Saturday, December 31, 2011

1 more month to go!!

Rocky is 11 months today. I am not 100% positive of this but when he got turned into the shelter he was around 1 week old. We are kinda guessing on dates but anyway the end of the month baby sounds great to me! Rocky has def gone through a lot already and I have plans for him to go through even more! Rocky has traveled far and wide to get to the state he is at now! First the shelter then being fostered! Afterward he got sick and was almost put to sleep again! Thank the foster mom for stepping up even more then necessary to take care of the puppies and mother! Because of her Rocky was able to travel the 1,300 miles to live a great life in the new home! Rocky has improved walking on the leash because of the easy walk harness! He loves going for walks and it is much easier now! He has also mastered the command of high five, beg, bow (kinda), and others. He loves playing fetch with his ball and can even tell the difference between ball and toy! He is starting to slow down and sleep a little more in the day time now! He always eats all his food and loves getting more! This year was truly awesome and getting him made it even better! Yes he is still a puppy and has some troubles which made me mad but he is a joy to have with us! Our family is much happier with him around!


Rocky and Tommy with Santa!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Christmas Time

As Christmas approaches so does my baby boy's first birthday! He will be getting many presents for Christmas possibly including a new jacket! Also we have to celebrate his birthday soon after! He is doing really well through! He is in the process of switching from puppy food to adult food (which hopefully will help his hyper behavior)! He also went to the nursing home today and besides trying to jump on everyone he did really well! He even gave kisses to the people there! He really was just a good boy and even through all the distractions he still did his tricks. He has learned many at this point too! He learned the basics of sit, down, stay, wait! He has also learned fetch the ball/ toy, high five, paw, on and off! He is really smart! He also has not gone potty in the house in months! The little boy has gone up every nicely!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Where He Is Now!

Rocky has been doing good in his new home. His favorite activities include but are not limited to:
1. Wrestling with his brother Tommy
2. Teasing his brother Springer (our rat)
3. Playing
4. Getting treats
5. Annoying Mommy

Rocky does not have any more accidents in the house unless he is super excited and stops once I say something. He is getting better walking on the leash and loves greeting everyone. He is still super excited when people come into the house that he jumps up on them but if I am there to correct him he slows down just a bit. He mastered the commands of sit, down, on, off, paw, and beg. He does these great when there is a treat present but he is stubborn if not. He loves drinking water from the bath tub but giving him a bath is like committing murder. He is a great dog and loves toys and treats. He is the best when he sleeps :). He loves his crate and wakes me up in the morning to let him out. He hasn't destroyed to much in the house either!  

I did have pictures to add but my phone had deleted them all :( So I am hoping I get more soon!








Thursday, July 28, 2011

10 Steps Back

Well this update isn't so pleasant. Rocky I feel has been taking 10 steps back on potty training. I thought he was fully trained yet he has been peeing in the house and crate more frequently. We have not changed anything recently except he is on medicine for a sore he had on his toe. He pees in the house when he gets super excited. He pees in the middle of rough housing (wrestling) with his brother Tommy, when someone else into the house he seems to dribble and he also has peed fully in the house when he just wants to. Besides this Rocky has been a good boy. He isn't to bad taking medicine and loves being in the vets office. He is really good at the commands of sit, down, stay/ wait, and stand. He is eating like a champ especially with stuff he finds on the floor (that's his favorite). I even took him back to the dog park and he wasn't to bad. He got a little to vocal for some of the owners so I leashed him to let him stay and experience it on leash and he was 10 times better! He did bark and try to join in others playing but when he learned the other dogs didn't care he laid right down and relaxed!! If there is any advice please help!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Please Adopt!! Update

Today I was talking to the wonderful woman who cared for my Rocky when he was to little to come up! She has Rocky's mother and sister! She was telling me that things are good and they are doing great! She also sent me a photo to compare misery! Tell me your opinions about this lovely family!

  Rocky in his crate! One foot under one over!

Dora in her crate! Such a cutie pie!!

Star in her crate! Have you seen the reasons yet?



Rocky's mom! She looks so happy to be home!

