Friday, August 31, 2012

Doing the Twist!

 So Skittles can do army crawls, he nibbles, he loves to bury under covers and today we found out he can TWIST!  not the dance, but an amazing twisting of his body that he finds completely comfortable!  The angelic picture below (too darling) was when he was in his full out crazy owl-type twist.  Whatever makes you peaceful Skittles!  Doesn't he look so zen?

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Checking out the Yard

The grass got mowed so Skittles got busy checking out the entire yard for to see if there were any changes... He reports that all is the same but it's always good to check!

Monday, August 27, 2012

Snuggle Time!

Skittles loves to snuggle. Next to you, under the blanket... where ever he can find a good spot.  Today it was freshly laundered blanket and sweater... He found, he nested, making himself a comfy spot and then he was a happy guy!  I even saw the first ever 1 ear lift off!  It didn't last long but it was there!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

We're in the Army now

I managed to capture Skittles signature army crawl by camera... He moves fast so it's pretty blurry.  He does his signature move first thing in the morning and then again when i get home from work.   He has the cutest little white deer type tushie!

This is Skittles wondering why I am taking pictures of him rather than holding him. 

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Mr Nibbles

So these were taken last week and I posted one, but they are so cute, I had to post the others!  Skittles is so tiny but he really nibbles on his toys with a lot of intent!  He's doing fine since Sammy left and him and my dog Sasha are getting along by ignoring each other.  The only difference I have noticed is that at night when he wants to go potty, he whines at me, rather than just going out the doggy door.  I think he's used to the company since Sammy followed him all the time.  I don't mind being lookout for him though!  

How is Sammy?  Sammy is settling in with his new people as he gets to know them.  He's a little nervous in their back yard (much more space than I had) but they are taking their time and letting him get to know the place.  I think before long he will be comfortable in his new digs and running the place! 

Friday, August 17, 2012

I"m Adopted!

It's happened!  Sammy has been adopted!   This little man has come along way in the past four months with me and now he has his own people!   He will be staying an Eastern WA dog down in Pasco with a great couple... His name is going to be Jake and he will have lots of room to run, play and he even has a pond!  His mom is busy making him new collars, dog beds and all kinds of goodies for him.  He will be making the trip to his new home on Friday.  I'll miss him but he's going to be one happy pooch in his new digs with his new family.  I'm looking forward to hearing about all his new adventures!

And here is what Skittles will be doing now that Sammy has found his home - Waiting in my lap and napping!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Skittles and Sammy love auctions!

Hot Dog!  Cool Summer Auction!New Rattitude's Third Annual Online Auction Is Underway!!

The time has FINALLY come.....are you ready to begin bidding?
New Rattitude's third annual online auction is a fun and worthwhile fundraiser to benefit our foster rat terriers in the Canine Clinic who need surgery, treatment for heartworms, or other special medical care.

This fund helped ratties like Sammy who came to New Rattitude with a slight case of demodex mange, kennel cough and retained baby canine's - this fund help us treat Sammy and get him healthy and whole so he could find his forever home!
Here’s How:
2. Look through all the categories and find the item(s) you’'d like to bid on.
3. Submit your bid via email to
4. When bidding please include your first and last name, the number and description of the item(s) you're bidding on, and the amount of your bid.
5. Bid as many times as you'd like - there are no limits!
                                                  Have fun and happy bidding!

Skittles and Sammy say THANK YOU! 

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Happy Days

Why is Sammy so happy? 

Why is Skittles so serious?

Why are they both so cute????!!!!

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Love me some Mud!

Sammy had a meet and greet with a prospective adoptive couple at the dog park today.  Both him and Skittles had fun with another dog - she was also named Sammy!  Her and Sammy did lots of play and got very dirty and muddy!  Skittles after about 10 minutes decided it was okay to play and did some running with them (and all did  a lot of peeing!)


Yumm... Mud!  I won't lie... Sammy ate some.  But at least he didn't lay in as the other dog did!
Sammy even played some tug with his female namesake over a freebee!  By the end of the visit, Sammy was DIRTY but happily exhausted!

