Daily Smurf.. Dog Blog: Day 101

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Day 101 – October 9, 2015

” Friends in a cage… nuff said “

Day 101 - Friends in a cage

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Day 102

” Your tail is as long as mine. But your legs are so short.. s’up with that ? ” .. With ” Max ” the Dachshund, they were nearly the same size 30 days ago !

Day 102 - short legs

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Day 103

I think I might have a defective Smurf. .. dropped food on the floor. . I had time to find my camera.. take a picture.. walk over and close the door to fix lighting issues .. and take a 2nd picture…. slacking off. dog. .

Day 103 - food on the floor 1 Day 103 - food on the floor 2

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Day 104

Getting fuzzier by the hour…

Day 104 - fuzzy3

So fuzzy in fact, the fuzz sticks out of his cage !

Day 104 - fuzzy1 Day 104 - fuzzy2

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Day 105

.” Walk me !.. NOW..  human “

General advice is 5 minutes per month of activity per day.. yeah, sure.. we do morning walk, then a 3pm walk, and a later night walk .. But it’s a mellow pace with lots of stopping to smell everything.   It’s important not to over-exert a puppy, and avoid jumping as much as possible.

Day 105 - walk1 Day 105 - walk2

Was a wet day today… and wet feet are slippery !!.. so every time he came in from a pee, had to towel him down… this is how many it took in one day !

Day 105 - wet2 Day 105 - wet1

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Day 106

Dreams of being Superman… so he could lift the desk and get that treat ball !

Day 106 - superdog Day 106 - stuck treat ball

Another wet day, the blower is ideal for getting the job done ” fast ” without towels !.. but Smurf is not a fan

” Hey Smurf. . Come here…… uhhh. How bout no. “

Day 106 - come here - no

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Day 107

Hey .. look! My legs reach the ground !

Day 107 - stairs1

What ? I can sit on the step with my Back Legs on the ground now ?.. are you sure ?

Day 107 - stairs2

See.. i told you they don’t reach yet..

Day 107 - stairs3

Oh… wait… Ha !

Day 107 - stairs4

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Day 108 – October 16, 2015

I’m cooking breakfast and hear a grumble.. look down to find Smurf carrying his blanket around the house.. weirdo .

Could make a good cold medicine commercial… that achy body runny nose feeling.. covered in a blanket.

Day 108 - blanket

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Day 109

Getting cold in the morning !!!

” Is this snow Papa Smurf ? “

” Nope.. not yet. “

Day 109 - cold

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Day 110

No doubt, i don’t look this cute at 6 in the morning when he wakes me up for no good reason !!!

Day 110 - snooze1 Day 110 - snooze2 Day 110 - snooze3

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Day 111

Chew Chew, bully sticks keep him occupied and quiet while i try to get some work done… so good that even the mailman can’t make him put it down for more than a second.

Day 111 - tasty stick3 Day 111 - tasty stick2Day 111 - tasty stick1

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Day 112

Grooming Table !

To keep Smurf looking good, i need to brush him every day.. doing this from the floor while he squirms around is no fun.. grooming table +1

Day 112 - grooming table

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Day 113

Got him a tag, with my phone number on the back.. Bling Bling !

 Day 113 - bling bling 2Day 113 - bling bling Day 113 - bling bling 3

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Day 114 – October 23, 2015

When your tail suddenly starts to itch, but your leg is caught behind the leash…. stretch !

Day 114 - leg1 Day 114 - leg2

Learning to bring back a Frisbee !

Day 114 - leg3

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Day 115

Smurf does not chew his food, he swallows it whole !  This is bad, because he eats so fast that he gives himself a stomach ache.. A number of weeks ago after hoovering his breakfast and going for a walk he dropped and had a big scary episode of yelping and dropping to the ground…. after ruling a whole bunch of things out, determined it was a digestion problem so i started giving him food in

Day 115 - slow bowl1 Day 115 - slow bowl2 Day 115 - slow bowl3

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Day 116

Smurf goes all day long now, he used to eat play and sleep in 2hr intervals but no longer… When 9pm comes around he’s usually zonked…. and sleeps like a BOSS !

Day 116 - comfort1 Day 116 - comfort2 Day 116 - comfort3 Day 116 - comfort4

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Day 117

2nd Vet visit, 34 Lbs ..

Was advised to increase food by 1 extra cup a day.. and switch to 2 meals a day (* vs current 3  )

Day 117 - vet1 Day 117 - vet2

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Day 118

So i once again have mice in the house…. grrrr

Woke up a few nights ago to scratching sounds, figured Smurf was up to no good, turned on the light and he was sound asleep…. Took no time to figure out, and first thing next morning i set the traps !

Day 118 - mouse2 Day 118 - mouse3

That night, i woke up to the sound of a screaming mouse, turned on the light, had to wake up Smurf who was sleeping with his head 2ft away from the fiasco to get him out of my way.. he walked away and plopped himself near the food dish, you know.. just in case..  While i dealt with the mice ( 2 of them !!!…. at 2:22 am ! )

Day 118 - mouse1

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Day 119

His first Furmoyed !

Day 119 - furmoyed

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Day 120

If Smurf had a dating profile:

Day 120 - dating1

Check out that hairline !

Day 120 - dating2

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Day 121

Hours of video have been deleted in the quest for a ” Flying Smurf ” … this is an incredibly difficult shot to get !!!!

Day 121 - flying smurf

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Where’s Waldo ? … how about Where’s the Poop ?

