Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Pretty things in my yard that I like to try and eat...





These are some of the things in my yard that I try to eat but Mommy and Daddy won't let me. Hmph. Whatever. I just want to see how they taste! (Mommy took these pictures by the way)

<3 Truck

Monday, June 29, 2009

King of His Castle...



HA!! HE WISHES!!

Stinky!!

Yesterday Mom and Dad got the brilliant idea to give me a bath because they said I smell like fish. Why I smell like fish, I have no idea. I don't even know what fish is!! So, Mommy climbed into the tub with me while Daddy got the water ready. I thought they were giving me some kind of big, special drink because Daddy held the sprayer up to me and I lapped it up. The water was too warm for drinking though. I didn't mind the bath at first, I kinda liked the warm water and Mommy and Daddy scrubbing me with the good smelling stuff, but I was done after about a minute or two and wanted out! My paws couldn't get any traction and I was pretty much struggling to get outta there! Mommy and Daddy said "NO Truck, we are not done yet!" but I tried telling them that I WAS done! They never listen. When it was over, Daddy took me into the other room and rubbed me dry with a bunch of towels (I would have rather chewed on the towels than be dried with them but whatever Dad) When we were all done, Daddy leaned over, took a big sniff, looked at Mommy and said "He still smells like fish." Heehee...I guess there will be more baths in my future!

<3 El Truckador

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Sigh....





Pumpkin head, Butthead, Chunk, Truckster, Truckaluffagus, Wrinkles, Big Boy, Chuck, Lloyd, Larry.........these are all names that my parents call me when they think I am not listening. I know my name is Truck (well most of the time I do, hee hee) but they insist on calling me these silly names! Humans..........so frustrating.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

WHY SO BRIGHT MOM?!



Mommy follows me around with this big black thing with a REALLY bright light! She always tells me to look handsome, and look here, and stay still, and wait and some other things I cant remember. Then, she aims the big black thing at me and then im blinded by a really bright light! I dont see how this is fun OR good for me for that matter! But, mommy always says YAY afterwards and gives me lots of love and praise. She tells me that she uses the big black thing to show people my goofy head :-) Whatever mom. Here are some pics of me being blinded by the big light!

<3 Truck!

Wednesday Wisdom


"If dogs could talk it would take a lot of the fun out of owning one." - Andy Rooney

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

SOLID.

Truck's poo is looking more solid this week!! (I know, I know, too much information, hehe!)

Truck's people <3

Monday, June 22, 2009

Trucker Tuesday!!




Our handsome baby boy in black and white <3

Health Update!

Truck had an appointment with the vet on saturday morning. His blood test for the pancreatic disorder came back NEGATIVE! YAY! The vet took an in-depth look at his health history and found out that he had only been wormed for one type of worm. So on Sunday we started treating (worming) him for ALL types of worms. Truck is also on a strict diet of dog food only. No treats until he gets his bowels back to normal. (we do give him pieces of his dog food for training purposes and rewards) He gained 2 lbs since Monday so he is now up to 40lbs of love! And he is getting taller everyday! We have another appointment this coming Saturday for his first rabies vaccination and a check up. I will keep everyone posted on his condition.

He had a great weekend full of playing and social interaction! I will post pictures tomorrow!

Thanks for reading!

Truck's Mommy

Thursday, June 18, 2009

More pics of.....guess who? ME!!








Thunderstorms. Phooey.

BIG. LOUD. THUNDER. SCARY! Daddy took me outside to go potty last night and I was just sniffing around, minding my own business when all of a sudden....CRACK!! BOOM!! I don't think I ever ran so fast in my life! I hit the bottom of the steps, tripped and slid across the concrete. (Don't worry, no boo-boos!) Then I took the steps two at a time to get to the door! I had to get inside NOW!! Yeesh! That was SO SCARY! Mommy and Daddy were laughing and I have no idea why because it wasn't funny! Didn't they hear the loud noises?? I have no idea where they were coming from but I know that I didn't like it.

When it was bed time I crawled to the bottom of the bed where I normally sleep but that didn't last long. After two cracks of thunder, I belly crawled up to Mommy and Daddy and slept in between them where it was nice and safe. Whew! I stayed close to them all night. I really hope I don't hear the booms again any time soon...

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Wednesday Wisdom


"In order to really enjoy a dog, one doesn't merely try to train him to be semihuman. The point of it is to open oneself to the possibility of becoming partly a dog." - Edward Hoagland

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

An update from Truck's Mommy

Hello there! Just wanted to fill you in on a few things that have been going on with our Truckster! We've been having a bit of trouble getting his stool to harden up so we've made a few trips to the vet in the past few weeks. He's been on some meds,different food, and we tried the bland diet too but nothing seems to be working. Truck went to the vet yesterday and had some blood taken to check the enzymes in his pancreas. We won't get the results until the end of this week so please keep him in your thoughts! If he has a pancreatic disorder, it can be treated with a supplement. Oh, and he is now 38 lbs! I will keep the blog updated as soon as I hear from the veterinarian. Thanks for reading The Truck Stop!!

Truck's Mommy

Sunday, June 14, 2009

What I did this weekend!













I had so much FUN!! Mommy and Daddy took me to my Paw-Paw's house to play with my cousins, Rocky and Lacy. Paw-Paw is watching them while their people are on vacation. Paw-Paw has a really nice, big yard for us to run around and play in! Mommy brought her camera and took some pictures. She tried to take some of Rocky but he was too wound up to sit still for pictures but she did get a few of Lacy. I love to play with other pups! I'm still growing bigger everyday and I am learning a new command........"come!" When Mommy or Daddy says that word and I run to them, I usually get a treat and tons of praise. SO I think I'm gonna do that more often because I sure do love treats!!

