Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Walking With Charlie

Charlie looking at the giant puddle he refuses to walk through.
I've been wondering recently how to make my walks with Charlie more exciting... or interesting at least. During the winter months I tend to get bored with our walks because that's all we can do - walk or run. During the summer we bike, rollerblade, skateboard (me and Charlie take turns on the skateboard which is fun to see people's faces), going to playgrounds.... I know some people love walks and never seem to get too bored of them but I'm a teenager with very little focusing ability. Ask my teachers.

 So, I got the idea from many people's dog blogs to start taking pictures on our walks. Which means I will be pretty much documenting Fargo's famous flood in months to come. (insert sigh here)

Besides, when I see something that nobody will believe I saw, I'm alone except for Charlie and... well Charlie isn't going to tell everybody that I'm not crazy! Thank you camera.

ANYWAYS, I will try to take pictures on at least one of our walks/runs a week.

These pictures are from our walk yesterday and today. Notice all the water... (sigh).

Cute little baby STOP sign and mommy :)
.....Flood stuff....

No, you are most definatly seeing this correctly. CHARLIE'S yes MY Charlie's paws with MUD on them! MUD! I had to take a picture... Now don't you worry, this was an accident. we turned a corner and there was a giant mud puddle. As soon as his front feet hit it he jumped back... I had to carry him over the mud. Thank god he's only 20 pounds.


"In a perfect world, every dog would have a home and every home would have a dog." -unknown

Friday, March 25, 2011

Happy Friday!

It's ter... Sprinter?

Well... Today it's spring out so me and Charlie are going to go for a very long walk before winter comes back.

Anyways, This picture here isn't of Charlie's amazing bow... (he is still working on perfecting that one) the command for this one was "Lay down" err... "Lay Down" Charlie...

Well Charlie doesn't "Lay down" on hard surfaces. I've gotten him recently (after saying the command 5 times) to lay down on hard surfaces, though he looks extremely uncomfortable and he doesn't stay there very long.
Is this normal? My cousin's dogs lay down anywhere. Carpet, wood, mud piles, puddles... Charlie will refuse to continue his walk if there is mud in front of him, and when I rollerblade straight through puddles he runs around the outside.

Is my dog just fussy or are my cousin's dogs crazy?

Update: We went on the first bike ride of the year instead of a walk. This is a picture I just took out my window. We don't have a lot of snow, but thaaaank you to the people who did not shovel your sidewalks... it made our adventure more... adventureful. So Charlie got out to stretch his legs and I found out how running with my slow butt all winter has slowed him down.

"My sunshine doesn't come from the skies, it comes from the love in my dog's eyes."  -Unknown

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Tell me the truth! I can handle it!!! Maybe?

Have you ever done something for the longest time and not realized there was a problem? Like cleaning your ears with Q-tips, skipping breakfast, or making the minimum payments on your credit card... Okay so I've never had a credit card but that's not the point (do I say this in posts a lot?) If you are making these mistake am I right in thinking you would want someone to tell you you're doing something wrong? Will it help? Will you find a different way to clean your ears, and will you start eating breakfast?

The happiest dog in the world
When it comes to my dog I always want people to tell me if i'm doing something wrong... I think.

Whenever I find out i've been doing something wrong I start to question everything I do. Just on my walk with Charlie today everytime I turned a corner I questioned whether I turned it right, or if I should even turn corners? Is turning corners bad? Are we supposed to ignore corners and stay on a straight path forever and ever and never turn? I don't know, but that seems a little inconvienent.

So I had this dilema in front of me... Would I rather do something wrong and have nobody tell me and just keep doing it, or would I rather somebody tell me and risk becoming a paranoid-crazy-dog-person?

I decided on the second option, as annoying as it is, if I'm doing something wrong I want people to tell me.

And while we are talking about doing things right...

Is it wrong to use your dog as a vacuum? I was making cookies today and it is just so time consuming to find every crumb... Okay okay, I know I shouldn't. I'll stop... Maybe.
Charlie thought it was a little windy today

From the dog's point of view, his master is an elongated and abnormally cunning dog.  ~Mabel Louise Robinson

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Picture of the day.

My friend and I bought this Perry toy as an inside joke with another friend, and I've been taking pictures of Perry doing different things throughout the day. This is a *cough* staged *cough* picture of Charlie and Perry.