Sunday, June 1, 2008

Dog Days...

Guess who's back? Me! I know, I know... I haven't blogged for over a week! It was very unthoughtful of myself to leave you guys for so long... But no worries, I'm back!

This past week my humans have been quite busy, and I would have kept on blogging without them except that I was born with furry paws... Don't get me wrong, furry paws are wonderful, but as you can see God didn't bless me with long naked fingers like the humans... Therefore, because it is awfully hard to type with furry paws, I use my humans as my typists! And, since my typists were too busy to type, I could not blog. Does that make sense?

Now, you might wonder what I have been up to all week...

On Monday my humans took me outside and opened the doors of the big vehicle. I thought, oh boy, a car ride! My favorite! So I hopped right on in. As we drove, the humans told me that we were going to the vet. It was time for my yearly shots... And let me tell you, I'm not afraid of shots... I actually quite enjoy going to vet, because I usually get a cookie! When we got there we had to wait a few minutes. My humans saw a doggie scale on the side of the room, so they decided to weigh me. What, do you think I'm overweight or something? No, they were just curious... And I weighed at 18.8 lbs! So nope, I'm not overweight at all. In fact, my humans often think I should gain some weight... But no matter how much I eat, it just all comes out the other end a few minutes later. And that's okay with me, because the lighter I am, the higher I can fly when I jump! Speaking of flying and jumping, I went to another agility fun match yesterday, but I'll tell you about that in a moment... Anyway, after my humans weighed me, I got taken into a separate room to get my shots. Usually I get my shots when my humans are with me, but this time they took me away! It was terrifying! I can't stand being separated from my humans! They kept me in the separate room for the longest time, gave me my shots, and even trimmed my nails! I do not like having my nails trimmed. It tickles my feet. Let me tell ya, it was a scary day, and I was so lonely without my humans beside me... But then! After the longest time, the vet finally released me from that horrid room, and I ran strait to my humans! You have no idea how glad I was to see them! (Human Lizzy here. Sparky was only in the separate room for less than 5 minutes, but the way he greeted us when he came out you would have thought he'd been separated from us for 5 years! Silly guy.) Man, it felt good to be reunited again. For the rest of the day, and the days after, the shots didn't slow me down at all... In fact, I was even faster than normal at agility class the next day! Now, about agility...

Yesterday we woke up early, loaded everything in the van and took off to the park where they were holding another agility fun match. We had trouble finding out about it, but we were told that we could sign up at the park if we got there before it started... So that's exactly what we intended to do, except that when we got there we found out that everything had already filled up the day before! But, with my adorable, pleading eyes, I managed to soften up the people at the fun match and I was allowed to enter the first run, a Standard course... It was a beautiful day, and I was excited! Being excited allowed me to run fast and complete the course almost perfectly, but, being excited also allowed me to not want to lie down on the table (why is there a table in agility, anyway? I thought agility was a fast paced sport, not a sport in which you lie down and take a nap!) So, when I finally calmed down long enough to lie down on the table for 5 seconds, I took off again and missed the contact on the A-frame. I couldn't help it, I was born to fly! Who needs to touch the contact zone? Not me! Anyway, other than those two "mistakes", I did a nice, clean run. And I still got 1st place. Oh, what a wonderful day!

I have been getting really excited for the International Goody Exchange! I had to send a package to Clover, and I've never met Clover before so it's GRRRReat to have a new friend! I sent her package on Friday, so it should arrive in plenty of time... After my humans wrapped it and taped up the box, they put it by the door so they could remember to send it to Clover the next morning... Man, that box smelled good! When my humans weren't watching, I thought I'd just chew open the box and , uh, well, take a few of the pres- Er, I mean make sure the presents were okay inside the box... Unfortunately the humans caught me in the process, so I had only managed to start chewing open just one corner of the box... Oh well.

Anyway, It's been a busy week, so I'm just gonna settle down for a nap with my squeaky burger and store up my energy for tomorrow. I hope you all had a grrrrEAT weekend!


Momoko said...

It's nice to come back,Sparky!

4xBs said...

hey Sparky, geesh you've been busy with the vet and your agility stuff and all. we're sure glad that those shots didn't slow you down. we're surprised that you don't grow wings, you are such a good flyer... ummm we mean jumper. that's an adorable photo of you. your Lizzy is a really good picture-taker and you are a very cute subject.


Snowball said...

Did you win anything for coming out first in the agility?


Girl Girl Hamster said...

I'm happy to see you back. You look so sweet with your squeaky burger there

~ Girl girl

Abby said...

Hi, Sparky...

I missed you...You were gone sooo long...

Sounds like you had a very nice week...Congrats on your win...

I love your squeaky burger...

Abby xxxppp

Lady Kaos said...

Ther sure are a lot of dogs going to the vet lately. Tahnkfully most of them are going for shots, but it's still not fun! I hope my mom and dad don't realize it's time for my shots pretty soon, too.

Jean M Fogle said...

Sounds like you are keeping very busy, keep up the good work in agility, and yes the humans want us to touch those contacts!!

Moco said...

