Monday, December 3, 2007

The indignity of it all!

Jack-I can't believe it! Abby won't let me wear my collar! Daddy came home one day to find my collar strewn on the floor. He picked it up and put it back around my neck. What happened next suprised the heck out of him. Abby walked over to me, put her teeth around the buckle of my collar and rotated the collar so the buckle was now around the back of my neck. From there, Abby then put her teeth on both sides of the buckle and actually unclipped my collar! The collar fell back to the floor where it had been a minute earlier. Oh the indignity of it all! Being undressed by my sister! At least mommy and daddy won't wonder any more why my collar keeps coming off. We'll have to work on teaching Abby to leave me and my collar alone.

Sunday, November 4, 2007


Abby-Wow! Mommy and I just came from our agility class and it was so much fun! I got to do some coursework for the first time and it was awesome! I had to wait at the starting line for Mommy to give me the OK, then I went through the first hoop, through the tunnel, then through the next hoop where I got my treat! Then I walked back to the starting line and had to sit and wait for Mommy to put my collar back on! I had so much fun! I didn't even run around like a crazy dog like some of the other doggy's did! Mommy was so proud of me! I have been having such an awesome time learning the weave poles and doing jumps and the A-frame. I love agility! I can't wait for next week!

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Jack's Birthday

Jack - Its my Birthday! I'm one year old today! For a treat, I got to finish Daddy's Dinner! Plus I got tons of extra attention. Can't wait 'til my next B-day!

Monday, September 17, 2007

Agility class!

Abby - Last night I went to my agility class! I had so much fun! I got to go around these big orange cones in what Mommy called "Figure Eights" and I got to go over some jumps! Mommy was so pleased with me! I loved every minute of it! I can't wait to practice the jumps and cone excercise with my Mommy at home! Yesterday, Mommy and Daddy were talking about building my very own set of jumps and I can't wait to play with them in the backyard. This agility thing is going to be fun I can tell. Mommy seems so pleased with me. Apparently I am doing very well and learning things quickly. I am so excited for next weeks lesson! Woo hoo! I love agility!

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

The day I almost ate Daddy.... by Jack

Jack - It was a dark and quiet morning. I had heard Daddy leaving for the gym. He had left through the garage which I thought was strange but I decided that this was not a matter to worry about. I returned to my peaceful slumber. Soon after, my Mommy came to wake us up. This happens every morning, and I didn't anticipate anything unusual to happen. Unfortunately, I was greatly mistaken. I was walking into the living room with Abby and Mommy when suddenly a huge intruder burst into the kitchen! A large parcel in his arms jarred against our kitchen table just as I sprang into action. My sister and Mommy were in danger. I went into instant Gaurd Dog Mode. My muscles tensed up. My head dropped low to the ground. I let out a series of my loudest, most ferocious barks. I must protect my family. I must protect my home. Behind me, somewhere in the back of my mind I registered my Mommy laughing. Strange, but I still had a job to do. There was an intruder in the house and it was my job to drive him away. I charged forward, knowing that my black brindled coloration, my large jaw, and my muscular, 100lb Mastiff body should be enough to intimidate even the bravest of burglers. Suddenly, without warning, the lights sprang to life. There, standing in front of me holding a bulging duffle bag was....Daddy! What was Daddy doing home? Daddy Daddy! So that was why Mommy was laughing! It all makes sense now...I sure am glad Mommy turned the lights on when she did, or Daddy would have been toast!

Monday, August 13, 2007

Yummy Human Food!

Abby – Yesterday, my Mommy did something unusual. She actually gave me human food! Normally Mommy doesn’t allow me to have human food except for the bits that fall on the floor when Mommy or Daddy are cooking. Then they call in the canine vacuum cleaners (me and Jack) and we get to have a yummy nibble. On rare occasions Mommy will give me an uncooked spaghetti noodle. I’m not sure why, but she always laughs at me while I’m eating it. But anyways, like I said, Mommy gave me human food yesterday. Daddy had cooked hamburgers and Mommy couldn’t finish all of hers. So she gave me a really big hunk of hers. Jack got a teeny nibble of meat and a few bites of my portion. I’m not sure why but later my tummy felt yucky and I threw up in front of Mommy just before she put me to bed. I felt much better afterwards but Mommy didn’t seem too thrilled for some reason. She told me she was sorry and then said something terrible! “No more human food for you!”. I can’t believe it?! What did I do wrong?? No more human food! It can’t be! I live for human food! Human food is so much better than kibble! Help me somebody! Convince Mommy that human food is good for me, please!

