Posts Tagged: Spike

Salem and Baxter

Our new kitten Salem was born on August 15th, and we adopted him on October 15th. Our new puppy Baxter was born on November 29th, and we adopted him on February 2nd. His mom is a Corgi. We’re not sure about dad. He may have been a spaniel? We think that’s possible because of the

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Barkley McBarkerson

Spike has turned up the volume on telling the neighbors to stay away from his yard lately. He’s making my “he’s so low maintenance” claims out to be false, the little goofball. I know he’s going to turn eight this month, but he’s too young to turn into a grouchy old man yelling at the

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Spike health update

I didn’t mention it here yet, but the other thing I’ve been doing all week is looking after my dog Spike. I little while ago, we discovered a small tumor on his neck, and on Tuesday, I took him in for surgery to have it removed. He’s been under the weather ever since; the incision

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Learning Fetch

I think we need to start introducing treats into the fetch game for Spike, as incentive to bring back the object. Right now, we’re playing with lamb, hippo, frog, and monkey, and the only one he’ll bring back is frog, because it’s his favorite. Hmmm. Positive reinforcement required.

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There’s something lurking under our porch

I’m not sure what it is, but whatever is hiding under our back deck has turned my dog in Barkley McBarkerson, and he never used to be one of those annoying dogs. Lately he barks all night long, and when he’s outside, he tries to climb under the deck. We’ve seen a bunny in the

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Friday Cat and Dog Blogging

Spike helps assemble the Ikea laptop desk. Huckleberry and Drusilla lounging around. Stephanie’s Mom’s dog. Little Monkey Steph and Stephanie. Michelle’s new kitten Spike at Grandpa Doug’s house

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Spike Helps Out

Spike helps me build the console table for our entryway. He’s so helpful. He also helped with my taxes, and the paperwork for my house sale. What a great dog. See the pictures on Flickr.

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Dog Vs. Squirrel: A Comedy

So the other day, I was outside raking leaves, and Spike was chasing squirrels. If you’ve never seen my dog, look at a picture of him, because knowing what he looks like is somewhat key to understanding Spike’s relationship to the squirrels. He thinks he’s chasing them. The squirrels, on the other hand, are composing

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Chihuahua/Shih Tzu Mix dog is Smallest in World

According to this article… A British woman is claiming to be the owner of the world’s smallest dog. Tiny Tim is still a puppy but his owner Mandy Marks said he has not grown since he was 4 weeks old. At four inches tall at the shoulder, he is the smallest dog on record. He’s

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The Intelligence of Dogs

According to Intelligence Ranking by breed: Adaptive Intelligence (learning and problem-solving ability): this is specific to the individual animal and is measured by canine IQ tests. Instinctive Intelligence: this is specific to the individual animal and is measured by canine IQ tests. Working/Obedience Intelligence: this is breed dependent. For my dog: Chihuahua: 67 – Fair

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Spike, the doggie host

Pepper came over to see Spike last night. Spike was quite the host. First he humped Pepper (I’ve never seen him do that before!) and then he peed on the carpet. Twice. Which makes him almost as good a host as I am. 🙂 I love my dog. I think I should send Mark Ryden

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My friend Karl got married

My friend Karl got married on Friday to Maggie (also a friend) and they had a fun reception at Oak Hill. I had a fun week with Spike. I’m at work right now, and I miss him. I can’t wait to go home and play with him. He’s so cute.

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Doggie News

Spike went to the vet today. He got his first shot, and he got flea medicine. He also got some gluecose, because he has low blood sugar, which is common for tiny doggies. That’s why they shiver even when it’s not cold. He just has to have glucose three times a day at meals. Fortunately,

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My Precious New Baby

Tonight after work I get to bring my brand new puppy Spike home. I think I have everything ready. We’ve got: kennel, baby gates, collar, leash, tie-up line for outside, puppy chow, canned puppy food, puppy biscuits, training treats, nylabones, chew bones, a kong toy, a stuffed hippo, a brush, a fine-tooth comb, puppy shampoo,

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Missing Idgie, and visiting Spike

Whenever I’m home, I hear a noise, and think it’s Idgie. I start to look around, and then I remember. When I walk in the door after work, I open the door and say, “I’m home!” to the cat. I didn’t realize I did that every day until last night when I did it, and

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