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Maddie the Graduate

by Meghann on November 12, 2009

Congrats to my little graduate!


Maddie officially graduated from her 8 week puppy training class tonight. She can now sit, stay, lay down, leave it, loose leash walk, and come when called. ๐Ÿ™‚


Our trainer brought a cap and sash out for the little graduates to pose with. I was a very proud fur Mommy. ๐Ÿ™‚


I am still debating taking Maddie to the intermediate course, but with the holidays coming up I am going to have to put that commitment on hold for the moment. Overall I was very pleased with the training class offered through my local PetSmart and highly encourage other puppy parents seeking puppy training to check out similar classes in their own area. ๐Ÿ™‚

This afternoon I had an off site meeting that lasted a little longer than intended. By the time I made it back to my desk at 4:00 I was starving and gobbled up my snack of Pumpkin Seeds and Dried Peaches in 10 seconds flat.


Dinner was rushed before puppy class and quickly thrown together.


I cooked a sweet potato in the microwave for 5 minutes then topped with black beans, mushrooms, avocado, and plain yogurt.


You know I couldn’t resist a piece of Pumpkin Cornbread on the side. ๐Ÿ˜‰


Seriously can’t enough of this!

My dinner was filling, delicious, and took 7 minutes top to throw together. This meal just goes to show you that fast food doesn’t necessarily have to involve a drive thru to work. ๐Ÿ™‚

After puppy class Maddie and I celebrated with treats. She got a peanut butter filled bone and I got a serving of Edy’s Tart Honey Yogurt with Pom Seeds and Granola.


Yum! ๐Ÿ™‚

Now if you will excuse me I have some serious Thursday night TV to catch up on. Vampire Diaries here I come!

Good Night!!

1 Vanessa (Last Night's Leftovers) November 12, 2009 at 10:04 pm


2 Brittany November 12, 2009 at 10:05 pm

I’m glad to hear your review of the petsmart training. I’ve debated several times on whether or not to take Olive there.

You’re pumpkin cornbread keeps calling my name!

3 megzzwinsatlife November 12, 2009 at 10:06 pm

ahhh she is sooo cute!!!! Congrats Maddie!!!

4 Stephanie November 12, 2009 at 10:07 pm

So cute!!!

I need to move to a place with better frozen yogurt selections. That looks awesome!

5 Sarah November 12, 2009 at 10:08 pm

Congrats to you both! I have a serious crush on Maddie ๐Ÿ™‚ Love the pumpkin cornbread by the way, looks way yum.

6 TorontoGirloutWest November 12, 2009 at 10:10 pm

Super cute!!! Congrats to your little graduate!!! ?

How old is Maddie?

I’m having a hard time finding a puppy kindergarten class for my little one. They don’t have ones for puppies as young as her here (she’s just under three months). I’m going to have to wait until January.

For now she can sit and get down. Plus she can walk on a leash fairly well. I’m a proud fur mommy too! ?

7 sisrocks1996 November 12, 2009 at 10:24 pm

I’m a closet vampire diaries fan but am usually in class so never get to watch it! Watching Grey’s now.

AWWW that cap and sash is too darn adorable for words. Congrats to the new graduate!

8 Leah November 12, 2009 at 10:30 pm

Congrats, Maddie!

9 VeggieGirl November 12, 2009 at 10:40 pm

YAAAAAY, congratulations to dear Maddie!! ๐Ÿ˜€

10 Sammi November 12, 2009 at 10:41 pm

this is TOOOOOOOOOOOOO cute for words! Congrats little Maddie ๐Ÿ™‚ She is too pretty!

11 Anne November 12, 2009 at 10:51 pm

Oh my gosh, how adorable! She looks so cute with the lil cap. Congrats to Maddie ๐Ÿ™‚ That pumpkin cornbread looks fantastic, too!

12 Kara November 12, 2009 at 10:55 pm

Congratulations to your ADORABLE graduate!! ๐Ÿ™‚

13 Allie (Live Laugh Eat) November 12, 2009 at 10:57 pm

Aww congrats, Maddie!! I love dried peaches! I haven’t seen Edy’s Tart Yogurt yet–I love Trader Joe’s though!!