  At home, Sammy suffered through the indignity of an outdoor bath in the kiddie pool but all clean, he got a good meal and settled under my craft table for a nice long nap (and a tennis ball)

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Super Sammy and Skittles meet their public!

Sammy and Skittles went to the Super Pet Adoption Event today here in Yakima, bright and early at 7 am.... over two hundred cats and dogs available... and as of 4 pm, 106 had been adopted! 

Skittles did great, let people hold him, pet him, walked around... But he had had enough by noon and it was too hot to keep him covered in his crate so we took him home... But he met some great people and I think was having fun til he got hot and tired and needed a nap!

Sammy held in there all day... did really well, curious about the other dogs and met a big white boxer dog that he most curious about and wanted to play with.  He met people and kids of all ages and even a baby that he just wanted to lick.  Sammy actually outlasted me and Cassie as we went home about 3 pm.  He was out like a light in the car and actually slept on his back, paws up when we got home... He was a tired puppy!

More super great news... There was  a 7 year rat terrier terrier with the Benton County Animal group... A couple that had recently lost their dog,  they really liked Sammy -  he was the exact type of dog they were looking for they said, but maybe he was too active.  So they were going look around... I told him there was another rat terrier and showed them this 7 year old rat terrier... They ended up ADOPTING him!   So yeah for him! 

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Let's Play!

I caught this on video - Sammy trying to be extra cute and entice Sasha to play... He was making these little squeaky noises which is new (you can hear a couple on the video) and I think he was hoping that the extra cute little squeaks  would drive Sasha over the edge and play with him... Watch the video to see if it worked!

Want to meet Sammy and Skittles this weekend?  Come to the Super Pet Mega Adoption Weekend at the Yakima Petsmart on Saturday.  We will all be there from 9 - 5!  Details below!

Super Pet Dog & Cat Adoption Event

When:  August 11 & 12, 2012    7 am - 7 pm
Where:  Pet Smart, 1403 E. Washington Ave., Union Gap, WA 98903
What:  Mega Adoption Event - 1st ever in Yakima County

Be someone's hero August 11th & 12th!
This is a Family Event for all! Games, demonstrations, activities abound as we celebrate PET ADOPTION.
Best of all, over 250 adoptable dogs & cats ready for their forever homes will be showcased by multiple Eastern Washington animal adoption agencies. Adoption fees vary, with fee specials at random throughout the weekend!
This event is sponsored by PetSmart Charities, and hosted by Pawsitive Alliance. For each adoption, PetSmart Charities generously donates to the adoption agency.

Volunteer opportunities available, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Maddie, by email or call her at 509-457-6854.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012


Sammy just likes to lay down and watch you until he falls asleep... He is really a sweet little sleeper...oh and his brown nose is just adorable!  he will snuggle under the covers sometimes, but really hasn't shown a preference either way

 I had to pull the cover back - he likes to snuggle under the covers for his naps, though he will take a snooze on your lap if you are still enough for him...

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Weekend Fun

The boys are enjoying the sunny weather here - lots of soaking up the rays, napping, running around and then asking for treats! 

 What's next on the agenda?  It's time for some good ol' Nail trimming!  They both do well with it, though Sammy needs the distraction of treats so he isn't so squirmy.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Tongue Action

Skittles was eagerly anticipating dinner when I got this shot - I think he was hungry!... Sammy was taking a break from bobbing for treats, but his picture I thought looke like when  kids are trying to catch snowflakes with their tongues... Anyhow - they are cute! 

 Sammy can be a little nervous when he's first meeting people, but once he gets to know you, prepare for lots of kisses!  Here is he with Mia who was taking a break from some painting to get SammyKisses which is waaaaay more funner anyhow!

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Sammy's New Love


Sammy loves him some bubbles!   He's quite fun to watch chasing them, deciding which one to jump for, which one to eat!  I think he could do it all day if you let him...  and did you know they have bacon flavored dog bubbles?  I think he needs some of that! 

Skittles preferred to watch from the comfort of my lap, watching crazy Sammy jumping after bubbles... however, I think he must of been jealous of the fun that was being had because later he engaged Sammy in a bit of tug!