Saturday, February 21, 2009

Crate Training-Night 2

Rocco and Dexter are big boys now and they sleep in their own beds. Momma misses their snuggling (and their warm little bodies). The first night was AWFUL, I am surprised the neighbors didn't bang on our door- Rocco barked for an hour and a half until 9:30ish then up again for another 45mins or so of marking around midnight...admittedly we probably approached the first night wrong....

So today it was off to Pawsmopolitan for some new snuggly stuffed animals for bedtime. Rocco got a platapus and Dexter a hedgehog (both with removable and replacable egg squeakers). They really loved these stuffed animals at the store and only get them special at bedtime. We also picked up some all-new treats they are organic freeze-dried meatballs flavored like chicken parmasean- again they each get one when they are tucked into bed.

Night two went off PERFECTLY, Mom is so proud of her big boys! Boys each got a nice blankie (Rocco took Mom's favorite blankie made for the family at Christmas by Grammy-but it is Rocco's favorite too!), a treat and a stuffed animal and into their beds they went. Mom laid with them until they fell asleep which seemed to help Rocco as he only whimpered and whined for about 5mins before they were both snoring.

Hopefully this crate training will each give them their own "den" a comfort zone and some space of their own. Also, it will teach them the bed is a privledge, not a right. Finally, be sleeping side-by-side together we are hoping it will also have the added bonus of helping the boys develop a good bond together. Will post pictures tomorrow of their bed routine

~Good nite~

p.s. Rocco says to tell Grammy she will be surprised at what a good boy he is next time he comes for a sleepover

Living the Good Life

Froggy Legs
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Canine Genius Leo
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No more Dexter pictures Momma, take my picture peeezzz!
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This new bed is perfect! (Dex finally got a chance to try out the new bed...and that's where he still is now :))
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Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Big Blue Ball VIDEOS

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$1.98 Recession-Proof Fun!

Recession-proof Bostie fun!
One Playground Ball from Target $1.98
Two Crazy Bostons
Three Hours of Quiet Time After
Priceless!
Hurry up Momma! Throw dat ball!
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Wooohooo dis is mine!
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Get it!
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You hold it! I will bite it!
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Boston huddle- We gotta figure out how to kill dis ball
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Dis iz my big blue ball wide glide
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Hurry run for it! Don't let it get aways!
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We can kill it! Keep tryin!
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I will bite this with my teeth!
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Momma, can Iz keep dis ball?
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The grin of victory!
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Oh no kemosabi, this is MY ball now
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Boy are we sleepy, nap time!
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Sunday, February 15, 2009

Wez gonna go fer a ride?? Were's we going? I luv the car!
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Dis is me and my Momma ridin in the car!
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The organized chaos that is flyball!
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A Bostie doing flyball!
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Boston pow-wow
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Dad and Dexter
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Rocco trying desperately to get Miss Dixie's attention (a friend from Woofboard.com -->http://www.whalombostons.com/)
Dixie looking over her Mom's shoulder
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Flyball looks like fun Momma, lemme try!
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Everyone is very sleepy on the ride back home
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Snuggles

This is my bruddah, I luv him
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Valentine's Day

The boys got yummy cookies shaped as hearts and "Xs" and "Os" for Valentine's Day from the Pawsmopolitan bakery (topped with yogurt frosting!)...meanwhile Mom and Dad had a good day filled with yummies in the form of lobsters, twice baked potatoes, fresh italian bread and stuffed quahogs. And Mom was really happy to put the gift certificate from Dad to good use on a new haircut! Then off we went (sans the boys) for some drinks and dancing at McFadden's in Providence, RI.

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