Archive for January, 2018

Felice Compleanno Decimo Mese

Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018

Happy 10th Month Birthday to Luce’s littermates. Here Luce is celebrating with his favorite rope toy. He especially likes to play tug-of-war with me with it but I can only last so long.

Il Nostro Maiale Picolo

Monday, January 22nd, 2018

Our little piggy was feeling a little down due to the rainy weather. If you turn up the sound, you can hear his little grunts and snorts.

Here’s What Luce Thought of a “NO DOGS” Sign

Sunday, January 21st, 2018

I guess Luce did not appreciate the sign with “NO DOGS” (among several other things) as he decided to “mark” it using his new found skill at lifting his leg.

Luce Playing the “Tooth Brush Game”

Monday, January 15th, 2018

Luce is learning to get his teeth brushed. We first tried to just jump right in and brush them but that didn’t work out quite so well. He is “grande e molto forte” so trying to over power him is not likely to be successful. However, when we make it a game, the outcome is “molto diversi”. Here is a short clip of the “Tooth Brush Game”:

Happy Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day everyone!

Trip to the Vet

Saturday, January 13th, 2018

Luce had a checkup at the vet today. He weighed 93.6lbs so he has put on a little weight since the last weigh in. All in all he checked out fine and got a clean bill of health. He was very excited to see the vet and the vet tech which they both attributed to “puppy energy”. Here you can see he has no issues being here:

Another Trip to Los Gatos

Friday, January 12th, 2018

Luce and I had a lunchtime adventure to Los Gatos, CA to go to the Apple Store and to Bunches¬†florist. As usual, it took a little time to get my questions answered there and to pick up a headset adapter cable but Luce knew the drill and made himself comfortable during the whole affair. Then it was off the the florist across the street. Unfortunately, they do not allow dogs in the store, probably due to the pet duck they have in there, so he had to wait outside. This was good “down-stay” practice and he did great. He stayed in exactly the same spot which I knew because I could see him the whole time.

Ultimate Car Dog

Thursday, January 11th, 2018

Luce really likes to ride in the car with his window down so he can rest his head on the bottom of the window. What makes him the ultimate car dog is that he keeps his paw on the arm rest. This seems to allow him to remain steady even when we might need to stop.

Felice Anno Nuovo dalla Spiaggia!

Monday, January 1st, 2018

Happy New Year from the Beach! Luce got to run around at dog beach in Santa Cruz on this first day of 2018. He can really take off when he wants to and spent much of the time running around with the other dogs that were there. Here, he slowed down enough to get a good picture…

…but then turned right around back to the fun:

He got curious about a Dobbie name Seargent and said hello:

We were not there very long but never the less, it tired him out for a while.