Luce the Cardog

September 17th, 2017

Luce is turning into a real car dog. He has gotten the hang of steadying himself around turns, stopping, accelerating, etc. He now likes to put his head out the window while moving to feel the air. He seems to like it best when the window is all the way down so we secured the leash to the center console so he cannot go any further than just his head out the window. In the following pictures we are parked so he is probably hoping we will get going again.

Here is a live action video. Stacey is holding the leash as well as it being secured to the console.

Luce and Mr. Chin

September 10th, 2017

First you might want to know who Mr. Chin is. He is a rescue Pekingese that my Mother-in-Law has had for quite some time now. He is a funny little guy and acts like a big dog in some ways but likes to be carried around like a little dog.

Mr. Chin does not seem to like Luce all that much and backs him off when Luce tries to engage with him. Usually that amounts to a snarl and Luce gets the message. This time, Mr. Chin tries a different tactic, which was to play dead. That completely confused poor Luce at first but he outlasted the little guy.

Luce Hangin’ By the Back Door

September 9th, 2017

While Stacey was outside watering the plants with the hose, Luce longingly waited by the door, hoping to get to the hose. Stacey eventually let him out assuming that he had to do his business. Nope, he wanted the hose. When he didn’t get what he wanted, he went on a rip, running though the dirt along the back fence. That resulted in a feet washing that he really didn’t seem to appreciate.

Luce Goes Shopping

September 9th, 2017

Luce got to go shopping today. We actually started out at Starbucks for coffee, then on to Adobe South Bay for a weigh in. Big Lu checked in at 75lbs (Cane Grande). While shopping, he did great staying close on lead and going into a sit-stay when stopped. We could not get a picture in a sit-stay because if you take too long he automatically goes to a down-stay. He is at BevMo here which was good to start out since it was early and the store was mostly empty.

Then it was off to Costco which was a little more of a challenge since it was much busier. Even with all the distractions, Big Lu did great. Again, the sit-stay turns to a down-stay, pretty quickly. Several people asked if they could take him home so I just smiled.

Luce found a new cool place to hang out

September 5th, 2017

I had a hard time finding Luce last night. I had left him downstairs because he was laying on the tile floor and he seemed to like the cooler temperature there. A little while later he was not there nor any of his usual spots which made no sense as our house is not very big. At last, I found him in the master bedroom shower. Today he was back there again and did not want to get out.

Then again, he might have been trying to re-live vacation where he discovered the shower. In this picture, he seems to be thinking “What’s a dog got to do around here to get some rest, move along”.

Max can take the heat

September 4th, 2017

Luce’s brother Max heard about Luce not liking the little hot spell that hit California. Max wouldn’t have even noticed since he is used to Arizona weather.

Luce is Liking the Stone Floor

September 2nd, 2017

It has been pretty hot outside here the past few days. Fortunately it stays fairly cool inside as long as we are vigilant about keeping everything closed up during the heat of the day. Luce likes to lay on the stone tile with his belly flat on the floor. It look really funny but he obviously doesn’t care.

Luce playing with his friend Ranger

September 2nd, 2017

Ranger has known Luce since the first week we brought him home. At first, Ranger stayed away from Luce, probably not wanting to deal with a (not that) little puppy. Now that Luce is much bigger, they play “the mouth game” together.

Here is a video of the action:

After all that excitement, Luce needed a rest. Ranger said something that sounded like “Luce,┬ádas ist mein bett”. Luce didn’t seem to understand but was probably thinking, if I lay here long enough, he will get tired and go away.

Luce Having fun with the Garden Hose

August 29th, 2017

Luce really like running water like from the shower or a hose. Oddly enough he does not seem all that interested in bodies of watter be they big like the ocean, or small like a kiddy pool. If you watched the video of him at the “Parks & Rex” event, he went for the fountains and ran though the ankle deep water. Here is a video or him drinking from the garden hose that was suspended outside for him.


Famous Luce Hanging Out By the Chair

August 27th, 2017

Even though Luce is now a local celebrity, all that fame has not gone to his head. He was more than willing to pose for a few pictures for the paparazzi as you can see here: