Friday, May 31, 2024

Nature Friday

We are joining Rosy this week for Nature Friday~~

The good news is that my new PetSafe Easy Walk harness is working out fabulously!   I'm not pulling as hard and mom says that I'm easier to control.   

She says that having both treats and the camera in her fanny pack is quite the act!   
How is this shot with the wild geraniums, mom?
I'm sitting pretty for my treat!
The Poppies are still blooming in our garden~
Our only Peony is in bloom~
The Yarrow is looking sunshiny and cheerful!
Mom says that I am a very smart boy and her bestest boy♥
Happy Friday and Happy Last Day of May!

Love ya lots♥

Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Wordless Wednesday

 Love ya lots♥


Monday, May 27, 2024

My First Tomato

 Mom loves giving a puppy a grape tomato for the first time because they don't know what to do with it and she says the puppy antics are usually so funny!   I was pretty controlled so she didn't have as much fun laughing at me.

I have her laughing now.  She's calling me her little old man with the white-whiskered chin and yes, the tomato is in my mouth☺
Have a wonderful Memorial Day!
Love ya lots♥

Saturday, May 25, 2024

Saturday Sniffing

 The Rhodies are in bloom!

Happy Saturday!

Love ya lots♥

Friday, May 24, 2024

Nature Friday

 We are joining RosyRosy this week for Nature Friday~~

We started out on our walk earlier in the week with lots of treats~

I was pulling so hard on my harness that mom could see this was clearly not working.
We got as far as Landlord Bob's pond and she decided that it was too frustrating for both of us so we turned to go back home.   We needed more training before setting out again.  

In our backyard, the Oriental Poppies are in bloom!
This plant has more than one flower color blooming on it!
Mom has decided to get me an Easy Walk harness in hopes that this one will work better for me with more training.   She was trying to figure out why it was so much easier for Mitch and Molly to learn to walk more properly and it hit her that Mitch had Maggie to teach him the ropes and Molly had Mitch and Mackie had Molly.   It's easier when a puppy has an older dog to learn from.    
In the meantime, we do our training and we work our fun interactive toys!
Happy Friday!

Love ya lots♥

Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Winking Wednesday

 I see you peeking in on me, Molly.    I'm winkin' atcha!

Love ya lots♥

Monday, May 20, 2024

Happy Monday

 By now, you have all seen the fabulous blog header that Miss Ann has gifted me!  Miss Ann, you have made this puppy feel VERY special.  Thank you so much♥

I love to race out the back garage door to see if there are any birdies waiting to greet me and there usually are!

Mom found a dandelion in the grass and wanted me to give it a sniff.   Well - the sniff turned into a taste☺
Happy Monday to all of my friends!

Love ya lots♥

Sunday, May 19, 2024

Silent Sunday


Love ya lots♥


Friday, May 17, 2024

Nature Friday

 We are joining Rosy this week for Nature Friday~~

I saw my vet this past Tuesday and I got vaccines so I'm getting closer to walking.   He does want me to wait a couple of weeks before setting out on the road.  In the meantime, mom has discovered a great training site that will help me not to puppy pull so hard on the leash and in time, be a better puppy walker.

We have chives in bloom in the garden!

I think I like the scent of the lavender!
Mom was gifted beautiful dahlias for Mother's Day!
While I was playing in the puzzle room, I got interested in one of angel Molly's interactive toys.    Mom pulled it out and dropped a training treat in each of the compartments and I was having a grand time getting them out!  The funny part is that I was able to open all of the boxes but I was forgetting to grab the treat after all that work.  
Happy Friday, everyone!

Love ya lots♥

Wednesday, May 15, 2024

Tuesday, May 14, 2024

Tuesday Toys

 On Saturday, mom's very good friend, Miss Lisa, came to visit.   She wanted to meet me!  She brought mom this adorable coffee mug and she brought me TOYS!

