Sunday, March 29, 2009

He's at it again and training

Remember the time my brother ate a bag of brown sugar?( the evidence was overwhelming).And remember the time he ate a bag of fig newtons(again the evidence was overwhelming only this time in a different way if ya know what I mean....) WELL HE IS AT IT AGAIN!!!!!!! And man is he sneaky!1(I must say he is rather good at this...) PL1 was on his way to work...He was going to have a long, long day and needed something quick to eat for lunch and a snack,and what is better in a pinch than PB AND J( that's peanut butter and jelly sandwiches) So he made two sandwiches,wrapped them in paper towels( PL2 might have used plastic wrap or foil but what the heck) added a few snacks and a banana and put them on the table (next to the 12,000 papers he had to grade) Of note....this is the same table that Archie once was caught standing on top of ,( I will admit I was egging him on) to get a food item in the middle of the table( to this day they are not 100% sure how he did it...If you would like to perform this trick just let us know....)But there was one thing...the PB and J sandwiches were not yet placed in the bag..........but NEXT to it.........( note in the following picture that there are no sandwiches.....)



Hoo hooo hee hee ha ha ha ha THIS was found in Archie's bed.............(if you watch CSI like I do you KNOW that they can get dental forensic evidence from this..........)



Now here is where it gets a little sticky( a little sticky get it??) PL2 found ME on top of my bomb shelter with this in my mouth ( actually with my jaws FIRMLY closed)Of note.... I WAS NOT QUICK ENOUGH TO GET THE SANDWICH.....( Archie got both off of the table and was nice enough to give me one.........BUT I GOT CAUGHT AND HE DIDN'T.....)AND I DIDN'T EVEN GET TO EAT THE STUPID THING........





PL 1 and 2 went over to him and said they knew it was him that ate it because he had peanut butter breath but that they knew I egged him on because they have caught us at it before............My thoughts on this??? DON"T LEAVE THE P B AND J IN PRIME STEALING POSITION...........In case you were wondering how my training is coming along here we are in training .Archie has been letting me use him as a body punching bag( it is to get toned up a little to get through the tunnel...) He rushed away because he heard his favorite cooking show come on the TV and he didn't want to miss it.....



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Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Why I am sitting here........by Agatha

Waiting for it.......watching it........keeping close tabs on it.......
Can you see it??? Look closely at the roof of the garage..........



A brand new yellow tennis ball...what do I do now???????????????









Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Enjoying a piece of red pepper with my brother


We love it when PL2 cooks because we always get to help her.Here we are enjoying a piece of red pepper in the sun.........




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We will have to show you what happens when she goes food shopping and gets deli meat and cheese.......Of COURSE we have to taste test to make sure it is ok for them to eat.... We will show you that next time she goes shopping......

Monday, March 16, 2009

IT'S HERE!(We hope)

Well we think it might have arrived,the beginning of spring that is ,but here in Massachewsitts as Mango,PeeWee,Tula and Norwood can attest to, one never knows....so we will keep our paws crossed!! Well this Friday is spring for crying out loud!!! We have also thrown away our winter header and put in us smelling the flowers. Of course they are last years flowers. but.....This is what we FINALLY saw on our walk this morning............







Archie took this picture. He said it was a chickadee tree....It was FULL of chickadees but when he went over to take the picture they all flew away...There is one left in there.....


Yesterday PL1+2 went to Salem( remember Salem where we had our scary Halloween party ??Archie still kind of faints thinking about it..) Well they came home with these for us.....THEY ARE NAME TAGS!!!!!!!!!!! Of course I got the Red Sox to go with my leash and Archie got the Patriots to go with his leash
Here I am modeling my new name tag......Lovely isn't it??( Not to Joey or his Dad I bet!)
Here is Archie modeling his..Too bad the name tag is on the other side( well it is Archie after all...)



And they also got this!! It is a little wire fox terrier wearing a witch hat!!!!! isn't it adorable??









Archie said that I was the model.........Don't worry there will be major pay back..........





Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Traing with our Cuz's




Well after the stretching training ,my couch I mean coach was trying to remember what the next phase of training was....he was concentrating really hard while he was looking out the window for intruders...I was sitting patiently waiting for my next assignment.....



Of course... he shouted out...the next part of your training is the Cuz training.. and I will have to participate as well to show you what to do( don't be fooled the Cuz is one of his FAVORITE toys because he loves the nosies it makes...) He said this will be similar to catching the rats( which I don't do as they are in little cages but what the heck.... it sounded like fun.....)He went first....watch his superb technique......especially with the little paw action in there.....



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Now it is my turn..watch closely because in this exercise I have to delicately balance the cuz between the chair and the bed in the air.... I can do it for a brief time but still have ALONG way to go in my training......


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Monday, March 9, 2009

Training has begun

OK even though it is SNOWING again today(oh what a surprise) Archie my coach and really earthdog coach supreme, said we had better begin our training. He said that because we may be a little out of shape we had better begin slowly and just start with stretching....so he told me to use one of our 16,000 beds to help with the stretching. I decided to use this one which is the same room as my bombshelter(PL2 says that when you look at the pics remember she hasn't vacuumed yet) I began my stretching my back.......









