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I am dog. I believe in unconditional love. I do not settle for infatuation or puppy love. I believe in true love to the end. I am a life-long lover who will lie at your feet, on the bed, by your chair, at your side. I am dog. I insist on your love. I will stay on a grave of a lover until my end. I believe in commitment. When we have chosen each other, I will be there for you with plenty. Out of my heart flows life and love. You fill my life with abundance and I am fulfilled. Unconditional love is the highest gift. I am committed to love.

Taken from Dog Psalms by Herbert Brokering





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Saturday, July 31, 2010

What have I been up to....

Kirby here-

Well what a week for me! I started with another ear infection...yuck! So mom got some ear ointment stuff from the vet and has to put it in my ear twice a day! Boy do I hate that, but it is helping my ear. This is my second one in almost 2 months so mom is hoping it isn't going to be a reoccuring issue with me...me too!

Well I am doing pretty good with the "drop it command." Mom and I practice it every chance we get and since I play alot with her it is a lot of fun. Not only do I chase my toys then I get a yummy treat! What a life!

As far as my other issue with barking at dogs when I'm out walking, well it's a little better but mom says I have a way to go with it. We start obedience in a few weeks, so she says she hopes this will help me...I keep telling her I just have a lot to say!

My mom is always impressed when she comes home, because I have been a good boy all day! The only thing I do is mess around with the couch pillows and the blanket she tries to keep on the couch for me. However, she left something on the table by the couch that I just couldn't resist trying to eat:
My mom had a snack the night before and forgot to pick up the napkin! What can I say, I am opportunist! Don't I look pitifully sorry here! Mom wasn't mad at me, she just said, "Kirby you are training me well!" I knew I was really smart!

I also went to the groomer's today. I once again was a very good boy, so good in fact I got a new treat to try: a rawhide chewie! They had some in a bowl there just for us good boys! So mom took one home for me to try. At first I just checked it out...kind of interesting:

Okay let's try it!

So did I like it???....YUMMY!!!!

Yeah...I have a good life! Thanks Mom!!!!

Got some more chewing to do....


Woof-


Kirby!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Kirby's trick...or in his words TREAT TORTURE!!!

Kirby's mom here-
I'm so proud of Kirby! Watch him wait for his treat...he does it for 45 seconds!
video

Way to go Kirby! I love you!

Love,

Kirby's very proud Mom!

My week in review

Kirby here-

Well, not sure what has been up with my mom, not letting me blog, but I will forgive her because look at my new toy:
Yes, it is my very own Chilly Bone. It is a really neat toy...you get it wet and then put it in a bag and stick it in the freezer, in less than an hour you have a very cool chew toy! Me and my mom have fun with it too:Really, I don't chew it for very long. I really prefer the puzzle pieces at Scooter's house, but mom keeps telling me that wood really isn't good for my tummy...and that Scooter's little person would be very unhappy with me.


It was so hot here this week and it rained and stormed some, so we got rained on on some of our walks...my mom (thank goodness) was very neglectful and forgot to take pictures of me! One picture of me out there after a rainstorm is enough! WOOF!

Mom helped at an adopt a thon yesterday. She said she hooked up with a very tiny little Chihauha. His name was Sonny as he was blonde and white. It looks like he is probably going to get adopted because he found a very nice lady and then proceeded to fall asleep in her lap as she rubbed his ears...yeah, we shelter dogs know how to work the system! Mom said they also had a 10 year old Jack Russell named Jess, very cute and Freddy the little beagle pup who still hasn't been adopted. There was also a big shepherd hound mix named Melvin who my mom said was a lot of fun. She found out that three of the dogs from the last adopt a thon were adopted! YEAH! One of them was Phoenix, a pit lab mix who had been at the shelter for almost a year!

An update on my training...still doing pretty good with the basics but mom has added a new one today...drop it! It's pretty cool actually. You see I have a toy in my mouth and usually she tries to tug it out saying all these things like leave it, drop it ..blah blah... and of course I'm not going to do that! But then she puts her hand in her pocket and pulls out a treat, well of course I'm going to drop it...what dog wouldn't! Mom said I'm doing pretty awesome with it! We have to work also on my "mouthiness...I kind of like to go after hands" so more new words have been added "leave it." I have been doing okay with that. I am also having issues barking at other dogs when we are out walking. Mom calls them issues, I don't look at them as issues, more like, I just have stuff to say, like "back off dude this is my mom!" Anyways, I heard it involves treats and so far this weekend she puts these treats in her pocket before we go on a walk...but I haven't gotten any yet because I haven't run across any "issues!" Apparently though, we are going to walk at the park tonight so my chances of issues and treats are pretty good!

Well here is another picture of me being handsome!

Woof!
-Kirby

Friday, July 16, 2010

Rainy morning

Kirby here-

Well, I have been here over a whole month now! Every morning my mom and I have been out for a walk before she goes to work and it has been beautiful weather! Yesterday morning however, a thunderstorm woke us up before the alarm clock went off. So mom said let's get up and get me outside before it really started storming. I went out and did my business and then we went back in for breakfast, mom told me not to worry she was sure the rain would stop by our walk time. Well guess what? She was right! We started our walk and it was just sprinkling and it was clearing up so mom said let's go!


