Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Little dogs rule today!

We have a lot of little dogs today, some who make me look big. Cooper (Maltese), Jaycie (English Springer Spaniel), Molly (Yorkie/Bichon), Fifi (Pomeranian), Skippy (Pomeranian), and Campbell (Cairn mix) are all smaller than me. Jaycie is having a ball, and all the people cheered when she went poopoo and peepee outside. I do it all the time and no one cheers for me. Where's my treat? Cooper, Jaycie and Molly played well together outside. Molly had more spunk and energy than I've ever seen. Jaycie also played a lot with Tiki (Golden Retriever) and Shadow (Norwegian Elkhound). Ed (Human) helped Jaycie practice walking on a leash and working on manners. The other Molly (Beagle) loves to hang out with all of us dogs in the sun. Of course, I am still her favorite Lodge friend. King (Shepherd mix) played with Koco (Lab) and JJ (Lab mix) but ran out of energy before the labs did. Koco stole a ball from JJ just to get him to chase her around. Jackson (Border Collie) loves having a room of small dogs. We are all his sheep. When he's not tending his flock, he plays ball with his little brother Mason (Border Collie).

Monday, March 30, 2009

Welcome Jaycie!

We are starting another week of fun at the lodge by welcoming a new puppy, Jaycie (English Springer Spaniel). She was a little nervous at first, but already has two new boyfriends - Otto (English Setter) and Cooper (Golden Retriever). Otto was her morning boyfriend, and Cooper was the afternoon man. In the morning, Cooper was with his other lady, Tiki (Golden Retriever). Barrett (American Bulldog mix) wanted to spend most of his time outside. He ran around with everyone but kept his eye on the door, just in case mom and dad came back early. Tucker (Golden Retriever) and Mulligan (Golden Retriever) and Indie (Carolina Dog) joined in on the yellow dog fun. Indie and Mulligan have lots of energy and can run so fast. Tucker likes being petted by the people just as much as playing with his friends. Shadow (Norwegian Elkhound) had moments of spunk, but she gets tired much faster than the little ones. Like Tucker, she enjoys a good scratch and pet. Koco (Lab) played with King (Shepherd mix) and they worked hard to wear each other out. Cooper and Tiki played with them a little but couldn't keep up.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Throw the doors open!

What a lovely spring day! We have the big doors open in the playroom, so we can run in and out all we want. Some of us have been sunbathing, like Tiki (Golden Retriever), Callie (Shelti) and Shadow (Norwegian Elkhound). Chico (Lhasa Poo) is quite the popular guy. He had a visitor today. Lucy (Papillon), Buster (Maltese), Guinness (Terrier mix) and Chico have been playing together a lot. They have been the little "sheep" for Jackson (Border Collie) to herd. He also played ball with his little brother Mason (Border Collie). Hank (Shepherd mix) and King (Shepherd mix) have been a great match today. They were ready for their first break by 8:30 and were really ready to rest by nap time. Dodger (Golden Retriever) started the day with the big guys and moved next door to play with us smaller dogs half way through the morning. He fits in great with either group. Gatsby (Lab) stopped by to play for a little while late in the morning while his mommy visited with my mommy. Hank says he hopes Gatsby comes back to visit soon. We also had a visit from another little friend who should be coming to play here soon. I'll keep his identity a secret for now. I hear it's fun to be mysterious sometimes.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Welcome Mulligan!

We had a new friend join us today, Mulligan (Golden Retriever). He had a great time playing with Tiki (Golden Retriever) and Otto (English Spaniel). Chico (Lhasa Poo) and Lucy (Papillon) may have a budding romance. Cooper (Maltese) and Buster (Maltese) were pals again today. Chico also played a lot with Shadow (Norwegian Elkhound). Molly (Mountain Cur) enjoyed wrestling a little with Tiki again today. JJ (Lab mix) and Koco (Lab) played with King (Shepherd mix) and with Mattie (English Bulldog). Mattie still plays super hard when she gets here and totally wears herself out. King enjoyed chasing a ball out in the yard, and had a visit from a potential new mommy.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Meet our new foster dog, King!

