Friday, June 24, 2011

Working like -- yeah, I've used this before. ;)

Like a dog, lately. Actually, the dogs have been working less. They get to lie there at work for the most part and eat things. ;) I want their job! Tempe is getting bigger, and she just amazes me, day in and day out. She's got incredible focus and concentration for an 11 week old. And she now has EARS... hahaha. Those came up. Funny how much she changes with her ears. ;) She's a mover too, a mover and a shaker, she can gait, gait gait... but what I love most about her is her willingness and bravery. You ask, she tries. No fear. Except for when the cats come barreling at her, and heck, I get out of the way if it's Sophie the terrorist. ;)

As you can see by the photos... Natural Balance was having a retailer contest for their promotion/giveaway.

So, hey... we figured we'd sort of take it the one step beyond and have fun. Simon was totally up for skateboarding -- I think I could totally teach him to use it. He'd probably love it. ;) Go fast!

What surprised us was Tempe -- she totally was in these shots, happy as could be. Total concentration, even with other dogs, a lot of people, and all sorts of things going on. Look at her be a show off and balance on the skateboard!! ;) I can't do that! Clever girl! Yeah, I think she came with an automatic "sit up" feature. She tries using it for everything, including when I say "no." (Sit up! Yeah, I'll try that, it works!)

She's a heck of a puppy, that's for sure. Adore her! ;) I will say all the "random scary noises" CD that Kim and Mark play for their puppies really works. Loud noises and scary things don't phase her. I uh, half wish they did at times. No fear! ;)

(Also, a Riley photo, because he's been feeling left out and crotchety.)


penni said...

Is her real name "NOT Temperence"? She seems to do all things at full blast. What a darling baby.

Shep said...

*laughs* She's pretty full blast, but SO, so easy going. Just very thoughtful, thinks a ton though. :D

I do think it's funny -- Kim nicknamed her Tempest. ;) We call her Tempo at times -- she's pretty upbeat! ;)

Thanks, she's such a NICE dog, wow. I mean, I have great dogs, but wow, for her age, she's amazing. ;) Well, at least to me. Reminds me of her daddy, and I love him, he's just a workin' fool. <3

Léo said...

Love those ears!!

Elizabeth said...

Oh man, I just KNEW you had photoshopped her sitting up on that skateboard! OMG - you are not kidding about her ability. Such a beautiful girl!

Shep said...

Nope!! *laughs*

I know how to uh, fill some spots in PS, and do layers, but no shopping dogs, I swear! ;)

She's sitting right up there, silly girl! She totally climbed on it, even though it was a little wobbly. ;) Will work for cookies!

Chuli said...

Que lindo el amor que tienes hacia los perros, ademas que hermosos que estan, jamas he tenido uno pero me encantaria, son tan buenos compañeros!

motorcycle gma said...

Such a great example of what comes from Casper. She has the crazy puppy glint to her eye, but such drive to learn. And she is in the perfect home, I must add. I can't wait to see her in the ring.

Amy said...

That is one beautiful pup. :-)