Back home with Boogie!

April 12, 2010 at 5:15 pm 3 comments

I am home from my 10-day trip to Japan and it’s wonderful to be walking, playing and snuggling with the Boogs again.  I missed him and thought about him everyday!

I was very tempted but no, I didn’t buy him a kimono in Tokyo.

Nor did I cave for this full body dog wetsuit.

While I was away Boogie stayed with my friend Lisa and her family. On the right – Pics of Boogie with Michael and 6 year old Wednesday, whom Boogie loves and followed around everywhere. Boogie has stayed with Lisa’s family before and he is very attached to Wednesday. Slept with her under the covers, cried when she left for school, growled at big strangers who approached her…

According to Lisa, Boogie was a good house guest except for the time she put him in his crate.  He barked and cried and shook the crate so hard for an hour, that she decided to let him roam free around the house when she was out. Boogie also whimpered and trembled, if left alone or ignored. Sigh – Separation anxiety in a new environment…

One day, Lisa came home after being gone for about 1 hour, to find Boogie up on the dining table (!) and he had gone through the bowl of oranges. There was an orange in Boogie’s mouth and there were oranges on the floor. “I guess he thought they were balls!” said Lisa.

I wish we had a photo of  Boogie and the oranges! 🙂

So Mr. Boogs and I are getting back on the training program this week. (“Look at that”, recall, Sit/Release etc). So far, we have had two long walks and Boogie has been great. The hairs on his back stood up when he saw other dogs, but no reactivity and he turned towards me instead which is a good sign that he hasn’t forgotten his training. 🙂

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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Sarah Owings  |  April 13, 2010 at 2:52 am

    Yay! Welcome back. I’ll bet Boogie is sooo happy to have you home!

    Reply
  • 2. Sarah  |  April 13, 2010 at 3:51 pm

    Poor Choppy – having seen the dog kimono, I am now going to go search for one for her.

    Reply
    • 3. Ashley  |  April 15, 2010 at 12:54 am

      As am I 🙂 Luckily Pru is good about me putting her in odd outfits.

      Reply

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