King (Shepherd mix) arrived yesterday afternoon, and is in search of his forever home. He is enjoying his time with us here at the lodge while waiting. He had a great time playing with Koco (Lab) and Chase (Lab/Border Collie mix). Chase was a little reserved at first but was running around like the other two in no time. Lily (Weimeraner) visited briefly, but she prefers us over in the small room. She played rope for a while and walked around with Molly (Mountain Cur). Molly also wrestled with Tiki (Golden Retriever) off and on. Buster (Maltese) and Chico (Lhasa Poo) are buddies and like to spend time together. They are the two white blurs you may see running by on the camera. Shadow (Norwegian Elkhound) enjoyed a few rounds of Tug with TC (Human). Lucy (Papillon) enjoyed her spoon-fed breakfast this morning. We dogs really know how to train the humans. Everyone enjoyed having the overhead door open in the afternoon. Warm weather is great!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Another busy Tuesday here at the Lodge

Today we are having another busy day. We have Molly (Beagle), Molly (Yorkie/Bichon), Cooper (Maltese), Chico (Lhasa Poo), Emma (Terrier mix), Limbo (Wheaton Poo), Lucy (Papillon), Buster (Maltese), Princeton (Havanese), Tiki (Golden Retriever), and Shadow (Norwegian Elkhound) playing with me. Ed (Human) stopped by to play with us, too. Shadow is becoming more playful every day. She had a sore leg last week, and must be feeling all better now. Emma loves to play with everyone. Tiki and Molly took a little nap together on the bed. Chico got to go visit for a while in the big room, so he could see his buddy Jackson (Border Collie).
In the big room, Mason (Border Collie) chased balls, then he chased balls out in the yard, too. JJ (Lab mix) and Koco (Lab) came in at the same time today and have stayed together most of the time. Blitz (Bearded mix) played a lot with Koco, and a little with JJ. Molly (Mountain Cur) and Poppy (Bearded Collie) loved the sunny weather and running in and out all day.

Monday, March 23, 2009

I love a parade!

We had a great time at the Allentown St. Patrick's Day parade yesterday! The crowd loved us. Little kids kept running out to say hi, and we met lots of new doggie friends along the way. I even found a piece of soft pretzel on the street. I took a bite before mommy noticed and pulled me away. Walking with me were Bruno (Beagle), Poppy (Bearded Collie), Blitz (Bearded Collie mix), Hobbes (Golden Doodle), Pumpkin (Golden/Border Collie mix), Abby (Lab/Border Collie mix), Mattie (English Bulldog), Boone (Coonhound), Lucy (Cockapoo), and Jethro (Lab/Shepherd mix). Winnie (Beagle/Border Collie) rode in the van.

The daycare crowd today is keeping the party going. We have two new friends with us. Otto (English Setter) and Barrett (Bulldog mix) are fitting in nicely. Otto really likes to play with Emma (Terrier Mix) and to get lots of petting from the humans. Winnie (Staffordshire Terrier) had a little spa treatment this morning to get clean after a weekend of wrestling. She and Emma are great friends! Limbo (Wheaton Poo), Molly (Mountain Cur), and Shadow (Norwegian Elkhound) like to walk the room without getting involved with the crazy younger dogs. Koco (Lab) and Cooper (Golden Retriever) are playing a lot of fetch and running around on the benches. Chico (Lhasa Poo), Buster (Maltese) and Lucy (Papillon) are a good trio. They spent most of the morning together. Our other ball chasing pair is Mason (Border Collie) and Jackson (Border Collie). Chico seems to still have a little man crush on Jackson.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Getting ready for the parade

We are ending the week with a fairly mellow day. Molly (Mountain Cur), Buster (Maltese), Lucy (Papillon), Tiki (Golden Retriever), Mason (Border Collie), Jackson (Border Collie) and Chico (Lhasa Poo) are relaxing at the Lodge. Mason and Jackson have been chasing a lot of toys, but even they have found time to lay down today. We enjoyed another visit from Rachel (Human) today. She's going to be here on Friday mornings to play with us. She may be partly responsible for draining the energy from the border collies. Mommy is heading to the Reading Pet Expo tonight. She read that dogs can't come today. That really stinks. I was hoping to go along. Have your human take you to the expo on Saturday though. Don't go Sunday, because you need to be in Allentown to either join me or watch me in the St. Patrick's Day parade. :)

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Bring back the sun!

