Sunday, January 10, 2010

Cabin Fever

It has been record cold here in Austin, Texas. We haven't had any snow, but the temperature has gotten down to a low 9 degree at night and a high of only 32 degree in the last week. If it would have rained in addition of the low temperature, I'm sure we would have gotten snow too. This year we've had record heat and now record cold weather!
In turn, I've had major Cabin Fever these last two weeks. It has been too cold for going to the park as well as going for a decent walk. I don't mind the cooler weather...in fact, I love the cold, it is the humans that cannot take it. Therefore, I've been cooped up for a while.

And then finally, today I got to go play outside. Mama and Daddy took me to an empty street in our new neighborhood to play fetch. Mama made the tennis ball extra enticing by slitting it open and then putting some extra smelly salmon treats in it. I was definitely interested in playing fetch then!
Look at me retrieve the tennis ball!!!
Daddy did a very good job in throwing the ball far enough for me to get a good run! I got to run and stretch out my legs. I had a great time and it was a good relief to my week long Cabin Fever!

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Hugs,
CoCo Puff

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Hook 'Em Horns!!!!!

Today is the day my parents have been waiting for all year! The University of Texas Longhorns are going to crush those Alabama Crimson Tides in the BCS National Championship. Does anyone actually know what a Crimson Tide is....? At least a Longhorn is a true mascot! Daddy is extremely nervous as the game gets closer...since we are the underdogs. I think we'll end up being the wonderdogs when we win and crush the Tides! As you can see, we all have our burnt orange on, ready to go. Being that Mama graduated from UT...we have plenty of burnt orange gear to go around! I am hoping for the TX Longhorns to score lots and lots of touchdowns, as I'll always get a celebratory treat!

Hook 'Em Horns!
CoCo Puff

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy 2010!!!

Welcome 2010!!! I hope every pup was not terribly frightened by all the loud fireworks going off in welcoming the New Year! Happy New Year!!!

Mama has started a tradition that I'm very happy about. This is my 3rd annual New Year's Day gift receiving. Like before, Mama loads up on the "after Christmas sale" and buys me enough Dingo bones to last my roommates and I at least six months. This is a picture of me with a quarter of the lot:
Like the previous years, we are dog sitting Uncle Gary's friend's dog KD Lang again. She is a pretty, fluffy Cavalier King Charles that is neurotic with food and treats. If you are not careful, she'll eat everything you have. Here we are waiting for Mama to give us a treat.
Here is a picture of Duke, Susie, KD and I waiting for Mama to give us our Dingo Goof Balls. Can you see all the anticipation in our eyes?We had always just chewed on the regular mini bone shaped rawhides, and have never chewed on a Goof Ball before....look at my funny face...Again, if you go back to look at my older posts on or around New Years, you'll see that Mama has started a brilliant tradition. I think I'll keep this one, what do you all think? Do you think I'm a lucky pup or what?


Happy New Years!
CoCo Puff