Friday, July 29, 2011
Thursday, July 28, 2011
Tyler and I have such different ideas of what a street fair experience translates into. For Tyler it is a time to try out the carney games, eat food, and speed walk ;). My interpretation is perusing every vendor, listening to endless spiels about how it is an atrocity that I have lived this long without a mini Tupperware cake cover, purse that can change its outer shell, vitamin infused water or the new improved stoneware. Now with handles! I do the walk around, think about what I liked and then attempt to convince Tyler that yes it is necessary we purchase a handmade $45 Swarovski bead Mickey ornament. It is important to support local vendors.
Don't worry, not even the haze of a purchase frenzy day can convince me to spend that much on a little charm.
As a follow up to this day I will point out that I have used all the items we purchased and they all rock!!! The puppy shampoo and spray came from BubbleUp Girlz and I love that Max smells good when he gets a bath instead of the nasty smell of normal dog shampoos. I used the salsa seasoning in an enchilada casserole. Tyler ate enough to make him beyond uncomfortably full. I take this as a good sign. Two of the scone mixes have been consumed with high hopes for the rest.
Friday, July 22, 2011
The bright point to my work day yesterday was finding my new favorite website http://www.thegreatchiweenie.com/. It is about this chiweenie that goes around on adventure bike rides in his owners backpack. AND he wheres doggles! :) I love it! It just makes me happy.
It inspires me to throw Max in a backpack and cart him around everywhere I go. He has been doing so well lately with everything. No wall chews or house potties.
Tyler spent most of his night last night helping a friend with math homework. They were up until 2AM.... no thank you!
PS The program is back up.... fingers crossed it stays that way! Now to make up all the work I was unable to do up until now...
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Our obedience instructor suggested we introduce distractions when the dog becomes proficient in his new task. Introduce? The real challenge is ELIMINATING them. Max's mind must be going 100 miles a minute switching from one thing to another. I can just imagine the thoughts running through his head... is that a leaf? that's a blue car! my ear itches, did my tail just touch my ear? CHOMP, CHOMP, I have to potty, noise?
Thursday, July 14, 2011
Is it bad that I am more upset that I failed than that he actually did it? I thought I knew Max and how to handle his puppiness. I have no idea what my next step will be. This morning I just covered the area with Max's Mickey blanket and called it good. It is nice that he does not chew up my shoes, wires or anything else that could be much worse.