What's up? A little of everything...

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Stu's only been back a couple of days and has....

Been welcomed by the #2doods...


Been joined out on the deck as he readied for grilling...


Had nice enough weather to have dinner on the deck...


Helped me assemble the pressure washer for the back deck...


Put up our 10x10 Pop-up Canopy on the deck to provide a little protection from the morning sun...




Got his new Troy-Bilt Zero Turn 42" with mulching kit (mulching kit on order)...


Gassed up and mowed the front yard so he could get used to the steering.


Installed the new ceiling fan/light combo on the deck...
...the old


...the new, starting with the install







Ciao for now!

Good puppies! #2Doods

Friday, June 15, 2018

Well, Stu will be home today and I will have some help with the #2Doods, Cooper and Murphy. Not that they're all that much work - most of the time. They follow most commands well now, in fact, the only time they are almost uncontrollable is when we get to doggy day care. They LOVE it there...

They wait at the door to go out and come in - IF, we say "stay" or "wait", which we normally do. Same routine getting out of their crate. They sit and wait to eat. They sit/down for their treats (well Copper will lay down, Murphy still won't). Tell them "In your bed" or "Go nite-nite" and they both go into the crate, no matter the time of day. "Leave it" works on anything. "Stop" works if Murphy is obsessively chewing/licking.

"No bark" has more affect on Murphy and he's never the one barking. He usually goes into the crate to wait till I've gotten Cooper to stop barking. LOL! As soon as I give the command, Murphy looks at me, a second command and off he goes. It could have to do with the fact that he HATES the Pet Corrector while Cooper tries to ignore it - he knows the sound is coming. I have to constantly tell him that he's a good boy!

In fact, I took this photo from the front yard where I was taking photos of the excavation for Stu's garage...Cooper was barking (an 'alert' bark) at me!


We still need to work on leash walking with the gentle leaders. We just don't live in a good area for that, too many loose neighborhood dogs. Sigh...but we need to do it, but with summer here it will be fall before we tackle that one.

Here are a few of the photos I took this week...

Cooper may have bear paws, but Murphy wins with the fluffiest tail!

Here they are waiting for the "Okay" to get their Buffalo Jerky treats.

A couple days later, I broke out the new Yaky Chews. Happy puppies - they get to chew for ten minutes before they get pup away or they would eat the whole thing in one session.

Cooper was lazy playing and managed to get Murphy's attention...which is what he was trying to accomplish!


They are entertaining for sure...love them both and know they are going to be thrilled when "Daddy's home"!

Ciao for now!