You have been a very busy boy. We are glad that you survived the vet and were able to do so well on the agility. That squeaky burger is pretty cool.

Deetz said...

I am back too Sparky.
I am sorry you had to get shots.

Dewey Dewster said...

Hey Sparky.....ya sure have been busy.....we don't like visits ta the vet at all...but that agility sure sounds like fun....maybe we can talk Gram inta takin' us sometime...after we get the hang of Earthdog that is..... I know ya are super at agility and ya fly like the wind....yer a gem Sparky......

Dewey Dewster here.....

Southbay Girl said...

Hi Sparky!!! I miss not talking to you!!

I'm thrilled you got 1st place in the agility fun match! That's awesome!!! Did you get a ribbon or anything??

I feel the same way about being separated from my mom-HATE IT!!!! Nothing worse than the vet or a vet tech taking you away-I pull and pull because I want to stay with mom!! So I know exactly how you felt!!


Khyra The Siberian Husky said...

What a BRAVE boy!

And a BUSY one too!!

I have a skhweaky burger - but no more skhweah to it - in fakht, it is akhtually khoming apart but a fav none the less!!!


Lorenza said...

Hi, Sparky!
Glad to see you again!
What was your prize for your first place??
I don't like to be separeted from my mom either!
Kisses and hugs

Toffee said...

Did the vet give you a hamburger after your vaccines! Man, you are lucky! My vet doesn't give me a burger like you had in your picture!

you are soooooo lucky!
missed you,

Chef said...

Hey Sparky. I missed you too! Yeah, everydoggie seems to be going to the vet lately. I got my heartworm stuff today and the vet said I am really maturing! Way to go with the agility. Hey, I have the same squeaky-burger. Must be made in Canada, eh?


BWTH Dog House said...

Wow Sparky, you had a real busy week huh?? but you seem to enjoy it sooo much, other than the terrify room which Im totally agree with you.

and one tip for you on the chewing boxes thingy: *whispering* next time bite it to somewhere far away from the hooman, a very fast move, just like what u did in your agility class then only you starting unwrap it. It works, I mean that work on me. Hehehee

slurpy licks,

Huskee Boy said...

Hi Sparky,
I must tell you this, my mum went absolutely ga-ga over your pic at the end!! I can swear she was ohh-ing and ahh-ing for a whole 5 min..
Congrats on your win! You totally deserve it..

Simba said...

I'm back from kennels and looking forward to catching up with everyones blogs.

Simba x

Noah the Airedale said...

Gosh a week is a long time in blogland hee hee. Glad you're back.
The vet isn't too bad a place especially when you get a treat.

Hugs and tail wags
Noah Willow Tess Lucy

Amber said...

Hey there Sparky, sounds like quite exciting week you had. Gosh, I can't stand vet, being away with the hoomans in the vet must be really terrifying! I've been gone for a week too. I hate the scale... my weight alwayas increased as least 0.1 kg

~love you!

Snowy & Crystal said...

seems that we are not the only ones who were gone from blogging :p

Nice to hear your update pal

Maltese Paws,


Asta said...

Hi Sparky
Guess and I weigh the how come I can't awe my fwlying hewo
Thanks fow coming to visit
smoochie kisses

Deetz said...

I just noticed your adoption day is tomorrow? How cool

Chef said...

Sparky! Sparky! Lizzy! Lizzy!

I just sniffed over to the Bone Zone and I saw that you nominated me for Blog of the Month... I've never been nominated for anything before and I am so happy I'm turning cartwheelies all over the room!!

Thanks so much!!!

xoox Big slurpy kisses and hugs.

Gus and Louie said...

Congrads on your award. You must be able to fly getting first place..
We sent our package off on Monday. We got the zoo crew. We think it will get there in plenty of time also..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus and Louie

Lola Smiles said...

Sparky: that is just the sweetest photo of you!! I love, love it!

Lisa (lola smiles mom)

Gaia the Airedale said...

Welcome back Sir-Spark! It has been a long week without you, and let me say you are so brave to go to the vet and gets shots all alone! And great photos of you! The international goodie exchange is going so well Chef and T should be proud! Ive got to send mine off for Neko PRONTO! Though dont tell but I had something SPECIALLY custom made for her! So I hope it arrives today so I can mail it tomorrow!

puppy breath,

Butchy & Snickers said...

Hey Sparky,
Wow, congratulations on your first place run last weekend. Wish we could do those things. Mama said we would like it lots. How come they made you lie on a table anyhow??

Have your hoomans tried using a nail grinder to do your nails? We don't mind that nearly as much as clippers. So Mama grinds our nails off every 2 weeks.
Hope you have a great week! Koi Sparky is doing great. Mama has been trying to get a new picture of him.
Luv & Wirey Hugs!
Butchy & Snickers

BrandytheGreat said...

Well, you did good in agility!

Verdi y Gaucho tibetano en Madrid said...

spasky friend...
we have the same hamburger toys...
we miss you..
and the jefa sayd that she loves your eyes in the photo...

a big hug

Deefor said...

Hi Sparky
I never know at the vet. Usually they're kind of sneaky and I don't even feel the shot. We sent our goodies too!