Friday, 28 December 2012

The scandal of Dog-Gate!

Well readers, it seems I am entering a period of intense training.
I have now started attending a local Dog Club:
Following my second session, one of the trainers came around to our house to give me and 'mum' and 'dad' some top tips on how to behave when visitors come to stay over Christmas.
The trainer had already recommended me wearing a harness on walks - which fair enough, I do agree I am getting on well with.
AND THEN she suggested a dog gate!

So now I get shut behind this when visitors first arrive, until I feel a little calmer. There's much more to it than this I know - but I am still learning and will tell you more once I have understood more.

For now I think I have to sit nicely and stop barking - which is difficult - but I can do it with practise!

Tuesday, 25 December 2012

Best Christmas Present!!!!!!

Hello, hello!
I am so excited! This year for Christmas (hark at me, behaving like a dog that is used to all this!), I had 3 lots of tasty treats from my new 'gran', a grunting plastic pig off our friends Kit, Danny and Makar and a fold flat dog bowl to take on walkies from mum's friend Angela.

BUT - my best present by far is an orange rubber ring, from Pip (Angela's doggie).

I can toss it in the air, play tug-o-war, chew it, carry it over my face, run around! Fantastic!
Thanks Pip, looking forward to meeting you in the Spring and chasing tennis balls together!

Happy Christmas Everyone!

Hello All,
It's my first Christmas in Moseley and possibly my first Christmas EVER! (I don't really remember).
Last weekend 'dad' brought a fir tree in - from someone elses garden I suppose and put it in a pot in the corner of our lounge. Very odd.

Then, even stranger than that!... a few days later 'mum' started hanging lights, glittery shiny silver and gold strips, and other odd shapes to match.

Next thing is, they want me to pose in front of the tree too!

I hope you like the resulting photo?  Happy Christmas all.  Especially to all my old friends at Kenilworth Dogs Trust. Don't give up hope yet. If I can find a new mum and dad and a happy home this Christmas, so can you all.  Keep the faith. xxx

Thursday, 29 November 2012

I'm forever blowing bubbles!

So, getting ready for work this morning. Everyone is busy and has their task to do.
Dad's finished in the bathroom and is off to get his shoes on; mum's getting changed in the bedroom..... I see my moment to investigate that smelly bar thing that has intrigued me for a while!

The shriek of 'Rudi NO!' suggests they thought it wasn't a good idea to eat a bar of soap.

I was struggling to scoff it actually, it just clogged up in my teeth. I reckon I got half before mum 'removed' it from my throat!

Just keep burping this afternoon - a weird taste in my mouth too!

Roll on tea-time!

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

The Microwave

Hi everyone,
rubbish weather isn't it! I hate getting my toes wet and muddy all the time!
I'll tell you what I do like though.....
Yup! Me and the microwave are at last getting to know each other a bit better.
Every time 'mum' opens the door, a treat comes out, the door closes and I get the treat!
In fact, 'mum' has even made the microwave go 'beep' a couple of times and I haven't minded, (as long as a treat follows!).
Mum reckons we might be able to defrost things in less than 24hrs again by Christmas!
I think it depends on how good the treats are!


Tuesday, 20 November 2012

We've been baking!

Mum has been making pastry again today and I kept nice and close in case I could help out.
Last week I helped out by clearing the leftover pastry that I thought wasn't wanted (oops!).
The baking seemed more cautious this week somehow..... I only secured bits of flour!

By the way..... so much for Kong Wobbler..... it lasted 3 outings!

Monday, 12 November 2012

Kong Wobbler!

Hello every one! I have got a new toy!

My Kong Wobbler is a strong wobbly thing that unscrews to let 'mum and dad' put tasty treats in and then let me bash it around to get them out.

I get VERY excited about this and don't really notice the computer clicks or pay attention to the hoover whilst I am playing at enticing yummy treats out of the slightly smaller than I would like hole.

Here I am chewing Kong Wobbler in my crate - where no-one else goes!

I am wondering what amazingly tasty idea they can come up with to help me to ignore the microwave pings - it will have to be pretty good!

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Frost Licker!

Hi All,
What is this strange thing happening?
Each morning I go out and the grass has gone all crunchy and cold and some of the colour has faded?
It tastes tingly and fresh and I like pushing my nose through it and licking it!
Am I strange? Is this normal to find on a November morning?
'Mum and dad' laugh at me and say "Wait till it snows!".

What is snow I wonder?

Saturday, 3 November 2012

It's nearly 3 weeks at my new home!

Hello all,
I have survived my first week of everyone being back at work and me having to spend the mornings on my own.
Am I bothered?
Do I look bothered?
I am doing ok!
I have my toy 'Kong' filled with cheesy ham and lots of little treats scattered around the hall to take my mind off 'mum and dad' leaving me.
When mum gets home I am VERY excited - but she is teaching me (slowly) to calm down.

Today has been a nice sunny morning and I have taken up a new hobby....
..... snoozing in the sunshine.
Nice and relaxing.  Especially after the microwave, hoover, computer and joggers! 
One thing at a time says mum. x


Thursday, 25 October 2012

Speedy Rudi

I wish that this rainy cloudy weather would go away, coz mum says I can't run around the garden chasing my ball too much because it is turning the grass into a muddy race track.  But I do so love, love, love, chasing tennis balls!

Here I am sitting on the patio and then ping! off I go to chase another!

Great fun! (shame about the lawn!) xx

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

It's been a week already!

Hi Everyone,

I am feeling well established in my new home.  I like the food and the company fine, but my new mum and dad don't seem to accept that I want to be the leader and they keep trying to get me into a routine!

I do like the walks (but not the people and the cars).
I do like the food - and the treats!
I do enjoy playing ball in the garden - but they stop playing just as I'm getting really excited!
And - mum keeps devising ways to get onto the computer by using sneaky activities to distract me (food stuffed in toys, hiding treats, etc.), we'll see!

Generally I have decided - I think I'll stay..... at least for another week anyway....xx


Thursday, 18 October 2012

Rudi's TV Persona

Mum and Dad have been teasing me today. They have been calling me Santa's Little Helper!

Can you see any likeness?

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Day 3 in the Rudi House

Afternoon all,

I thought I would share some of my new found things with you:

Things I love
  • Kong
  • Ball
  • Garden
  • Treats!
Things I don't mind
  • Mower
  • chainsaw
  • chipper (we've been cutting back in the garden)
  • front door bell
  • telephone
Things I am not sure about
  • mum on computer (ignoring me!)
  • bedtime (but getting better)
Things I don't like
  • microwave bip
  • oven bip
  • camera bip
What a strange new world!

Monday, 15 October 2012

What pink blanket?

Mum says you don't need a picture with this story......... I didn't settle very well last night as I had an upset tummy.
During the night I was sick and....ahem.....the other too.
It was 7am this morning when I finally threw up the half a pink fleecy blanket I had tried to sneak home from the Dogs Trust.
Feeling much better now.

Sunday, 14 October 2012

I'm home!

Dear reader, here I am at last, in my new home!
What an exciting day so far..... travelling home in my new car was a doddle!  I've been walking around the garden, up and down the stairs, into every room (and already been told off for jumping on the beds!! hee hee!).

Life is looking up for me.  I look forward to telling you more very soon.