It’s me again. Mom took me to puppy socialization class again last night. Wheezer was not there, he graduated even though he humped too much. So did Caramel and Laia. I was the biggest puppy in the class by 15 pounds. The blue ladies said I was good because I made myself small when I played, so the little puppies would like me. I wonder why the other puppies are so small I am the biggest puppy in the world. There was a new puppy this week, Radley. He was a little Lab mix with a tail that curled up over his back. He never shut up, YAP, YAP, YAP. His parents said he was a chicken. We had chickens at our house, I know a chicken when I see one. He was a puppy he was not a chicken.
There was also a new puppy Nelson. His Mom said that was because of Willie Nelson. I don’t know who that is. Nelson was fun he was not afraid of me he jumped on my back and we played. Jasmine was there, too. She is a Golden Retriever. I got in trouble because I humped her too much and made her hide behind her Mom’s legs under a chair. Taffy Two was still there, she grew a lot, like me. I love Jasmine. Jasmine does not love me.
I want to show you my teeth and my nose. These are the tools of my trade. Mom said my trade is destruction and I excel at my trade. My nose makes me get in trouble. Last night Dad made fried shrimp it drove me crazy I didn’t get any but I got in trouble for trying to take one. I had to go in my crate with a bone so Dad could eat in peace whatever that means. I smelled 10,000 things in one day not my fault. Mom and Dad say “TAKODA GET DOWN” all the time now I can reach the counter and the table. I don’t like raw onions.
Today Mom and Dad put me in the truck and we drove and drove. It was snowing, the truck made me nervous I wanted to stay home. We went to a place in the mountains I had to be on a leash in the snow too many new smells. We went into a foreclosure, Mom had to take pictures there. It was cold and it made me nervous I didn’t like the foreclosure, it did not feel happy. I thought they would leave me I was scared. Mom picked me up and put me in the truck I was very glad so I went to sleep.
These teeth are the tools of my trade. Destruction. Dad said they are fish hooks, he calls me “Grip.” Mom said they are needles. They hurt unless I have an ice cube or a cold bone to gnaw. Chewing on Mom helps, too but she does not like that. She said I am a pain in the ass and the hand and the ankle and I like boots but they won’t give me boots. I eat snow. Dad got me a toy box made of wood, I chew it on the corners.
Sometimes I get bored. It has been very cold, I like cold I have thick fur but not this cold. I have to stay indoors too much and Mom has only walked me once a day instead of two times. Dad takes me in the truck but the gravel man came with a dump truck for the driveway I was not allowed out he said I might get rocks on my head dangerous.
I got bored I had to do destruction. Mom and Dad said it could have been worse. I put my blanket with Dad’s blanket. I emptied the trash. I tore up the mail so they don’t have to use the shredder. I ate part of the magazine so they don’t have to read it.
Even though the cats don’t think I like them, I pulled the stuffing out of their toy so they don’t have to do it. I like to do destruction it feels good. I don’t mind helping, it only takes a few minutes I have time. I have to stop biting I am trying very hard. Mom and Dad did not bleed this week at all, I heard them say that is good. Also I am learning to stay DOWN.
Mom and I go to obedience class this week. I think they will let me do destruction there.