Friday, July 30, 2010

Duncan and the Water Hose

Who knew sweet little Duncan loves water - any method: pools, bath water, hoses, toliet water..... anyways. Jack was going to run the sprinkler this evening and realized the hand sprayer has "molded/confirmed" to the hose. So, he was going to hand water our grass. Good thing our Dunky made it fun for him...

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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Seriously....

It's a unfortunate time to be without my camera cord and it's unfortunate my blackberry doesn't take the best quality pictures....but S E R I O U S L Y?!?!?!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Happy Birthday Duncan Dog!!

Today is Duncan's first birthday! Happy Birthday Big Boy!


Duncan's ride home last September.
Little puppy smooshy face.
I miss those blue eyes! (His eyes have hints of blue now, but not as pretty!)
We love you big boy!

-Jack and Kayla

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Quick Update

Here's a quick update of what's been going on for us!

Jack has been hard at work recruiting great people for a great company. He is getting ready to head north to Milwaukee for his company's annual meeting. He will be back in OKC next Wednesday. Right now, he and Dunky are on a walk to petsmart to see how much big boy weighs! I think he is around 65lbs...

I (Kayla) am coughing, sneezing, wheezing, etc. I have had a sore throat since Monday and have yet to really take care of it (complete fail). Jack has been helping me by cooking dinner, cleaning the kitchen and running errunds for me - what a wonderful husband! I have still been able to go to work; I guess I am saving my sick leave for some really good illness. I was going to post some pictures from our trip to Houston and College Station, but I can't find my cord for my camera... and I am too sickly to look for it right now.

Duncan is just his funny self. He actually is recovering from an ear infection, which I think was due to swimming too much at Grandma's. He acted just fine; but his ear smelled and was black. He has been staying outside in the mornings, and then after lunch we crate him. We think he really enjoys air conditioning over the hot hot humidity here. He is also a person of interst for the theft of my camera cord (don't worry, he is innocent until proven guilty).

Thanks for reading our quick update. Hopefully I will find the cord soon to enrich your reading pleasure with pictures.

Happy Thursday Eve!
Jack and Kayla

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Wedding Weekend

What a weekend it will be! 
My wonderful, taller but younger cousin Meghan is getting married!!

AND - My dear pledge sister Laura is getting married!!


We can't wait!
Jack and Kayla

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Duncan vs the Water

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It's a known a fact Duncan Dog loves to swim. Today, my mom and I figured out he loves the water hose as well.

Duncan "ate" the water for about an hour.

Enjoy, we certainly did.

-Jack and Kayla

Friday, July 9, 2010

Dog Joke...

These are the answers from dogs when asked "How many dogs does it take to put in a light bulb?" 

Golden Retriever: The sun is shining, the day is young, we've got our whole lives ahead of us, and you're inside worrying about a stupid burned-out light bulb?
Border Collie: Just one. And I'll replace any wiring that's not up to code.
Dachshund: I can't reach the stupid lamp!
Toy Poodle: I'll just blow in the Border collie's ear and he'll do it. By the time he finishes rewiring the house, my nails will be dry.
Rottweiler: Go Ahead! Make me!
Shi-tzu: Puh-leeze, dah-ling. Let the servants. . . .
Lab: Oh, me, me!!! Pleeeeeeze let me change the light bulb! Can I? Can I? Huh? Huh? Can I?
Malamute: Let the Border collie do it. You can feed me while he's busy.
Cocker Spaniel: Why change it? I can still pee on the carpet in the dark.
Doberman Pinscher: While it's dark, I'm going to sleep on the couch.
Mastiff: Mastiffs are NOT afraid of the dark.
Hound Dog: ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ
Chihuahua: Yo quiero Taco Bulb.
Irish Wolfhound: Can somebody else do it? I've got a hangover.
Pointer: I see it, there it is, right there...
Greyhound: It isn't moving. Who cares?
Australian Shepherd: Put all the light bulbs in a little circle...
Old English Sheep Dog: Light bulb? Light bulb? That thing I just ate was a light bulb?

I am your puppy...

I am your Puppy, and I will love you until the end of the Earth, but please know a few things about me.
I am a Puppy, this means that my intelligence and capacity for learning are the same as an 8-month-old child. I am a Puppy; I will chew EVERYTHING I can get my teeth on. This is how I explore and learn about the world. Even HUMAN children put things in their mouths. It's up to you to guide me to what is mine to chew and what is not.

