Our first 24 hours together has proven to be a learning experience for ALL especially Pam I think, those Hoomans!
First we woke up to SPRING- NOT……we woke up to That WHITE STUFF covering the ground……Pam let us all out in the backyard to do our thing and run a little…..although Pam found I get my exercise by chasing my tail, Pam likes me to keep a ball in my mouth….so I keep myself busy…..
I chomp away at the ball and it satisfies some downtime in my day!
Okay, one more thing she wants to work on with me…….she plans on working with each of us for 101-15 minutes a day to do basic training…..and have our minds as well as bodies well exercised…….today we went on a 5.6 mile run- I kept going so did Sierra (damn she’s pretty gosh darn cute……she could be my pup……people drove by and looked at all of us running- I think we got the attention, if we weren’t running with Pam the drivers wouldn’t be paying attention to the hooman- but she had the cute little dogs along for the duration……(US!) We saved Pam’s life today from those crazy drivers here on Long Island!……I hope she’s thankful for that! Oh, I had to keep looking back to check on Pam, hey- it’s a dogs job to protect their HOOMAN companion! I would slow down for a few steps go to her side and look up at her to tell her hey I’m checking up to make sure your ok!
Anyway, you can check out a photo of us running together (Sierra and myself ) on Instagram @thehealthydogrunner…….tell me we aren’t the cutest…..
When we got home……Pam did a session of Doga with Scout, Liberty, Candycane, and Sierra…..I wasn’t having it…..so I went in the other room and ended up chasing my tail!
Pam thinks this isn’t something neurological but psychological….and that I must have been left alone and ignored a little too much by my former owners of four years! She wonders how someone could have a dog and be so neglectful!?!?!? She says yes, we all need to work, go to school, etc……and even go out and have a social life every now and again….BUT if you have a dog, REMEMBER people they are family- and should be treated as such- would you leave your kid or elderly parent to themselves if you lived with them??!??! Probably not, unless you were a cold hearted, compassionless hooman being!
Liberty was treated by a cold hearted compassionate hooman being as well in her past, the same goes for Sierra……You know if the world was just full of animals and no hoomans it would be a nice compassionate world……peaceful and wonderful!!
Okay, so moving on…….I have my moments were I will lift my lips and give a snarl to Liberty, and she scurries away, I don’t mean to do that I really do want to be a faithful, loving pack member (and accept Liberties kisses when she gives them BUT for 4 years I was not brought up that way…..give me some time to accept a new home, a new pack, a new life, a new lifestyle and I think we will be the best of friends…..I mean look at Sierra and I from yesterday to today…….yesterday we were on the verge of starting a fight today we were running beautifully together to the point where passerbys would slow down and watch us in amazement!
I want to help Liberty get her confidence back…..Pam spoke about setting up an agility course for us in the backyard, I hope she can do this SOON as I think it will help us ALL out me in mentally and physically stimulating me so I can convert the energy appropriately, Liberty so she can gain as much confidence to not be afraid of anything and make it to the top of the A frame and stand up there as the Queen she is in this household……Sierra and I are the Princesses…..Candycane is King, and Scout is Prince…….
Pam let us out in the backyard, we were mostly all leashed except for Candycane and Sierra, Liberty and Scout are hard to get in and to catch them is hard- man are they fast……I’m pretty fast too……There was just one incident where I gave a little snarl to Liberty- I hope this can build her up not break her down anymore- IF I ever find out who screwed with her, lets just say I’ll be going to doggie jail!!
So, those are the highlights of my day……I found some great running partners and found I can sucker Pam into playing fetch with me inside and outside……SUCKER!
Oh yeah, I also found I can go up and down the stairs ……it’s another former of exercise I can do on my own even when Pam isn’t around…..hey maybe I can play fetch by throwing it down the stairs going to get it and repeating this over and over……hhmmm……this can be better than chasing my tail and end up biting it or holding onto it……hhmmmm……am I one smart GSD or what?!?!?!? Not to mention caring about my fellow new pack members……if I stop chewing on the ball and drop it and wait a little then start chasing my tail she’ll throw the ball for me…..there ya go…..SUCKER!!
Dogs are too smart for hoomans…..Liberty gets Pam to coddle her….by the way, tomorrow Scout and Liberty get their run in and Wednesday as well Sierra and I have to wait until Thursday again……and Candycane gets a walk on Friday!!…..
Okay, so I’m going to stop here and I’ll write more next Monday…….hopefully you can read about me and my pack in their daily blogs through the week…..this week I’m sure you’ll see more of me in their blogs because we are a NEW pack and all……but until next week
have a happy and healthy tail waggin’ justifiable day,