Okay it's been a few days since I've been on for more than a minute or so because Tizane came home Saturday. It has been quite interesting to say the least as anyone with a new puppy or even an older one knows. Let's start out with the morning. Wake up go outside, get to it (go potty) maybe chase me across the yard two or three times, then go back inside. Drink a little water, eat a bite or two of food then go and chew on front of couch until I find her bunny to distract her with (it's never where I left it.) Play for about ten or fifteen minutes and then train for about five. Somewhere in here I've ground coffee beans (if I didn't set it up the night before.) Then it's nap time. Oh did I say that we wake up around 5-5:30 AM? Okay anyways, wake up again after about thirty minutes, an hour if I'm lucky and start over except by now I have had two cups of coffee and I'm more awake than the first time. She has been so good about "getting to it" or more likely she's already got me trained. No accidents yet!!!! Yea!! She really impressed me by figuring out the dog door from the porch although when it's time to go she makes me hold the door because she knows she can get me to play with her. I have a feeling that I will be ready for the beach with all the running that I do with her. She likes to play hide and seek. I run across the yard and hide behind a tree and she comes and finds me and then I run back across the yard and so on. I am easily getting my aerobic activity with her. Sometimes she'll just chase me without me hiding. It's just whatever she feels like doing. She also met the lab mix pup that lives behind us. They like to run along the fence with each other, so I get a break every now and then. She usually eats better after her second play period. I'm guessing because she's used so much energy. Then it's training, playtime in the house and another nap. So now it's between 7 and 8, so I watch the news or read the paper, if she hasn't found it first. Loves shredding paper, this one. Hasn't got to the paper towels or toilet paper, yet. Sometimes, I caught a little nap while she slept, other times I just did daily chores. She wakes up and it's back to the races so to speak. Oh and did I mention she likes to nip everything? Yes, there are some things I forgot about puppy hood. That's okay she is more than happy to remind me. No, that's my toe. Ouch, that's my hand. Hey, you are so not allowed to bite me anywhere near there. I must admit, I'm a little more worried about my husband than myself though. We distract her and give her favorite toys, chews anything that is nearby, but once she gets it in her head that she likes biting you here or there, she does not want to stop. And that goes for any leaf off any plant that she walks past. I did puppy proof the yard as far as poisonous plants go, but I still have many many plants in my yard, for now. Shoelaces, flip flops (while I'm in them), the couch, the chair, pine cones, and if you try to thwart her, she either starts barking at you or grunting and whining. I'll tell you what though, I wouldn't dream of trading any of this away because throughout the day there are these moments where she's laying on my lap giving puppy kisses or gently snoring as she sleeps. When she's awake she's never further than a foot away from me unless she's following dad around. And she is smart. She already sits with both hand and voice commands and she lays down with hand signals. Also because I'm always having her chase me, she always comes when I call her. Of course we are still in the backyard and house for now but I'm pretty proud of my little girl. Well she just woke up so it's time to get back to the world that revolves around Tizane. Until next time, Ciao.