We didn't get to have the big doors open today because it is cold and dreary out. How disappointing!
Parker (English Bulldog) is worn out today. He played hard with JJ (Lab mix) and Koco (Lab) early in the morning. JJ also played a lot with Blitz (Bearded Collie mix) while Poppy (Bearded Collie) and Koco chased balls. Molly (Mountain Cur) snuggled with Renee (Human) a lot today. Renee gave her a bath and must have done a great job with the creme rinse. Cooper (Maltese) ran between the two rooms in the early morning when we had the door open between them. He is totally fearless now. Once the bigger dogs arrived, we were kept separate. Cooper (Golden Retriever) and Tiki (Golden Retriever) were in love, as always.
Mommy and I are busy making plans for the St. Patrick's Day parade on Sunday. This will be my first parade, and I'm so excited! Watch for us if you go to the parade. I'll be the super cute beagle in the green bandana.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Filling in for Betty today is Lily!

Betty is taking a day off today.
Writing in her place is Lily (Weimeraner)

Today is a beautiful day here at the Lodge. We are sunning ourselves outside a lot. Koco (Lab) keeps going in the pool, but the humans still haven't poured any water in there for her. I wonder if she'll give up? Parker (English Bulldog) likes to wrestle with Tiki (Golden Retriever). After his initial spurt of energy, he and Tiki just layed down and chewed on each other. Once Tiki took a nap, Parker moved on and started running and wrestling with Koco. Chico (Lhasa Poo) and Molly (Mountain Cur) are more like me, not interested in chewing on each other and not silly enough to hang out in an empty pool, but we enjoy the company. Renee (Human) and I played tug and I played with a ball for a little while. Renee seemed really happy about me doing that, so I may humor her and do it some more before I leave today. Sage (Pug) still comes in here with a ton of energy. She runs out of steam a little faster now. She seems fascinated by Parker. I guess he really just looks like a super-sized version of her. He thinks she's pretty special, too.

I hope you are enjoying your day off Betty. Let me know if you need me to fill in for you again.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Welcome Emma, Limbo, Buster and Lucy!

We had four new friends today, all in the small room. Limbo (Wheaton Poo) and Emma (Terrier mix) came first thing this morning, and Emma never ran out of energy. She is quite a fast runner and seemed to smile the whole time. Limbo likes us, too. Buster (Maltese) and Lucy (Papillon) also fit right in with the regular crowd. I think Buster really liked seeing someone like him here, Cooper (Maltese). Emma played a lot with Tiki (Golden Retriever) then moved on to Guinness (Terrier mix) and Cooper when Tiki was worn out. Molly (Beagle) watched from the sidelines but joined us for our potty breaks out in the yard.
In the big room, the love birds were back together. JJ (Lab mix) and Koco (Lab) played with Breezie (Boxer), Rowdy (Boxer) and Parker (English Bulldog). After such a crazy day yesterday, Koco seemed to be ready for nap time. JJ didn't seem to mind taking a break either.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Happy birthday to Hank!

