Hi! It's me - Blynken, but I have a new name - they call me Abby
in this house. I don't mind though - I got used to it right away.
My mommy says that's because I am such a smart little
I am sorry I haven't updated you on how I am doing in so long. I
have been very busy fitting into my new life and I have to tell you
I LOVE my new family! I fit in so well and my siblings love me so
much, although I do have to admit that cat is still a bit of a
mystery. Ben and I play together all the time and I really couldn't
ask for a better big brother. He is patient and guides me along so
well! He never snaps at me even when I try to steal treats out of
his mouth, eat from his bowl, steal bones or toys that he is
playing with. He just lets me take them and then the chase is on
and we play and play.
I still love to dig and I have to tell you that all the snow we
have had this winter has made for perfect digging conditions! I
have managed to find a spot that still has dirt because of the
overhang of the roof, so when I want to get dirty, I dig in there.
But there is so much snow I love to dig and bury myself in the snow
before bounding out of it like a little kangaroo! We have a
doghouse here that is full of straw, both inside and outside. I'm
not sure why there is straw there but it sure is fun to roll in,
dig in or tease Ben if I have some in my mouth! I generally like to
take all the straw out of the house, even when it is being put back
in. My mom says that's ok since we are never outside long and we
never stay outside when someone isn't home. It's just there if we
feel like checking it out. I'm not very fond of the cold so I don't
generally go outside for too long but sometimes when I am playing
or digging I forget that it is cold out and my mom calls me in to
make sure I don't get too cold!
My mommy is very proud of me because I am so well house trained!
I have to only had two accidents in the house and my mommy says
that was her fault because I am still very quiet about needing to
go out. I peed on the backdoor mat, so I knew I had to be in the
right place. But that was a long time ago and I have been perfect
I had my first visit to the vet back in December and she says I
am a beautiful, sweet girl. Of course! I mean how could I not
I am still very curious about that cat! He never stays still
long enough for me to play with him. I love to chase him around and
have even tried to climb that cat tree he goes into. But don't
worry! I only get up to the first platform to sit. When the cat
thinks no one is looking, we can be quite nice to each other and he
will even lick my face to help me clean it and sometimes we sleep
together on the bed. But sssshhhh don't tell anyone - it would ruin
Christmas was lots of fun! The tree made a great place to hide
under and those balls on the tree - well let me tell you - the
sparkles on some of them sure made me look pretty! I got some great
new toys and treats for presents but better - there were four extra
dogs here to play with! Two of them were former hart dogs (Farley -
who used to be called Presley) and April. They both live with my
mommy's brother and his girlfriend. So much fun to have them here!
We all raced around in the big backyard, chased each other, dove
into the snow and so much more. Everyone was relieved we all go
along so well - 6 dogs in the house made things very busy!
I have a very healthy appetite! To be honest - I am a total
foodie! I am usually pretty good about not begging when people are
eating - usually I just toddle off to do my own thing. My favourite
place to be is close to the cooking - you never know when something
might drop or someone might turn their back and I can sneak a
little something for myself! I love to supervise Ben when he eats
his food and try to sneak bites. Sometimes he will take food into
his mouth and drop it close to his bowl so that I can have a little
taste - see he is such a good brother! We discovered the other day
that I don't like kale - AT ALL! My mommy was reading in a puppy
training magazine that kale can be a good treat - so made some up
just for us. Well - it wasn't good at all. I chomped the bits to
little pieces and spit them out. Just to be sure I didn't like it,
I tried some of Ben's, why not - he had spit his out too! But nope
- definitely not a fan of kale!
Thank you for giving me such a good start in life! We have been
doing our part to support hart - for example - the WHOLE family got
hart hoodies from me for Christmas.