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Rhys’ First Trip to the Park

Sunday, March 28th, 2010

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It has been 13 weeks since Peyton went to the bridge. The time has gone by really fast and I am happy to have Rhys to entertain all of us, but we still miss Peyton a lot! He has left the biggest hole in our hearts! I guess that is what special dogs do when they leave. I sure hope he is having fun and eating all the peanut butter biscuits he can get his paws on!

Cool Dog Peyton

On Friday, Rhys got his 12 week puppy shots. He can finally go to the park with me. I have been totally neglected lately. First of all my walks got a lot shorter, Rhys was too little for long walks and Mom started a new job. She doesn’t have hours to kill in the morning to take me for my long walks. Don’t think she is a terrible Mom because we do still get walked twice a day. The walks are just shorter. Second I haven’t had a lot of park time because we didn’t want to expose Rhys to unwanted germs until he had at least his 12 week shots. So now it is time to really start teaching the kid what life is all about! I do have to admit it wasn’t as easy as I thought it would be (he is not a natural ball chaser)! Can you say A.D.D. (whatever that is). So I will show you in pictures what I had to work with….

Rhys would run after me for a short distance while I would chase the ball. Then he would lay down on the job.

Laying down on the job?!?!?

As soon as I would turn around towards Mom he would watch me and get into his attack position.

Attacking me for the ball

Then he just grabbed onto my tail and I would pull him around! Crazy lazy kid!!

Yep, attached to my tail

After several times of this routine he got bored and stole the Chuck-It! How can Mom launch my ball without a Chuck-It? So Mom had to recover that from him.

Eating the Chuck-It

He laid down for a short time to chew on a ball with me. I thought he was finally catching on!

Finally he gets the ball idea

He got up and left so I decided I was done sharing my balls with him and he was on his own!

I don't need to share

What does he do? He goes and finds a pop can to chew on?!?!

Pop can not a ball

Who needs a ball?

Nice ears, pop can dog

Mom let him crunch on the can for a little while until he could start doing any damage to his mouth. Of all things to chew on silly. I think Mom let him have the can because it reminded her of Peyton as a puppy. He would pick up the neighborhood on his walks. They called him the recycle dog. He liked to pick up pop cans and water bottles to carry on the whole walk and then he recycled them. What a cool dog. Here is a picture of him when he was about five months old carrying a Pepsi can.

Peyton's Pepsi

I will keep working on Rhys and ball chasing! Can you imagine what it will be like showing him how to swim?

Backyard ball time or nap?!?!

I think he likes the ball

As you can see, Rhys has been growing like crazy. I think he gets bigger every single day. Opie, I think his ears are getting bigger so maybe he is a little bear now, except look at the size of his feet and legs. I think he really loves me. He has a major case of the monkey see monkey do syndrome (No Comet I didn’t say Monkeybutt)!

Big heads little bodies

He knows how to sit!!!

Guarding Rhys during his nap

Chillin' in the yard

Well Tripawd friends I must go nap! It has been a long exhausting day! Have a good week! Sending you lots of sloppy kisses!

Sloppy kisses to all my friends

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