We are having a party today in honor of Hank (Shepherd mix). He turns one today! Two of his best friends came today just to join in the festivities, Dodger (Golden Retriever) and Jethro (Lab/Shepherd mix). Also here to celebrate today are Koco (Lab), Tiki (Golden Retriever), Cooper (Golden Retriever), Molly (Mountain Cur), Mason (Border Collie), Jackson (Border Collie), and Macie (Wheaton Poo). Hank's mom brought us all yummy goodies from the dog bakery. (Thank you Hank's mom!) We gobbled them up fast. Hank, Jethro, and Koco had a big tug of war game going on. I'm not sure who won. We'll say Hank did, since it's his birthday. Cooper got to hang out as a big dog for part of this morning and fit in perfectly. He's getting so big! I remember when we were the same size. Molly ran around and wrestled with Tiki. Neither of the girls was quite ready to wrestle with the big guys like Koco. Don't tell JJ, but I think Koco liked having three boyfriends today. Today is Macie's first day in daycare. She is having a great time! She loved running with the border collies and with the goldens. Of course, she had fun playing with me, too. I hope she comes back soon!
Happy birthday to Hank! Happy birthday to Hank! Happy birthday to Hank!

Friday, March 13, 2009

Lily lays down

None of us are spooked at all that it's Friday the 13th. Mommy and I had our bad luck early in the week, so we are just due for good stuff today.
Lily (Weimeraner) is really settling in with us. She enjoyed snuggling up with TC (Human) in the playroom today and played a little ball. I keep telling her that Mommy and Daddy are watching her on the camera, and that makes her feel good. Mason (Border Collie) played ball - no surprise there. His big brother Jackson (Border Collie) played a little ball and was the referee for Renee (Human) and Mason's game. Koda (Shepherd mix), Tiki (Golden Retriever), and Parker (English Bulldog) were a great trio. Parker really wears himself out. I'm sure he was ready for naptime. Cooper (Maltese), Guinness (Terrier mix) and I played together with Riley (Lhasa Poo). This is his first long day with us. Lily and I told him how great it is here, and he seems to be pretty relaxed now, too. Betsy (Cocker Spaniel) spent most of the morning with us, but her mommy came to pick her up. She was so happy to see her family after spending over a week with us. I hope she comes back to see us again soon!

Mommy is insisting on posting this picture of me. I tried to steal that last couple of cookies out of Laiken's (Human) cookie box. The good news is that I did get a banana cookie. The bad news is my head was stuck in the box.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Welcome Bailey!

We are welcoming another new friend today! Bailey (Cockapoo) is having a great time playing with Cooper (Maltese), Betsy (Cocker Spaniel), Shadow (Elkhound), Chico (Lhasa Poo) and everyone else. He seems to like us all! Cooper (Golden Retriever), Tiki (Golden Retriever), JJ (Lab mix) Koco (Lab), and Koda (Shepherd mix) played well together. JJ may have a little crush on Koda. He played with her exclusively this morning until Koco got here. He's not ready to leave her yet.
Lily (Weimeraner), Molly (Mountain Cur), Jackson (Border Collie), Mason (Border Collie), Dodger (Golden Retriever), Taylor (Lab), and Mattie (English Bulldog) made up the big dog gang. Taylor, Mason and Jackson played a lot of ball, especially out in the yard. Dodger, Molly and Lily were much more interested in getting some good pets from the people. I joined the big dog room in the afternoon to get in some wrestle time with Mattie. It's so much fun to chew on all that extra skin!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Wednesday, right on time

Today is a more mellow crowd than yesterday. We have moments of high energy and excitement, especially from Sage (Pug), Koda (Shepherd mix), Teddy (Bichon/Poodle) and Tiki (Golden Retriever). Betsy (Cocker Spaniel), Lily (Weimeraner) and Shadow (Norwegian Elkhound) enjoyed the show. Mason (Border Collie) and Jackson (Border Collie) are afternoon additions to the group and will spice things up some more. We also have a visit from Angeline (Rottweiler mix) for a spa treatment.
This evening, there is going to be a great show in the small dog room. We have nine puppies for Puppy Kindergarten class. Even I have to admit it's a super cute group, even though there aren't any beagle puppies.

Tuesday a day late

Mommy and I were busy getting our car to the repair shop and picking up our rental car yesterday, so I didn't have a chance to write my blog. Don't tell the rental car people that I'll be riding in the car. They said no dogs, but I have to get to work.

