Thursday, December 30, 2010

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays everyone!
I had a really fun Christmas, I got presents and everything! I knew it was Christmas time about a week before Christmas, because my human mom put my stocking over the fire place, along with my two human pups', and we put the Christmas tree up, which I always love, because there is a great spot to sleep right underneath the branches. For Christmas I got a new bone to chew (which Tonya really likes because it is supposed to clean my teeth and freshen my breath), a new rope toy that I can play tug-o'-war with, and a big bag full of yummy treats! (The only bad thing about that is that Tonya says I'm not aloud to eat all of the treats at once.)

My Christmas was really fun, and I hope everyone's holidays were just as amazing as mine!
Here are some pictures of me playing with my new toys!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

My bum sickies

Well, to start with, I am currently out of the doggie hospital, and I am going to make nice recovery.

About a week ago Tonya noticed whenever she took me out to go potty, I would have a hard time relieving myself, and I would even whine in pain when I went poo. She also noticed that was sliding my butt on the ground more than usual. Well, about 3 days ago I started getting really sick, and I would not eat, or drink, all I would do all day was sleep on the floor, which is odd for me because when I usually sleep during the day I like to curl on the couch. Tonya saw how bad I was feeling, and finally got the nerve to lift up my tail and examine my bum (eww!). What she found was pretty bad! There was a big pink bump right on my bum, that my tail had been hiding. Tonya was very worried, but before we went to the vet, she looked up my systems online, and found out what the problem was. My anal glands, which are tiny sacs near my bum that help release waste, were inflated! She read that this is a very serious thing, and that, if they were not taken of, they could burst! About 10 percent of doggies have to deal with issues from their anal glands, because for some of us, they do not empty themselves out naturally, so they get bigger, and bigger, untill they can't hold anymore waste. The worst part about this kind of issue is that if it is not taken care of properly, and quickly, a dog can get an infection on his bum, and get very sick! After figuring out what was wrong, Tonya and my mom rushed to the doggie hospital and they took my temperature, and they found out I also had a fever. My doctor said I haid to go get surgery right away, so Tonya and mom left for the day, so I could have my surgery. The surgery went really will, and I feel alot better, but the bad thing is that now I have to go to the vet reguarly about once every 2 to 3 months now to get my bum cleaned out, so that this doesn't happen again.

Well anyway, Tonya is just glad I am ok, and I have been home since Wednesday night, resting, and on my way to a full recovery.

Here are some pictures of me my surgery. (The last picture is a picture of my bum after surgery, it's a little gross, so you don't have to look at if you don't want to)

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Doggie Hospital

Tonya just wanted you to know that I am currently in the doggie hospital. I will post a blog about it hopefully tomorow, and if not then definitely in the next couple of days

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Facts About My Breed

Not many people know much about cavaliers, so here are some facts about Cavalier King Charles Spaniels:

We were originally used as hunting dogs in the day time, and then at night we were lap dogs. We became (and still are) one of the most popular dog breeds in Great Britain when King Charles II made the breed popular.

We have four coat types: Blenheim (red/brown and white), Tricolor (black, white, and brown), Black and Tan, and Ruby.

Our breed nickname is "The Comforter Spaniel" because of our laid back temperament and love for sleeping on people's laps. We are also called Cavaliers or Cavs for short.

We are toy breed dogs and are usually 15 to 20 pounds, and about 12 to 14 inches tall (although we act like we are much bigger!) and we are the biggest dog breed in the toy breed group.

We are active, and very affectionate dogs that thrive on human attention. We are very good with children and other animals, but are sometimes cautious around strange people or dogs. Cavaliers are willing to please, but can also be independent at times.

Our most famous traits are our big, brown eyes, our red/brown eyebrows, and our big, tail that opens up like a fan.

Here is a picture of the different types of cavaliers:(From Left to Right): Tricolor, Ruby, Black and Tan, and Blenheim

Now it's your turn! Post a blog about your dog's breed, and then pass the message on to your friends!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

My Halloween Costume!

First off, Tonya would just like to say that she is really sorry that she has not helped me post a blog in a while.
Now, to Halloween! I had a really fun time! I got to meet all of these strange human pups dressed up in silly costumes. And I got to help give them candy. But the best part was definitley dressing up in a costume for myself! Tonya wanted to pick something that was festive, but not to over the top (she doesn't really like the idea of putting clothes on dogs, except for Halloween of course). So we went to the pet store and picked out the perfect oufit: I was a vampire dog!! I got to wear a cape that made me look like a real vampire!

Here are some pictures of me after my long, fun night on Halloween, with my costume on. (As you can see, I was tired from all of the excitement)

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

(P.S. soo sorry i havent blogged in a while, i will post my halloween blog tomorrow!)

Monday, October 11, 2010

Dogtober Fest!

It's almost that time of year again! The Dogtober Fest is coming! It's where all sorts of dogs from around the area come together in a big place outdoors. And there are all sorts of games for us doggies to play, like sack racing (your human is in the sack, and you are running beside them), and bobbing for biscuits (you try and get dog biscuits out of a water bowl!) there are also frisbee, agility, herding and swimming competitions. On top of the games, there are all kinds of animal shelters that bring dogs there to get adopted. Now, alot of dogs come to the Dogtober Fest, and some of them go all out with the Halloween spirit! Here is a picture from last year's Dogtober Fest, of a pair of festive poodles!:

Monday, October 4, 2010

My new stuffy!

So, Tonya was watching T.V. last weekend, and on a commercial she saw an add for a doggie stuffy that she thought I would like. So she want to the doggie store and got it for me as a suprise! Here are some pictures of me spending time with my new friend, who Tonya has named Baloo.
(As you can see, I have already put a few holes in it!) :)

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Hi everyone!