Adopting saves lives! These three where adopted with the other siblings and they are happy as could be! Why Shop When You Can Adopt!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Updated Photos!

This is Rocky with his daddy's glasses on!

Rocky is laying on his back!

His adorable face upside down!

Showing support for his "new" home team! Go Phillies!

Rocky wanted the plastic bag to get the treats! He ripped it so much it fit over his head!

Rocky's Videos!

video This is Rocky learning new commands! He is so smart!
video This is Rocky playing with the Frisbee at the dog park!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

ZzZzZzZz

A little note/ update on the sleeping boy!

As Rocky lays next to me on the couch like a cat I write to you an update. Rocky enjoys laying on top of my couch cushion which usually ends up sucking him in when he rolls on his back. He is being a good boy. There is still much more training needed but he is slowing making progress. He now knows paw, sit, down, stand and in yet he is a stubborn boy (American bulldog) who does not always like to do what is told of him. Also he likes to jump up on people as a greeting. Little does this 30 pound boy know that when he is 100 pounds people will not think its cute, so I am working on stopping it. His brother and him get along great. Also Rocky is completely potty trained and crate trained! He loves to give kisses and more kisses, so I will also be working on a command to stop kissing cause not everyone likes them either! He has not had any fights at the dog park cause he goes alone now! He was starting fights with his brother there so I had to separate them and not bring them together. He loves people but definitely needs more socialization and experience around people! He is such a great puppy and a pleasure to have in the family. I really wish we were not so far from his family but one day hopefully they can meet up again. I sent a photo to his sister Star family the other day saying that when I talk to him about Star and his other sibling plus the foster parents he gives me kisses like he remembers them. This was taken during the time of my talking about them and showing him pictures on the computer. Tell me what you think!

Also I will be uploading a video and some photos of him from my phone soon!

Friday, July 1, 2011

Dare Devil Rocky

So my boy is a huge dare devil. Today while going to the dog park he decided to not listen to his mom to get out the back of the truck like his big brother but instead jump out the front driver side window! He was perfectly fine but he loves to jump and run! He was chasing plenty of toys today in the dog park. We had to leave in a fast hurry through because Rocky gets jealous over his big brother. He does not want his big brother to play with other dogs at the park so he will start a fight with them :( He thinks that his mom would not catch him but I do. He also likes to start fights with dogs then let his big brother finish the job as he runs along to play! This boy has a serious lesson that needs to be learned.

1. His mother will not tolerate fights in the dog park.
2. His mother will not tolerate jealous of other dogs.
3. His mother owns a dog not a DARE DEVIL!
All his dangerous moves scare me to death.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

End of the Month Report

Update on Rocky:
Rocky has mainly lost all his puppy teeth and all the adult teeth are looking good! He is still chewing and licking everything like crazy but we have plenty of toys for that reason. He also loves to cuddle and be the center of attention! He gets allow great with his older brother Tommy, even through he tries to push his limits with him Tommy puts him back into place. He also is gaining weight and almost able to fit into his big boy harness (still a lil big for him)! He loves his toys so much he doesn't know which to play with at times so he will gather five all together and switch playing with them every five minutes! He is a good boy in his crate at night and during the day when he have to put him in it. He even likes to walk in and out of his crate throughout the day since we leave the door open for him. He also is training my older dog Tommy that the crate isn't that bad. He loves getting his photo taken and he is so cute not to take the photos. He is still not a big fan of the bath but he will learn water = good! He knows the sit and down command and also understands wait, back and stay. He is very stubborn with performing the commands but I know he knows them! He is currently working on paw and come! He is a smart cookie but very stubborn!

All and all he is a great puppy and loving part of this family!

Friday, June 17, 2011

Adventure

Today Rocky went on an adventure! He take a little road trip to my work and visited the residents! The little rockstar was awesome in there loved everyone and anyone he could see! There was a small downfall to this adventure, the rain :(. I wanted to walk Rocky before going into the facility but because it was raining he would not go so I had to hold him the entire time in the building so he would not have an accident. He is potty trained but does have accidents on a rare occasion. He was a worm the entire time I held him! He loved seeing the residents and I am sure he would of loved to meet more but there wasn't enough time. Rocky was a very well behaved boy and I am sure I will be taking him back to visit when we have more time! I also think that Tommy enjoyed the time away from his brother for the little bit! They love each other so much yet the same time they are so jealous of each other. If Tommy has a toy Rocky wants it and the same thing with Tommy wanting Rocky's toys. Also they love attention from us.

