Friday, November 2, 2012

Naps are Wonderful!!!!

Just enjoying a great nap basking in the sunshine on my couch. Woof!

Oh, saw the greatest sign the other day as we drove through a town in Florida ~ it was posted at the local adoption agency: Anyone who says money can't buy happiness has never paid for a adoption fee.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Just call me Miss Zoey

 I am in Louisiana where finally people know what I am (by that, I mean breed) ~ a Louisiana Catahoula Leopard Dog. Yes, I am a mixed-breed (mutt), but it does seem as if I have some Catahoula in me, due to my (cute) looks and (awesome) personality.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Hiking in Custer State Park, South Dakora

Yes, yes, I know it's been a long time since I’ve posted ~ it is difficult when one doesn't have opposable thumbs! 

My thoughts on South Dakota so far ~
  • Likes: the grass tastes good, I enjoy the sunshine, lots of cool sniffing to do
  • Dislikes: thunderstorms, thunderstorms, thunderstorms!!!!!!
We went on a cool hike the other day ~ Mom & Dad posted about it on their blog, but I just wanted to share a couple pictures.  The top photo is me on the hike, which I really, really enjoyed and the bottom picture is me resting at the restaurant with my own bowl of water and some chicken piece that “accidentally” fell from Mom’s plate.


Friday, April 27, 2012

A HUGE Dog Park!!!!

WOW! Bear Creek Dog Park in Colorado Springs, Colorado is a fully enclose 25-acre dog park! Yes, you read right ~ 25 acres!! Mom & Dad took me here a quite honestly, I didn't know what to do with myself - all that room and not on leash - I was a bit overwhelmed. I soon got the hang of it, came when called (they had my most favorite treats!), and met some 4-legged friends. I had a great time and slept a lot the rest of the day!

Easy and affordable - no matter where you are!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

I Visited the Humane Society in Colorado Springs, Colorado!

We were driving around yesterday and we came upon the Humane Society - it looked great (and I'm always pining for a friend, kitten or dog), so Mom & Dad went in. (I wasn't allowed - bummer!) First, let me answer he question on everyone's mind - no, I didn't get my own kitten or a new dog-friend. I asked and asked, and really looked cute and soulful, but it didn't work,  But they did come back and report that it was a great facility - lots of cats and dogs ready for adoption  so if you're in the area and need of some fur-love, ya know where to go!!

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Sunday, April 22, 2012

Romping in Caballo Lake, New Mexico


Yippee!! We camped by a lake and I got to run off-leash and fetch sticks!! I even swam a bit, by accident of course, since I really don't like my feet to leave the ground.

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Friday, April 20, 2012

My First New Mexico State Park!!!

Here I am at the City of Rocks State Park n New Mexico.  It would have been fun to be allowed off-leash to sniff all the different holes, but as you may recall, I've lost off-leash privileges until further notice!

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Thursday, April 12, 2012

Good-bye Agility Course.......We're back on the road.........

Well, I'm a bit bummed that I'll have to leave the agility course behind, as we're heading out this morning to travel to new destinations.  Thought I'd leave y'all with some action shots!


Tuesday, April 10, 2012



If this silly blue blanket wasn't here, I'd blend right into the couch and no one would see me............WOOF!

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Back to the Agility Course!

Hey there! It's been a while, I know - I've been very busy napping, chewing rawhides and going for walks.  We've been heading to the agility course a few times a week, and I'm getting pretty darn good, if I say so myself.  Here I am jumping the high bar. (Okay, well, it's not too high, but Dad doesn't want to have a broken leg vet bill after the recent root canal.) About time Mom remembered the camera!

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Back to the Agility Course!


Now that my tooth is all healed from my yucky root canal, I can once again play at the Agility Course! here I am, practicing STAY (which I must say isn't very fun).

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Will Someone Play With Me...Please?


I'm bored. I'm not allowed to chew my favorite rawhides since my root canal, I"m not allowed to tear apart toys for the same reason...............I'm bored!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Look! Here’s my tooth!

 Well, yesterday started off like any other day……..breakfast, drink, a bit of play and belly rubs, and a walk. But while walking, my Dad noticed that my lower, left canine was looking funny – in fact, it was sticking out of my mouth! Next thing I know, I’m at the vet! Then I hear something about “too tough a job for him” and “doggie dentist!” No way! Then we’re back in the truck, and I was thinking, “Ahhh….they forgot about the doggie dentist and we’re going to the agility course,” but no! We went to the animal dental specialist. Now, I will say that everyone was real nice, but I did not enjoy my time there! Seems as if when I was tugging (probably Sunday morning), I broke my canine tooth.**

So next thing I know – it’s root canal time! Yes, you read right – a root canal! Now I don’t remember much, but I remember going to the back room with a nice woman, then waking up with my mouth hurting and my tongue in a weird spot, feeling funny like it didn’t fit in my mouth right anymore. Mom & Dad picked me up (and when they saw the bill – yikes! I had better be on my best, and I mean my absolutely best, behavior for the next day or so) and I got to go home that same day.

Today I feel much better – I ate my breakfast, drank a ton, and have been sleeping lots. I’m trying to look extra-special cute, even pathetic if possible (keeping in mind the bill), but I’m sure within a day or two I’ll be back to my old self, looking for a toy to destroy.

Oh, I did put my tooth under my pillow last night, but the tooth fairy did not seem to come……..


