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Back Stalls (or Push-up with Puppies)

Here’s Payton, Georgie, then Auggie who fails at the whole “stall” part of this game LOL. But he’s adorable and I don’t really care. Seriously for like ten minutes he jumped back and forth over me and I laughed the entire time. Also he totally whacked me in the head with his paw. And I still laughed.

Including a blooper at the beginning because we were trying to get the shot set up and neither of us realized my mom was cuing Payton to spin and he was totally doing it…

(yes I know my form is rubbish, these do not count as real push ups.)

Both P and Georgie are doing pretty good with me moving under them considering we just started this trick, but mostly just getting them more comfy with me moving while they’re standing rather than a sit. Payton is trickier because his weight is distributed along my entire back… my butt was up way higher than it should be for a push up because I was trying to keep him from sliding down along my back. We’ll have to keep working on it so he learns to distribute his weight forward a bit and NOT slide off. Georgie is easier because she’s small so fits pretty close to my shoulders and that’s about it. =P

Happy Second Birthday Payton

First I tried to get some nice photos out in the yard at lunch. This is the best he wanted to give me.


They threatened it might rain today and for a good while it looked like it would, but I promised Payton if it didn’t rain we would take a special birthday trip to the forest…

…so he could play in the lake.

Ugh seriously don’t drink that.

He fell off the ledge where people slide their boats in and went plop into the lake. Then he kept going over to the ledge and falling off. Like six times. I think he was enjoying it.

There were some people here fishing so we stayed away from the dock except to get this one photo. He didn’t want to jump off it anyway.

Watching some people go by. Lots of folks came out to fish.

More romping in the water.

Happy puppy!

Then we went for a hike so he could dry off. He was supremely distracted and un-photogenic.

These were all taken on my cellphone anyway so it’s not like anything miraculous was going to happen.

Last shot as the sun was setting. He was a super good boy. Saw lots of runners and bikers, and I would pulled him off to the side and asked him to sit and stay while they went past, and three bikers and two runners were like “wow your dog is super well behaved. Thanks.”

Then we came home and it was time for PARTY!

Tiny cupcake for my boy who is TWO.

Photos are taken by my mom who has apparently never taken a photo before in her life. Sigh.


I nom nom nom!

Yesssss birthday is THE BEST

Pepper’s turn to get a cupcake. I love how this is the only photo where you can tell Payton is wearing his bowtie for his party.

This is seriously the best photo I have of Pepper – and it’s hysterical because of Payton’s face in the background.

Auggie would like to nom his cupcake in one bite please (and he totally did. Yikes.)

Girly Georgie actually wore her hat this year therefore she got cupcakes this year.

No photos of her eating her cupcake because it was seriously a sight to behold and one that photographs cannot convey. She was making noises like AHAUM HAUM HAUM HAUM and just ate through it like she was trying to bite her way through a paper bag.

Presents!! This is a new bottle sheep. He also got a stuffed sheep my sister bought him but that photo didn’t turn out.

A new gator toy, this one crackles AND squeaks.

And another gator for his crate – they say this has a double layer of fabric so it’s supposed to be a tough toy. We shall see…

“Oh I had the very bestest birthday ever!”

Happy birthday my little puppy baby. <3