Thursday, December 29, 2005


We had a wonderful ski trip! Mulan had a great time at the puppysitters
she didn't want to leave.
She gave us quite a scare last night. We bought her a bone especially made for
puppies. I left the room for a few minutes while she was chewing on it and she ate it!
It was non-edible.
She is doing fine though next time I will have to get her a adult bone.
We are going to be going to Athens, Texas for the weekend for a church function that is held at a camp. They said it was fine for us to bring her because she is a service dog. So it is going to be a busy weekend for me. We will be getting back Monday.
I finally got around to snapping a few pictures of her in her puppy cape. She is going to outgrow this one soon.

Thursday, December 22, 2005


Yeah! We are leaving today. I will not be able to post
again until next Wednesday.
This trip will be a welcome break.

Wednesday, December 21, 2005


Today we are going to drop Mulan off at the puppysitters.
I am kind of sad to hand her over to someone else for a week but
also a little releived we won't have to bring her skiing.
She had now settled into a routine of three walks a day.
She is still not quite housetrained but we are getting there.
Every morning she lies under the table while I eat my breakfast.
She will only lie quietly if I tire her out beforehand.
We are all feeling a little better. My sister finally got off the couch
for the first time in two days!

Monday, December 19, 2005

Patience is a Virtue

I have been losing my patience more and more with Mulan because I have
not been feeling well. My mother has helped me so much with her I am so
glad to have her helping me.
My whole family is now in various stages of the flu. My sister and mother are
in the middle of it and my father and I are recuperating.
We gave Mulan a bath today. She looks so cute when she is all wet. We bought a
video camera just so we could film her(my parents wouldn't even buy one when my
sister and I were little).
She loves to bite the water I don't think she knows what to make of it!

Sunday, December 18, 2005

I got to sleep all night!

Friday night Mulan slept through the entire night. Hurrah!
I haven't posted in a while because we have all been sick with some
sort of nasty virus. Not fun!
We took Mulan in for her first round of puppy booster shots.
The vet was very experienced so she did not feel a thing!
We will be going to Colorado over Christmas break for skiing.
I really enjoy skiing but we are going to have to leave Mulan with some
puppysitters:( They have raised two CCI dogs of their own so they know
what it takes to raise a puppy.
I was looking at Mulan the other day and I think she has grown in the two
weeks we have had her! She is already looking less boxy and more elegant like
her mother. I will post pictures very soon.

Tuesday, December 13, 2005


I think Mulan is officialy trained to go out only once at night!
I am soooooo thankful.
I feel really bad though because I did not introduce the gentle leader slowly
enough to her and every time I take it out she starts to run and hide!
She also is not sleeping quite as much and has a knack for getting all hyper
right as we sit down for dinner.
I will post a picture of her in her gentle leader and cape some time.
She always looks adorable in them!

Monday, December 12, 2005

Bath Time!

I gave Mulan her first bath today with doggy shampoo.
She loved it! When I was done she kept trying to jump
back into it. Here is a picure I received of one of her
sisters "Mocha". She looks just like Mulan except she is black.

Sunday, December 11, 2005


Yesterday I left Mulan by herself for two hours while I went to church.
She did wonderful! I was very proud of her.
She is getting so efficient at the "down" command.
We will probably need to work on "kennel" next.
She played with some friends dogs last night and was so worn out she slept until
6 am! Hurray!!! Here are a few more pictures of her.

Thursday, December 08, 2005

Still Cold...

It is still cold here. It is 17 degrees out.
Mulan spends a lot of time sleeping. I think I am finally
getting used to smelling like doggy all the time.
She is so curious and chews on anything and everything except her toys!
I have really enjoyed cradling her which is one of the requirements of the
CCI. I have included a picture of me doing this.
I also enjoy watching her watch TV she is very interested in it and will sit and
watch it for a while!
Hopefully it gets warmer soon.

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Cold Weather

It is freezing here today. Mulan likes the cold but I hate it! Especially since
I have to take her out every hour and during the night.
She slept great last night I only had to take her out once! I hope taking her out at night doesn't last to long.
We have been having trouble getting her to walk with us. Usually most dogs can't wait to walk but she will just sit down in the middle of the road and not move!
I found pictures of her parents. Her father is very large so I know who she takes after.
Mother: Pearl III (Golden Retreiver)

Father:Baumann (Black Lab)

Monday, December 05, 2005

Puppy Pictures

Here are a few pictures of Mulan.

This is me holding her for the first time:)

Dec 5, 2005

We brushed Mulan's teeth for the first time. She did not even mind it at all!
She had a sweet disposition.
Last night I was sooo tired from only sleeping four hours that I started crying during my favorite movie(Lord of the Rings) and had to go to bed.
Mulan was very tired to and crashed right away.
I got nine hours of sleep! I only had to take Mulan out twice:)
She is such a handful but I love her so much!

Sunday, December 04, 2005

Puppy Arrives!

My puppy arrived Saturday evening! Her name is "Mulan" and she is the
most adorable bundle of puppy love. I love her so much I don't even mind that
she kept me up until 2:30am! The four hours of sleep I managed to get were interupted
FIVE times for bathroom breaks!
Besides being very cute she is a incredible 16 lbs at eight weeks! Thats my girl!
She arrived mainly without complications though she was a little dehydrated from the airplane ride.
I am now taking my first break I have had all day while she naps. I am very tired and it is not even Monday yet!
I will try to post pictures as soon as I am able. Wish me luck on my first year of raising a assistance puppy!

Thursday, November 10, 2005


Hello:) I am a fourteen-year old home schooler that will be raising my first CCI puppy in three weeks. I am really excited. So this blog will be a record of my experiences over the next year. Please check back starting December 2.