Tuesday, October 28, 2014

I'm Adopted!!!

Sweet little Spencer has gotten himself a family!  He's soon heading off to Kennewick and is going to have dog and kitty siblings!  I'm sure the transition will be a little scary for him, but his new parents got lots of love in store for him and fun times ahead ... and obedience school too! 

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Laundry Day

Did a bunch of laundry and who learned the joys of warm towels out of the laundry for a snuggle?  Spencer was in heaven! 

 I get the feeling Skittles already new the joys of a snuggle in fresh warm laundry!

Skittles is on his way home... the two never did play together in the short week they were together... I think Spencer is a little too bouncy and in eager for Skittles, but they did share space fine and enjoyed some running around together in the yard... See ya later Skitttles!  Thanks for the wonderful snuggles of your little self!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Please Play with me!

Spencer would love to play and can be kind of punky about it... Skittles isn't so sure of Spencer but he's coming around and can be in the same space... We just have to be sure to help Spencer back off when Spencer has had enough... They are cute together though and they do like to run outside together!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Zen of the Bully Sticks

We have a guest dog for the week... Mr. Skittles and while for the most part everyone is getting along, Spencer wants to play sometimes and thinks barking will make that happen, Skittles doesn't want to and doesn't like being barked at growls and then Sasha feels the need to police the situation.   Bless you people with your 3 plus dogs households.  Three very distinct personalities going on... However... as we enter day three, everyone is feeling some comfortable and settling into a routine...to help that along... out came the bully stitcks to just bring some quiet time and there's nothing like bully sticks to peace and calmness to a house...

They got their prizes and everyone split off to a separate places to get their chew on...

Spencer loves his bully stick...goal...chew it as fast as possible!

Skittles would like some private time during his chew fest

Sasha too, enjoyed her chew in her own personal space as far away from everyone as possible...
Good news is that everyone enjoyed their bully sticks and no one tried to steal anyone's... And then they all had some full tummy and were in good moods...

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Sun Spotting

Spencer enjoying a rest in the car after a two mile walk with Cassie in the morning...  He loves going on walks!

Thursday, October 16, 2014


Spencer has a pretty sit!  He's doing really well and is really starting to get it the whole - sit for treats business!
He also loves himself some playtime with Cassie... He's learning not to be skittish and that we are safe and just wanting to play and it's all good times with us...
 His playing has really started to come up.. .He showing more energy and running around... He is really starting to got playing with toys with you (though he plays by himself too). 

Monday, October 13, 2014

Enjoying the Backyard...

More cute pictures from the weekend... We also worked on sit and he's getting so close, he just gets a little crazy for the treats but he'll get it and when he does, I think he'll be sitting all the time!...  and he's loving the nose work which we do in the garage so each dog can have private time... He even went by the garage door and gave a bark this weekend.. like... come on!  let's do this!  Smart Boy!


Sunday, October 12, 2014

Last Days of Summer...

Beautiful day outside so we spend some time in the back yard just playing... Spencer likes grass being thrown at him and it jazzed him up and we got some good rattie runs out of him...  It was fun seeing him relaxed and just enjoying himself... no worries...

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Happy Spence!

Why so happy Spence?  I think it's because he jumped on the couch and rolled over and asked Cassie for a belly rub!  He's also been working hard on learning "sit" and is getting pretty good at it too! 

We've just started on teaching him some "nosework" (nose work encourages your dog's natural drive to hunt, coupled with their special talent for picking up scents and finding their source) with boxes out in the garage... He sure is having fun finding treats in boxes!  

Friday, October 10, 2014

Pet Store Time!

Took Mr. Spencer to the big Pet Store... He was a little nervous but up for exploring this big store!   He just needed to take his time.   He would get a little shy when people would walk by and hide behind me, but then peek out... and then come out for a sniff, pet and what.. no treat?  (but yes, I had treats :)). 

 What he didn't agree to was a kitty cat panda hat...but I think he look pretty adorable! 
He did good -  he just needs to used to the hustle and bustle... a few more times and i think he will be a champ at being in this busy place. 

Thursday, October 9, 2014


Spencer is such a cuddle bug.. He likes to get right up next to you for a nap... If you try to move him - he gets all dead-weight and tries to stay in place; while pretending to still be asleep.. Boy just likes to get cuddle on!

He also is a fan of when Cassie's has a pony tail!  OMG - he thinks it a great tug toy and I've had to pull his paws, snout out, he gets all tangled up.  He likes to stalk Cassie's pony tail and attack it.  It's one of those things where we are all laughing but it's not exactly a comfortable thing for Cassie either, so it's a no, no :(

He's sooo glad to be out of the cone and even the last little bandage on his foot is off... I'm sure he feels much better.  Still a little nervous to be held, not his favorite thing - he is coming around to the neck scritches and belly rubs. 

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Busy Spencer

Spencer alternated his day with lazing in the living room gnawing on a buffalo horn and lazing outside enjoying the last days of summer.. Hard life this little one has huh? 

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Spencer de-coned!

Spencer is doing well - loving life without the cone... Can't blame him a bit... He likes to head tilt whenever you make funny noises...so of course it's fun to do!  He gets so perplexed! 

He's a pretty boy with very long legs and dropped ears.  He loves to snuggle though he's still not sure about the being picked up part... And i am pretty sure he's going to be a sweater man... He gets chilly and the other night visiting with a friend in the yard; he spent most of the time snuggled in my hoodie with the occasional popping of his head out and then back in he went...

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Spencer eats a Tom

So tomatoes aren't bad for dogs to eat bit you have to be careful because the plant leaves, stems and unripened tomatoes can be poisonous to them.

All the dogs have been watching us eat tomatoes all summer without sharing so when I saw a ripe tomato in the garden tonight - I thought spencer and sasha could have a bite!

Good news too - today is Spencer's last day in the collar - stitches coming out tomorrow!  And bath time is coming!

What is it?
It's going to be tasty!
Sasha hanging out in case spencer needs help with his piece :)