Then I started to work on my front legs and also my right ear and tail......



Stretching my upper shoulders( and having a little chew at the same time,I mean why not?)I wasn't really sure where to go next and couldn't see my coach anywhere,so I shouted out to him....several times and asked PL2 to go find him so I would know what to do next........



This i s where he was...now this is a two part story....you see we are allowed on just about every piece of furniture except 2 things...the big bed and the red couch in the living room.......guess which this is?????? And that is the blanket PL2 uses when she watches TV......oh boy....




I think being called earthdog couch supreme has gone to his head...or maybe he thought people were saying go on the red couch..you never know with him.........



Wednesday, March 4, 2009

IN TRAINING AGAIN

Ladies and Gentlemen,doggies and kitties and hammies,This came in the mail.........




As most of you know this is what I live for......EARTHDOG TRIALS!!!!!! OOOOOHHHHH boy!!! For those that don't know,Earthdog trials are games for dogs that were bred to chase rats, and other vermin off of farms .So we have it in our genes....Of course PL1+2 don't exactly live on a farm...in fact they live in the city....SO WHAT IS A DOG LIKE ME SUPPOSED TO DO?????well here ya go....Earthdog trials!! They are tunnels that are dug and get increasingly more difficult as you go along and at the end there is a rat or too( in a cage of course.....) You have to follow the scent and then go through the tunnel( in a certain amount of time) and then when you get to the rats GO NUTS!!!!!! So you can practice doing it and then there are competitions......where you are timed and stuff.....This is from my very time I ever went...Can you see the little tunnel?I had to go through it( Archie went to but he doesn't like it as much as I do)



Here is the very first time I ever met a rat(well an earthdog rat that is....) Notice how the camera shot is a little blurry? PL2 could barely hold the camera and me because I was NUTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!This happens at the the very first time you learn how to do this.so you can get pumped( I didn't need ANYTHING to get pumped(Archie was just worried that those rat kids were too cramped in there...)






I am sure that some of you remember that last year I went to a trial ,a junior Earthdog trial( I passed the first ring of the ladder) and I got a J...That is half of a JE which stands for Junior Earthdog.Now Archie was my trainer and he did a really good job.....but I was a little short in the timing or something.......



LOOK!!! I GET TO TRY IT AGAIN!! And Pl2 said she is going to try to take me both days each weekend........and some training sessions before....





This is the list of last years dogs that got titles and stuff..........they don't put you down if you only got a J........






Oh look there is another sheet attached to the newsletter........



If you can't read it it says......Our dearest Agatha,As the entire club and actually the whole world are aware, you should have been on this list of winners for your JE.Of course we all know you will win your J this year and really what is a J amongst friends anyway? We all know you are the huntress supreme...Love the GBACt PS Your trainer is the best one ever. Do you still use him? It is still Archie right? He rules........ It is a little amazing , and I know that some of you(PL2 included) are thinking WOW that this persons handwriting is VERY similar to mine. and to Archies funny, isn't it?........ So here I go again in the quest for the elusive..........







Maybe I can get one these little blingees if I get it.......





Here is my trainer......He said as soon as the snow is done(you can figure out why.....) we will start outside training.......



Here I am at a trial last year......


Picture by my pal Toffee...........

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Our hearts are breaking

Our hearts are breaking for Lulu and Bogart.We have no words..........

Game Day with A+A + more stupid snow on the way

Well PL2 went to the dog store the other day(please this is a sore spot as she didn't take us..something about being able to get in and out under 2 hours...hmmph) and she got us another of those puzzle games and lots of other cool stuff. Here I am with the puzzle game we already had. It has little doors and there are TREATS inside the doors and you have to open them......




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Here is the new game..it is really the same principle but it is round and plastic and it had TREATS inside and you have to turn it around...I will admit Archie took to it quite quickly...... (you can hear me in the background delicately playing with my game)





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Uhmmmm I maybe didn't take to it as quickly as he did( big deal..) and maybe I did get just a wee bit FRUSTRATED and started throwing it around the joint.....







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Then PL2 found these(she had seen them a lot before) and she got them....You stuff it in the little kong and then you have to get it out...That was great but she stufffed it in so hard( she said to keep us busy for a while) that we couldn't get the rest of it out.......Here is Arch with his..Don't look at his bed he hadn't made it yet and I was yelling at him to make his bed.....







Then she fond this...She had read about it and that it was really good for us.......



I LOVED it and had a good chew but Archie thought it was gross and wouldn't touch it(picky picky Oh well two for me...)




We had a great time because PL1+2 were playing with us as well throwing toys all over the place






Then we stopped in our tracks because the TV was on and we heard the weather...we are getting a snow storm...and they are not calling it just a snow storm but a MEGA SNOW STORM


and you know what that brings.........



He has started meditating.......