I’ve been a member on the GoldenRetrieverForum for some time now but I usually am only around there when I have a question or two. I logged on the day before yesterday and had a question about Frisbee training and I needed some suggestions for new tricks. Member “Summer’s Mom” had TONS of brilliant ideas and gave me a link to her YouTube channel where she has some videos of Summer’s tricks. HERE is the post with some videos she posted when I asked about teaching “Sit Up”. I’ve been having trouble teaching Dixie this one because her balance (and mine) were a bit off. But with “Summer’s Mom”‘s method I think we may be able to pull it off. 😀 I’m going to try to teach Dixie this starting tomorrow.
I FINALLY bought a hula hoop today (it’s so hard to find a reasonably priced one around here!) at Menards for $5. They were like $8 or $9 at WalMart. 😛 But Dixie is excited about it! I thought she might be a bit afraid of it initially but she’s been a doll about it. So far, she’s just getting used to going through it at an inch off the floor after she went through it on her own several times when it was sitting on the floor. Wish us luck! ^.^ I’ll try to get some pictures of our training sessions soon. 🙂
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The other night, Dixie was in a photo shoot mode where she would pose and stay there waiting for the camera shutter to click. So this post is just a bunch of pictures of my little Dixie Cup.
How’s this pose?
How bout this one?
Ah! Here we go! I got it, ma! The old “Lonely Pooch Awaiting Master” pose!
Okay, mom….that’s-that’s enough…so tiiirrred…….zzz…..zz-zz-huh…Being beautiful is so tiring!
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Tags: blogging, camera shutter, dixie cup, dog, golden retriever, little dixie, pet, photo shoot, photography, pooch
How’s this pose? Get my good side!
This, folks, is Tom. Or so we’ve begun to call him. I think he must belong to someone around our neighborhood but he’s spends most of his time on our porch begging. He’s real scared of loud noises but he likes being petted and stuff. I thought he was a small dog with a weird tail until my pet told me he was a cat. Well, he looked like one! Come to think of it though…he does talk funny…oh well. You win some, ya lose some. 🙂 I don’t think he likes Murdoch. Murdoch was sitting at the door, pretty as you please, watchin’ ol’ Tom when…whammy! Tom attacks the door. Murdoch giggled and watched some more. Tsk, tsk. I worry bout that kid sometimes. Anyways, just thought I’d let you know about Tom. 🙂
On Monday the 15th, my first betta fish died. He had been suffering from dropsy, a deadly disease, for nearly a month. He was my very first fish and opened the world of aquariums to me. His name was Peach and he was a pink pastel VeilTail Betta; and the only betta I’ve ever seen who had blue eyes.
In Memory of my first betta, Peach
Upon losing my first fish, my mom took me to PetSmart to get a new one to ‘replace’ Peach. No fish can replace Peach but the aquarium seemed so empty and lifeless with only a snail inhabiting it. I ended up getting a young male Halfmoon Betta and a shrimp named John (long story about the name). So here’s some pictures of the new guy!
He’s a complete opposite of Peach; He’s shy, not aggressive, not a little pig when it comes to eating. Peach loved to eat, was very curious, and liked to chase my fingers. This little guy is curious but cautious; but he’s slowly coming out of his shell. Every time I go to his tank, I drop in one pellet. (Which means I can’t go near very often since he can’t eat a lot.) This shows him that people mean food and he’ll swim to the front looking for food when someone comes near instead of hiding.
I’m still in the process of picking a name for him so for now, we’ll call him “the new guy”. 🙂
~P. H. Burdette
P. H. Burdette: Hello all! Thanks for stopping by my-
P. H. Burdette: Ahem…Thanks for stopping by our blog. It’s still under construction at the moment but soon we hope to have something up for you to chew on. 🙂 Read our ‘about’ pages for more information.
Dixie: Yeah, and I’ll have stuff for you dogs to have fun with too! Hope you have a tail-waggin’ time here!
~P. H. Burdette and Dixie