Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Christmas Wishlist for Cavaliers

  1. Greenies Treats for Dogs Treat-Pak, 12 oz package: Greenies are my favorite dog treats. I go through them unbelievably fast. And they keep my teeth clean too -- no dog breath here!
  2. Bags on Board Biodegradable Bags: No walk is complete without doggie bags, and these are a good size for us Cavaliers and biodegradable to boot.
  3. Taste of the Wild High Prairie Canine Formula with Roasted Bison and Roasted Venison: Taste of the Wild is my FAVORITE dog food. I was very picky about eating dry dog food until the pack leaders bought me this kind. I can't get enough! Plus it is grain-free so I can maintain my boyish figure!
  4. Kong Wubba: This chew toy is amazing, I can shake it around and fetch it all day long and it is so durable it still looks like new (I have a bad habit of un-stuffing any stuffed animal toy in about 30 seconds). Plus it squeaks!
  5. FURminator deShedding Tool for Cats: Believe it or not, I don't shed! However, my 2 cat friends shed like crazy. Fortunately a regular brushing with the Furminator keeps the cat-fur tumbleweeds to a minimum!

Monday, December 15, 2008

Housetraining Troubles

Oh no, I just peed by the elevator! Boy, is the pack leader embarrassed. But it is not my fault, I live on the fourth floor and the elevator is soooo slow! I just got too excited about going outside.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Toby's Top 5 Places for Dogs in Chicago

Well, here I am in Chicago! I must say, all the cars, people, bicycles, and other dogs are truly fascinating! Unfortunately I am always on my leash outside, or I would make friends with everyone and would never want to go back inside.

Now that I have been here awhile, I am starting to get to know all the cool places for dogs to go. Here are my Top 5 Places for Dogs in Chicago (or at least, within a couple blocks of my home--don't call me unadventurous, I'm just a little guy and can't go for long walks yet!):

1. Skinner Park. I like this park because there are so many dogs and people to meet. And there are always sports games going on--people are so funny sometimes! They even have these doggie drinking fountains. I couldn't figure out how to drink from them, but the pack leaders turned the fountain on for me and a huge dog came running over and started to drink, so I got to meet a new friend!
2. PetsmartWe went to Petsmart to pick out some new toys and check out the doggie day care. I can't play with the other dogs in the doggie daycare yet, they said I am not neutered yet. What does that mean?!

3. Arrigo Park
I love this park. It is bigger than Skinner Park and you can see the Chicago skyline! There aren't as many dogs here though.

4. Schaumburg
This place is great! Busse Woods Forest Preserve is a great place for us city dogs to get back to nature. And this Chicago suburb is where I go to vacation when the pack leaders are out of town. It is fantastic, I get a big backyard to play in, a multi-level house to run around in, and they even let me lay on the furniture!

5. Pet Vets Animal HospitalWhat can I say? I love going to the vet. Everyone tells me how cute I am and I get to meet other dogs in the waiting room. The only thing I don't like is getting a shot! I sure do yelp when that happens! Fortunately I quickly forget all about it, because I am an easygoing guy.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Introducing Toby!

Here I am at 7 weeks old! As you can see, I am a beautiful blenheim Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. Born in rural Missouri, I am moving to live with my new owners in the big city — Chicago!! I can’t wait for the dog parks, gourmet pet food stores, and meeting all the other dogs in my new neighborhood, the west loop. It will be so exciting. I am the sort of fellow who never stops running, jumping, and having an all-around good time, so I just know everyone in the city is going to love me!
Aren't I a cutie?!