Thursday, July 29, 2010

Rain Rain, Stay Away!

Ok, so it's not been quite a week yet, but with the reviews I've gotten from the last one, I've decided to be a few days early.

I have to say this has been the rainiest summer that I can remember. Severest by far. We had 2 tornadoes hit the city this summer, the last one to hit the city was over 30 years ago, that's how crazy its been.

With Nubs still being on "R&R" (that leg never got better *Sighs*) walks have already been down to not much, and then add the rain onto it... well... I gave up... I grabbed my umbrella and decided to brave the elements...


Remind me next time to grab a rain coat instead!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Weekly Comics?

So I'm going to try something new. I'm going to try to post weekly comic strips of Nubs and his antics. I can't draw worth of anything, but I think you'll get the point.

Nubs is a very overzealous dog when it comes to anything. I do mean anything. IF you ask him to sit, I hope your floor can handle the g-forces behind his rump hitting that floor. Ask him to jump, better make sure you don't have a low ceiling. As him to come... and well you can see what happens...

Training Nubs:

Gotta love him!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Hot day? No Problem!

Ahh summer! I love this time of year except for days like today. It was in the mid 90's with 90% humidity and no wind. Talk about a day where even walking outside your door causes you to break out in a sweat. A morning walk was out of the question since I've been pretty sick with a head cold so about noon I decided to load Nubs up in the car and drive him over to the river.

Now Nubs isn't a water dog at all. For the longest time getting him to go past his knees was impossible. Even me out in the middle of the river wouldn't bring him out where his tummy touched the water. On top of this Nubs HATE retrieving. He'll chase the item in question but won't normally pick it up and forget bringing it back to you. If your lucky enough for him to grab the item He'll walk 3 ft with it, drop it and then head back to you with his big grin and a wag in his step.

The last time I took Nubs out he started retrieving with a stick in the water, and I started to toss it out further and further each time until it was just to the point where he had to have his whole body in the water to get his stick. We stopped at that point and called it a day (you know always end it on a good note). I don't think I'll ever have a Dock Diving Dog, but I will at least have a dog that enjoys water :)

AHHH! It's the headless Pit bull!!!!!!
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Oh wait never mind
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"I'm having so much fun!"
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Resting for a bit (He has a thing for Picnic Tables)
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Can you find the Pit Bull?
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There he is!
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And videos! Please ignore my annoying high pitched voice. I always use it when I'm encouraging Nubs to do something. It's a bit annoying for Humans but he loves it.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Nubs Finds a New Toy!

So It's been a while since I last updated, but there hasn't been much going on since Nubs went on rest. No weight pulls, no dog activities, nothing fun at all. Mostly we've been working on loose leash walking (Something that even after 2 1/2 years he's not the greatest at but is MUCH better now then 3 months ago) and doing refreshers on commands.

"Commands? I am NOT amused!"
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Just before Nubs went on bed rest, my Boyfriend ended up buying a small flashlight that had a lazer pointer on it and decided to try it on Nubs (with caution because of know OCD issues that lazers cause in dogs) and he just LOVED it.

Not much else to report on. Nubs sends his love to everyone and a reminder to give your pets a hug!