On Tuesday we had a great crowd! Breezie (Boxer), Rowdy (Boxer), JJ (Lab mix), Koco (Lab) Molly (Moutain Cur), and Chloe (Brittany) played together in the big room. In the small room we had Molly (Beagle), Molly (Yorkie/Bichon), Cooper (Maltese), Koda (Shepherd mix), Tiki (Golden Retriever), Teddy (Poodle mix), and Betsy (Cocker Spaniel). Molly and Betsy liked the extra attention from Ed (Human). Cooper and Teddy played together with little Molly, while Koda and Tiki wrestled.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Bad morning for Mommy and me

On the way into work this morning, Mommy and I were in an accident. We are doing fine, but I'm still a little shaken up. Our car is going to need some repairs. I'm spending most of my day on the office couch, so I had to get some details on the playrooms from Tiki (Golden Retriever).

We were excited about getting here to meet another new friend. Tucker (Golden Retriever) is here for his first day of daycare today. He seems to like us, especially Molly (Mountain Cur) and Chloe (Brittany). He also sniffed some with Betsy (Cocker Spaniel). Our other friends today are Cooper (Golden Retriever), Koda (Shepherd Mix), Teddy (Bichon/Poodle), Koco (Lab), Mason (Border Collie) and Jackson (Border Collie). Koco, Koda and Cooper were wrestling together. Teddy and Koda like running laps together, too.

I have exciting news to share - Dolly (Lab/Hound) went to live with her new family this weekend! She is such a good girl and deserves the very best. We'll miss her, but know it's better to go home to your family.

We had a busy weekend. Mommy did some make up lessons for Puppy Kindergarten and we had two more new faces for Saturday morning daycare. Kain (Catahoula Leopard Dog) and Riley (Lhasa Poo) joined Falko (Schnauzer), Betsy, Chloe, Koda, Teddy, and Dolly for a fun day. We had the overhead door open, so we could run in and out all we wanted. I love warm weather!

Friday, March 6, 2009

A cat in daycare?

I am so tired from such a busy week at the Lodge! We had our first cat for daycare today! Tigger's family was moving and he needed a place to stay for a few hours. He hung out in the kitchen, so he didn't spend any time with the rest of us. His sister Daisy (Beagle mix) played with all of us in the playrooms though. She really liked running around with Mason (Border Collie). We also had Lily (Weimaraner), Jackson (Border Collie), Lucy (Cockapoo), Cooper (Maltese), Cooper (Golden Retriever), Tiki (Golden Retriever), Betsy (Cocker Spaniel), Teddy (Bichon/Poodle), Dolly (Lab/Hound), and Mauby (Sheltie mix). We got to spend a lot of time outside today, because the weather was so nice. Chloe (Brittany) and Koda (Shepherd mix) joined the crowd later in the day to spend the weekend with us. We're going to have so much fun!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Boy am I tired!

What a busy day today! We had a happening crowd in both rooms, but I think the large room wins for overall energy level. We had Hank (Shepherd mix), JJ (Lab mix), Molly (Mountain Cur), Parker (English Bulldog), Dodger (Golden Retriever), Koco (Lab), Blitz (Bearded Collie mix), Poppy (Bearded Collie), Mattie (English Bulldog), and Jager (Boxer). Welcome Jager. I hope he enjoyed his first day with us. I'm pretty sure he did. Hank and Dodger hung out together, but Dodger left at nap time. He must have gotten worn out from playing with Blitz, too. Mattie and Parker met for the first time today and seemed to instantly know they had some connection. In a shocking development, JJ and Koco actually played more with the bulldogs than with each other.
In the small dog we had a peppy crowd. It's too bad the border collies weren't here today. It looked like we had a little flock of sheep. Our white dog crew consisted of Chico (Lhasa Poo), Cooper (Maltese) and Teddy (Bichon/Poodle). We also had Callie (Sheltie), Mauby (Sheltie mix), Tiki (Golden Retriever), Dolly (Lab/Hound), and Betsy (Cocker Spaniel). Chico and Mauby played together a lot, and I joined in on the fun. Cooper has been nervous about the floor in the playroom and actually ran around a little bit inside today. Hooray Cooper! Dolly and Tiki played hard in the morning but were ready to nap early. Good thing we have beds in the playroom for breaks. Teddy and Betsy are both here for the first time today and fit in perfectly. Welcome!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Time to start puppy class!

