It is Halloween, and the last day of fall K9 Kamp hosted by our friends Kol’s Notes, Peggy’s Pet Place and You Did What With Your Weiner.
Today’s theme “Don’t Be A Plumpkin” is my summary of fall K9 Kamp.
We feel kind of bad as this Kamp session we haven’t been able to do all the things we should have done. Finally the last week or so we are settling into a routine, but then I’m recovering from my lip fold surgery, so we still aren’t 100% here at Emma’s haunted K9 Kamp. Since many of you have asked, I’m doing well and can’t wait to get my stitches out. Even with our somewhat scattered life the past seven weeks, we are all still the same weight, have kept up our routine and have added some new things that are fun. Mom is finally back to running in the morning too. Her latest injuries have subsided, and she figured out how to get the morning run into our schedule with Bailie and going to the office a few mornings a week.
Bailie has been a huge help in getting even Katie running around the yard. Our chase and wrestle games are really picking up and we love it. Mom doesn’t participate, but since she runs on her own, it evens things out.
Another huge benefit to a puppy is that they have to train all the time and that training involves treats. Mom can’t stand to work with one dog while the others look on, so we are all training together. It is a good refresher for us mature dogs and the best thing is that we ALL get treats. Mom found Zuke’s Minis in wabbit flavor – they are pawsome! They are low cal too. I would do anything for them.
We all get together and practice sit…get a treat.
Then we practice down…get a treat.
It goes on and on, and the sit, down, sit is a good workout too.
Mom is going to sign Bailie and I up for nose work classes in January, so we are excited about that. Bailie will also give tracking classes a try in the spring. She has an awesome nose. I will keep you posted once we start those classes. Mom says when she takes Bailie out alone after walking Katie and I, she actually tracks where we went. I may get into tracking too, but she will start that with Bailie. To help teach her to track, she has been letting her search for her food, sometimes in the house, sometimes outside. With some bad weather again, we could only get a short video of indoor food tracking. Bailie loves it and it keeps her “on track”. If you know about tracking, this is by no means 100% correct, but to get a video, we couldn’t use a leash, and the track was just for fun.
That is it for K9 Kamp this fall. We look forward to the next installment and hopefully we will be able to have some more fun activities! Have a hauntingly, happy Howloween! Eat all the treats you want as long as you exercise to work them off 🙂
I’ve decided to do the British thing for Howloween this year…do you like my hat?
Today I’m joining 2 Brown Dawgs and cohost Ruckus the Eskie in the Halloween This ‘N That Thursday blog hop! Don’t be spooked, stop by and see what the other blogs have to say!
Just love all the photo’s Emma, have a super Howl-O-ween 🙂 xxooxxx
Mollie and Alfie
Thanks guys, hope you get lots of treats!
Molly The Wally says
Have a tremendous Thursday and Happy Halloween to all your family. Hope it is a spectacularly good spooky one Emma.
Best wishes Molly
But not too spooky, don’t want nightmares 😉
Ellen Shedlarz says
Ok with all the cutest in today’s blog what struck me Emma is you said Mom had an injury. That is the first we are hearing about it. I hope it was nothing serious and that she is feeling better and well healed.
Happy Halloween to you and the gang.
Ps I love your hat!
Mom is always having something hurting from her running. She is getting old and things seem to break down more often. Nothing serious, she just has to take a running break sometimes but she is back on the road.
Sue at Talking Dogs says
Love your hat, Emma! From our experience, there’s nothing like a puppy in the house to get everybody moving 😉
Thanks, I love to wear hats! Puppies do really get us moving! Katie is running more than she has in quite a while and Mom can never sit still since she is constantly after Bailie.
Roxy the Traveling Dog says
Sounds like fun stuff going on at your house. That training and treat thing especially. Love your hat too BTW.
SlimDoggy (@MySlimDoggy) says
Happy Halloween Emma thanks for the update. Glad to hear you are recuperating and that things are going well at your house. Little Bailie is really coming along – you are teaching her well. Her nose work and tracking is like our find-the-food game that we play.
