running with Mahina too.
Mahina

Rad and me smelling
Then as it started to get dark, we played the rope chew toy keep away game. Those poor pits did have a chance and I was already on lead to take me home. Even the humans noticed it was a gazillion to zero and there were two of them.



PeeMail from Indy Poor

Hey Yogi,

I am a ball dog too. I love it when Mike plays Chuckit! with me. Here is a photo taken on Admiralty Inlet.


Sunday, January 3, 2016

A lovely weekend

Ever since I escaped from my dog crate and jumped out of the truck while it was driving, I have a bit of pain in my hips. It takes me off my game of Chuckit! ball and makes stairs less fun. It will be hard to pull that one off again though, they tie my crate door shut every time. Anyway, they took me to All Creatures Great & Small veterinarian service. Dr. Ihor Basko is pretty cool.



Not only were they nice to me and quick to hand out the probiotic treats, but told Stephen he needed to feed me red meat, eggs and sweet potatoes. They certainly have the right attitude.



Then he said I need to wade in the ocean every day. Don't get me wrong, I like the beach, it is fun to dig in the sand and chase the little crabs. But go in the water?  Have you never watched Jaws?


Today was Sunday and I was left alone again when everybody went to church. But Stephen gave me some meat when he got back, freshly cooked meat is even better than kibbles. Then they took me to the Wailua Homesteads dog park. Stephen will not throw the ball a long way, because of my legs, but it was still fun. I love the Chuckit! whistler ball. Sometimes I just look at it and smile.


Today, I met a new friend, Laakea. He is very fast and he knows how to play the run game. After we did the appropriate Sniff In Real Life, he did a play bow and took off. 

We did that for several good runs. Then I did the play bow and jumped around and off we went again. 



Friday, January 1, 2016

We joined the Kauai North Shore Dog Park

It is really cool, it is a project of the North Shore Community Foundation. The park has many dog toys that are pre-slobbered and "chaoarticly" arranged, (you would have to be a dog to understand). The humans appear to be more social there, they like to talk, but there is usually someone willing to launch a tennis ball. I am glad I was able to convince Stephen to join. The water station is on concrete so it is not as muddy as my main dog park, (Wailua Homesteads Dog Park). That is kind of a bummer, on hot days, I like to lay down in the mud.


Haku

Haku, (crown of fresh flowers), is my friend. She came to the dog park. She is seven months old. I get her confused with her male pack mate, but I think she is a blue nose pit and he is a red nose. To be honest, I have met a lot of grey pits and their noses all look alike to me. She is just getting re-introduced to the dog park. Some dog jumped into the back of her truck and bit her on the nose.