Daddy said I was a REALLY good boy this weekend. Heehee! I was very cuddly with everybody and gave tons of kisses!

Well, I think I am gonna go nap now........I'm sleepy from my long weekend of playing. Please check out my pictures!!

Friday, June 12, 2009

Growth update!!

Daddy measured me this morning and I am 18 inches tall!! Mommy says I am putting on some good weight too because she can't see my ribs as much! Tomorrow we are going to get my nails trimmed. It will be my first time and I must admit that I am a little nervous. I have ticklish feet. Heehee!

I was a really good boy this morning. I had to make up for my ornery behavior yesterday morning :) I cuddled with Mommy and Daddy and listened really good. Sometimes it's hard though because I get distracted.....SQUIRREL!..........oops, see what I mean? Those darn squirrels get me everytime! Anyway, I am looking forward to spending the weekend with my mom and dad! It should be fun! Mommy will take more pictures of me and post them on Monday so check back then!!

I gotta go find that squirrel now.....

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Changing...






Mommy and Daddy say I am starting to look like a big boy dane more and more each day! My head is getting bigger, my feet are huge, and my eyes are starting to droop. AND I am soooo klutzy!! I fall a lot. Heehee!! Check out some pics Mommy took of me!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

scary

I. DON'T. LIKE. THUNDER.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Truck's Mommy


"I never thought I would see the day that I could actually pick up poo without gagging and be completely ok about it."

-Truck's Mommy

*More Truck pics soon, I promise!!*

Training lessons......ugh.

Wow! What a weekend I had! I spent lots of time outside because the weather was beautiful!! I went to a big party on Saturday and met lots of new faces. It made me really sleepy though. I grew another 1/2 an inch pretty much overnight. Mommy and Daddy have been giving me training lessons everyday. I don't understand why I need these but I guess they said because it will make their lives a lot easier. Whatever. I think I'm a good boy, although they get a little upset when I chew on my leash and try to take them for a walk. And when I dig in the yard. And when I run away with mommy's shoes in my mouth. And when I nip at their faces, hands and other various body parts. And when I take things out of the garbage can. And......I can't remember. I am trying my hardest to learn what they are teaching me though, because I want to make them happy! And because I get treats if I do things right! Heehee!!

Mommy said she is sorry that she did not have a chance to post pictures this weekend. I told her she better not upset my fans. She told me she's the boss and not to give her any lip. (heehee!) But she did say that there will be new pics up soon!!

Keep checking back for more updates!

<3
TRUCK-A-LUFF-A-GUS (Daddy calls me that sometimes and Uncle Avirat does too!)

Friday, June 5, 2009

Growing like a weed!!! And some other stuff...

So Daddy measured me this morning and I grew 2 1/2 inches taller since last week!! And he also thinks I gained about 5 lbs...how does he know this? Well, his shoulder is killing him and Mommy's lower back hurts (heehee) Oops.....guess I better get used to them not picking me up anymore.

I got Mommy and Daddy up waaaaay too early this morning. I couldn't help it. I wanted them to play with me SO bad. The clock had the numbers 3:23am on it....is that too early? I didn't think so but they seemed a little grumpy and groggy.

My Mommy is coming home at noon today and staying home!! YAY!!! I get so happy when that happens. I wish Daddy was going to be there too but I will get to see him later.

Hey, do you guys like the hairdryer? I do. It makes me sooooo sleepy. BUT, I do NOT like the sweeper/vacuum thing. It's big, loud and scary. I go hide when it comes out of the closet.

OK, I am going to rest up until Mommy comes home!

P.S. Mommy said she will post more pictures this weekend! Yay!!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Whew!!!

Things are back to normal today. My mommy came home from her meeting and boy was I happy to see her!! I had a rough day yesterday but I'm ok now. I just don't like to disrupt my routine. It makes my belly hurt (in case you were wondering where I get all these smart and fancy words at, I ask mom and dad! hehehe)

I was a little ornery yesterday though....I ran away from my Aunt Lisa, peed in my crate, tried to chew on everything that I wasn't allowed and overall was a big ole butthead. Heehee!! Mommy said it's cause I was just missing her and Daddy and I think she's right.

My Aunt Ashley is graduating from high school tonight so I am going to hang out with my Gramma while mommy and daddy go watch her. Gramma likes to get on the floor and play with me and give me lots of hugs and kisses so I'm pretty excited to see her later :)

By the way....I am growing bigger everyday now!! I weigh about 25lbs and I am 15 inches tall at my shoulders. Mom and Dad are going to measure me every week to see how fast I am growing so make sure you check the blog to see my progress!!

Gotta go hump my pillow now......uh-oh, I don't think I was supposed to share that with you! Oops!!!

:) Heeheehehehe

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Hump Day!

Good morning everyone! Well its hump day, whatever that means? I heard dad say that this morning to mom. So today my mommy has a meeting in Pottsville, PA that she has to go to.. that kinda makes me sad cause she wont be able to come home in the afternoon and give me lunch and play with me! But I guess thats ok cause I just found out that my Aunt Lisa is coming up this afternoon to let me out and play with me!!!! IM REALLY excited about that cause my Aunt Lisa is AWESOME! she's so much fun! and she LOVES when I give her kisses! Well I guess i'll go take a nap until Aunt Lisa gets here so im rested up! Talk to you soon!

<3
Truck!

Monday, June 1, 2009