Saturday, October 11, 2008

Stuff Around The House # 4 - Pickles the Dog

This is number 4 in my possibly never ending series of stuff around the house. Pickles, our blue tick/Lab mix certainly counts. This is a picture of Pickles attacking a new rawhide bone.

Pickles' official name is Pickles, but we have all kinds of names for her. Here are some that I can print:

Pickles T. Dog. (T stands for the)
Pickles P. Dog (P stands for puppy)
P. Pickles Dog (if she's puttin' on airs)
P. Dog
P. Doggy
Gnarls Barkley
Pickles Anne
Pickleheimer (Don't ask me why, Patti Anne just started doing it)
Monster Dog

There are probably some others.

She's young, and still a hand full, and I have to constantly remind myself of all we've accomplished in the 6 months we've had her.

She's housebroken.

She heels quite nicely.

If treats are involved she will sit and stay until I release her - its funny, she looks at me, not the treat. When I say ok, its a mad dash across the room to scoop it up.

We've taught her to catch things in mid-air.

But, this is a high energy dog, and it's not easy to get her the exercise she needs everyday. We take her on long walks. We Skipperize her frequently (Skipper is a friendly Rottweiler next door. 10 minutes with Skipper gives her more of a work out than the much longer walks I take her on).

Anyway. Pickles the dog.


TrishaRitchieNC said...

Oh, she's just so innocent looking! Nice pic! Nice post!

Anonymous said...

I liked hearing about Pickles. She's a cute dog, but yes, I'm sure she's full of energy.