Wednesday, June 25, 2008

The Promised Picture Post

June 19th was our first anniversary together! It was on that date a year ago that I was driving up to the Milwaukee Airport to pick up my new baby! It is crazy to see how far we have both come in the past 365 days. Now, we are left with 52 days together!

Besides the normal errands and outings with friends, we haven't been up to much lately. We spent the last week camping with TONS of friends. That was a blast and Tyanna discovered how much she likes swimming. Sadly I didn't get any pictures!

I was talking with one of the trainers and PetsMart about Ty and her commands and she invited me to come in for a free evaluation! I figure that PetsMart may not have the BEST trainers out there, but it never hurts to have another set of eyes on you and your pup while you are working...especially so soon to turn-in!

Lastly, here are the pictures:

Friday, June 13, 2008

New Job = Busy!

I have officially finished 2 days of work at my new job...PetsMart! I am hoping that I will be able to bring Tyanna with me in the future, but for now I am happy without her...I couldn't imagine learning all that I have to while watching her! I'm picking up on everything pretty quickly, so hopefully the day when she can come will be here soon. I am also working another part-time job (only thursdays and fridays) at the Center for Ethics and Advocacy. I'm not sure if Ty will be able to come with me there. We shall see.

I'm about to run out the door, but I will post pictures soon!

Monday, June 2, 2008


I have 75 days left with my baby. Time flies! Before I know it summer will be coming to a close and it will be time to say goodbye.

On a happier note, Tyanna and I have been relatively busy and lazy at the same time. We had a few busy days, and since then Ty's life has been pretty bland with all my graduation and end of school stuff. Her life should start to pick up again after Thursday (graduation!).

We had a memorable trip to the mall the other day. There is an interesting playground that I thought would be good for some surface practice, so I decided to walk Tyanna through. There were hills, and I decided to make her stop and do a fit sits and downs just for good practice on a new surface. Well, as soon as we hit our first down we were SWARMED with children. To be exact, they were ADORABLE Asian children whose parents began to whip out their cell phones and take MANY MANY pictures of their kids with "the dog". Unfortunately they were speaking in a much cooler dialect than boring English so I didn't get much of what they were saying...but by the looks of it they were sending quite a few cute pictures to family and friends! I didn't have my camera with me, so my friend and I took out our phones and snapped a few pictures too!

These pictures only show a portion of the children. At one point I think there were 7 petting her at once. Tyanna did fabulous with this onslaught of young people. There was a little girl who was literally kneading Ty's back leg, one boy looking in her ears, and another girl playing with her vest. My baby didn't budge! She was able to sneak a few kisses behind my back though...but who can blame her?

We also had some fun on Memorial Day. We missed the parade but we made the closing ceremony. It was great crowd exposure, but unfortunately it was also the first HOT day of summer so Ty was a bit out of it.

Practicing her "up" command on some old battle artillery.

In other news, I have switched her food to Blue. For the past few weeks she has completely stopped eating her Eukanuba. I didn't want to give in because I thought that maybe she was just being stubborn, but after two weeks of barely eating I switched her food. We are still in the process of "phasing out" the old, but she is eating full meals now. This is also a higher quality food, so the switch isn't a bad one!

Hope everyone is enjoying their puppies and SUMMER!