Uncle Dave

Uncle Dave & Nikita

Hey everyone, it’s me, Nikita!  Boy did I have a great weekend!  I got to see “Uncle Dave” on Sunday at PetSmart and I was so happy to see him!  First of all, for those of you who do not know Uncle Dave, he is the best friend a puppy can have (besides my Daddy & Mommy) as Uncle Dave was the nice person who helped with my adoption from the Cleveland APL and got me together with my Daddy & Mommy so they could take me home!  Uncle Dave could not believe how big I was, and…. not to mention how amazed he was at all the tricks I could do!  I was so happy to see Uncle Dave and show him how loved I am, and that Mommy & Daddy are taking really good care of me. 

Uncle Dave was telling my Daddy & Mommy that there are a lot of great puppies that need homes.  So if you can find it in your heart to adopt of great puppy like me (but I am taken, sorry), please contact the Cleveland APL and give your family a great gift for Christmas & a little puppy a “second chance for love”.  You can reach the Cleveland APL at www.clevelandapl.org  (Tell them Nikita sent you, they know me there!)  

Me & the Birdies

While at PetSmart, Daddy & Mommy showed me the bird (I mean the “Birdies“) and I just watched them fly back and forth in their cage & tweet.  I wonder why birdies tweet and I woof, hmmm, I will have to think on that one.  Anyhow, I just had to check out one of my favorite aisles….the dog toys!  Boy oh boy do they have lots of neat things…. things I could tug on, things that bounce, and lots of squeaky things which I love!  (Hint hint, if anyone is listening….Santa, I love squeaky toys!!

Snoofing out my NEXT new toy

I also wanted to send a great big WOOF & wet puppy kisses to all the nice people I met at PetSmart on Sunday!  Everyone kept saying that I was cute & fluffy, awwwww, thanks!  And, I also don’t want to forget about that nice lady with the long skirt on & her daughters who gave me a nice cold bottled water in the parking lot, I was a little parched from saying hi to everyone – your generous gift of H20 was much appreciated!  (Drop me a little note when you read my blog, I would love to hear from you again!)  All I know is, that this 4 month old puppy was tuckerd out when we finally got home.  I slept all afternoon on my fluffy pillow. 

Thanks again Uncle Dave for coming out to see me, I really appreciate it and I know that Daddy and Mommy do as well.  You’re the best! 

Hugs & wet puppy kisses to you,
Nikita 

I’m 4 Months Old Now

Nikita - 4 Months Old

Hi Everyone!  It’s me, Nikita!  Guess what? I’m 4 months old as of yesterday and getting bigger & smarter every day!   I spent the day yesterday learning some new tricks and boy oh boy can I learn fast!  My newest trick I learned is really cool, when either Mommy or Daddy snap their fingers together, I jump straight up in the air & of course, get a treat for doing so!  They don’t even have to say anything either, just snap their fingers and I jump! How cool is that and I learned this in 10 minutes.  I also learned how to “beg”, but I am still in the process of perfecting this one.  I am a little shaky on sitting on my hind legs, but with a little help, I will get this one. 

Daddy also taught me another trick – whenever he opens this little jar of my

With this jar of treats, I run into my cage

 puppy treats, I run right into my cage and wait for him to give me the treat.  I only do this trick for “this jar only”.  When I see Mommy or Daddy getting me a treat from any other jar, I just sit and wait to see what they are going to ask me to do, and I don’t run into my cage.  Daddy keeps saying that I am a smart puppy, I think so too!

I also know how to “sit”, “shake”, and “down” all on command, and can even do these without treats too, but treats are much appreciated.  I am working on the “stay” thing, but I get so excited about getting a treat, that sometimes I just run over to get my treat and forget to “stay”.  LOL

I’ve been at my new home now with Mommy & Daddy for two months now, and I can’t believe how time flies.  I feel like I have been here all along, and part of the family.  I am so loved and cared for and since Thanksgiving is coming up next week, I want to say how thankful I am that I was adopted into such a great home, have loving parents, good food to eat (thanks Daddy for filling my belly everyday), and lots of toys to play with.  I am also thankful for the Cleveland APL for taking such good care of me before I was adopted, without your assistance, I may not have made it to where I am today.  Being able to wake up every day in such a good home makes this puppy very thankful. 

Hugs & wet puppy kisses to you,
Nikita

One thankful puppy

Cleveland APL

Great news everyone!  The Cleveland APL just posted me on their website under the Happy Tales Section http://www.clevelandapl.org/happytales.htm  NIKITA’S GONE GLOBAL!  I was adopted in September and just love my new Daddy & Mommy and, of course, the friendly people at the Cleveland APL.  The APL took great care of me until my Daddy & Mommy adopted me and I just want to say “Thank You” for giving me a great start in life and helping me find a wonderful new home. 

Puppy Smoochies,
Nikita

If you ever thought of adopting a pet, please contact them to find your own little bundle of joy.  If you cannot adopt, please donate!  Your donations will help assist in caring for puppies like me and other great pets until they can be adopted.  Every pet needs a chance for love & happiness, just like I got – THANK YOU Cleveland APL and to my Daddy & Mommy for loving me so much! 

ZZZZZZZ - Snoozing on my favorite toy from Grandma