Friday, August 28, 2009

We were tagged!












We received the "Oops I ate it" award from our friends Bijou and Banjo! Here are the rules:

"When accepting this award, you must blog about the food you have stolen when your humans were not watching. If you have never stolen any food, you must have been a really good pup! You can accept this yummy tray of cookies as your reward! Next add the logo of this award to your blog (optional), then nominate at least 5 other furry blogs and let them know by leaving a message on their blogs."

Yoshi here, I guess I'll start first since I joined the family before Cody. I have actually been very good and I have never stolen food when my humans were not watching. I really prefer to rip up cardboard boxes and whatever else they might have left around of any importance. For instance, one day Mommy came downstairs to find me sitting on the kitchen table shredding her to-do list. She was not happy! But as far as food goes, I generally leave it alone.

My turn! It's Cody now. I used to steal food all the time when I first was adopted. I would "counter surf" sometimes, and my head is also at a convenient height where I can reach the coffee table if Mommy and Daddy leave things sitting on it. Once I managed to scarf about 4 pancakes off of the counter that Mommy was letting cool on a plate (she knew it was me because only the pancakes closest to the edge were gone and one was ripped in half). Another time Mommy and Daddy had made delicious smelling cheeseburgers on the grill and were eating at the coffee table. I went over for a whiff and just couldn't help myself - I had to have a bite! I managed to grab the burger and get a small taste before I was yelled at and sent into my kennel. I don't try to steal food anymore, but I will try to take a lick or at least get close so I can have dreams later about what they were eating...mmmmm.

We're going to pass our award along to Jake and Fergi, Deefor and Arrow, and Poppy the LBC!

Friday, August 21, 2009

Pooped puppies

We loooooove that Mommy has been taking us to the dog park every day. We ran around a lot tonight because there were lots of doggies around. Mommy thinks we might be picking up bugs though because we're both very itchy (even though we have our Frontline on) but she hasn't actually found any bugs yet. Anyway, while Mommy watched a movie tonight, we crashed out on the carpet! Please excuse some of the camera angles, as Mommy was trying not to distrub us too much (if she moves, we get excited and stand up to see what's going on).

Occasionally I relax like this when I'm really sleepy.






















And this is one of those funky camera angles, but it looks like we're upside down so it's fun!












Mommy thinks some of the positions she finds me in are hilarious...I just think they are comfortable!










Aren't you done taking pictures yet?













Finally, some peace and quiet! Time for bed, g'nite folks!

-Yoshi

Mean doggy

Mommy has been taking us to the dog park every day which has been a blast! Tonight it was really crowded which was more fun for us because there were more doggies to chase and play with. But eventually a not-so-nice doggy came in and her human kept her on her leash the whole time. Mommy could tell that this doggy was not too friendly, but Cody tried to make friends with her anyway. I didn't see it start, but from what Mommy told me she saw a big puff of dirt fly up, heard lots of barking and yelping, and then saw a big ball of brown and black fur rolling away from the human with the leash! She ran out to get Cody and make sure that he was alright - he was, but was a little startled! Of course I had to go out and investigate this new doggy too and give her a piece of my mind, but Mommy scooped me up before I could get to her. The doggy left shortly after that. I don't like bully doggies, I prefer the friendly ones.

But just so this post isn't all gloom and doom, here's an older video (from last summer) of me doing one of my most favoritist things in the world - playing with socks! I never destroy them, but I love shaking them around and showing them who is boss!

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-Yoshi

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Back in Denver

We continued to have fun at Grandma and Grandpa's house. Cody especially loved getting to cool off in the pool every day. And Grandma kept giving us lots of treats! But eventually we had to leave so once again we loaded up the car for another loooong trip to get back to Denver. Grand total: over 3,000 miles in less than 3 weeks! We are still getting used to the new house, and it doesn't feel like home quite yet.

Mommy remembered to bring my purple sheep blanket! She was hiding it from me (ok, it was on the floor in a room where Mommy and Daddy used it the night they had to sleep on the floor, but I never noticed it). This blanket used to sit on our couch and I would cuddle with my sheep while Mommy and Daddy watched a movie or were upstairs on their computers. There's no couch in the house yet, but Mommy put it on her bed for temporary storage and I claimed it again! It is so comfy so I think I'll just stay here awhile longer!


















-Yoshi

Oh, and PeeS - I got a haircut! Can you tell from my new pictures? I was really hot when we were in St. Louis so Mommy took me for a shave...I feel so much better now!

Monday, August 10, 2009

Swimming Doggies!

Hi everyone! After another reeeeeally long day in the car (Mommy says we have driven about 2000 miles in the last week) we are in St. Louis at Grandma and Grandpa's house for vacation and are having a blast! There's other doggies here - two poodles named Gizzy and Coco. They are kinda fun to run around with. Grandma gives us lots of treats when all 4 of us manage to sit at the same time in the kitchen because she can't believe how well behaved we are! Last time Yoshi was here he started chewing on the wooden stair banister, so Grandpa was pretty leery of letting him visit again, but so far we have been on our best behavior.

Grandma and Grandpa have a pool! Yoshi doesn't much care for it, but I LOVE IT. At first I was not sure what it was, but Mommy put her feet in and was splashing around a little. I was thirsty so I leaned down for a drink but I fell in! It was a little scary at first because my feet didn't touch the water, but now I like it and I'm not nervous anymore.

Here's me paddling around near the deep end...not a great pic, but you get the idea!

Here is a pic of me, Yoshi, Mommy, and our friend Haylee...I had just gotten done chasing a ball and Mommy caught me!




Here is a group shot of all 4 doggies, Mommy, Grandma, and Haylee. Coco is the one escaping over Grandma's shoulder.







Yesterday Mommy was gone for the day so I showed Grandma and Grandpa how I can rescue people. If someone is on a raft, I try to push them to the stairs so they can get out. I am very gentle and have not popped the raft yet! Here's a short video of me pulling Yoshi around on the raft - as you can tell, he doesn't like the water much. His body is too long so he sinks before he can figure out how to paddle.



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That's all for now!

-Cody

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

New Home!

Sorry it's been awhile since we've updated - we moved from North Dakota to Colorado! We spent a loooong time in the car after helping Mommy and Daddy load the U-Haul.













I took my car sickness pill before we left so I didn't throw up at all which made the trip better for everyone this time. We even got to stop at Mount Rushmore! And we got to stay in 2 hotels which was a new experience for us, but again, we did well. I even got to be in the front seat for a little while and stick my head out the window...I think we were in Wyoming. I love feeling the breeze in my face but I kept getting hit by bugs and the trucks we passed made loud scary noises. So I went back to my kennel for the rest of the trip.












This is how we rode most of the way.










Here's me at Mount Rushmore!












Here's us and our Daddy and Mommy in front of our new house - this is the first house that they've bought for us (the last one wasn't actually ours) and we love it! There's almost no furniture yet so we have a lot of room to run around. Cody keeps sliding around on the hardwood floors that are in some of the rooms.











We have a nice backyard but we also found something really cool just down the street! There's a doggie park less than a 5 minute walk from our house! Mommy is thrilled that she will be able to take us both down there and wear us out so we don't get into as much trouble while she's gone at school.









Mommy and Grandma painted a room bright red (our last house was boring white because we weren't allowed to paint it) and then wondered why there were 10 little spots of red paint on the new carpets. I was caught red-pawed! It smelled so strange in there though, I couldn't resist!











That's all for now, I'm going to go run around out back and see if I can figure out how to escape from the fence again. I've already made it as far as the street twice now but they blocked my exit...no fun at all!

-Yoshi