Day 121 - waldo poop

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Day 122

Smurf sized whoopee cushion !

Day 122 - whoopee cushion

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Day 123 October 31 – Happy Halloween !

Costco comes thru once again !.. 5 rolls  of brand name sticky tape rollers !

I personally don’t mind white fur on myself, but most of my friends and family don’t share this sentiment !

Day 131 - shedding roller

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Day 124

Another rainy day, his elevated dog bed had a good puddle in it, knowing full well i really don’t want him getting soaked, he quickly laid down in it and soaked up that puddle !

Day 123 - sponge1 Day 131 - shedding roller2

Joke’s on him !!!!.. Grooming table and blower to the rescue !

Day 131 - shedding roller3

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Day 125

” Merry-Go-Smurf “

Sped up 1.5x, i’m working on a second one with Smurf in hot pursuit !

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Day 126

A Bowl Fit For A Smurf !

He outgrew the Costco ” messy mutts ”  bowls, would drink it dry a few times a day… so got him an upgrade !. .
Smurf Blue of course !

Day 126 - water bowl small file

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Day 127

November 6, 2015

The dryer is starting to generate larger piles !

 Day 127 - lint trap

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Day 128

Smurf Talk

(click for larger view)

Day 128 - Smurf Talk

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Day 129

I’m working at my desk and in the background i hear a loud CRASH, grab my camera and follow my ears, Smurf as a look of concern on his face.. i look down and find my laptop power supply wrapped around his neck lol..

” I was minding my own business and the laptop attacked me, man.. not cool”

Day 129 - evel laptop

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Day 130

Dog ? Seal ? or Polar Bear ?

Day 130 - polar bear Day 130 - seal

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Day 131

Toys toys.. more toys..  Frisbee’s are fun but this invention takes it to a whole new level !

Fishing pole with a string and stuffy mouse tied to the end = gold !

Day 131 - fish poleDay 131 - chase

Funny camera perspective

” Smurfosaurus-Rex ” Rooooarr

 Day 131 - smurfosaurus

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Day 132

Whip It Good !

I look outside to check on Smurf and he’s having a Go-Nuts moment, running like mad and whipping that dirty old raccoon around, having fun

Day 132 - whip it

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Day 133

3.5km morning walk done! .. and still kinda white !!..

Next up, mouse chasing, trying to get him tired before the 1pm vet appointment !

Day 133 - after walk

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Day 134

Patience Testing .. Difficulty Level: Moderate !

 Day 134 - Patience young grasshopper

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Day 135

” I don’t think De-worm meds cover this Papa Smurf “

Day 135 - snakes 1 Day 135 - snakes2

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Day 136

Riding shotgun in a Nihola trike i just finished electrifying!

Day 136 - Nihola Trike

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Day 137

” I was chewing on a leaf and it just went missing… have you seen it by any chance ? “

Day 137 - leaf1 Day 137 - leaf2

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Day 138

” well YES ! i would, very much, like an ice cube thank you ! “

crunch crunch..

Day 138 - ice1 Day 138 - ice2 Day 138 - ice3

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Day 139

He’s growing too fast…. dear god…. 4.5 Months and 43 Lbs

  Day 139 - pickup1Day 139 - four and a half months

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Day 140

Loosing his puppy teeth !

Day 140 - loosing teeth

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Day 141

November 20, 2015

I swear he’s on a Seefood diet, leaves by the mouthful.

“No, i’m not chewing leaves.. “

 Day 141 - eating leaves

Busted !!! ( seconds later )

Day 141 - eating leaves 2

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Day 142

Saturday, Smurf’s longest time spent in a cage. I get up early, feed and walk him before heading out.. give him the treat ball with a bit of kibble in it and away i go.

” Be back soon dude.. Later.. “

Day 142 - cage rage

But when i got back…

Day 142 - cage rage 2

Above, notice Smurf is still in the cage, but the pan is not… ?!

Turns out, there is a slot and a lock thing to prevent this happening, i had no clue.. Thank you, people of Facebook.

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Day 143

I felt a bit cruel at first using a slow bowl for his feedings but turns out he loves the thing, easy access kibble on the ground and he starts with the bowl !!…. and then the look i get when he wants his 2nd cup of kibble !!

Day 143 - food

” Hey Mister !!.. Time for my 2nd cup.. “

Day 143 - food more please

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Day 144

After a walk and mouse chase, drank a bunch of water than plopped down for a nap.. i woke him as i walked by and noticed this :

Frownie Face, Nostril eyes, and upper lip Frown

Day 144 - frown 2 Day 144 - frown

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Day 145

November 24, 2015 .. First Snow !

Day 145 - First Snow

Slight problem with the mouse toy.. it’s frozen solid to 3 frisbees ! .. No matter. will play with it anyway.

Day 145 - frozen mouse

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Day 146

I’m fairly sure my next door neighbors heard the ” NO ” that followed this..

Day 146 - wall damage

My laundry room is not quite ” Finished ” and some of the drywall screws at not plastered, was the perfect temptation .

Day 146 - wall damage 2

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Day 147

Catch and release with Smurf is a lot more entertaining than regular fishing !.. and boy does he ever love that mouse on a line… !

Day 147 - Catch release smurf

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Day 148

He’s now too big to fit under his fancy bed, and if the driveway is cold and wet, well.. it’s the place to be !

Day 148 - wet dog

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Day 149

Gots Big Balls !..

so big it’s hilarious .

Day 149 - Big Blue Ball 2 Day 149 - Big Blue Ball

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Day 150