Well we got half way out on our walk and it POURED! Not only did I get drenched, but my mom was in her work clothes too...but had a jacket on. We hurried up and got back to the house and mom got my towel out and dried me off...she just had to get a picture:

OMD! I can't believe she took this picture...look how my hair is sticking up, don't I look totally humiliated! Well, the good thing is, is that my fur dries really fast and then I go back to looking like totally handsome Kirby:

Well, the good thing was that since we walked super fast through our walk we had even more time to play with all my toys! Rainy days don't get ME down (unless my mom decides I need a rain coat)!

-Woof!

Kirby

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Ollie's house

Kirby here!
Last night my mom and I went to Ollie's house for the first time! Here is a picture of Ollie:
He's a lot of fun and has a lot of energy like me. Ollie is a Maltese and Shih-Tzu mix and is about 4 years old! At first he wasn't too sure about me, I still have a lot of puppy in me. But we soon found out that we both like chasing balls, especially tennis balls! So we had fun chasing them together and then taking them from each other. One thing Ollie likes to do is pull his bed from his crate...look what my mom did to him:
OH MY DOG! Doesn't he look totally humiliated! Then my mom tried to put it on me, well I would have none of that! I got it off so fast my mom couldn't get my picture with it on me (hee hee woof!). Hopefully my mom won't do that to Ollie anymore...doesn't she realize that beds are made to be laid on?? Ollie and I then went for a walk to together which also was lots of fun.

My mom tried to get a picture of us together, but we wouldn't sit still long enough...here are a few she did manage to get of us kind of together:

This is Ollie's "runway" for chasing tennis balls....how cool is that! It was so much fun!

Here we are resting after chasing the tennis ball down the "runway." Ollie is a super cool dude and I can't wait to play with him again!

-Woof!
Kirby

Saturday, July 10, 2010

I met the kids and my other aunt!

Well, this past Monday I got to meet my Aunt Lori (mom's twin sister), and Emily, Tyler and Claire! All I can say is "woof! what fun they are!" They totally loved playing with me and my toys!
They would throw it and then try to take it away from me:

Here are some more pics of me and my new buds:

Those kids were so much fun! Mom said they will be back...I can't wait. I also met my Aunt Lori, she is so much like my mom...I really like her:

She knew exactly how I liked my ear rubbed and also loved to play with my toys!

Then we all went to Scooter's house for a birthday celebration! All the kids were there and Scooter! I also met my mom's grandpa (it was his birthday) and her aunt. My mom has the nicest people in her life and they all love dogs! It was a very warm day and the kids decided to go swimming, I decided it was time for me to rest:I had a lot of fun and met a lot of nice new people! Apparently, Aunt Lori and the kids have a dog named Dillion, that I will get to meet soon too! Woof!

Staying cool in the hot weather,

-Kirby


Monday, July 5, 2010

My Fourth Of July Weekend!

Well this past weekend was my first Fourth of July with my new mom! It actually was kind of uneventful, it was very hot!

I did get to go to the pet store with my mom! She said I was such a good boy (well of course!) I must have really been good because look at the toy she got me:

I also got to go to Scooter's house! What a cool house she has inside too! She has all these toys laying around although that she is not allowed to play with them. This is because, as I found out, they are not hers, they are her little person's toys! My mom said that puzzle pieces and pooh bears are really not toys for dogs...well I beg to differ but I will listen to my mom!

My mom volunteered at an adopt-a-thon this weekend too! She told me she was going to go and help my dog shelter friends find good homes. She said they had four dogs there today, an American Staffordshire Terrier (Pit Bull) named Flora, a pitt bull lab mix named Phoenix, a golden lab golden retriever mix named Sam and a little beagle puppy named Freddy! It looks like Flora just may have found herself a good home! Woof!! Do you want to know what my mom does at adopt-a-thons...she just loves the dogs. She sits there and pets them, walks them, helps them learn some basic obedience and brags to people about how wonderful these dogs are! She said while she was there she helped Sam learn to "heel" and "down." We shelter dogs are so smart!!!

My mom also thought it would be fun to get a picture of me with all my toys! Now, I have to admit, I am the most spoiled dog when it comes to toys. However, it's angel Max that I have to thank for them. Mom said that angel Max was on a special diet for his bladder stones, so he very rarely got any treats for birthdays or holidays. So he got toys! Boy did he ever check this stash out:

My mom did get me a new tennis ball and the frisbee thing, but otherwise these were all Max's toys! Some of the toys mom had to put up because I pull their fur off and try to eat it. Most of my beds were also Max's. I have a bed in every room (including the hallway!) can you believe that! Angel Max said I was really going to like it here...he was right! Also (as angel Max has warned me), mom saved all his sweaters! Max said, when it starts to get cold she is going to bring them out so just get ready to roll with it! He said they will at least make you look handsome and will keep you warm. Okay, Max, I will suck it up and wear them!

I also got to go back to the cool park last night. It was so hot here and where we live we don't have much shade to walk in, but the park sure does! I was so excited to go there again and check up on my pee-mail!

Well, today I am also meeting a lot of new people! My mom's sister and three kids and and aunt and a grandpa are visiting today! I will post about this new adventure later! Apparently the kids have a lot of energy and I need to get my rest!


Woof!
-Kirby