Good manners are appreciated as much as bad manners are abhorred. Bryant H. McGill

My Puppy Progress Report from Diane at Diane’s Canine School of Charm:

The man did much better today. He has such a zest for life that he thought he didn’t have to do anything I asked him except sit and that was momentary. Today he sat longer, walked on the leash much better and learned that biting the hand that gives him the treats is a no no. Down was better also. I love his attitude, he does want to please and he is smart, a thinking lab. Tomorrow we see if he comes when called with and without distractions. Take care. Diane

20140216-185818.jpg

Friendship isn’t about whom you have known the longest… It’s about who came, and never left your side…

Since I am at puppy school, I thought it would be fun to highlight some of my friends’ best photos.  I love this one of Lily and Mabel (Jennifer & Lindsay’s pups) cuddled up for movie night.  I love a good cuddle.  I hope the feature film was Benji, Turner & Hooch or, 101 Dalmations!  Woof

Movie Night

A friend is one of the nicest things you can have, and one of the best things you can be. ~Douglas Pagels

Day 1 at Diane’s Canine School of Charm perfect pup training and we have snowwwww! Yipppeeee! Having a great time with my new friends in this fluffy white powder. Diane sent this photo to my mom so she wouldn’t worry about me.

Cuddle up with your dog and stay warm my friends.

20140213-100308.jpg

Always behave as if nothing has happened, no matter what has happened. – Arnold Bennett

Today I headed off to boarding school at Diane’s Canine School of Charm. So much to learn about what my humans want from me but I am an eager student. I have also made fast friends with a golden and a cute little Weimereiner. I’ll keep you posted!

This photo is Diane meeting me for the first time. She also told mom that it was the last time she would let me jump up on her. What? No jumping? Hmmmmm….that’s a new one!

20140212-212020.jpg

True friends are placed together for the purpose of accomplishing great achievements that help others. Ellen J. Barrier

Thanks to my Aunt Christie who babysits me so that I can play with my brother, Cooper. She and my mom work together to do great things and I think she is the BOMBDIGGITY! I love and appreciate my furry and human family! Woof!

20140208-101541.jpg

Money will buy you a pretty good dog but it won’t buy you the wag of his tail ~Kinky Friedman

20131019-142128.jpg

Today I am trotting a little better and my tail is wagging a bit higher. I even went up the deck stair’s at Dr. Bogue’s. I like my new buddy, Albert and have a bit more giddy up to play. Everyone’s fingers are crossed that I am on the way to complete recovery. Thanks for the notes and the love makes my tail wag tall! Woof!

“It’s not whether you get knocked down, it’s whether you get up.” ~ Vince Lombardi

ImageToday seems a bit brighter, although I have a ways to go to being back to my regular puppy-self.  My tail doesn’t seem to want to stand up–but I am wagging it.  My back legs are a bit wonky and I seem to be struggling with a few neurological issues.  What is it exactly?  We still have zero idea, but we are staying the course and treating the treatable things and I seem to be improving each and every day.  I am spending my days at the clinic and my evenings at Dr. Bogue’s house through the weekend.  I get to hang out with her cool dog, Albert, who tolerates me (although, he hasn’t seen me at full speed yet– woof!).  I am being watched closely and loved much and surrounded by my favorite toys –not much more a pup can ask for.  Practicing patience and eating lots of treats in the meantime.

Image

Me and my toys at Dr. Bogue’s house – I like toys again!

The sign on my kennel at the vet says “This may be the best puppy ever” and although I am modest, I must agree with Dr. Bogue–I am pretty great!   I have been knocked down pretty hard this week, but I have real heart and am fighting back to greatness every single day!

Puppy kisses to all and thanks for all of the notes and love!

Here is a video of Bear at the vet this morning…