He is a perfect addition to our family!


Drinking from a taco bell cup!!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Lost Tooth

Rocky lost a tooth today. I am not sure if it is his first or not but he is moving away from puppy hood to adult hood so fast :( He is growing up so fast! I found the tooth when I examined his bloody toy and mouth! Here is some photos I took!

 His tooth















The red spot is where the tooth came from
















Now what to do with his tooth? I know I am keeping it cause it is rare to find a puppy tooth since they usually swallow them!

Monday, June 6, 2011

Big Day

Rocky and Tommy had a big day yesterday! Both attended my graduation party and did really well! For Rocky being around a large group of people for the first time he was really well behaved. They both played, wrestled, and had a ball! Rocky tried to get some human food but once we said no he walked away! He loved getting greeted and petted by everyone who would! He did jump but not to much! Everyone was saying how good of a puppy he is and how he is so sweet and cute! He was so tired by the middle of the party yet did not want to sleep cause he was afraid he would miss something! He slept in the new house last night and was scared at first but soon slept.
The highlights of Rocky's stay at the new house last night was the huge yard, the neighbor's dog and got much more love then normal! Life was great for him yesterday!

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Rocky Gets "Demoted"

So today Rocky starts his big boy no more puppy program! He started riding in the backseat today with his big brother Tommy. This means no more getting held in the front seat or placed in the front seat like the King of the Car!! Rocky did well on the two car rides already today and had only one mess up of trying to climb to the front seat. He doesn't seem to mind being back there with his brother! He is attached to him anyway! I mean to the point where he depends on Tommy to learn the ropes! They do really well walking together and are just great brothers! They love being around each other so much that if Tommy is not around when Rocky is awake he will not fall asleep yet Tommy surely has no problem! They love playing around and wrestling! I couldn't have asked for 2 better pups!

Rocky is doing well on training! His potty training is almost complete just minor problems still going in the crate at points during the night or long time in the crate. No more potting in the house through. He also knows sit, down and is currently working on paw! I decided to work on the basics to get him to realize his name and who is in charge! Next major training that needs to be done is bath training! This boy has had so many baths already in his life and he is horrible in the tub :(. You would think because of all the baths he would loves water yet it is not happening with him!

Here is a photo of this big boy with our pet rat Springer in his ball (who he is not fond of)
Also this big boy is a cuddlier!

Friday, May 27, 2011

Hello

Sorry about the long time no update :( First of all mommy has been busy with work and graduation she has not been able to write for me and also the blogspot has blocked me from logging on! I am doing okay but still am having issues with pottying outside. Mommy gets mad at me but I just don't know what to do. I am so in love with my brother! He is awesome, lets me wrestle with him, pull on him and try to steal my toys back! I love napping and cuddling! I am a good pup and am doing great here! My grandparents are taking my brother and I this weekend so hopefully I am good for them. They love to spoil my cutie face!

Also my mommy needs help from her fellow dog lover friends! I am going to the bathroom in my crate and then sleep in it. How can she stop this cause let me tell you the shower/ bath is evil. I hate when mom has to bathe me. She has no idea how to stop me from using the crate as a potty. She used the potty training pads but I like to chew on them (I am a teething puppy). Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated!

Here is a photo of me in my mommy's car!! I had the whole backseat to sleep!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Amazing Story!

Check out an amazing story:
http://camppendleton.patch.com/articles/camp-pendleton-marine-reunited-with-afghan-puppy#video-6134683

Marine gets reunited with a dog he fell in love while working on duty

Monday, May 16, 2011

Some More Photos!


Rocky and me about to leave his grandparents!!

 
Rocky the Movie Star! Grandpop's Glasses!

