Sunday, 2 March 2008

Baz the baby Dale

Hey everyone, it's Baz the baby Dale here.
I thought I should let you know what I have been up to lately.
First of all I have been eating lots and lots of yummy food, and it is making me grow really really fast.
I have been doing lots of playing and exploring at home. Mum gave me this big cardboard box to play with. (Ellie got one too). We had a great time ripping and jumping on it. I played with it for ages before I had to wander off for a little nap.

I have been a really good boy at night time now, and go off to bed without crying like I used to. You can see me in my pen. I am getting big now and can reach the top with my front paws.
I have also mastered the art of looking very sorrowful. This is a ploy to trick my pinkies into feeling sorry for me. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. Pinkies can be a bit tricky to manipulate can't they?
I have also discovered shoes. I have chewed up mum's nice brown leather slip ons, destroyed her black ballet flats and as you can see below, I have hit the jackpot and found daddy's running shoes. They certainly smell interesting! Some good chewing to be had, but the pinkies took these off me quick smart. Never mind - I know where daddy leaves them now and if I am quick I can run off with one before he even realises. Ha ha daddy.
And joy of all joys, I have found a nice little place in the garden to dig holes! I like to run along the fence behind all the trees. It is nice and cool there too. Then I made a nice little hole for myself to lie in for an afternoon nap. Of course I had to dig it out a little bit first.
The pinkies tell me I won't fit in there for much longer, but I reckon I can squeeze in there for a while yet. Look how comfy I am.......

Oh and yesterday mum took me to this place called the Vet. We didn't go inside, we went straight around the back through these really big gates. When we got inside there were lots of other puppies there.

I got to play with some of them off lead (yes they have started putting this horrid thing called a lead on me - how rude is that?)

But then this great big brute of a puppy named Rocky came and barreled me over and I didn't like it at all. He was far too rough with me. I ran off and hid under the stairs.

Mum tried to coax me to come out, but I wouldn't. I didn't like Rocky one bit.

Mum dragged me out of my hiding place and we started "Puppy School"

Once we started doing things and I realised stupid Rocky couldn't get near me anymore, I was fine then. We learned things like "sit" and "free" and "no". it was all very interesting. Mum says I was a very good boy.

Afterwards I got to make friends with some other smaller puppies - a border collie and a chocolate Lab. They were nice and we played for a bit. I never went near Rocky again (His pinkies got into trouble from the trainer too, ha ha). We hope he doesn't come back to class.

I also got to have my first real ride in the car. I wasn't too keen on it actually. I cried a little bit, being in the back of the station wagon all on my own was a bit scary. I cried on the way home too. Luckily it only took five minutes to get home. Then I flaked it and crawled into my garden hole for a big sleep. Puppy school is hard work.

Mum has been practising with me today too. I keep hearing that "no" word alot.

In fact the pinkies have started to intervene everytime I try to attack Ellie now too. They both tell me "no". I just want to play! But I don't think Ellie likes it when I bite her. She growls at me. The pinkies say I have to learn to play "nice" whatever that is.

Uh oh someone is in the kitchen - I gotta go investigate. I have learned that the kitchen is where ALL good things come from.



Noah the Airedale said...

Hi Baz
Puppy school sounds like great fun, except for Rocky. We hope you don't have to see him again.
The shoe thing is good. I've grown out of that but remember it well. Willow was very good at destroying shoes but she doesn't do that anymore either. You'll grow out of it too. Sounds like you had a good weekend.

Hugs and tail wags

Maggie & Mitch said...

You are sure a little cutie, Baz! Mitch totally understands about crying when you get left in the crate and the rest of us go up to bed! It's a heartbreaking noise to the hoomans and they want to give in so badly but they know they shouldn't so they stay strong! We're so glad you're over that episode!
We think that your mom and dad are going to have to remember to pick up after themselves more or they won't have any shoes to wear! hehehehe

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Molly and Gertrude said...

Hi lil' Baz,

You know, going to puppy school can be good fun, but I know the type you mean - we had a 'Rocky' type pup at one of my classes and they just ruin it don't they?

Your garden hole looks great - nice and cool - but I think you might grow out of it pretty quickly!! You'll have to dig it a bit bigger (sshh - don't repeat that word ok?)

We think you might hear that word 'no' quite a lot from now on....we certainly do!

Loads of love Molly and Gertrude

Molly and Gertrude said...

just hoping you got our message Baz - there was an error message after we posted it.....

Anonymous said...

You are one cute little pup Baz!! I sure hope that if Rocky comes back to puppy school his owners leave him on lead this time - he sounds a bit scary.

HM used to love puppy school for wearing me out too!!


Cassidy said...

Oh Baz, you be so cute! Me can't believe you get to diggy holes in garden, lucky boy!

Me be lucky, all doggies at my puppy school be nice. Me hopes Rocky behaves next time.

Cassidy x

Alf said...

Wow Baz - you certainly are finding your paws. The hole looks great - dig a bit deeper though and it should keep you going for a while!! The shoes are great - we play relay races when the pinky gets home - Alf grabs it - I take it off him and off I go!!! They can't catch me I'm too fast!

Mindy xx

Penny & Poppy said...

Hi Baz, we just wanted to let Miss Ellie know that we feel her pain! We got a new baby brother, yesterday and he is trying to rule our house. We have told him, several times, that he can't be the ruler, because I, Poppy am the supreme ruler!

Poppy, Penny & Pockets

Bogart said...


Sounds like you're progressing nicely as a young Dale should... working you way through the food chain. Keep up the good work, and don't forget to listed to your big sister!!!


Molly and Taffy said...

Hello Baz

You are growing very quickly.

That Rocky sounded a real meanie, hope he leaves you alone in future.

Be a good boy.

Molly and Taffy

Caz said...

What a lovely pup you are and doing everything a pup should do.
Lovely photo's of you.Glad you are enjoying puppy school and meeting new friends it wont be long and you will be all grown up.

Ludo the cool dude

Alf said...

Hi Baz - glad you managed to get on the p.c. You look so cute - I bet you are an angel really! Make sure you keep away from that horrible dog at training class.
Looking forward to reading more of your adventures with Ellie.

Alf n Mindy xx

Stella said...

Hey, Baby Baz!

I like your face, and I like your diggy hole! Wish we lived closer then we could play bitey face together.

I was wondering... would you like to be my fren? You and I both have big hairy Airedales at home (mine is my bruzzer, Stanley), and sometimes the hoomans misunderstand us. We could help each other out. Whatcha think?

Your new goobette buddy,

Super Dale and The Bear said...

Hey Stella, yeah I wanna be your fren....Bazzy likes playing bitey face lots. Ellie gets sick of playing with me, so I have to play bitey face with my pinkies -they don't like it and they say "No Bazzy, bad boy". I just wanna play.

Can I jump all over you too?