Sunday, September 21, 2014

I'm leaving on a jet plane

I will be making the longest journey of my life. I will fly 4154 miles (6685km) tomorrow to spend a night a Frankfurt Airport Animal Lounge. Apparently I am too big for coach and have to be in cargo. :( I've got the largest airline crate possible, but it still feels so small. The lounge claims to have the world's most advanced animal station combines handling, animal coordination and veterinary services on 3,750 sq.m of space under one roof. I just hope they let me out for a potty break when we land. I absolutely hate urinating in my crate. There will be smells of other dogs, cats, horses and maybe even zoo animals! The day after (if I get any sleep) we will be flying another 6396 miles (10294km) to my final destination Singapore. All in all it will be almost a full day in the skies. I should probably collect those frequent flier miles. Following all that flying, I have to be quarantined for 10 days. What?! Thankfully it will be air-conditioned and my pack can visit. However, there will probably be no WiFi . Hence, my dear readers I may not be able to post for 2 weeks. Stay tuned, because I will give you all an update as soon as I can. I will try to keep a cool head about my flight (I know my parents are worried).

 Somewhat worried about my flight

On a happier note, today has been rainy and I spent my morning popping balloons indoors. We created a video of this. Below are screen shots of the action this morning, the video is more fun to watch.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Last rendezvous with my girlfriend

Little did I know this was our last rendezvous with my girlfriend Scout. I will miss her. Mom tells me we will be heading for Singapore next week. It sounds like a long journey and I am a little nervous.

I have uploaded a video of our rendezvous on my channel on YouTube. Blogger only supports a very small file size. This will be my very first youtube video.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Sense and sensibility at the dog park

We were at a dog park yesterday. I made fast friends with a 6 month old red pitbull (pictured below). She was a little shy at first, but warmed up quickly. Running, chasing and jumping in the hot sun makes us thirsty. Thankfully her dad brought water along and was kind enough to share it with me. We were soon joined by other dogs. I love going to dog parks. It is a great place to meet new friends. Sometimes we meet one that is overly nervous or dominant. Mom tells me to stay away and give them space. It is important to stay near your person and come when called. I typically seek a dog that has the same energy level as me. I love it when they can keep up!

There are plenty of websites with helpful guidelines for you and your owner to enjoy the dog park safely. Here is a simple and helpful one by the association of professional dog trainers.

If you are having problems listening to your owner in the presence of other dogs, here's a video that may help:

I hope you enjoy the next time you're at the dog park!

Friday, September 5, 2014

Goodbyes are the hardest

Yesterday was the official last day of my work. Looking back through this year, I have made a lot of friends. It has been a wonderful year for me. There's always lots of people to pet me at work. Mom's colleagues take their dogs to work at times and we get to play. I am glad to have known so many of them and will miss them dearly. I am still coping with the fact that I'll not get to see my girlfriend Scout (Merle border collie in the video) every week anymore. :(