PS. We love Zuke’s too – we have the salmon ones 🙂
My silly mom has such an aversion to anything having to do with fish, she won’t even buy any dog food or treats with fish…weird lady she is, but I love wabbit!
SlimDoggy (@MySlimDoggy) says
PS.#2 We love the word PLUMPKIN! How perfect for Halloween.
Thanks, thought it was actually perfect for the humans.
Training together looks fun!
Happy Howloween to you all!
How awesome that Bailie knows how to use her nose. Delilah is signed up for advanced nosework class which I believe starts next week. It is a very fun class and so fun to watch, especially with a treat hound like Delilah who will climb into just about anything for a crumb of bread.
Happy Halloween to you and the crew!!
That is like Bailie, anything for a crumb of food. Good for training but irritating sometimes.
Maggie the PBGV says
Cute, cute your pictures! Bailie is learning so many things so quickly it is pawsome! Emma, the mom tells me that you and I have pretty much the same facial expression. Kind of stoic. I went from 28 to 21 pounds last year (I am a picky eater) so the mom gives me foods and cookies that I like and can tolerate. Love those Iams Shakeables! I have gained some weight back. At 13 I am frail…but I can see very well and hear selectively! I am the mom’s girl! HAPPY HOWLOWEEN! Maggie the PBGV
That is awesome that you lost the weight, it will add to your life. Just a couple pounds can be a couple years on us doggies! Happy Howloween!
Maggie the PBGV says
Oh, it was NOT a good thing! I was like anorexic and sickly! I was totally healthy at 28 pounds. I am a little PBGV, but 21 pounds was not healthy for me. The doctor wanted me to go on a kidney diet. I would not let my lips touch the dog food or the stuff the mom cooked for me (she tried.) So I am eating the dog foods I like, at the speed I like. The mom is taking extra special good care of me.
I’m sorry, I just know that you should be smaller than me, but I did not know how much you should weigh. Baby Bailie is now 21 pounds so I have an idea of your size. In that case, I should catch some wabbit and send it to you, I bet you would like that! You better eat better to stay healthy… Katie and I were always underweight puppies because we didn’t like to eat but then we learned to like eating after a couple years. I know your mom will take good care of you, but you have to do your part too.
Michelle Liew says
Hope that all will be well after the surgery and that the tracking classes will be enjoyable! Thanks for sharing with us!
I’m feeling pretty normal now, so we will have to see what happens in time. Can’t wait for nose work to start and then to see Bailie tracking!
Maria Sadowski says
Love your photos! You’re all so good! =)
My dogs are really good at sitting, because they know it usually produces treats. If I’m anywhere near the drawer where the treats are, they’ll all sit in a row with hopeful ears and eyes. They have me well trained, LOL!
Sit was simple to learn as it gets treats! Happy Howloween!
I’m glad all is ok, and they will remove that stitches soon, Emma. First I thought, that’s a diet post – HOW SCARY, yiiikes! Mom said I am a plumpkin, because that vet-girl said, I have to lose 2 kg – pfff as if! Have a super Howl-o-ween all!
Exercise more so you can eat more of the good stuff…that is how we handle poundage at our house…no diets, just exercise.
I like your diet! Ours is: reduce the treats…how mean :o)
That is bad…we just have to get more active, never cut back on the treats!
Sometimes life gets in the way of our best laid plans, but as long as we get back on track that’s what’s important! I can’t imagine your crew being off track for long, Emma, you always do great.
Bailie was like a little hoover in that video….too cute. And of course I love your British hat!
Bailie the hoover, has a nice ring to it and it is true too! We never are really off track, just disheveled at times!
Jackie Bouchard says
Don’t be a plumpkin – love it! That Bailie is so darn cute! Reminds me of our beagle (also named Bailey!), the way she’s got her nose to the floor!
Hope no one drops super glue on the floor because Bailie’s nose will be stuck.
Oz the Terrier says
Emma, my girl, you do look fab in your British style! I love it. I find the tracking interesting and I hope Bailie enjoys her class. I’ve been practicing all my commands lately too…and those Zuke’s treats are the BEST reward. I am like you…I would do almost anything for them.