Sadly, I was afraid of Miss Lisa but as long as I was sitting close to mom, I was okay.   It's a wonderful moose toy and mom was thrilled as she called Mitch - Mitchy Moose!   
She also brought me a ring chew, which I love and have in my mouth all the time.   Tug is fun with my ring toy!
She brought me a ball that lights up and blinks when I grab it and move!  Sorry that the picture is blurry as I'm "in motion"!
Thank you so much for the fun toys and the visit, Miss Lisa.    I will try harder next time to be more engaging and sociable.
Love ya lots♥

Monday, May 13, 2024

Molly Monday

 It's me, angel Molly, reporting from the Rainbow Bridge.   Mom has been working on a project for a couple of weeks.  She's having a hard time, even though Duke is keeping her SuperBusy, with missing me.    You all know that she was the one who groomed me for twelve years.   She saved my black and tan furs and has put them in a cut glass apothecary jar and she surrounded it with my Poppy puppy collar and dog tags and angel wings and up on top is a small tennis ball bracelet with my name on it.  

In the window is a suncatcher in memory of me and every time we have a sunny day, the rainbows on the living room ceiling are gorgeous and they make mom smile and sometimes she smiles through tears.
Hey, Duke!   I never did the froggieDoggie before - ever!
I see you have a harness, Duke.   I wore TrueLove harnesses too!    I hope you get to go for walkies with mom soon.    You will have a great time as the neighborhood is wonderful.   I walked those same roads that you will walk for eleven years of my life.
You are in good hands with my mom, Duke, and you will have the bestest life ever♥

Love ya lots♥
Angel Molly

Sunday, May 12, 2024

Happy Mother's Day

 Happy Mother's Day to my new mom~

Happy Mother's Day to all of the moms!

Love ya lots♥

Friday, May 10, 2024

Nature Friday

 We are joining Rosy and Sunny today for Nature Friday~~

My very first picture showing off the beautiful purple Irises in mom's garden!

The perennial Bachlor Buttons are blooming~
Our Lady's Mantle is a favorite of moms.  If you bigify the pic, you can see the dewdrops decorating the leaves♥
This is Calendine Poppy.   Mom took this photo when she was walking alone before I came to live with her.   This is in front of the Secret Garden, which I haven't seen yet.   Tuesday, I see the vet and hopefully he clears me to start walking with mom☺
The Purple Leaf Plum is also a pic before me.   
I'm settling in here and I really really like it!
Happy Friday, everybuddy!

Love ya lots♥

Wednesday, May 8, 2024

Wordless Wednesday


Mom told me this post is supposed to be wordless but I have tell you that last night, shortly after midnight, my crate door mysteriously opened and I was FREE!    I tiptoed to the bedroom door and sat down and somehow mom heard me and sat up in bed.   She told me that she could hear me breathing and it sounded too close to her bedroom entrance.   She jumped out of bed, grabbed her robe and slippers and took me out.   Yup, I was a good boy and did peepees for her.   Then she grabs this carabiner clip thingy, put me back in the crate and clipped me in, but not after lots of hugs and kisses.   

Now, she's calling me Duke the escape artist!

Love ya lots♥


Monday, May 6, 2024

Introducing Duke

 My daughter and I made the 1.5 hour trip to Stockbridge, Massachusettes, yesterday and came home with Duke, who is an English Cocker Spaniel.   He was born on January 27th and is still a youngster and has lots to learn.    Duke is a lover and loves to cuddle and be touched.  

He is overwhelmed with so many toys to choose from~
He loves to play tug with Foxy~
He loves Wiggly Giggly~
His mom is Mabel~
His dad is Zuko~ 
Both mom and dad have fancy AKC names but the call names are so much more fun.
Our internet is sketchy today and Comcast is working in the area so we will close here and post again soon.   Please be very patient with us as the only time I can be on the computer is when Duke is sleeping at my feet.  

Love ya lots♥
Sue and baby Duke