Jack – I remember a time when Daddy gave me some pizza crust. It had cheese all through the center of it, and was so good I nearly cried. I also remember my tummy hurting and throwing up too. Maybe that’s why I only got a teeny bit of meat and the few bites I stole out of Abby’s bowl before Mommy yelled at me. Guess human food is too rich for our tummies. It tastes so good though…life is so unfair.

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Agility? Whats that?

Abby - Last night, my Mommy told me that I was soon going to be starting something called Agility. Mommy seems so excited about it; I guess this is going be something really fun! When we went to our last Advanced Obedience lesson yesterday, I heard Mommy tell the instructor our plans to go into the Agility classes. The instructor said that I would be really good at Agility and that I would love it! This got Mommy even more excited. I wonder what Agility is? All I know is Mommy keeps talking about how I have to get really good at obeying her when I’m not hooked up to my leash. I feel like I’m doing good already, but I guess there is always something to learn right?

Jack – Daddy doesn’t take me to any lesson place, but he teaches me more tricks than Abby gets to learn. Lately Daddy has been teaching me how to Play Dead. I like this trick because I just lay down and I get a treat! How cool is that?!


Hey everyone. Our names are Jack and Abby, and this is our blog. We thought we would introduce ourselves through a quiz we both took. Hope you enjoy reading our thoughts and getting to know us!
- Abby and Jack


1. Your age? 1.5years / 10 months
2. Your age when came to live with your people? 2 months / 1.5 months
3. What color is the collar you’re wearing right now? Purple and green checkers/ Abby always pulls my collar off when we play, so I don't wear one. When I do wear my collar, it is gray, black and white small checkers.
4. Who is your favorite person other than the people you live with? Anyone who will pet me! / Daddy is my only favorite person.
5. How much do you weigh? 70lbs / 100lbs (and growing!)

6. Most expensive thing you’ve ever chewed up? Carpet/Carpet
7. Do you like other Dogs? I love everyone, human or otherwise./ I tolerate my cousins
8. Who is your best non-human friend? Jack/ Abby
9. Squeaky Toys or Tennis Balls? Squeaky! I live for the squeak! / I like to tease Abby by playing with her squeaky toys, then while she is playing with the ball, I go get attention from Mommy and Daddy.
10. Do you like to be brushed? Being brushed means Mommy is paying attention to me. I love it!/ Daddy hasn't started brushing me yet. Lucky me

11. Peanut Butter or Cheese? Peanut Butter /Peanut Butter
12. Do your people cut your toenails? Mommy does / Daddy does
13. Any formal education? Lots! Currently in an Advanced Obediance Class. Next up, Beginning Agility / None. Daddy teaches me what I need to know.

14. Couch potato or Energizer Bunny? Couch potato now / Couch potato with moments of Energizer bunny.
15. Five nicknames your people call you: Abby Girl, Abbers, Abs,Sweetie, Sweetie Pie /Jackson, Jacky Poo, Home Slice, Poo, Weiner
16. What is your best trick? Standing on my back legs / Playing dead

17. Do you like kitties? Oh yes! I want to play with them so badly! / What’s a kitty?
18. What did you have for breakfast? Kibble / same

19. Can you hunt (aka have you ever killed anything living)? Bugs, Birds, squirells /Birds, squirrels
20. When & why was the last time you went to the V.E.T.? An ear infection several months ago / Last Wednsday for shots.
21. Where do you sleep at night? In my crate so I don’t chew the floor / In the X-pen

22. Do you like to swim? I love swimming with my Mommy! / Swimming? Whats that?
23. Can you make puppies? Would love to but no tools / Yes, all I need is a receptive victim.
24. Do you give kisses? To Daddy and anyone else I can get to before Mommy yells at me. / I have the fastest tongue in the west, much to Mommy’s dismay.

25. Can you potty on command? Nope. / Nope
26. To Cuz or not to Cuz? Super Cute. / Manly, not cute.
Phew, those were some tough questions. We’re poop'd from answering them. We’d better go crash...