14 Jenna November 12, 2009 at 11:12 pm

congrats for maddie! i am glad puppies get now have such yummy treats just like humans!
is that blue bowl/plate from target?…i have it!
great looking dinner, quick and easy!

15 *Andrea* November 12, 2009 at 11:55 pm

aww maddie’s so cute. what a champ ๐Ÿ˜‰ i loooooove that tart icecream. yum!

16 ClassroomConfessions November 13, 2009 at 12:13 am

Congrats to Maddie! She is adorable and so accomplished ๐Ÿ˜‰

17 biz319 November 13, 2009 at 12:14 am

Aw, Maddie is too cute!

18 Marissa November 13, 2009 at 12:43 am

Maggie is seriously so cute! I love she totally shows how dogs have personalities ๐Ÿ™‚ SO CUTE!!!!

19 janetha November 13, 2009 at 12:49 am

hooray, congrats maddie! i did the intermediate course with penny and loved it. you should def consider it. i think it would be great to do the advanced and get a CGC so i can take penny anywhere i want.. but she is still a little too young and disobedient for that one. loooving the glistening avocado!

20 Christy November 13, 2009 at 12:50 am

yay for maddie!! and the pumpkin cornbread looks very good!

21 Carrie @ I See Monsters November 13, 2009 at 12:54 am

Totally adorable!!

I love the Vampire Diaries. It’s so much better than I expected!

22 runningmind November 13, 2009 at 1:02 am

OMG!!! Little Maddie is absolutely adorable!!! And obviously smart too:)

23 BroccoliHut November 13, 2009 at 1:04 am

LOL I am impressed that you were able to get Maddie to wear the hat!

24 Whole Body Love November 13, 2009 at 1:14 am


25 blueberrymuffins November 13, 2009 at 1:52 am

Congratssss! Thursday night TV is the bombbb!

26 kbwood November 13, 2009 at 2:31 am

i love that tart honey yogurt!! how is vampire diaries? never seen it!

27 Diana November 13, 2009 at 4:45 am

Aw, congrats to Maddie and her mama. ๐Ÿ™‚

28 balancejoyanddelicias November 13, 2009 at 7:07 am

congrats to the puppy! ๐Ÿ˜€ So cute!

29 lessonstolearn November 13, 2009 at 7:47 am

That is a frame-worthy picture of Maddie. Congrats to you both!

30 Whitney @ Lettuce Love November 13, 2009 at 7:52 am

Cheers to Maddie — she is so cute ๐Ÿ™‚

31 Deva (Voracious Vorilee) November 13, 2009 at 8:57 am

Congratulations to Maddie! I am sure you are a proud mama ๐Ÿ™‚ She looks adorable in her cap!

Your dinner looks really good. I love making fast food in my kitchen – it’s always super yummy!

32 Kelly November 13, 2009 at 9:25 am

Love the graduate photo! So cute! Tell Maddie I said congrats! ๐Ÿ™‚

33 greensandjeans November 13, 2009 at 9:35 am

Love the tiny cap! In college my roommate and I had a very fat cat named Lily and for our “family” Christmas card picture we had her wear a tiny top hat. She was not pleased.

34 Lizzy November 13, 2009 at 9:53 am

congrats to the cutest dog ever! she looks so adorable with her cap on! ๐Ÿ™‚

35 Nicole November 13, 2009 at 10:53 am

Oh my gosh, that hat is just too much! I love it ๐Ÿ˜€

36 meyergirl November 13, 2009 at 12:53 pm

Congrats, Maddie! Our dog went through that class, too.

37 Allison November 13, 2009 at 1:24 pm

Is Maddie going to start her own blog now? Inner Workings of a Puppy School Graduate? That would be so cute!

38 Jess November 13, 2009 at 3:32 pm

Love this!

39 kirsten November 13, 2009 at 2:31 pm

congrats maddie!!

40 Danica November 14, 2009 at 1:55 am

Awwww she’s so cute! Seriously, did she get a puppy potty training degree? ๐Ÿ˜€ Congrats Maggie!

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