Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Look at the cute dead animals!

Today Spike and I attended my dad's Toastmasters meeting. There were a bunch of people giving speeches, and while I was listening to them, Spike was dead asleep. At the end of the meeting I helped put the stuff away. I told Spike to "wait" while I helped. And amazingly he stayed in that one spot the whole time. There was even a woman that was sweet talking him and although he seemed interested in the attention, he stayed put. I was so incredibly impressed! I almost wanted to scream out in joy.
Now if only he would be this good at puppy meetings...

A few hours later I decided to take a pointless trip to Cabela's. Spike seemed unsure about the stuffed animals and didn't want to sit by himself for very long while I took pictures. Here are some of the photos I took. Some of the stuffed animals are kinda hard to see because the lighting in the store was terrible. Plus the flash was reflecting off the glass, which is incredibly annoying.

Spike also went on an elevator for the first time today. He wasn't scared in the least!

One more thing. Three days ago Spike lost four of his front teeth (he wouldn't hold stil, haha):

Here is what his teeth look like right now:

Monday, August 24, 2009

Day at the theater

My friend, Kristen had to run some errands at Macey's this afternoon, so Spike and I decided to tag along. Spike was a perfect little angel. In fact, I'm pretty sure he was probably half asleep while we were out and about. He was easily keeping up with my fast-paced walk, but there seemed to be a laziness about the way he moved. Maybe that's just his way of behaving and being a good little boy, because when we got home, he transformed back into the crazy puppy he usually is. Whatever the reason for the way he was acting, I hope he keeps it up while we are on outings.
Picture of him sitting patiently while Kristen and I sat in the Deli:

Spike in the car while we were waiting for Kristen to come out of her house:

After we were finished at Macey's, we decided to go see a movie at the Cinemark in American Fork. I was kinda nervous about how Spike would do, but went regardless. I made sure he peed and pooped before entering the theater.
I had brought one of Spike's chew toys with us in hopes that he would stay some-what entertained for the duration of "G.I. Joe". When we sat in our seats, he watched the advertisements on the screen. When that got boring (after about 15 seconds) he sprawled out on the floor and passed out almost immediately. However, when the movie actually started, he woke up (probably due to the sound of explosions and gun fire). So I handed him his toy, he chewed on it for a few minutes and passed out again. This process was repeated a few times during the movie. Towards the end, he woke up and showed no interest in his toy. He ended up sitting with his head in my lap for the last 20 minutes of the movie. He was probably begging to go home. Poor boy. But he was being very good, and needless to say, I was very impressed.
(by the way, G.I. Joe wasn't that great of a movie. If I hadn't paid $8.00, I would've left mid-film.. it had great graphics and a potentially good storyline, but it wasn't executed in a way I [or anyone else in the theater, it seemed] would've enjoyed. )

Spike watching the advertisements at the movie theater. (His leash looks all funky because I tried to hook him up to the railing while I ate popcorn.)

I'll end this update with a few photos of Spike waiting for me to get off the computer.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Backyard madness

I actually have another blog on a different website, but I discovered that this is the place to be if one is raising a Guide Dog pup. So I transferred my posts about my pup from my other blog to this one. Now I am wishing I posted more entries about him, haha! Oh well. I'll just have to make do with what I DID post.

I am working on creating a custom template. What I have right now is temporary, so hopefully I'll have my template up soon.

If you are raising/training a service dog or anything of the like, feel free to add me. I'd love to hear from you.


My friend is in Basic Training for the Army National Guard. He hasn't seen Spike for about a month and told me that he wanted me to send him some updated pictures of him. So I took Spike in the back yard with my other two dogs and let him run around. Here are a few of the pictures I took:

My three dogs. Spike, Jake (Boxer) and Shelby (Aussie)
I think Shelby kinda looks like lion..

Spike jumping.

The three of them running around.

Spike chasing his tail. :]

I thought this was cute.

Friday, August 7, 2009

My friend Chris and I took Spike to the barn today. He was really interested in the horses, and they were interested in him. He got nice and dusty after hanging out in the arena and ended up needing a bath. Poor Boy, haha.

And here is a picture of Spikester with my brother, Shea.

And a picture of him with me. :]

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Got his vest!

Spike got his vest.
Isn't he cute?

Loafing around with Jake