I’m a terrible blogger lol. I admit it. With everything that’s been going on here at home, having my home computer fried by a virus and borrowing this laptop from my sister, ((which has a horrid keyboard that makes typing a nightmare! lol), I almost forgot about this blog.
Hmm..what’s to tell? Well, the weather has finally started warming up, although at the moment it is pouring rain outside. Luke and I have been getting out everyday to the football field/parks. He’s met a few new doggy friends, all females..what can I say, he loves girls lol. Kayla has been over a few times for visits. Infact the pics I’m about to post are from their last playdate together at the park.
Really there’s not that’s new in Luke’s world. He’s still my joy, my world. Still always at my side, still very well behaved. He’s the only dog in the neighborhood who doesn’t lunge, bark and growl and want to attack every other dog out on the streets lol. Still the main attraction wherever we go. Poor boy, can’t get a moment’s peace wehn we go out. Everyone must meet the biggest dog they’ve ever seen. And I suppose, he IS huge lol…to most people.
We changed his food last week after he went through a picky stage and lost a few pounds. The Taste of the wild just wasn’t doing it for him anymore. Even adding tasty things to it stopped working so I said to hell with it, we’ll try something else. He’d lost a few pounds and me being me, I worried myself sick over it so we switched him to Innova Evo for now. I say for now because knowing Luke….he’ll want something new in a month or two. The good news is, right now he loves it…and as long as he’s happy and eating, the few extra dollars and hassle to go to the only place in the city that sells it, is worth it. Then again, if I had to march barefoot through snow up to my eyeballs naked to make him happy I’d probably do it. No sense of me even trying to deny I am sucker for this guy lol.
Speaking of nasty dogs in the neighborhood…we had our first run in with a dog aggressive pitbull a week or so ago. It was dark, and Tyler, Luke and I were walking home from the store when all of the sudden, out of nowhere I see this blur of red/brown coming at us. I didn’t even think…didn’t have time..I just started kicking. Probably not the smartest move I’ve ever made but all I knew was this dog was going straight for Luke’s throat and he wasn’t “getting it”. Once I yelled to the owner who was across the street, “GET RID OF IT!!!” I think he realized this wasn’t play, and started growling. Thank the good lord the man got ahold of her and drug her away…all the while she’s still frothing at the mouth. He was very apologetic, and drunk…telling me that this dog HATES all other dogs and he never noticed us when she all of the sudden lunged away from him. It never hit me until we were almost home, just what a close call that was. How shaken up I was about it…Luke was fine though..infact after the owner got ahold of her collar Luke wanted to PLAY with her! He’s slow at times, my boy lol. I’m walking away saying “Luke honey, somehow I don’t think she wants to play with you..”
Anyway, since then, the dog has broken off her chain atleast once that we know of and attacked another dog. We are now much more alert on our walks, and I won’t be walking by there at all, especially at night. But it’s getting harder to avoid all the nasty dogs now that the weather is nicer, everyone is out walking them, very few have any sort of control at all, and it’s worrisome. Druggies with their status dogs. Untrained dogs with the power to do a lot of damage. Then you have your little dogs that just want to attack everyone and everything. Atleast the pitbulls are PEOPLE friendly…they just hate dogs. I can’t help but be proud of Luke when we’re walking along the sidewalk…other dogs going nuts, owners struggling to control them, and he is prancing along with his head up like the king, looking from them to me as if to say, “what’s their problem Mom?” LOL
However…he seems to have taken a real dislike to German Shepherds. I think it could be because of our neighbor’s dog. Now this dog…is vicious. He almost attacked Patty once. He lunges and drags his owner whenever he sees a human, cat, car, dog…anythign that moves is a target. His owner seems to think it’s funny. But so far, when we’ve come across eachother on walks he goes in the opposite direction real fast. Anyway ever since Luke saw him go after Patty, he HATES this dog. they’ve never met face to face, THANK GOD. But when he sees him through the window he’s a totaly different dog…he really doesn’t like him. So, the last few times we’ve gone to the park, there were GDS’s there in the next field. The first time there was two at once, and these two women were walking them by the fence where Luke and Kayla were. At first I thought he was just going over to greet them like he always does, but he started growling really low and acting unlike himself. Almost the way he is when he sees the neighbor’s dog walking by. So needless to say they didn’t bring the dogs in to play… Then the next day, we ran into another one, same thing…although not as bad.
So…that’s all I can type for now, it’s almost four am and I am exhausted. I just had the urge to write (although I’m sure it makes little sense me being as tired as I am :P)
Here are the pics I took at the park before my camera died. I just love the one with his football…I tell you, I never get tired of looking at him…even now, after almost 2 years with him, I’m still in awe that he is really mine. Or I am his. Because lt’s face it….I belong to him lol.
This face gets whatever he wants and who could blame me?LOL