Have a Happy Howloween!
Zukes wabbit…that is where I am at…can’t get enough of those! Happy Howloween!
Will and Eko says
I can’t decide my favorite part of this post – Emma in costume, Bailie hunting for breakfast or the use of the word “plumpkin!”
Happy you like so many parts…we thought plumpkin fit well for fitness and Halloween! Happy Howloween!
Not only does Bailie have a strong nose, she has a fast one. Even Honey doesn’t follow a food trail that fast.
I’m really excited to see what you learn in nosework class. Maybe you’ll share what you learn in our annual January Train Your Dog Month challenge. 🙂
BTW, the word “plumpkin” is adorable.
Hi, we thought Plumpkin was a fun word for today. I don’t know anything about the January Train your Dog challenge. If we get started then we can post. The dates for the classes haven’t been set yet but they said the first of the year.
Texas, a cat in... Austin says
I am glad to know you are doing well, Emma!
Happy Howloween, kitties 🙂
Dogs N Pawz says
Love your hat Emma and am glad you are feeling better! All three of you are precious! Have a Happy Halloween!
Happy Howloween to you and your furs as well 🙂
I love your tagline Emma…I have to remember “Plumpkin” it’s so cute and descriptive…We haven’t done a whole lot of new things for K9 Kamp this session but we have had a great time extending our walks and taking longer hikes as the weather finally began to cool off a little…Baillie is going to be a great tracker…just watch her keep that nose down
That is the problem, we can’t get that nose off the ground! A happy treat rich Howloween to you!
Thanks so much for participating in TNT! Bailie sure has a good nose, Freighter was much older before his sniffer kicked in, 🙂 Can’t wait to hear more about Nose Work and Tracking. I bet it will be loads of fun. I am so happy to hear that you are doing well Emma and that your Mom is back to running. As always, I love the pictures. Hope you had a great Halloween with lots of treats and no tricks!
We had a pretty good Halloween, I behaved pretty well, Bailie took over the problem dog job this year. My nose did not kick in until I was about six months old, it is a good hound nose, but Bailie was really born to sniff!
Brian Frum says
Y’all sure do look cute! Happy Halloween dear friends!
Thank you…hope your Howloween was howlin’!
Jane Doiron says
Happy Halloween pals! Training never gets old! Especially when you get some tasty treats! 🙂
We forgot about all the treats puppies get, but now we get the too, awesome!
Sand Spring Chesapeakes says
Glad your surgery on your lips is healing up nicely. Nose work classes how fun. Have a great night.
We are excited to use out noses and especially to see what Bailie can do!
Boy, I am so thankful that I did not have to be a pumpkin this Halloween! I like to eat them, not be them! Hope you tracked a lot of good treats! Happy Halloween!
I like to eat them and not be them too!
Group training sounds like so much fun!!
Since we already know what to do it is easy work for treats, just Bailie has to really work…a nice deal for us big dogs.
Glad your stitches are healing up nice, and great that your mom is back to running and you all kept your weight off while things were hectic. It’s funny, I never seem to have an issue keeping my dogs fit…even if sometimes it’s just structured play in the yard…but my own weight, that’s another story.
I can’t wait to read about how you and Bailie like nose work and how Bailie does in tracking in the spring. Great way to use your noses and keep busy and have fun while you’re doing it!
Hope you had a great Halloween! Toby got his one mile walk in yesterday too…so we wouldn’t turn into pumpkins either. 🙂
Glad you don’t have plumpkins at your house 🙂 We are really excited to try nose work and tracking and will definitely post about it.
Happy Halloween!! I looooove your hat, you look great! Very sophisticated!
Thank you…simple yet elegant!
Gracie Lu Shih Tzu says
We hope you all had a fabulous Halloween. And how wonderful that you all get treats and you train together! That sounds like super hard work – training – for both you pups and your mama! But treats are superb!
Training for us is easy, just hard for Bailie, so getting the treats is a piece of cake!