Bodhi and Shadow - a tale of 2 furr balls!

Hello Fellow Boxer Lovers!

This picture was taken when Bodhi was about 10 weeks, at that time he was still smaller than the cats - not any more!

The cats 'tolerate' the dog!

Basically the cats have Bodhi right where they want him. He walks up to them, they hiss, and he walks away. Of course he has to 'tell' them about it first with his Boxer voice of a cute grumbly whine rolling off his tongue.

Sometimes the cats make a mistake...

Occasionally they run - and when the do - it's on! He simply cannot resist chasing a fast moving blurr of kitty! Cleo goes to her corner of the closet, of which the door Bodhi will not pass... Shadow goes under the bed, and Bodhi follows right along talking to her the whole time! Each time she growls, he lets her know he can hear her! Pita runs fast and jumps high, I don't know how many times the little sh** has ran and jumped on my desk taking the papers and everything in the wake half way across it.

I always tell them...

I say "Cats, if you would just SIT there and NOT run you'd have no problems! Sometimes they listen, sometimes I think they like the challenge. I SWEAR Shadow has lost some weight, which is good for her as you can see in the picture above she is quite 'hefty'.

Bobo LOVES cat food!

He is stealthy about it too - he some how does sneak attacks on the bowl when I think he's fast asleep. Then *BOOM* he has wiped out the whole bowl. I keep telling him his bark will turn to a meow if he's not careful!!! I really would PREFER he stick to dog food, so I put the bowl up where he can't get it - which unfortunately is where the 2 FAT cats can't get it either. So we settled and hid it in the closet, he has not sniffed it out - yet!

But everyone gets along...

Bodhi is learning 'no kitty' and that it means to back off! So I know all things furry will get along quite fine as he grows into those FEET!

Alethea Anderson
The Boxer Blogger

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How to catch a Boxer puppy...

Hello Fellow Boxer Lovers!

Chase anyone?

Bodhi has discovered the 'chase' game, where WE are the ones doing the chasing! For instance the other day he got a hold of a receipt, and I wanted it back, so he got a twinkle in his eye and ran like the wind! So I chased him for fun, and evidently I 'taught' him this game. So for the past couple days he has been stealing and baiting for game of chase!

Catch a Boxer?

This morning at 8:40 my daugher and I were getting ready to drop her off at school. Each morning we put Bodhi in his crate just before we go. Well, today when I went to pick him up he ran, and ran, and ran! His stubbie waggin' as fast as it could go there was NO way he was getting in that crate without finishing a game of chase... 8:45, my daughter was panicking, she had 5 minutes til school started. Bodhi - still not ready - so we bribed him - would not work. I simply could not catch the dog, especially since he was 'playing' and I was 'catching'. SO I had to calm him down from his Tiggerish splendor and have him come to me, and we got him in the crate. I was ready for a 2nd breakfast after that one!

Lesson Learned...

I know NOT to play a game of chase before I need to put him in the crate! LOL

Alethea Anderson
The Boxer Blogger

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More Adventures of Bodhi the Boxer!

Hello Fellow Boxer Lovers!

August 31st - Trip to the Vet

Bodhi got his follow up booster shots at the vet, all is AOK! He was barely 11 weeks at weighed 22.4 #! You should see his FEET, he's going to be one massive beastie! Even the Dr. said 'wow he's got some hocks!" Bodhi goes back the 21st for his next round of boosters and then he can meet the world and go on walks and such - yay!

Stuck in a Rut!

When we first brought Mr. Bodhi home we were cautious in the back yard because of this one spot where a little puppy could fall in between the fence and some retaining wall. Once he became a BIG puppy we did not think he could fit so it was not a concern. Well...last Friday I hear Bodhi yelpin, he NEVER yelps! I RUN to the backyard and don't see him anywhere! Then I see FEET flying in the air, he somehow fell upside down in that same rut we worried about when he was still small. Upside down, wedged - I was panicked! I was the only one home and I could not see a way to get him out. He was freaking, wriggling and going further down - literally stuck in a rut! I calmed him down and he trusted me, made me feel awesome! =)

His shoulders were blocking him in so I could not lift him out, so I ended up taking about 4-5 bricks out of the wall to get down to him. Beatles, worms and SPIDERS oh my - what we do for LOVE! This whole time I'm thinking, off to the vet, what if he's hurt, scrapes, broken bones, stress, stress, stress...Well the second I get the brick out down by his shoulder he POPS up and OUT and starts burning rubber all around the yard!

Needless to say I felt much better!

The door thingy...

The other day Bodhi found the thing behind the door that prevents the handle from denting the wall. He was in our room and I kept hearing 'spronggggggggggggggg.... spronggggggggggggggggggg... spronggggggggggggggggggggggggg.....' he was pawing it having a good ol' time! I have pictures, just can't get them here (argh!)

Mr. Tough Boy

Not scared of the vaccum, not scared of the lawnmower - yet will have oodles of fun barking at something like my daughter's doll stroller!

LOVES the hose!

When I'm watering the garden he sits by me and paws the air until I let him drink from the hose! I have one of those nozzles with many sprayers so we play and I think he is trying to literally stop the water flow by biting the water! It just cracks me up!

No more couch safety!

He can officially make it up on the couch!

Has mastered 'sit'!

Via verbal and hand command! That's my smart baby!

Walks on leash

We practice in the yard and he does really well! He LOVES car rides so I'll say 'wanna go on a car ride?' and he runs to the door, and sits waiting for his leash!


He is MUCH more interested in the small furries around here! If they sit and growl he'll talk to them in his cute growly voice, like he's saying "I only wanna play". BUT if the cat makes the mistake of running, the chase is on! So if the cats wise up and sit in one spot, he won't but them! I do have a picture of Bodhi sitting next to Shadow, quite impressive!

Now he is waking up the kiddo!

I better go save her! More soon!

Alethea Anderson
The Boxer Blogger