When we went to Kansas City to adopt Moby, we were treated with a session from Fido Fetch Photography. We were super impressed with Amy, how fast she worked and the quality of the photos that came out of the session! She gave us a sneak peek at a couple of the images that weekend, but we got all the images in the mail yesterday! WOW – that chick is AWESOME!!! If you live anywhere even remotely close to Kansas City, call her NOW and schedule a session – I promise you that it is totally worth it! Our only regret is that we don’t live closer to get family photos done with all 4 of us! Now – for the pictures you’ve all been waiting for…
All photos copyright Fido Fetch Photography.
My grandpa and grammie came to visit me for the week. This morning, Grandpa took me to the dog park for a good game of Chuck It! We had a blast. Grammie stayed home with Boney. Mom said to tell you that we’ll try to keep our blogging up over the next few weeks, but apologize if we may fall behind while they are here. If you don’t already, follow us on Facebook for pics of what is sure to be a fun weekend full of play (and naps)!!
Moby likes meal time. Breakfast, dinner, snacks…he loves to eat. Lucky for him, he takes after his father and has a very fast metabolism. His 72 pounds is pure muscle! When he eats, he does so with gusto – so we had to figure out a way to slow him down.
We use three feeders for Moby’s meals.
His foster family sent a Kong Wobbler with him and that works great – it takes him about 20 minutes to eat a meal. It also makes a MESS on the floor! We’ve discovered that the Wobbler is best for outdoor meals/picnics.
The other two feeders are made by Kyjen. I asked one of our local dog stores, Island Dog, about getting them and they ordered several styles. (I looked at the standard slow feeder with just a hump in the middle and knew that wasn’t going to be enough for our boy!) We alternate between the hills (on the left) and the drop (on the right). Moby gets excited when he sees both, so I don’t know that he has a preference. I usually feed Moby first and then Boney and they seem to finish around the same time (Boney is usually the first to be done).
Slow feeders are definitely a good thing for us. Not only do we not have to worry about Moby gulping his food, causing bloating or stomach flipping, but we don’t have to worry about the boys eyeing each other while eating!
Do you have any special routine or bowls for meal time?
Dad went out of town on Friday, so it was just me, mom and Boney for the weekend! I knew it was going to be a great weekend when the first thing mom did when she got home from work on Friday was to take me for a car ride!
I didn’t know where we were going, but it didn’t really matter – I mean we were in THE CAR! Mom surprised me and took me across the water to a park called Howard Coffin. There is a really cool walking trail there and a dog park! My cousin Garrick was practicing soccer, so mom thought it would be a good idea for me to walk around a bunch of activity. We took a couple laps around the trail and then saw that the dog park had opened up, so headed over there for a quick game of Chuck It! and back to soccer practice. That was pretty tiring, so we came home – I snoozed on the floor for a bit and then Boney and I snuggled up on Mom’s lap.
Saturday Boney was up early (that man does NOT know how to enjoy a weekend snooze fest!) so I got up with him. Mom gave us breakfast and then left to go to something called CrossFit Grit. She must have been really tired, because she forgot to put me up in the room. I got to stay out with Boney and have free range of the whole house while she was gone! Mom told me later that she meant to do that, but was super nervous because it was the first time she left us alone. She felt a little better about it because she has a super secret spy camera that she could watch to make sure that we were getting along (Boney can be a jerk sometimes!)
The rest of Saturday was pretty uneventful. We went for a couple walks, took a little nap and mom had a friend over for dinner. My braves disappeared for a little bit when her friend was over, but mom says that will happen from time to time and not to worry that one day my braves will be here to stay!
Sunday was a fantastic day (aside from Boney waking up early AGAIN – I really need to have a heart to heart with him about that). We went for a walk, worked in the yard (I deathed a lot of sticks!) and then just relaxed. I did a little sunbathing. Later in the afternoon, we watched the Masters, where I cheered on Bubba Watson. Then dad came home and I gave him some kisses and snuggles. All in all, I’d say we had a pretty productive weekend!
What did you do this weekend?
I have a totally awesome father-in-law that is incredibly smart and handy! Our latest project is a cubby in the hall. That cubby requires a lot of cutting pieces and installation.
That makes a LOT of noise. Moby is so-so with that kind of stuff. If he has a safe place to go he’s okay, but they are cutting outside (a safe place) and in the hall (blocking access to his other safe places). So, I thought it best that he and I just chill in one of our guest bedrooms where his crate is right now. To take his mind off the noise (which is right outside the bedroom door) I gave him a Kong. It’s a super yummy one filled with carrots, shredded chicken and beef broth and then frozen.
Because it’s frozen, it takes him longer to get the insides out and is prefect for long periods of needing distraction. He’s barely paid any attention to all the bangs and high pitched power tools – so I call that a win!
What do you use for distractions? Do you have any good Kong recipes?
It is a treat bag. And Moby knows exactly what that means! Noms = time to learn!
Two weeks ago, I started basic obedience class. Last week, Moby started with me. Our first week of homework was to work on sit, down and stay. We also had to start leaning one of two tricks: roll over or high five. Because Moby isn’t too keen on laying on his side, let alone rolling over, we decided to work on high five. Let’s just say that we did not demonstrate that tonight – his stay is so good that he doesn’t lift his feet to learn it! We did learn some new tips to work on that trick and another, so we’ll do that in the coming weeks! Moby has a great sit/stay and he likes to demonstrate it whenever he thinks noms might be involved.
Sit. Both Boney and Moby know this one well!
Boney has taken every opportunity to learn as well. He only gets as far as “sit” though, well Moby can do also do “down.”
The trainer said he was pleased with everyone’s progress, so we’ll take that! This week we are working on walking nicely. I’ll be wearing the treat bag whenever we are for a walk (which I already do) AND anytime I’m home so that he can learn good habits while we walk around the house from room to room.
Before we know it, Moby is going to be a super star with all his good manners! We certainly have Our Waldo Bungie to thank for starting him on the right track!
One of the things that are continuing from Moby’s foster family is that we always sit before crossing a road. He’s very good at it and of course, looks both ways!
gave me a fat lip?
I’m sorry! I didn’t mean to do it!
It was our first visit to Kansas City, back in November 2013. I had lured my husband with the idea that we could go to Nebraska Huskers football game and meet Moby at the same time We met Moby, fell in love and the rest is history.
But…on our last full day there, we decided to play a little frisbee. If you know ANYTHING about Moby it’s that he LOVES balls and frisbees. So much so, that you have to have two of anything so that you can get the one in his mouth back. We were having a great time, but it was time to stop. So, I put the one frisbee up and went to get the other frisbee out of his mouth. Well, Moby also LOVES to play tug. We played tug with the frisbee, I told him to let go and….he did. The only problem there was that I wasn’t expecting him to let go, and the frisbee came up and hit me smack in the face! I was a little stunned, but felt fine. Until Emily looked at me and said “uh, you’re bleeding.”
This whole time, Joe was getting ready, so he came out to me standing in the kitchen with a bloody washcloth to my face. Not the best impression. All I could do was laugh. Of course, Moby did absolutely nothing wrong, but didn’t understand why we weren’t playing anymore
So, that’s how Moby won my heart. He gave me a fat lip
Can we play again?