Friday, February 25, 2011

Night Out for Diesel

Yikes - did I screw up.  I was doing so well until I decided to mark my territory.  The Littlefields were downstairs having a little bit of human conversation when I slipped off to their bedroom and decided to leave a present on the floor and leave a big yellow spot right in the middle of their bed.  Once the Mrs saw this, I realized whose territory it was and who was in control.  Boy was she mad and what was a fun night soon turned into not so fun.  If you read all the way to the end, you will see that she softened up a bit and determined with training I may not be so bad.

So how was my night before this terrible event.  Great and let me tell you a little bit about it.

The car ride was interesting.  It appears that I have not gone on many car rides, since I roamed quite a bit - not disruptive.  I just didn't settle down.

Did I mention that I'm a chic magnet?  We pulled up next to this car full of girls and they all looked at me and started smiling; I started wagging all over.  They all laughed and I wagged even more.  I think I like girls:)  This happened not only once - but twice.

To tell you the truth, I think I love life.  I have a ton of energy and am a very busy boy who likes to go, go, go!  I love toys with squeakers in them.  If you want to toss them, I will retrieve them and wait patiently for the next toss.  If you don't want to play that game, I will take them and throw them around myself.  Like I said - very busy.

Treats are great!  I love to hide them and then to go find them.  I spent a good portion of the time looking for hiding places and trying to cover them up with whatever I could find - jackets, blankets, oops - her favorite sweater.  The Littlefields thought this was kind of funny until they had a vision of waking up the next morning with a big hole dug into their couch.  Maybe it would be wise to introduce me to crate training, since I might have a hard time controlling myself.  I hope tonight goes better then they anticipate.

Well to tell you the truth, going to bed was not that bad at all.  They put the dog bed right next to their bed and shut the door (the Littlefields don't own a crate).  I spent the first five minutes trying to bury the treat they had given me, but finally settled down when it fell underneath the dog bed.  Once it was buried, I was ready for a long snooze.

The next morning we went for a long walk - no pulling for me.  Not eve a little tug.  I will say I love to smell and I love to look around.  Climbing snowbanks makes it so you can see even further.

Just so you know after the big incident, I did settle down quite a bit.  If you are interested in a training a very busy dog who loves to give kisses (oops, I forgot to mention this part about me.  Yes, will give you a nice big kiss right on the ear.), you can find me at the Bangor Humane Society.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Briggs Gets Adopted

Boy it's a good thing the Littlefields brought me back to the Bangor Humane Society!  Soon after getting back to the shelter, my new forever family came in looking for a dog.  Guess what?  I was the dog they were looking for!!!

Yeah for me!!!  But remember if you are looking for a forever dog, there are plenty left at the shelter to choose from.  This is not something to say yeah about:(  Also, if you don't see the dog you are looking for on your first visit; there are always more coming in daily.  This also is something not to say yeah about:(

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Overnight for Briggs

This overnight for me was like a child going to Grammies!  The Littlefield's have more then their share of toys and treats.  Too bad I'm not a treat kind of dog, but it was fun having them offered to me.  I would sniffed and then turn up my nose.  Only a few times did I take a biscuit - not bad, but.....  FYI - people food is very appealing, but I wasn't offered much of this.  The exception was scrambled eggs with my breakfast - YUMMMM.

Did I mention toys?  I love stuffed toys with sqeakers in them.  I love them soooo much that I do not destroy them.  I love having them tossed to me and yes - I do retrieve.  One of the few words I know is OUT.  I drop that toy like a hot potato and patiently wait for it to be tossed again.  Balls, kongs and hard toys are of no interest to me, but that may be that there were soooo many soft toys.

Okay this is where the spoiling really starts - it seems that the Littlefields allow dogs on their couch - couch only, no chairs!  Boy was that ever relaxing.  They wanted to play and cuddle this morning, but it would have meant leaving the comfort of the couch.  I will let you know that cuddling isn't bad, but enough is enough.  FYI - I love to give kisses, but even that just a few at a time.  As you can see, I am pretty laid back.


Outdoors was COLD:)  I am short-haired and skinny, so short walks are great - but the idea of lounging on the couch was hard to get out of my mind.

Okay, now's the time for a few confessions.  I had an accident last night.  The Littlefields forgot to take me out before bed.  When I woke up and had to go, I didn't know what to do - so the rest is history:(  They woke up and sad "Bad Dog" and I felt really bad.  I didn't mean to, but I didn't know where they were.