 
Sleepy time after running the yard!!

Look at the smile on my dad's/ his grandpop's face!

 

Big man sitting on the porch chair!!
 
Sleeping on the bed next to my nephew!

 
Sleeping on Grandpop's lap!!

 
Sitting on Grandpop's lap!!

He had a great weekend visit with his grandparents!! Last night was rough but it turned out to be a good weekend!!

 ♥ Rocky

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Vet/ Grandparent Visit

So Rocky went to the vet today and he was such a good boy!! He weighs 25lbs (which means I'm feeding him good!) He let the doctor do everything without a bark, whine or whimper! He got two shots and was good to go! He was such a good boy and all healthy!

Also this weekend he is staying with his grandparents as we (his parents) go to work (lucky brat). He has had no potty accidents in the house and goes right into his crate to sleep, if he has not fallen asleep on his granddaddy's lap already! He loves being here and is getting use to the new house where he will be moving to! He loves the big yard (especially the stuff he can chew)!! He has made friends with our future neighbors dogs already!! Everything is good for him! Everyone loves him and he loves everyone!! Pictures will be up soon so please stay posted!!

Friday, May 13, 2011

I Am Home

Today was an all around great day! This whole week has been! When I came home Saturday I met my brother and my new family. I got many toys and today mommy and daddy brought me more! They got me whats called a teething ring. For some reason they don't like me nibbling on their fingers, no idea why they taste good to me! They also got me and my brother other toys including a huge tennis ball that squeaks! They also brought me a new name tag! My brother has already had one so they brought me mine! Here's a photo!
They tell me the name suits me but I dont know about that yet!
My brother just stole my toy so I am going to go get it back (maybe)! Love ya all! Keep following me and my progress at my new home!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Hello Friends

Hello so Rocky's brother is enter in the Best Smile Contest. If you have a facebook page please go to
http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Pet-Studio/131735993504565
Like Pet studio page then go to Best Smile Contest 3!  My Tommy is on there for the best smile!
This link:
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=219938741350956&set=a.219333398078157.65544.131735993504565&type=1&theater

Rocky seems to enjoy his smile!
Also Rocky is adjusting well to being home! Loves wrestling with his older brother and getting into trouble! Today he dyed himself pink by spilling his daddy's raspberry ice tea all over himself then gave his dad a hard time about getting a bath! Also today he decided he did not want a potty pad in the crate with him so he torn it up! More updates to come for A Day In The Life as Rocky!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Note From Rocky

Hello All,
I am going to be making this short since I am tired! Today has been such a long day! I gotz to sleepz and annoy mom all day!! **wet kisses** Then mommy had a surprise for me, I got to meet my Aunt Chase! She seems okay but she has a dog around my size who I can play for now! LOL! I learned to run after a ball and everyone kept telling me not to chew and eat on stickz but they are yummy! Meeting this play mate was fun but nowz I come home to sleep. Mommy let me sleep in the front seat on the way home too- but do not tell anyone! I am really enjoying this home and it seems to be a great place to stay! Grandmoms house was nice to! I have lots of love surrounding me here!!
Thank you to everyone who follows me and loves me and got me home! I think I'll stay here for awhile- they got toyz!!

Rocky **Wet Kisses** **Nibble** (I'm a puppy what do you expect)

Waiting for daddy to get out of work!

See I gotz the ball!

Thats Logan and I switching ballz

About to go sleep next to my brother

Tommy and I- till he moved :(

Mommy just woke me up to tell me that today is mother days! Not sure what that is but happy mothers day to my momma Jade- my foster mommy Ruth- and my grandmomma Karen and my new mommy! Also happy mothers day to everyone who is a mother, soon to be moms, and my fellow woof woof moms!

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Rocky is Home!

Rocky is home and everything looks great! Lots of work needs to be done with this pup! Training has already started and will continue forever! A new and old dog can learn tricks! Right now it is as basic as sit, no jumping, off, and going potty outside (that seems to be the hard one)!
So what everyone loves when looking on this blog is the photos!














































Note in any order! Hope you enjoy them! Talk to you all soon!