"Sometimes when you sacrifice something precious, you're not really losing it. You're just passing it along to someone else." Mitch Albom

Monday, September 26, 2011

Churry, the golden skunk!

Churry had a fun time at our friend Gentry's birthday party this weekend.  The people were very nice to her and she did a good job laying beside me the whole time, even when the wrapping paper would land on top of her.  There was also a very small baby there that she REALLY wanted to go check out, but I wouldn't let her.  I didn't think the mom would have appreciated a puppy kiss on her son!  Every time the baby made a sound Churry would sit up and look at it and then me and back to it and then me.  She was very confused!

And yes, Churry looks like a golden skunk right now!  She has a stripe of adult fur going down her back.  I can't believe she's big enough to be losing her soft puppy fur!  Her adult fur is just slightly darker than her puppy fur, which I kind of expected.  I'm glad she's going to be a light colored golden.  I think that's prettier!  She's also lost 2 teeth!  She's growing up so fast!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Last of the puppy shots!

Churry got the last of her puppy shots today!  Hurray!!  She also got the most car sick she's ever been...that was a nice mess to clean up.  But, she got to play with her buddy, Cooper, tonight.  That's my Dad's puppy that's a couple of weeks younger than she is.  They have a great time together.  I didn't get home from work in time to get any pictures, but Cooper will be here tomorrow again, so I will try then.

Look at this "stay"!
Churry and her best buddy, Bailey!  They are listening very intently to something Pat is saying. 

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Thanks mom!

Churry thinks it's fantastic that Mr. Hageman, my boss, hands out a gift card at every staff meeting.  Because when I win it, guess who benefits...Churry, of course!  She's enjoying her brand new bed!  She thinks it's much better than going on these little car rides to get over car sickness!  Churry has been busy already this week.  She went to the kids' 4-H meeting on Monday night and was SURROUNDED with love from kids.  She thought she was pretty special.  Then, she went on an extra long walk last night and met some birds for the first time.  Churry thought they were pretty neat and thought she might want to fly around with them, but she couldn't jump up quite high enough.  After that little workout, she got an extra long brushing and went to bed.  I thought about taking her with me to pick out her new bed and drop the kids off at church, but I just don't trust the other dogs at Pet Smart yet, so she hung out at home playing with Bailey and Pat.  She's such a good dog!  She's learning so fast and makes me feel so good every day.  I love how she's so excited to see me every day when I get home from work and would just sit for hours letting me snuggle and pet her.  She very much wants to please me and learn more every day!  She's a pretty special dog!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Churry, the sock thief

Yes, Churry has discovered the joy and wonder of socks this weekend!  I've decided to give her some more freedom in the house off of her leash so she's been able to explore.  The result of that was her finding socks, socks, and more socks.  It's hilarious watching her try to hide them from me.  She thinks if she prances through the living room with her head turned away from me I won't notice the sock hanging out of her mouth.  After confiscating at least 30 socks, nerf gun bullets, and various other odds and ends she has found during her "free" time, I decided she must be bored with her toys.  So I made a trip to Pet Smart and she has 3 new "big" girl toys.  She's been bored with her other toys for about a week now, so it was time for some new ones anyway.  She now has a  couple of squeaky toys which are very entertaining!

Churry also took 3 field trips this weekend.  Unfortunately, I learned why she has an aversion to the vehicle...apparently, it's making her tummy hurt because she got sick on 2 of the 3 trips.  :(  The first night she went to a landscaping night at my school.  She did really well with the kids that were there.  She sits very calmly and lets them pet her.  I was going to let her play on the playground equipment because there are pieces of equipment with very different surfaces that you can see through to the ground as well as moving things to play on.  But, it started raining, so we'll go back another night.   The second field trip was to the Huff and Puff Hot Air Balloon Festival.  It was the biggest event she has been to and she did wonderful.  She was very calm around all the people and was not bothered at all by the balloons.  She did pull a LOT on the leash trying to eat everything in sight on the ground....sticks, leaves, etc.  Then today, she went to school with me to work.  Not too many distractions, but good for her to get out of the house anyway.

And Churry can "stay" for 30 SECONDS with me about 3 feet away from her!  I was very excited that she seems to understand this command!  It seems to take her about 2 weeks to really catch on to things pretty well.  Now, if she can extend that and work on it with distractions...

Have a great week!