Monday, May 24, 2010

Lots and Lots of Fun Outings for Don

So much has been going on lately, I haven't had time to blog! With the end of school coming in a couple of weeks, my life has suddenly gotten very busy. I am really looking forward to the summer and having more time to blog. Don is doing great; I've taken him SO many places recently. We are still working on dog distractions though. He celebrated his first birthday on May 7. His buddy Maya came over, who is a goldendoodle. They had a lot of fun together, chasing each other around. His friend Silky, a sweet black lab being raised in my club, also came over that week. Don and Silky were quite the energetic pair. At first, they wanted to chase and chew on each other, but then they decided to play tug. It was very cute :) Don is so giant; he just stood there with the tug toy in his mouth while Silky pulled and pulled with all her might to try and get it from him. Don went to a SF Giants baseball game two weekends ago. It was a great experience for him, though he had a little trouble fitting under the seat because of his enormous size. This past weekend, our puppy club went on an outing to San Francisco. Yesterday, I took Don with us on a hike along the beach. It was a very windy, 5 hour hike but Don did really well. I have lots of pictures, so I'll put them into another post. For now, here are some birthday pictures.

Don and Silky loved playing tug, though Don had a little bit of an advantage with his massive size.

All Don had to do was stand still while Silky did all the tugging.

Pool time! Don absolutely loves water. Yesterday, he had so much fun swimming at the beach.

I tried to get a birthday picture, but Don wasn't very willing to look at the camera.

Don eating his special birthday dinner.

Playing with Maya, my friend's goldendoodle.

I though this was quite how they both sat away from each other. The second I released Don from his stay, he went right back to playing.
Maya was very nice and brought Don a birthday present- a new kong!
I can't believe Don is 12 1/2 months old now, which means I've only got a couple more months left with him. I am working on his dog distractions every day, so hopefully we will get there. He's doing really well and is even maturing a bit. Only 2 more months until Fun Day! Can't wait!!
I'll be posting about all our other outings soon.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Is he really that old?

I can't believe how old my puppy has gotten! A year? Already? Don will be turning 1 year old tomorrow. I've only got a couple more months left with the big boy :( We will be very busy practicing our dog distractions until then!
Don is doing great. I'm short on time tonight, but I will be doing a big birthday post soon. Don is having a birthday celebration tomorrow with his friend Maya.
We've been very busy. Don continues to be a very good boy at school. The other day, Don had a playdate with his friend Silky, who I puppysat a little while ago. Today, Don spent the day at the GDB kennels because my mom was chaperoning my brother's field trip. He got a new collar while he was there- his old one had fallen apart. Its so nice and shiny now! When we went to pick him up, he was so happy to see us. He got all wiggly and his did his "happy ears", where his ears go back. He has been sleeping ever since he got home ( I think he missed his comfy bed).
I have lots of pictures to post, hopefully soon. School has gotten pretty busy lately, but I hope to find time to talk about what Don and I have been doing.

Costco with Don! Just one of the many places we've been lately!

Happy birthday, big boy!