Monday, December 31, 2007

Tyanna and her Mr. Octopus want wish you a HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

I am off to spend some time with my friends, and Tyanna will be staying home with my parents next to the fire...her new favorite place. :)

Monday, December 24, 2007

Quick Update

Sorry for the lack up updates guys! Unfortunately, it will continue to be slow for awhile. I had surgery today, so there won't be much to blog about. Tyanna is still doing great. She has proved to me that if she were to get CC'd, she would definitely make an excellent therapy dog! tyanna has been my escort all day. she sleeps by my bed, and when i wake up, she rests her head on my edge of my bed. then if i get up to go to the bathroom, she walks me there, waits until i come out, that walks me back to my bed. such a cutie, and so nice to have!!

I hope everyone has an amazing holiday. Give your pups a holiday kiss from Ty and I!

Saturday, December 15, 2007

"The Letter"

Tyanna's recall letter came today, with a date of 8/1/2008. She will be turning in with her other intact littermates at the North Central Regional Center of CCI. I really do not know how I feel....excited for her, and extremely sad at the same time. We still have lots of time though!

EDIT: I looked at CCI's website, and the official day for turn-in is AUGUST 16, 2008! 244 days left...

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Introducing the "Leave It" Pro

She cracks me up sometimes. She takes every command so seriously, and her way of doing "Leave It" makes me laugh. So, finally, I decided to video it so you guys could get your laugh in for the day!

We have gotten a TON of snow lately...almost 2 feet! When it was fresh, it would come up to Ty's hithers. At first she was really confused, and didn't like it much, but now she's you can see from the photos below....

Last weekend we went on some Christmas shopping adventures. After leaving the first store (it was an outdoor mall) she did her business. At first I was really mad at her, then I realized that it was an outdoor mall and she probably does not know the difference yet. So I corrected her, and hopefully it won't happen again! Other than that, she was an angel!

On Friday I went to Borders with her, and the employee asked me what kind of disability I have....surprisingly that's not the first time! I don't take offense to it at all, but it does humor me that people think I would be using a 7.5 month old puppy as an assistance dog! Not much has been going on around here lately. She spent most of the weekend with my parents because I was out of town visiting my friend at college for Friday night, then yesterday I went to the Jonas Brothers concert (and met them!!). And for all the Jo Bro fans out there...


Thursday, December 6, 2007

Puppy's first Christmas

Alright, so I was thinking of things to get Tyanna for Christmas, and I thought about a Jolly Ball. What do you guys think of them?

Wednesday, December 5, 2007


Alright guys, suddenly Tyanna is not responding to "release". I know, weird, right? Like I put down her food, tell her to wait, then say RELEASE! and she doesn't budge. She'll sometimes go take one piece of kibble and waits to see what happens. Frankly, it's getting pretty annoying. Any advice?

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Winter Wonderland

Yes, it's that time of year! Chicago's first major snow...and Tyanna is having a blast! I was out shopping at an outdoor mall with her when it started to downpour snowflakes, so we rushed home in order to beat it. I wasn't quite sure how she would react, but needless to say, I released her from the car and OFF she went! Running around has proven great fun, as well as the occasional belly slides resulting from a far too vigorous labby shuffle....all in good spirits though!

Ty is now soundly exhausted and napping her on her bed....

The Blogger video was taking too long, so I did it through zippy (click the picture):