Hi everybody, sorry I haven't blogged in a while, Tonya has been really busy with school, I have been really busy catching up with my beauty sleep! :) I'm am just checking in with everybody, cause I haven't blogged in a while. I will be sure to post a proper blog tomorow as soon as I can! Talk to you soon!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Some Pictures

I have not posted many pictures in a while, so here are some pictures of the things I have been doing.

This is my friend Rusty, who I get to have play dates with every once in a while, he is a Cavalier King Charles too!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Almost-Wordless Thursday

Since I didn't have time to post a wordless wednesday, and I have already written something on this post, I decided to post an almost-wordless thursday.

(This is actually my bed, it is my safe place where no one can bother me, and I like it alot, because it has an open top and a door flap, but mom never closes it so I don't feel caged in.) (I sleep in it everynight, it is in the kitchen, and sometimes I even go in it during the day, but I usually prefer the couch during the day.)

Monday, August 23, 2010

The Great Dane sighting!

Hi everyone! Sorry I havent posted in a little while, school has started up again so Tonya hasn't had very much time to help me write a blog. This also means that I haven't been getting as much attention as usual this past week. (how can they resist my cute, "I'm the best dog in the world" face?!) They did, however have time to take me to the dog park this weekend! We went to the dog park and met up with Tonya's friend's dog, named Maybell. Maybell is a a rottweiler, labrador mix; we had only met each other one other time, when we were both puppies, but we still had lots of fun together! Guess what else?! I saw two, full grown, Great Danes, just like my blog friend Honey the Great Dane! Tonya had only seen a Great Dane in real life once before, a couple of years ago; and I, myself had never seen one before. They were soooo big!! One was a brindle Dane (which is like a tiger stripe pattern), and the other one was a mantle dane. (black with a white tummy) Tonya was so excited! Ever since she was little girl she has wanted a Great Dane! (thank goodness mom doesn't really like big dogs, or else they would not have gotten me!) They were very well behaved, and even though they were very gentle with me, I was still really scared of them. (I mean, the top of my head barely came up to their knees!!!) Anyway, Tonya talked to the owners about them for a while, and when they left to continue their walk, Tonya couldn't stop talking about. Now, I don't see the big, I mean they were definitaley not as cute as me, right?! Oh, and Tonya noticed that both of the owners had big gloves on that Tonya said they used to wipe off the dog's drool! (Glad I don't have that problem!) Anyway, I had a really fun time at the dog park, but unfortunately, Tonya forgot to bring her camera! So she doesn't have any pictures of me at the dog park, and, plus, the computer with all of Tonya's pictures on it ( we have 2 computers, and only one has pictures on it) isn't working, so Tonya is REALLY sorry that there are no pictures to this post, but she says she will post some pictures of me as soon as the computer is fixed.

Monday, August 16, 2010

My First Blog Award!

My fellow blogger Sprinkles gave me the most Versatile Blogger Award!

I am very honored to get this award! It is my first ever blog award! I am also exited to pass along this blog to my other fellow bloggers!

Here are the rules for this reward:

1. Thank the blogger that gave you the reward.

2. Share 7 things about your self.
3. Pass the award onto 15 bloggers that you have recently discovered and think are fantastic!

4. Contact the bloggers you sent the award to, and let them know about the award.

Here it is!:

1. Thank you Sprinkles, very much for this award!

2. 7 things about me:- I am a male Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.
- I love to play soccer, and I am a great goalie!
- I like to try and tear up any cloth or paper item, ex: socks, towels, napkins.
- I love to give people kisses!
- I always wag my tail when someone is talking to me.
- My favorite tow is my Dinosaur chew toy.
- I love to sleep!

3. Since I am new to the blog world, I do not know alot of blogs, so I will try and give this award to as many of my new blog friends as possible. (Although I don't think I can reach 15)

- Lexi and Jasper the Great Danes
- Honey the Great Dane
- Oscar the Maltese
- Rufus and Indie
- Bella and Barry the Beagle
4. Gonna do it as soon as possible!

Friday, August 13, 2010

Rainy Days

I haven't been doing much in the past few days, it has been raining alot, so Tonya says I have to stay indoors except for my afternoon walk and potty breaks. I hate it when it rains, because it makes the grass all wet, and then my feet and legs get soaked when I go outside, which means I will be all wet and cold until I eventually dry off. I also haven't been getting much attention inside the house (its hard to believe how they can resist my cute puppy dog face!). Mom and dad have been busy with work and Tonya and my other human pup have been getting ready to go back to high school, because their summer vacation is almost over. I do have some exciting news though! I am going to start clicker training! Tonya read about how benefical clicker training is, so now she says she is going to start me on clicker training! I am very excited! Now, I already know basic commands such as sit, lay down, shake, come, and stay, but Tonya has not been keeping up with my training as much as she would like. So now she is going to teach me lots of fun, new tricks (which means more treats for me!)

Some pictures of the my week:

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

School Time

Sorry I have not posted a blog in a while, Tonya has been very busy getting ready for school, because in a couple of weeks she has to go back to this place called high school, just like she did last year. And once school starts it means I will be home alone most of the day, but I don't mind all at that much, because I mostly sleep all day, and when I am not sleeping, I play with my toys (I am very good at playing with my toys by myself, I always sit in the living room and bark and run every time I squeak my squeaky ball, and I can do this for a long time and still have fun with it.) Since Tonya and everyone else have been so busy this past week, the only fun things I have really been doing are going on my daily walks and playing soccer with someone, whenever they get a chance. Anyway, here are some pictures of what I have been doing:This one is before I got my summer haircut. (Don't I look so scruffy?)

Me in my bed.