Daily Smurf.. Dog Blog: Day 150

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November 29, 2015

45.5 Lbs ! and still growing fast at 5 months!

It’s getting difficult to step on the bathroom scale with a big hairy dog in your arms and still manage to see the display !

 Day 150 - 45 lbs

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Day 151

It’s -10 Celsius out there,… No matter, it’s Mouse Chase Monday !! .. sorry for the blurry pictures, hands frozen, fingers numb.. as good as it gets today. .. Smurf, LOVING IT.. he’s still out there and refusing to come in.

Day 151 - 3 Day 151 - 2

Day 151 - 1

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Day 152

Decisions decisions…. his treats outnumber mine 3:1

Day 152 - choices Day 152 - choices 2

” Whoah whoa… you remove snow when it falls ?… get outa here… “

Day 152 - blower

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Day 153

Samoyeds make really good draft-stoppers !

Day 153 - drafty Day 153 - drafty 2

And loosing puppy teeth, this is his last one !..

Day 153 - last puppy tooth

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Day  154

Smurf is not big on learning fancy tricks but he sure likes ” Find the Treat ” !

He’s good at it too ! .. Starts with ” Sit ” in the kitchen, then ” Stay ” while i walk away to hide a milk bone, then ” Ok ” to go look for it .

Day 154 - find treat4 Day 154 - find treat3 Day 154 - find treat2 Day 154 - find treat1

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Day 155

December 4th, first real snowfall of the season !

Smurf was out for about two hours in sticky wet snow, it built up in his coat so much i’m sure he weighed an extra few pounds.  I’m really glad i have a grooming blower on hand to dry him out, otherwise the house would be an even bigger mess !

 

Day 155 - jump2 Day 155 - jump

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Day 156

It’s a Leafsicle !

Day 156 - leafsicle2 Day 156 - leafsicle1

” Brain Freeze “

Day 156 - leafsicle3

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Day 157

His first Hiking Adventure at the Dobson Trail !

He was one tired, soggy and content dog.

Day 157 - Dobson Trail Day 157 - Dobson Trail2

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Day 158

Met a 5 month old Retriever puppy to play off-leash with, he had a blast !.. they were very evenly matched and wrestled it up good !

Day 158 - puppy play4 Day 158 - puppy play3 Day 158 - puppy play2 Day 158 - puppy play1

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Day 159

Pig-Squeak !

Hands down the funniest dog toy yet !

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Day 160

Walk or Play.. it’s not really optional if you value your sanity.

 Day 160 - play or walk

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Day 161

Ran full tilt after the water bottle toy and got himself stuck .. naturally i had to get my camera before letting him out.

Day 161 - stuck2 Day 161 - stuck

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Day 162

Soggy out there, but Smurf don’t care..  ” Lets Go ! “

Day 162 - sloppy Day 162 - sloppy2

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Day 163

Ate, Pooped, Walked, Chased the fishing-line-mouse and now it’s time to Chew a squishy soaked with yard crud toy.. mmm.. ..

Day 163 - toy1 Day 163 - toy2 Day 163 - toy3

I have been putting this off for far too long, ” Bath Time ! “

Hey Smurf, are you ready for this ?

Day 163 - bath time 1

I dared not take too long with my camera.. we both got equally soaked..

Day 163 - bath time 2

All done, and mostly dry….

Day 163 - bath time 3

All things considered, it went well.. The whole thing took about 2 hours ( 1.5 of it to dry him off )

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Day 164

Perfect weather today, ventured out and visited the local kids park, Smurf met a bunch of friendly people, got some belly rubs, explored the forest.. a great day.

 Day 164 - play park 1 Day 164 - play park 2 Day 164 - play park 3

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Day 165

Smurf is finally big enough to handle my neighbor’s dog ” Casey ” and play off-leash in the fenced yard.

Day 165 - casey1 Day 165 - casey2 Day 165 - casey3

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Day 166

Most dog owners will experience this, you start making food and hairball wants to lay down right where you need to be and catch any

Day 166 - crumbs

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Day 167

Happy Smurf…. loves that snow….

