Hanging out with my human

Dixie here. I had a nice summer afternoon hanging out with my human. We spent some time outside and then indoors watching the race. Some time playing with my toy. Got a lot of petting! Ruff Ruff. Paw Prints. Dixie!!

I want the bottle and the hat

Dixie here. After getting the stick off of the human’s ear, I now want the bottle and the hat! So I headed over to the human to jump up on him to get that bottle. I love the noise that the bottle makes. Then somehow he got it to the other human and it was out of my reach. So then I checked to see if there was another stick behind the human’s ear. But no such luck. However, I really like the hat he is wearing so I wanted that. And I almost got it! Ruff Ruff. Paw Prints. Dixie.

Hey is that for me?

Dixie here! I had fun this weekend with my humans. I jumped up to my human to give him a kiss. Then I noticed a stick on my human’s ear. Can you believe that? A stick for me! So I gave him a quick nudge and then quickly grabbed that stick. My other human gave me treats to take the stick away. Not sure why? Ruff Ruff. Paw Prints. Dixie.

That Treat is Mine!

Dixie here. So my human has a treat for me and I am going to get that treat!! My human thinks he is funny with trying to hide my treat. But no worries I just jump up and nudge his arm until I get the treat! Notice how I use my paws to nudge my way and move his arm! Then I am ready for my next treat!! Ruff Ruff. Paw Prints. Dixie!

Just Snooping Around

Dixie here! I am taking a break from playing with one of my favorite balls. This one has holes in it so I can get a good grip and walk around with it. Plus it makes noise when it rolls on the floor. I always like to make noise! Plus the humans cannot get this ball away from me.

Dog standing with ball in her mouth

I was investigating this glove the other day that a human forgot in the grass. I played with it a bit and then got bored.

My human was working outside and I retrieved what looked like a long stick for me to play with. For some reason the human wanted to take it away from me! You can see how well I guarded the stick! But all is well as you can see me and the human hanging out in the yard!! Ruff Ruff. Paw Prints. Dixie.

Getting More Treats

Dixie Here. Let me tell you furry friends how to get more treats. You need to find the items they do not want you to have. Then get a good grip on it. But don’t damage it. That is key. Do not damage the item. Just hold and guard. Then let the negotiations begin! Now pay close attention to my story and then report back once you try it.

Side view of Dixie sitting and looking to the right

Using this fail proof strategy I got three different types of treats. It started with my favorite gingerbread cookies. But I told them that is a good starting place. What else you got. Then my favorite greenies came out. It was tough. The humans thought I was going to drop the item but nope. I kept waiting for the treat that rarely comes out. My bacon treat! Yep they came out in full force. So I gave up the item for a greenie, three gingerbread cookies and several bacon treats! That is how you do it furry friends! Ruff Ruff. Paw Prints. Dixie!!

Tape Dixie standing with the tape dispenser in her mouth

Dixie: I got the item from the humans!

Tape Dixie on her bed with a treat on the floor by her

Dixie: They think I will drop this and go over there for the treat.

Tape Dixie on her bed being coaxed by a treat

Dixie: It is going to take more than this treat.

Tape Dixie on her bed with the tape dispenser

Dixie: Ok folks. Time to negotiate. What is this worth to you?

Tape Dixie getting a treat hand fed

Dixie: This is more like it!

Human: Dixie kept us busy with her negotiations! We never thought she was going to let it go.

Dixie Loves the Towel

Dixie here. I found this towel in the sitting room. Since it was in my reach, I assume it is for me. Because anything I can reach is mine. Ruff Ruff. Paw Prints. Dixie

Dog with towel from her mouth

Dixie: Did you say something?

Dog laying with paws on a towel

Dixie: I like how soft this is.

Dog looking at the camera with paws on the towel

Dixie: Just try to get this towel from me!

dixie with towel in her mouth standing and looking to her right

Dixie: Did I hear Mom coming?

Dog laying with towel on the floor by paws

Dixie: Mom. Is that you?

Closeup of dog looking into the camera

Dixie: Did you say there was a treat?

Dog laying on top of towel

Dixie: Taking a break.

Human: Notice Dixie laying on the towel! She is possessive about what she perceives as hers!