Nala's Blog

January 30, 2011, 6:37 PM
Filed under: Pictures

So I got a visitor yesterday. When Lindsay got here we were planning on walking down to get some food, but instead we took a short drive. I got to sit in between the chairs while everyone ate their lunch (I had already eaten mine). The best part of sitting with everyone while they were eating was that I was hanging out on the sidewalk where a lot of people and dogs were walking by. Everyone that walked by asked questions about me, and commented on how good I was. =) I even got some treats while I was hanging out there.

Lindsay then came back home with us and we hung out some more. She gave me treats so that I would pose with her in a picture rather than keep licking her and climbing on her.


I <3 Mornings
January 30, 2011, 9:24 AM
Filed under: Pictures, Puppy Info

Every morning I get to go on a walk. I wake up, do my business, eat and then walk. It’s my routine. Some days I get to go on longer walks, and sometimes I even get to go down to the beach!!!!

Most of the time I see lots of people and other dogs on my walks. They usually like me, and lately we have seen the same people on a regular basis. It’s fun because now I KNOW I have some friends out there. Mom hasn’t wanted me to greet everyone quite as much lately, but I at least get some play time.

The other morning we walked all the way down to the beach to look out at all of the pretty colors over the ocean. There is a lot of construction down by the beach on the sidewalks so we didn’t have a sidewalk to walk on. We walked on the dirt instead. It was about a 45 minute walk and I was really good. I sat at every intersection, I met and played nice with other pups and dogs, and best of all I got a good workout. I’m looking forward to many more long walks in my future.

January 29, 2011, 9:03 PM
Filed under: Home Life, Puppy Info, Uncategorized

Most days I sit at home for a few hours a day. I get visits from Shari or Lance. I wish I had a picture of them, but sadly I don’t. You can read about them here:

They are both really fun to play with and are so nice to me. I know that when either of them come I get play time outside and LUNCH (well breakfast because every meal is breakfast). They also throw the ball for me and let me lay out in the sun a bit. When they leave I go back to sleep. I nap a lot of the time since I am growing so much right now.

Someday hopefully soon I want to go to daycare and play with all the other dogs. I always have fun playing with other dogs and if I get to do it ALL day I will LOVE it.

I am looking into this place:

The dogs get to play fetch during the day which sounds like so much fun! Here is a news clip about how much fun these dogs have:

Training Class
January 26, 2011, 6:50 PM
Filed under: Puppy Info, Uncategorized

I listen, I learn. I’m a good girl. I ate a whole bag of treats last night, just doing things I mostly already know to do, but I am learning to do them for longer or in a slightly different way.

We were working on duration of SIT, and all I had to do was sit for 5 seconds and I got 5 treats!!!! During the week we are going to work on COM from a further distance, and maybe with some distractions. We will also work more on duration of SIT for up to 10 seconds with a treat every few seconds.




I’m also working on SIT when not directly in front of someone, and sit from a distance. Soon I will work on SIT when people approach me and I am very distracted. I currently don’t want to sit down when people are coming up to me, but that will come.

I am getting smart really fast…. soon I will come from 50 feet and lay down from that distance too!

6 wks to 19 wks
January 24, 2011, 5:45 PM
Filed under: Pictures, Puppy Info

I still stand like a dainty little girl. One paw in front of the other.

Me at 6 weeks…..

Me just yesterday…. ~ 19 weeks.

Yep,….. these are BOTH me. Hard to believe I used to be that small.

Bath Time
January 24, 2011, 7:31 AM
Filed under: Home Life, Puppy Info

So, I don’t have any pictures of my BATH, but I have a picture of the finished product. Mom took me into the shower with her (I stand outside every morning to greet her when she walks out of the shower). I got warm water all over, and a little smelly stuff…. then I got a massage. It felt really nice and I was really relaxed.

Then she rinsed me off with more warm water….. I was then squeeguied off so that I didn’t drip all over the place and wrapped in a ‘nala’ towel…. Apparently these are the ones that are allowed to get dirty.

Once I was wrapped in the towel I was carried to the other bathroom where the hair dryer resides. Mom closed the door and I started rolling around and shaking all of the water off of me.

I join her every morning when she dries her hair, so this wasn’t unlike most other days. She sat down and asked me to come over to her. I happily laid down in her lap and she started drying me off. The only time I didn’t really love it is when the air went in my ears.

The result was a pretty, shiny coat of fur on me, and a yummy smelling pup… oh and did I mention I got a lot of attention too because I was softer. =)

I welcome bath time any time. Oh, and I almost forgot that when the hair dryer went off I gave mom a little lick on the cheek to thank her.

Hose Shower
January 24, 2011, 7:15 AM
Filed under: Home Life, Puppy Info

It was HOT yesterday…. really HOT. I was having a great time laying in the sun and relaxing. Then we got out the HOSE and I started playing. Originally the hose was to wash off the driveway, but it soon turned into my playtime.

From Nala Video

Once I was good and wet it was time to roll around and get dirty again….

From Nala Video