Wondering what we’ve been up to over here at Casa Chickerdoodle since we all-but-disappeared from the blogosphere? The answer is: plenty!
Naturally, the #1 activity for the boys has been sleeping on the job:
But they’ve also been out on the town, test-riding their new car . . .
sightseeing in Austin . . .
and helping out with home projects . . .
Our A/C broke down for a few days, and the boys declared it officially too hot to go running outside . . .
Instead, they took up Stand-Up Paddleboarding, which left them equally happy and tired, but much cooler and damper.
Doodlebug also signed up for his Canine Good Citizen class, which was very hard work . . .
And he graduated! Now he needs to keep practicing his meet-and-greets before he can take the test. Any Austinite humans and dogs want to help?
They’ve also been preparing a VERY EXCITING SURPRISE for everyone, which Chick will tell you about on Friday! Without giving away too much, we can tell you this: you’d better have your breed books ready and start selecting your favorite photo of your favorite pet — if you win our contest, your snapshot will become art!
As you can imagine, this busy and active life leaves the boys exhausted most evenings, and ready to fall onto The Dora in a sweet pit bull snuggle-pile. Sweet dreams, everyone!
I love how they snuggle together. None of my dogs do that. Perhaps it’s because they don’t like each other? LOL
Great pictures! Sounds like you have been very busy and having lots of fun 🙂
My Pepper needs to practice meet & greets as well! Just for basic obedience though – we will be working on our CGC soon. Her tail wagging back end is hard to control when she meets a human or canine she has not had the chance to lick yet.
Loving the update 🙂 just curious what kind of car did the boys get?
I love all the photos, particularly the one of graduate Doodlebug (Congrats!).
The “dude” is looking really healthy! Nice job, dude-mama…
Sounds like things have been busy! Thanks for such a great recap – can’t wait to read Chick’s news on Friday. I love the cuddling/spooning picture – they are so sweet and so perfect for each other.
We’ve missed you, but it looks like you are finding plenty to keep you busy!
Nice to catch us up- I love seeing those faces! Congrats to the Dude- he’s been working so hard! I’m car shopping this summer- what did you get? If a Chick and a Dude can fit, that’s the right size for me!
Dude’s coat looks so great – didn’t he have patchy hair loss just a few weeks ago? Wow!
Did you get an Element? The punks like ours much better than the little car. The boys look great, I can’t believe how quickly Doodlebug’s fur has filled back in. Love his smile and Chick’s serious look in their life vests.
Looks like you have been up to a lot of fun stuff
Benny & Lily
Looks like the kids are keeping you busy…love the post!
If we were closer we’d love to help with meet-and-greets!
Such cutie pies – SUP? What fun!
wow! we luv the test-riding, Austin sight-seeing and the maxin-relaxing photos…lucky dawgs…x0x0x Vanilla Bean
Love seeing the boys getting along so well. The pics are great!!
You have been busy! We would LOVE to see more Austin and the boys out and about.
I love all of the big smiles, especially from the Dude! Your posts always start my day off right 🙂
A big congrats to the Dude! And…I’m hoping you and all readers/fans can help me…My pit bull Petey gets HYSTERICAL whenever we are at the beach and he sees anyone in the water. He cries and yips and if he can, will rush into the water barking hysterically at surfers and swimmers. Not a good thing…any tips on how to curb this? Thanks so much!
Hey, congrats on passing your CGC class – if you come up to Michigan to help me, I’ll come down to Austin! Good luck with the test – my affection-sponge of a golden retriever aced everything but jumping on strangers – he was just so eager to get a pet. Happily, these days, at two, he’s calmer and learned that a sit is most likely to generate affection.
Dog training is the most fun, isn’t it? Such a nice way to build your relationship with your dog. I did a lot of training last year one on one with a fantastic trainer. And now that I got another young dog, I appreciate the skills I gained so much. I’ve learned to be very consistent and my newest dog is very responsive. Keeps everyone happier and safer and calmer. Happy training, Ruby
What a great post. I have missed you. I am glad that Dude graduated. Huge… huge. And Chick? Damn, that boy is so photogenic. Request? A post on how he got his name… 🙂
Your Fur Kids are too Darn Cute!!!
My pup Captain and I just graduated from a CGC Class as well 🙂 He also needs to practice the dog greeting part, isn’t it amazing how smart they are? I’m o proud of my dog and I’m sure you are too 🙂
You have the cutest dogs 😀
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