Day 167 - snow1 Day 167 - snow2

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Day 168

Praying to the bone gods ?

Day 168 - blue smurf

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Day 169

Early morning walk trough unbroken trail, not often i manage to get 2 good pictures in a row… most days i can take 10 to 20 pics trying to get a usable Daily snap but sometimes you just get lucky lol..

I love the Samoyed full motion ears, on the left you can see how his right ear is all the way pointed behind him, listening to cars while looking ahead..

Day 169 - morning hike1 Day 169 - morning hike2

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Day 170

A perfect weather morning walk !

Day 170 - walk1 Day 170 - walk2

Day 170 - walk3

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Day 171

No sooner do i patch it up…

” I’m so happy you fixed my snake !! . I will get to work putting another hole in it asap. “

Day 171 - snake

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Day 172

I cleaned the Hepa filter a couple weeks ago but it was looking hairy… People ask me all the time, ” Does he shed a lot ? ” .. lmao.. like ???.. seriously ?

I use the hepa next to the grooming table while using the high power blower.. Camera won’t capture it but you can’t imagine what came out of this thing !

Day 172 - dusty1 Day 172 - dusty2Day 172 - dusty3 Day 172 - dusty4

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Day 173

He was not impress that snow was being removed….

  Day 173 - snow removal

” if i stand on it and bark, maybe you leave it ? “

Day 173 - snow removal 2

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Day 174

” Looks yumay, can i have a bite ? “

Day 174 - walk1

” Hey, where did the bacon go ? “

Day 174 - walk2

” Ok, all done, look .. i found your shoes and the leash !!  WALK TIME !!! “

It was raining… but it’s cool..

Day 174 - walk3 Day 174 - walk4

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Day 175

December 24th.. Christmas Eve !

Day 175 - christmas eve 2 Day 175 - christmas eve

Everyone wanted me to bring Smurf, i was reluctant and expected it to be a huge hassle but turns out he was the perfect gentleman all night and was great with the kids !!!.. Go Smurf !

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Day 176

  Bit off a piece of wrapping paper and ran off thinking that was the thing to do.. then discovered there was a fancy bone in there !!!.. yummy…

Day 176 - christmas 1 Day 176 - christmas 2 Day 176 - christmas 3

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Day 177

The snow is nearly all gone… poor Smurf is a bit bummed out.

Day 177 - snow melted

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Day 178

Then the next day… more SNOW !!!.. much better.. eh Smurf !

Day 178 - happy1 Day 178 - happy2

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Day 179

” Hey.. . human . . more mouse please!! “

Day 179 - mouse1

” Right there, i see it.. let’s go man.. “

Day 179 - mouse2

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day 180

Took him snowshoeing for the first time today !!..

Needless to day he loved it !

Day 180 - snowshoes1 Day 180 - snowshoes2 Day 180 - snowshoes3 Day 180 - snowshoes4

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Day 181

Strange how the big loud train is perfectly ” ok ” …

Day 181 - train1 Day 181 - train2 Day 181 - train3

But that bag of lifesaver candies tho…. GGrrrrrr.. Woof…  all bothered..

Day 181 - train4

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Day 182

December 31 .. last day of 2015..

So, Buddy, if i throw the ball again, can you play for 3 minutes while i empty the dish washer ? ..

Day 182 - ball1
Smurf : ” Sure, but i’ll chuck it under the dishwasher door…. because i love you.. “
Day 182 - ball2
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Day 183
 Happy New Year !!!
If Smurf though rubbing his junk on the big blue ball would deter Casey…. he would be wrong.
Smurf: ” So… Now.. Do you still want it ? “
Day 183 - blue balls 1
Casey: ” Yes.. i do… sniff sniff… uhhh… “
 Day 183 - blue balls 2
Then things got a little awkward ..
Day 183 - blue balls 3
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Day 184
Grocery inspection. .. and nothing says funny like a rubber chicken !!!
Day 184 - Rubber chicken 1
Day 184 - Rubber chicken 2 Day 184 - Rubber chicken 3
Samoyeds are known to howl when the mood suits them, up to this point Smurf had been barking lots but no howls…. however.. the rubber chicken was all he needed !

