Sunday, February 28, 2010

Updates, and School and Stuff

First, Mom wants to let everyone know that TaiChi actually ate real food today. Mom roasted a chicken for dinner, and TaiChi mooched chicken off Dad and Mom. (And Mom's tough. Dad's a softie when it comes to getting parts of his dinner, but Mom's a bit of a hard-ass when it comes to feeding us off her plate. But even Mom fed TaiChi, and she snarfed it right up.) Needless to say, Mom and Dad are both thrilled. Not wanting to upset her stomach, Mom's going easy, she'll give TaiChi more real food tomorrow once she's certain that TaiChi's stomach is okay. Mom will keep supplementing TaiChi's diet with the Nutri-Cal because TaiChi can use all the calories she can get, but for now, Mom and Dad are thrilled that The Little Old Lady is interested in food again. She's also up and moving around a little bit more (hey, it's all relative), which is cool.

Next. Yesterday was The Little Monster's first Puppy Class. I am not sure why Abby is going school to learn to be a puppy, because it seems to me that Abby already has the puppy thing down, but what do I know? I mean, I didn't get to go to Puppy School.... I learned the old fashioned way...

Here's me. I totally had the puppy thing down at an early age!

And then here's the Little Monster, who clearly needs to learn how to be a puppy.

Mom says she sees a family resemblance, but not me. I don't see it At All. Nope. Not at all!


Anyhoo, Abby's first day of Puppy Class was Saturday, and Mom was kind of bummed that Abby was the only puppy there. However, I guess they have other puppy classes, and they will set up a group "play date" once a week so Abby can get socialized. Mom is threatening to bring me to this, as well. Just because I'm a wee bit anti-social, she's going to inflict a mess of puppies on me?!? I don't know about this...

Sorry, kiddo, but you need to learn how to be around other dogs. Oh, and if you didn't know, you are starting obedience classes tomorrow. Because not only are you anti-social, but you lack some, ah, basic skills.

MOM! You are kidding, right?!?

Nope. Buck up. You are both going to school. Time for you both to become edjumacated!

Hmm. I'm not so sure about this. But I guess I'll keep you posted. School. Me. Hmphh.

And double hmphh. But... When Abby came home from Puppy School, Mom brought home some new treats, so maybe I could live with the school thing if it means more treats for me.... The classes are through PetCo, so, of course, it's awfully easy to pick up more treats/toys after class....

Okay, since this school thing now has me all worried, I'm going to have to console myself with playing tug-of-war with The Little Monster.

Heehee. I may be a goofball, but I'll still bigger than she is!

And finally, a comfortably resting TaiChi. Notice how she has "borrowed" one of our toys as a pillow. She is clearly still In Charge. :-)

*kissey face*


Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

What great news about TaiChi!

As fur the edukhation, haRoooooo!

Maybe woo and Abby khan gang up on your mom!


Twinkietinydog said...

Best news of the day for me! TaiChi's a little trooper. Either that, or she's brilliant and she's training you all. I love that I can crack jokes now. Phew
As for already! BOL Good luck with that.
Fiona darling, you need a break from them, come visit :)

Mack and Sally Ann said...

She looks cute. We are glad she is eating. That is always a good sign. At least she still has her hair. My big big brother Coco was a poodle just like Tai Chi, but Tai Chi has hair. He lived to 17, was bald, and he was blind. He had a great life, and he decided the time he left. He had a heart attack.
Sally Ann

Dennis the Vizsla said...

We're very glad Tai Chi is eating again! Trouble's appetite isn't the greatest anymore and we have to ply her with all different foods to get her to eat too.

Life With Dogs said...

Real food is great news! But puppy school? Well... ;)

bermudabluez said...

YAY! So glad to hear about TaiChi eating again!! Whoa...that whole school thing would have us completely messed up...we think our parents should go to be e d u c a t e d!! hahahahahaha You, Fiona and the Little Monster are absolutely adorable!!
Hugs from Chloe & LadyBug

Rocky Creek Scotties and Java said...

Wonderful news about TaiChi.

And school is not such a bad thing - Mom wishes we could go.

The Rocky Creek Gang

Mango said...

Sounds like your mom and mine are having a mind meld. As you know, I am on some mid-life fast track training program. I, too, am not much fun around other dogs. But we can't convince anybody to bring their dogs over for me to experiment with.

Good luck at school. Don't let those little puppies push you around.


Dory and the Mama said...

Fiona, school is FUN!! Just wait and see, new friends, new tricks, and best of all you get your Mama ALL to yourself for a little while!!


BRUTUS said...

So glad to hear that TaiChi is feeling better! And for the rest of you - school, eh? I did all my early education at PetSmart, which did well for me. Just be careful at how good of students you are - I did so good that mom decided I needed to further my education! That's how we got into agiltiy and formal obedience. So look out...

Precautionary Snorts-
Brutus the Frenchie

Anonymous said...

Yippee for TaiChi! Foodies are gooood! And Fiona, I hope you LUVS your school. I'm in high school now and I sure LUVS mine! Learning stuff is fun and you get loads of yummy treats. Keep us posted on how it goes. And I hope your little sister learns how to be a puppy real good.

Wiggles & Wags,

YD, sometimes with Samantha and June said...

Yay for TaiChi!
You are going to school? At least it's at Petco and you can get some treats after school.

Sam & June

Hi! I'm Sierra-Dog! said...

Fiona, You'll LOVE school! They have treats, and toys and your momma will be so proud! It's the best!

Clive said...

Great news about TaiChi.

Abby will love puppy class we're sure but I'm with you about not going along Fiona!

I am actually very bad with puppies and I tend to get to meet a lot of puppies in training but my patience levels are not great! So, I think you are doing a great job with your new sister!

take care
Clive and the NSLM

The Thundering Herd said...

Keep eating TaiChi.

Our hu-dad wishes more of us went to puppy classes, but we were all over a year old before we got here (except Natasha).

Lorenza said...

It is great to know TaiChi had yummy food! I hope she is doing well.
School?? Hmmm... interesting...
Kisses and hugs

Two Country Poodles said...

Hmmm...Never heard of puppy or doggie school....We both learned the ways of the world the old fashioned way. Momma did teach us some tricks though...We will do anything for a treat. Have fun at school!

Wags and Licks,
Mollie Jo & Bobo

Maggie and Mitch said...

We are so glad to hear the great news about TaiChi!
Mom needs to send Mitch to school to teach him some manners! Maybe he and Abby can go together!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Kari in WeHo said...

School means lots of treats so thats something to look forward to!

Amber and Nala said...

Good luck with puppy classes little one! :)


1000 Goldens said...

Glad to hear Tai Chi is doing well! I'm with you Fi. I'd rather socialize with humans than dogs because you can always count on smooches and good stuff from them. Hope the fluff ball does good at school :)