Confession number two - Men in uniforms need to go very slow.  I was a bit nervous seeing a FedEx guy come into the house and got very timid and did some barking.  FYI - it seems as though a guy wearing a uniform like that has some experience with barking dogs.

Let's end on a good not - I love car rides.  I sit right up and watch what's going on, but eventually will curl up in the front seat (I am small) and take a nap.

The Littlefields think I am a pretty special well behaved dog, so if that's what you're looking for I'm back at the Bangor Humane Society.  I am hoping to find a forever home soon!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

More Puppies

 As a reminder, volunteering at the Bangor Humane Society is not only about cleaning kennels, folding laundry and doing dishes.  It also includes walking dogs and playing with PUPPIES!!! 

The good news is - for those looking for puppies, they have more then their share.  The bad news is - what the heck is going on???  In today's world with spay and neuter clinics, why are there so many unwanted puppies?????

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Little Bit's Puppies Get Adopted

Little Bit aka Mama
 After spending more then a few weeks at the shelter with their mom, these little puppies were all put up for adoption yesterday.  If you blinked your eyes on February 9th, you missed your chance at becoming an owner of one of these sweeties.  They were put up for adoption at noon and by 3:00 all puppies had been placed on hold to go on to their forever home. 

I also took a few minutes and blinked - I almost missed the opportunity to take photos of any of theses puppies.  When I arrived, there were only three little pups left.  I could not help sharing their pics!  Out of the 8 puppies, there were 2 brindle and the rest were black and white.


 As a reminder - these puppies are already adopted.  If you are interested in puppies keep checking with the Bangor Humane Society.  Also - they always have a wide variety of adult dogs just waiting for a forever home.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Night of Hugs for Agnus

People call me two-faced, but that's not a bad thing.  Being a two-faced dog is different then being a two-faced person.  I will say if you ever wanted a dog that was full of hugs, you should take a peek at me.  I love, love, love to hug!!!  If you say off, I will just sit and wait until you want more hugs!

Enough about me, this time should be about how my night went while participating in Dog's Day Out.

Our first mission was a trip to Petco.  Did they have some really smelly stuff - and I mean that in a good way.  After a little searching, it was determined that we would purchase a giant bone and some Beggin' Strips.  To tell you the truth - we should have bought more Beggin's Strips and left the bone for some other dog.  I thought a toy would be in order, but it seems the Littlefield's have more then their share of toys.  AND YES, everybody in the store thought I was adorable and soooo well behaved. 

Once in the Littlefield home, I ran from room to room checking things out. Not in a bad way, just curiously looking.  I will say I was very well behaved and did not jump on furniture or get into things that are not for dogs.

Yes, they did have more toys then a dog would know what to do with.  I found my favorite which was a stuffed animal with a squeaker inside.  We played toss and retrieve.  At first I didn't know I was supposed to return it, but soon realized that this was a fun game.  When we swapped over to a ball that squeaked, I stopped doing the return thing - I just don't like the feel of that ball:(  I will say I am very gentle with whatever is given me.

After the Littlefield's ate supper, we went for a walk in a big parking lot full of huge construction equipment.  It was a bit scary since it was after dark, but also quite interesting.  I walked great on leash and did not spend a lot of time pulling.

Bedtime was a scarier then just a bit for me.  You see I was thinking that I would be invited in the nice big bed, but this was not the case.  I was suppose to sleep downstairs.  Although they did put a dog bed in their room, but not very close to them - remember I love hugs and it was not close enough for even a little hug.  So I stayed downstairs, but kept going up the stairs to check and make sure somebody wasn't waiting for a hug.  Soon they realized that the dog bed needed to be very close to their bed.  After this happened everybody, including dogs, got a good nights sleep.

In the morning we went out for a bit and it was very COLD!!!  I do not particularly like the cold, so if you do and you think I'm the dog for you - you'll need to run out and buy me a coat and maybe some little booties.  At noon we went out and the weather was great, but what's with all these snowbanks. 

FYI - I'm back at the Bangor Humane Society.  If you are looking for a very well behaved dog, come on over to check me out.  If you're not looking for a two-faced kinda dog, take a look at Max - remember the dog you see in the kennel, is not the dog you will end up with when it comes to him.  You can go to his post by clicking on his name.