Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Day in, and day out!

Ahh....the life of a dog! It's not bad, fur sure! Most work days are pretty standard for us. We get up, eat, help Mum with work, do some training, take a long walk, and then Mum goes back to work for awhile. Then it's veg and cuddle time on the couch for all four of us. Love that!

Thank goodness the weekends are a little more energetic, or we would go bananas! BTW - I love bananas.

Yesterday we woke up kinda late for us, 6:00 AM. And of course we immediately started waiting for our breakfast!

Mum got a little work done. She stopped in mid morning and gave me a nice massage, since my iliopsoas has been stiffing up again. Then she noticed that I was really starting to blow my coat, so she took off after the big brush. Here's the result of her efforts to my dismay. I think I've lost half my body weight and she didn't even use the Furminator!

After that ordeal, I had to get away for a little break. The landing on our stairs is a super nice sunny spot at a certain time of the day, and I took advantage of it.

Gracie took advantage of her bed, next to Mum's feet. She likes to stay close :)

Before we know it, it's time for dinner, then of course a little agility! Gracie's really loving her dogwalk and targeting training. She just can't wait to get out there! We need to check to see if she's got some of that ephedrine in her, sheesh! But in reality, I think it has something to do with food :)

Since I'm on low activity duty because of my muscle tightness, Mum got out my big birthday present, the Nina Ottosson Dog Turbo. It's something I can do that wears out my brain, and deters me mostly from manic running and wrestling activity. Mum says, 'thank dog'!

Interestingly, it takes just a bit of training to help me understand how to play with it. But I picked it up pretty quickly, as did Gracie :) We love the toy and can't wait to share more of it with you. Video to come later, we promise!!!

Hope everyone is having a great week!

5 comments:

Emma Rose said...

I love the picture of Gracie in her bed. So sweet. And I can't wait to see how you learn to use the new turbo toy!

Ricky the Sheltie said...

We are looking forward to seeing you play with that new toy, Johann!

Ludo van Doggy said...

Looking forward to more on the turbo!

parlance said...

Oh, I can't wait to see the video! Soon...soon...soon?

Morgan in Pittsburgh said...

I can't wait to see how that thing works. Mom said maybe I can get one...
Morgan