Mommy is getting things ready for the next round of Puppy Kindergarten, which starts tonight. It's always fun to meet the new little babies. It makes me feel so grown up.
Today playing with me are Sage (Pug), Jackson (Border Collie), Mason (Border Collie), Tiki (Golden Retriever), Molly (Mountain Cur), Koda (Shepherd mix), JJ (Lab mix), Mauby (Sheltie mix), and Dolly (Lab/Hound). Everyone got along perfectly today. We helped Renee (Human) work a little more on the murals in the big dog room and enjoyed running around in the snow.
Tomorrow is going to be really busy, so I need to rest up. There's a chance we'll break our previous attendance record.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

I love being a dog!

Another super fun day here at the Lodge! We are welcoming Oliver (Yorkie) and Ruby (Papillon) on their first days with us. They enjoyed playing with each other and with Cooper (Maltese). Little Ruby doesn't realize how small she is and wants to play with everyone she meets. Molly (Beagle), Mauby (Sheltie mix), Guinness (Terrier mix) and I had a great time together. Jackson (Border Collie), Mason (Border Collie), Pumpkin (Border Collie mix) and Abby (Border Collie mix) came for the afternoon. There is still plenty of snow to run around in. I wore myself out early today and took some nice long naps on the couch. This working thing is a lot more work than I can take.
In the big room, we had Jethro (Lab mix), JJ (Lab mix), Koco (Lab), Dolly (Lab/Hound), Tiki (Golden Retriever), Breezie (Boxer), and Rowdy (Boxer) all together. Dolly and Tiki spent some time sleeping on the bed. Like me, they come every day and know how tiring it can be. Jethro, JJ, and Koco were a little team most of the morning, although they played a lot with Breezie and Rowdy, too. Rowdy hadn't been in the big room before but fit in really well.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Cooper loves the snow!

We are having a great time in the snow today. I think we all like it, but Cooper (Golden Retriever) loves it the most. There's a picture of him just plopping down in it. Even Dolce (Yorkie) seemed to like the snow a little. Mauby (Sheltie mix) and Sasha (Shiba Inu) played together again today. Mauby chased balls and Sasha chased her. JJ (Lab mix) wrestled with Midnight (Lab) for most of the morning. He also played with Dolly (Lab/Hound) and snuggled with her on the bed. Chico (Lhasa Poo) may have a little crush on Mauby already. He really liked hanging out with her today.
We have a temporary visitor here from Open Arms today too. We have been calling him Neo (Mastiff) but he doesn't have a name yet. He stopped to stay with us on his way to his new home. We don't know if we will see him again but wish him well.
Mommy says to remind everyone that they can "friend" us on Facebook to see our photo albums. Just search for "Cold Nose Lodge."

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Trisha has a new home!

I decided to do a Sunday post, because we have exciting news to share. Trisha (Lab/Hound) went to her new home today! We're hoping she will come to visit us, since she will be living in the area. She has a new big sister Lab who is welcome to come visit, too.
We have a great weekend crowd. Parker (English Bulldog) came for his first day on Saturday and wore himself out. He played with Jager (German Shorthair Pointer) and Midnight (Lab) in the big room. Also new this weekend is Falko (Schnauzer). He played with Parker in the small room and also with Sasha (Shiba Inu), Mauby (Sheltie mix), Trisha and Dolly (Lab/Hound). Sasha and Mauby are really good friends already and like to pal around. Dolce (Yorkie) came in today to join us for the rest of the weekend and fits in well with the other girls.