Sunday, February 22, 2009

Aidan, the dog whisperer

Over Presidents Day weekend, we traveled out to Pittsburgh to hang out with my family. It was the first time that my family had met Kai. I had a feeling our nephews (aidan-6, ethan-almost 3) were going to really love Kai. Kai is pretty mellow- lets people pet him, licks instead of nips, and loves to cuddle, unlike Marley. Needless to say, they loved him! Ethan liked Kai and had fun with him, but it was Aidan that just couldn't get enough of Kai. They chased each other around the house, he petted him, held him and repeated them all over and over again. Kai even went down to my sisters house with us so that Aidan could play with him there. The other good thing was that Kai seems to be rubbing off on Marley. Marley has definitely been more calm and allows people to pet him without Marley chewing on their arms. Here are some pictures of the boys with the dogs and the newest dog whisperer, Aidan.

Aidan and Kai napping

Ethan and Kai... I'm pretty sure this was right after Ethan told Aidan "that's Kai's peepee" haha
the boys and I

Aidan, the dog whisperer with Kai and Marley

which obviously worked because these two were knocked out!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

our wonder-dog

As most of you know, our older dog Marley is absolutely crazy! The lady who trained him said "I have NEVER seen a dog with this much energy, ever!" I have to agree. Marley is hyper... all the time. I have tried all kinds of things so that he can release all that energy: going on walks, going on runs, and even buying an attachment for my bike so that he can ride along with me. My latest attempt was to teach Marley how to run on our treadmill. It took a good month, but now Marley jumps on the treadmill and stays there until we stop it. I've had him on there running for an hour! We don't need to hold him there or have him on a leash- he just runs! It has been great to be able to exercise him without having to bundle up and go out in the cold. Sadly enough, I think Marley has put in more time on our treadmill than we have...