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day 185
 -5 celcius and snowing. Having a morning nap… ” WALK? “
Day 185 - nice and cold
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Day 186
Growing so fast… wow…
The difference 4 months make !.
6 months  vs  2 months
Day 186 - bed grow Day 60 - give me AC
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Day 187
His time of year to sunbathe.
Day 187 - breezy1
The mouse had to retire… Lion taking over!
Day 187 - breezy2 Day 187 - breezy3
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Day 188
When you just feel like running…. Woooooo !!!
Day 188 - run1 Day 188 - run2
Day 188 - run3
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Day 189
Well.. Lion lasted about a week and lost his head stuffing…. . Next up Mr. Giraffe!
Day 189 - Lion1 Day 189 - Lion2
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Day 190
Hey Smurf, would you like to go for a walk in the snow ?… Like i have to ask him lol…
Day 190 - snowshoes
Went exploring the train track path and discovered the snow is full of rust, grease and soot …. had black legs .. so in the tub you go Mister !.. for  a leg wash..
No love in this room right now… he’s not a fan..
Day 190 - bath
Been making wine for many years, Smurf is not the best helper but he did help himself to a few drops when i spilled a bottle… just a few drops of booze and he’s all goofed up. .. tipping bottles with his nose.. humping legs.. more than usual crotch sniffing interests.. .. that’s my boy alright !
Day 190 - wine
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Day 191
Watermelon anyone ?
Day 191 - melon1 Day 191 - melon2 Day 191 - melon3
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Day 192
All that snow, and it’s melting … better pee on it while you still can buddy !
Day 192 - leaves 2 Day 192 - leaves
I sweep and vacuum the house a few times a week but no matter how hard you try, when the drool covered treat ball rolls under furniture, it finds more !
Day 192 - hairy ball
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Day 193
This morning has perfect walking conditions, -7 celcius and the bit of snow that’s left is nice and grippy to walk on .. 6000 steps to start the morning right !
Day 193 - walk1 Day 193 - walk2
But there is ice !
Day 193 - walk3
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Day 194
Got more snow !! .. He’s one happy camper !
Day 194 - mroe snow
Natural Camouflage !
Day 194 - mroe snow2
Sticky wet stuff is yummy !
Day 194 - mroe snow3
When i got him in the house, i realized it’s worse than i thought …. like.. wow… ( worse on the rear end ! )
Day 194 - mroe snow4
Using a pin brush works great for breaking up the chunks without pulling too much on his coat..
 Day 194 - mroe snow5
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Day 195
” Honky ” the pig had gone quiet for over a week, but at 4am i accidentally walked on it while going to the bathroom … and yep, ” Hoooonk ” .. He’s back !
Day 195 - Honky
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Day 196
-27c with the wind chill factor, Smurf seems perfectly happy and ready for the fishing pole game !
He blends in well..
Day 196 - chilly
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Day 197
Hard at work as Chief Executive Foot Warmer … he’s really good at it !
Zzzzz..
Day 197 - office sleep
He snores a bit and barks in his sleep … lol . sshhhh
Day 197 - office sleep2
That look.. ” Get out here Mister… “
Day 197 - get out here
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Day 198
The elephant is holding up ! so far .. and Smurf went for his first ski adventure today.. more on that later. .. Bonus ” Car Ride ! ” .. he had the goofiest look on his face on the way up lol..
” I’m ready.. GO ! “
Day 198 - play
” Got You ! ” .. Saliva covered crunchy with ice..
Day 198 - play2
Going Skiing !
Day 198 - ski
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Day 199
Even tho he’s 55 Lbs i buy the Mini treats, by weight they are 1/5 th of a Small version.. i’m a total scrooge and usually break those in half so i get 10 sit/shake/spin/down/stay/around/… per pocket full !.. and i refill the pocket a few times a day lol..
Day 199 - treats Day 199 - treats2 Day 199 - treats3