I am a Puppy; I cannot hold my bladder for longer than 1 - 2 hours. I cannot "feel" that I need to poop until it is actually beginning to come out. I cannot vocalize nor tell you that I need to go, and I cannot have "bladder and bowel control" until 6 - 9 months. Do not punish me if you have not let me out for 3 hours and I tinkle. It is your fault. As a Puppy, it is wise to remember that I NEED to go potty after: Eating, Sleeping, playing, Drinking and around every 2 - 3 hours in addition. If you want me to sleep through the night, then do not give me water after 8 p.m. A crate will help me learn to housebreak easier, and will avoid you being mad at me.
I am a Puppy, accidents WILL happen, please be patient with me! In time I will learn.

I am a Puppy, I like to play. I will run around, and chase imaginary monsters, and chase your feet and your toes and 'attack' you, and chase fuzz balls, other pets, and small kids. It is play; it's what I do. Do not be mad at me or expect me to be sedate, mellow and sleep all day. If my high energy level is too much for you, maybe you could consider an older rescue from a shelter or Rescue group. My play is beneficial, use your wisdom to guide me in my play with appropriate toys, and activities like chasing a rolling ball, or gentle tug games, or plenty of chew toys for me. If I nip you too hard, talk to me in "dog talk", by giving a loud YELP, I will usually get the message, as this is how dogs communicate with one another. If I get too rough, simply ignore me for a few moments, or put me in my crate with an appropriate chew toy.

I am a Puppy; hopefully you would not yell, hit, strike, kick or beat a 6-month-old human infant, so please do not do the same to me. I am delicate, and also very impressionable. If you treat me harshly now, I will grow up learning to fear being hit, spanked, kicked or beat. Instead, please guide me with encouragement and wisdom. For instance, if I am chewing something wrong, say, "No chew!" and hand me a toy I CAN chew. Better yet, pick up ANYTHING that you do not want me to get into. I can't tell the difference between your old sock and your new sock, or an old sneaker and your $200 Nikes.

I am a Puppy, and I am a creature with feelings and drives much like your own, but yet also very different. Although I am NOT a human in a dog suit, neither am I an unfeeling robot who can instantly obey your every whim. I truly DO want to please you, and be a part of your family, and your life. You got me (I hope) because you want a loving partner and companion, so do not relegate me to the backyard when I get bigger, do not judge me harshly but instead mold me with gentleness and guidelines and training into the kind of family member you want me to be here.
I am a Puppy and I am not perfect, and I know you are not perfect either. I love you anyway. So please, learn all you can about training, and puppy behaviors and caring for me from your Veterinarian, books on dog care and even researching on the computer! Learn about my particular breed and it's "characteristics", it will give you understanding and insight into WHY I do all the things I do. Please teach me with love, patience, the right way to behave and socialize me with training in a puppy class or obedience class, we will BOTH have a lot of fun together.

I am a Puppy and I want more than anything to love you, to be with you, and to please you. Won't you please take time to understand how I work? We are the same you and I, in that we both feel hunger, pain, thirst, discomfort, fear, but yet we are also very different and must work to understand one another's language, body signals, wants and needs. Some day I will be a handsome dog, hopefully one you can be proud of and one that you will love as much as I love you.


Love, Your Puppy


(Ps. thanks for reading this long post!)

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Duncan has Cabin Fever!

It started raining on Duncan this afternoon. He hasn't quite learned to seek shelter (aka his dog house) in times of bad weather. I managed to rinse him off by myself this evening (usually it's a team effort!)

The few days will be similar to the following video:

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The complete opposite of this video:
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(which was taken after a day of fun at Cousin Colonel's Pool)

Rain Rain GO Away... Dunky wants to play outside!

Thanks for reading - stay D R Y!
Jack and Kayla

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Happy 4th of July!

The storm Alex has kept the sun away from Oklahoma, but I know once person doesn't mind... DUNCAN! Obviously he doesn't need to work on his complexion, but he does need to work on his swimming!  This is from the Geurkink's house. Woody (the sweet little dog) loved playing with Duncan. Woody doesn't swim, but he was soaked, as if he had been swimming.

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Hope everyone has a great Fourth!
-Jack and Kayla

Friday, July 2, 2010

Kenya

Jack and I had to opportunity to go to Kenya three summers ago for a missions trip. Here's a little walk down memory lane...

Gotta Love 2007!
Jack and Kayla