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This Thanksgiving I want to share with you some of the things I am thankful for…so here goes!
Support your favorite Brewery!

Support your favorite Brewery!

1) The Leinenkugel Brewery for keeping Mom happy, giving me my name, and making really good beer.

2) My job with Follow Me Dog Training LLC in Richmond, Virginia that allows me to meet new people and dogs, to challenge myself and to make money for dog food!

Follow Me Dog Training LLC

3) Tennis balls, Jolly balls, Kong balls, the Chuck It, Frisbee’s, nylabones, bouncy bones, squeaky toys, Cuz balls, tug toys, rope toys…do I really need to list them all.

speak without sound

speak without sound

4) For being able to cuddle up on the bed with my mom, because I worked so hard to earn the privilege. 

5) Life’s Abundance dog food for keeping me healthy and in shape!

6) Family like Pepper and Grandma’s dog Maggie…terriers that love me even though I am not a terrier.

Maggie, Leinie and Pepper

Maggie, Leinie and Pepper

7) Swimming…especially with my friends at Buteo Bay!

Swimming in WI

Swimming in WI

8 ) Running fast, jumping high, catching the impossible, climbing on anything…getting exercise!

9) Good dog friends all over the United States

Leinie and his N.C. girlfriend Lexi

Leinie and his N.C. girlfriend Lexi

10) My owner, Renée. She is the coolest. She lets me sleep with her, I get to work with her, she brushes me out and keeps me healthy. She has trained me which allows me to do so many fun things. She loves me unconditionally! I’m most thankful for her because she has made me what I am today.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Be thankful for your owners and your doggy rights! Be thankful for your food and your shelter! Be thankful for the people and dogs that love you! Be thankful for any turkey leftovers that get sent your way!

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Can we come in?

Can we come in?

I had the coolest weekend with a couple friends that came to stay with me. I had a human friend named Erika, who helped wrangle all the dogs with mom. My buddy Reilly the Bouvier was around and so was Ginger the goldendoodle.

Everybody showed up on friday..Halloween, after Mom and I went to do some work. Mom wanted to do some “distraction” work at a local shopping center. Best part was I got to carry around my fake arm and mom got to make funny jokes to people passing by. Yep she used the line “need a hand” numerous times and managed to crack herself up each time as well.

Need a Hand?

Need a Hand?

Having Reilly and Ginger here was a blast because we all get along well and play together really well. I also think it helped that both Mom and Erika were supervising our playtime and made sure none of us got out of hand…like Pepper. I didn’t like it when Reilly stole my ball but it usually ended up in a great game of chase and he would forget it was in his drooly mouth and drop it!

Play time

Play time

Ginger stuck around for an extra night so we could wrestle and play some before her lesson on Monday. She was able to run around the house with Pepper and I. She was scooting under chairs for sneak attacks on me and succeeded in bumping me off the bed and stealing the toys….

sneak attack under the table...

sneak attack under the table...

Pushing Leinie off the bed!

Pushing Leinie off the bed!

Socialization with dog friends is important, and can be a lot of fun. However I hate dog parks and places where groups of unknown dogs congregate. I don’t feel very safe all the time. I like to know that the dogs have some manners and that the owners know how to read their dogs and are moving around (like at That’s My Dog! Inc for E-collarpalooza!)

I need to go catch up on some sleep, not only did we have visitors all weekend, but I had to work all weekend as well.

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