BULLETIN (9/6/08): Sweet Bourbon can't write much right now. Even with all his vaccinations, he still found Parvo. Please, please pray for him. Calling all dogs....let's get a howling session going! This is a special boy going through a HORRIBLE time....this disease is evil and straight from hell but Bourbon will win. This parvo party is over.
Love to all of you!
Que, Bourbon's owner
Who needs a shot of Bourbon? In the meantime, I'll take some friends!!! :)
Quotes say it best! Here are my top 10....
#10 "If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you; that is the principal difference between a dog and a man." - Mark Twain
#9 "The average dog is a nicer person than the average person." - Andrew A. Rooney
#8 "To err is human, to forgive, canine." - Unknown
#7 "Some days you're the dog, some days you're the hydrant." - Unknown
#6 "The more people I meet the more I like my dog." - Unknown
#5 "Every dog must have his day." - Jonathan Swift
#4 "If dogs could talk it would take a lot of the fun out of owning one." - Andy Rooney
#3 "Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole." - Roger Caras
#2 "Do not make the mistake of treating your dogs like humans or they will treat you like dogs." - Martha Scott
Ruff ruff! My name is Bourbon and I'm a new chocolate lab puppy who lives in Tucson, Arizona. The world seems to be getting smaller and smaller but they tell me it's because I'm getting bigger and bigger! I've been in the world since May 11th, 2008 (Mother's Day) and was very fortunate to have a great upbringing from birth, as my Mom (Cinder, the Yellow Lab) and her owners took exceptional care of me.
Currently, I live with my Mom and Dad, Hue & Que, and my canine sister, Dazy, who is a basset hound with her own doggyspace too! I love having another dog in the family and Dazy is great at letting me know when she's tired. I'm pretty respectful but need to be reminded on occassion.
I get up every morning at 6am, and am doing great in my crate. It has helped me understand when I should take care of business because I would never want to dirty up my bedroom. I love my own quarters and only get upset when I need to "relieve myself". Mom and Dad are good at letting me out when I tell them, and I'm good at minding my own business when they need to take care of errands. I've already learned that I need to go outside and I've only messed about five times total in the house, which I hear is impressive!
What do I love about life so far? Swimming and hiking! Just last weekend, I got to visit a big lake, where I swam with the fish for the first time! I wasn't scared at all! And I even dove underwater when Mom threw sticks. I figured I'd retrieve them for her so she wouldn't have to find new ones. Also, I got to visit the mountains and realized that hiking trails are like streets...if I follow them, I won't get lost in the forest...it was fun! Mom and Dad even let me off the leash!
I really appreciate being treated like a dog, as humans are too emotional! It's amazing what I pick up by watching them! I absolutely live for learning commands. Currently, I can sit, stay, release, come, and shake. I'm starting to understand what Mom and Dad mean by "down" but it's hard because I love people and want to show them. When I hear a "click" sound, that tells me that I'm behaving well so I listen for that when practicing commands. It's fun learning a new language with my human family! I tend to understand things better when Mom and Dad are calm, yet assertive, and it also tells me that they want to be the pack leaders....so far, I prefer to follow and want to keep it that way!
Well...it's play time so I better go pick out my toy. I hope you have a waggin' good day!
Posted on: 5 years ago
Even though I had all of my shots, I somehow found parvo. I'm very sick right now and am fighting for my life. I keep showing the vets and my helpers that I'm not quite ready to go yet, and even proved it by trying to get that nasty IV out of my leg! And when my attendant washed me yesterday, I had to show her my play trick of attacking the water out of a hose! I'm going on...