Thursday, December 26, 2013

Good Dog

We were so impressed with Flash over the Christmas holiday. We had a lot of people, including kids, in the house and at first were worried about Flash's propensity to growl and snap when he got worried. But he was so good. He just tried to stay out of the way and not get in trouble. When the kids were opening presents and making a racket, he just stayed by Dennis's side and made himself invisible. He is maturing and becoming a very good dog.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Catching Up

Flat Flash
Apologies for neglecting Flash's blog for so long. There are several reasons for this:

We determined that Flash, at least for the present, is not interested in sheepherding and just skated by getting his Good Citizenship Certificate, so he's probably not destined to be a Therapy dog either.

Then, the first part of September, we were on vacation in Italy. We took Flat Flash (pictured) with us but I'm not sure he had a good time.

Then, we we got back, we were inundated with catch-up and life in general. It is now November, and the only thing I have to report about Flash is that he weighs 75 lbs.

We found this out when we took him to the vet in September. Dennis had taken him out for the day on Saturday as he usually does. He puts on the prong collar because sometimes Flash doesn't mind well around strangers. Normally, this is not a problem, but he forgot to take the collar off and poor Flash wore it day and night for almost a week. When we finally discovered it (with all his hair, it's difficult to see what's around his neck), it was a big problem. The vet shaved him and treated his wounds and he is fine today. We felt really, really bad for our poor dog, who now had the added misery of having to go on a diet. No more cookies and low-cal dry food.

Never, never leave a prong collar on your dog!
I took Flash back to the vet to be weighed on Monday, about 4 weeks after his ordeal. He had only lost two pounds even though he has not had any cookies at all. 

Flash is OK now. He's a happy dog.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Happy Birthday, Flash!

Yesterday, July 24, 2013, was Flash's 2nd Birthday. We should have celebrated by taking him to the beach, but because of our busy schedule we only managed to give him a ride in the car and "unlimited" cookies. Unlimited means maybe six cookies. Sorry for the lame birthday, Flash.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Horseback Riding Day

Flash was very good at our horseback riding arena today. He went in the crate fairly well (after we threw in the treat). After my lesson, we let him out and we all went for a little ride/run around the ranch. He got his exercise today.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Fetch has its hazards

Flash and I played Fetch on the front lawn this morning until his tennis ball rolled into the pond. He spent some time willing the ball to come within reach, but finally jumped into the water and retrieved it. As a reward, he had to stay out of the house until he dried off. Not entirely fair.

Friday, April 26, 2013

Flash loves burgers

Dennis and Flash at Taco Barrel
Yesterday afternoon Dennis took us (Flash and me) to the Taco Barrel in Campo for an early dinner. We got a plain burger for Flash, which the chef was kind enough to cut into bite-size pieces. Flash is very adept at catching burger bits!

Patiently waiting for our food