Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Toy Time!

Try as I might, I couldn't get the boys to both look at me at the same time while they where chewing on toys in almost perfect line....   It's good to see Skittles be able to relax and play with a toy and not feel the need to be guardy around another dog... Sammy is just cute when he lays like a frog with his back legs out! 

Later, taking turns with mr bear... How cute is Skittles, he's almost hugging mr bear into his body!  He really enjoys nibbling (not usually chewing) on toys!

Monday, July 30, 2012

Worn Out Puppies!

So the boys are resting from their grand adventure to the westside.  Sammy had a lot of fun running around and meeting people and playing in the fenced area - Skittles enjoyed most of him time with a higher view - up in various arms being held... He did enjoy getting pets from all that visited.. Former foster Sheldon now Sharky showed up - his normal happy self, playing with other dogs and chasing balls... It was good to see him - though him and Sammy just kind of looked at either and then went and did their own thing...

Sammy and Skittles enjoyed the duck pond... I think given enough time - Sammy might have swam for one!
Skittles hung out in the dog park, but liked lots of space from other dogs... Sammy would play, but stuck by the fence to keep checking on me to make sure I didn't go anywhere....

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Going to the WESTSIDE!!!!

Come see these cute little boys at the New Rattitude's Northwest Rattiefest
tomorrow!!! They would love to meet you!

Thursday, July 26, 2012


You can get Skittles to do tiny howls if you do them too... Sammy tries to howl but more just high barks for him...I love the pic on the right with Sammy in the background... :)

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Bobbing For Treats

So none of the dogs are water lovers... COULD have something to do with me watering the garden and them getting some spray every once in a while...But Cassie and I decided to try to make water a little more fun for them by getting them in the little wading pool using treats...

My dog Sasha went in first and then Skittles quickly followed... Sammy was a little more hesitant and after trying for a bit, we decided to just put some treats in the water and see what happens and yep... in then went... Sammy kind of just chomps at the water and treats at the same time where Skittles was quite the little master... I could see him blow out tiny bubbles out of his nose when he went down in the water for the treats...

Monday, July 23, 2012

Oh No Monday!

Skittles is a funny little man.. he's a groaner..  He groans when he tries to find a good spot, groans if you move him when he's all comfortable and sometimes I don't know why he groans... he just does!  He just likes to make some noise I think.  He'll also give you a bark if he wants your attention to get you to look at him...this is usually followed by a jump into your lap!

Here are a couple of pictures of the boy's yawning... Seemed like good Monday morning pictures to me!

Come see these cute little boys at the New Rattitude's Northwest Rattiefest this coming Sunday!

Saturday, July 21, 2012


 Skittles is really coming out of his shell... He is starting to play with Sammy on a regular basis and playing chase with him too.  It's really good for him as he gets comfortable and great for Sammy who just loves to play. 

Cassie got the boys to play tug with the new toy ropes they got...  And Skittles is really learning to enjoy playing tug with the rope...

 Skittles got to make a short visit to my work and meet my co-workers.. He did super... a little nervous but enjoyed the pets and treats..

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Rub My Belly!

Nothing makes Skittles and Sammy happier than some belly rubs and head scratches... Sammy will just go belly up right in front of you and ask for them and is in heaven.   Skittles needs a little convincing as he's a little warier and wants to keep an eye on you but my goal is to have him fall asleep while getting a belly scratch.. he will get there!

Monday, July 16, 2012

Surprise Toys!

Surprise toys for the boys in the mail - I got them on Sunday (forgot to check the mailbox on Saturday) and what a neat surprise... From another New Rattitude member who sent them out to to the foster homes as a gift... Skittles can't quite figure out what to do with them but Sammy was more than happy to take them both and get to chewing! 

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Dog Day Afternoon

Sammy and Skittles got to visit the dog park this Saturday and both had a lot of fun.  Sammy made buddies with Violet who even though was a lot bigger than he was, was a great playmate for him.  They chased and ran around.  Sammy got accidentally "rolled" a few times by Violet but that didn't faze him one bit (and earned him a bath when he got home), he just got up and was ready to play some more.  He was sad when Violet left. 

I have figured out Skittles a bit too.  He's a bit reactive around other dogs but I held him for about 10 minutes and then he was ready to get down and explore.  Not as playful with Violet or the other dog, but not anxious and barky either.  I think he just needed to see that they weren't a threat.

Skittles and Sammy had the run of the place after while and they had fun exploring and running around - two tired puppies when I got home!   

Friday, July 13, 2012

Sharp Dressed Dogs!

Got the boys fancy New Rattitude bandanas that they can wear when they are out and about... Sammy tried to eat his at first but settled down after a few minutes... Skittles was fine with his but decided to try to eat Sammy's (maybe it's cause it's blue?)!  Sammy thought that was great fun and got a game of chase out of Skittles which was fun to watch... However, after a bit, they both settled down and accepted the spiffyness of their new bandanas.   I see a trip into town this weekend so they can show off their cuteness! 

Sammy is such a cute little boy and is really learning to listen and knows sit perfect and he's almost got spin down.  Skittles will sit, but he fights it a little on the concrete or tile... He likes a soft cushion for his rump! 

I've been working with them both for the past couple of weeks to be calm and sit for breakfast and dinner time...Much improvement out of the both of them.  Sammy can still get a little excited (boy does love his food) but just a verbal sit or two and he's a calm little boy waiting for his food.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Serious Side of Skittles

Its sometimes hard to be all serious with a a name like Skittles but he manages!  Super hot today and Skittles found himself a comfy spot... on me!    However once it cooled down enough, he did engage Sammy in a bit of rattie runs... Sammy is hard to resist and even my dog joins in.. it lasted only a minute but he sure looked happy... Sammy could use some more room to run though I think since he has to go in the house and out to get a full run on that he likes -  Rattie Runs

And during this, Sammy and Sasha were being nosey neighbors!  (She has cats so they must have been checking them out)

Skittles also tried to be a handyman!  Here he is "helping" me fix my garbage disposal!  Thanks so much Skittleman!   He is really a good houseguest... completly pottytrained from the beginning and just the sweetest little cuddlebug you could meet.