** A bit of history – when I was adopted by my current Mom & Dad, my teeth looked horrible.  Now I know what happened, but of course I can’t articulate as much, but their theory (and that of the veterinarians they’ve asked over the years), is that in my previous home I was kenneled inappropriately and chewed on the wire kennel compulsively, causing some serious teeth damage, especially the back of my canines – both upper & lower. This has caused weakness in those teeth, thus the strange breakage.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

I am an Awesome Jumper on the Agility Course!!!


No, I'm not conceited, but have you been reading this blog lately? I am great at TUNNELING, great at THE RAMP, and now getting better (I'll admit, not great yet) at JUMP!!! Now that we've found this agility course, I go a few times a week. Lucky, lucky me!!!

Sunday, March 4, 2012

More Agility Fun & Games!


Here I am on THE RAMP!  We went back to the fun agility course this morning and I had so much fun!  I still enjoyed TUNNEL and even did some jumping (pictures of that another time) and now I am an expert on THE RAMP! I went up and down and up and down and up and down...... You get the idea! There are even more fun things there to learn as well - I overheard Mom & Dad saying that we'll go again this week - I cannot wait!!!!

Friday, March 2, 2012

I Am an Agility Dog!!

Oh yeah.... check me out!  We went to a nearby RV park that has a whole section just for doggie fun and Mom & Dad to me on the agility course.  Now I'm a newbie, but I LOVED the tunnel!  I found treats in it, and when I bounded out, there were more treats!  There was a promise of going back, maybe on Sunday, and I have goals - jumping over barriers, walking on a high platform, and more! 

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

I Made A Friend!!

I made a friend at the dog park this morning! Unfortunately, I didn't get her name (but I did get her smell and she smells AWESOME!) - we ran, tugged, wrestled, teased, and played for a looong time! I took a long nap when I got home, just got up to change sleeping positions and to post this, and I'll be back asleep in a few minutes. Life is good!!

Saturday, February 18, 2012

My Thunder Shirt

So I’ll be honest, even though this is a bit embarrassing – I’m a bit of a wimp when it comes to loud noises, such as fireworks, thunder, and I’ll admit it – sneezes. I can get over the “sneeze scare” pretty well on my own, but the thunder & fireworks (oh, add gun shots to the mix) are just too much for me – I OBSESS over the noise for hours (yes, hours). It gets to the point where I just can’t help myself – I pant, drool, and shake uncontrollably.

Over the years, Mom & Dad have been pretty good about trying to help me through these episodes, and have tried various things. Finally, we found one thing that works, or at least alleviated the worst of it (the uncontrollable shaking) – it’s my Thunder Shirt. It’s basically like swaddling a baby – it wraps snuggly around my body and helps calm me, to the point where I can relax a bit. It works pretty quickly too – as soon as I get wrapped in it – ahhhhhh……

Now, I still freak-out a bit, but it helps for sure. So when we had a thunderstorm the other day, and when there were some loud noises last night, I got wrapped, and was able to make it through without too much panic.

By the way – I’m starting a petition to end all loud noises. Let me know if you want to sign it!


Thursday, February 9, 2012

I went to The Home Depot!!

I had a lot of fun! I got to sniff around the aisles, got lots of pets from nice people in orange aprons, and even got a treat ~ yum!  I love shopping!

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Walked along the Canal Today

So I finally got over my crankies that I wrote about last week ~not sure why I was so cranky - maybe just a  new place or new routine. I had a couple good runs and a couple good naps, so that helped!

Today we took a long walk by one of the canals that runs near the RV park - I met a couple nice dogs and enjoyed sniffing lots of new things. Now it's an afternoon of the Puppybowl - hopefully the Superbowl won't interrupt the puppy-action too often.


Saturday, January 28, 2012

I've been cranky lately.....

Just don’t know what’s gotten into me lately – I’ve just been cranky over the last couple of days. I’ve been grumpy to other dogs at the dog park, can’t walk by another dog without growling and creating a ruckus – I’m just cranky! I can’t tell if I need a good run on some green grass, or if I’m overtired, or what. Yuck!

Maybe I should check my horoscope and see what it says……if only I knew my birthday!

Friday, January 20, 2012

Quartzsite, Arizona ~ Best of Circle???

Been hanging in Quartzsite, Arizona a few days at the Montana Owners Club gathering and have met some great new friends (dog and human), but I can’t remember all their names.

How do I spend my days here? Well, after my morning walk, I usually take a long nap inside the rig. Usually early afternoon I go for a short walk, then take a nap lying in the sun outside the rig in the circle. During this time people usually come by and pet me, talk to me, and give me some treats. Then I usually take another walk, you know, a “meet & greet.” This is when I try and get treats from people who didn’t come by earlier in the day. Dinner follows shortly, then a nice long walk. The last nap of the day follows, then a final lap around the circle to water a cactus, then off to bed for the night.

Now there has been some talk of me wining “Best of Circle”…………..but let’s not get too carried away with my cuteness!

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Check Out My New Pictures Online

Hi there!

I just uploaded some new photos! Check them out on Picasa. Let me know what you think. 

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Celebrating my doggie adoption day!!! Yeah!!!


It was two years ago today that I found my Mom at the Oregon Humane Society! (She was volunteering that day.) Other people came by and I checked them out too, but I definitely felt the connect when I saw Mom.  Then Dad came by after work, and I knew they were the parents for me - they were both great! To celebrate, they got me a special treat (pictured above). My gift to them will be lots of kisses and less shedding (but today only, at least the shedding part).

Moral of the story ~ next time you decide to add a furry friend to your home, try your local animal shelter - there are lots of wonderful pets just waiting for the purr-fect home!


Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year 2012!!

My 2012 New Year Resolutions:

Hmmm....can't think of anything ~ I'm perfect!  :-)