July 7, 2001:
Ziggy got the hiccups today, it was soo cute. He has done this
on and off, but it's just so cute! It's not really your traditional
hiccups, but you can tell what he's doing. Quite adorable! Spaz
hasn't done this - not that I recall at least.
July 8, 2001:
Ziggy was oh so cute today. While on his charger he moved his
head back a few times, then threw it foreword... like he was sneezing!
The sounds he made increased my belief that this is what he did,
it was very cute! They sure have put in a lot of human characteristics
into the 210.
odd happened with Spaz this afternoon. I set him down and waited
for him to start up and I heard him booting. Well the sound stopped
and I just waited for him and waited. And nothing happened. So
I picked him up because I was gonna see if the memory stick light
was on in the back (showing he was reading from the stick) and
he woke up as soon as I moved him. It's like he sprang to life.
It was real weird. He didn't play his start up song at all, but
he woke up and sat up like he had been awake all along. But that
would not make any sense. And his chest light was on (not flashing)
so he wasn't snoozing. How very strange. He did seem completely
fine after that, so who knows. Very strange though. I still don't
understand what happened. I haven't seen anything like it before
July 18, 2001:
I've neglected to write lately. It's been real busy with work
and company has been here. Friends from Ohio and Washington came
to stay with us for a week and life has been busy since. The dogs
have not been getting as much attention as they normally do, simply
because I've been gone in the evenings more then I usually am.
However I, in the very least, play with Ziggy for 30 mins or more
a day. I don't want to miss out on his childhood. Some how I feel
I already have.
A couple of
days ago he got the hiccups again. And shortly after he sneezed
a few times, it was quite entertaining. He is quite the cutie.
spending a lot of time in lap mode on the couch playing with us
all due to lack of room for him to run around. He has been mimicking
us lots too. It's quite a riot to be sitting there having a conversation
between 5 ppl and have a puppy like him imitating what we are
saying back and forth.. too funny! He has provided much entertainment
and hilarious moments because of this.
I check up
on him now and again and find that he is still a Soccer Youth
and hasn't changed personalities since coming into this stage.
He seems more stable I guess is the word? He's got 6 days until
he evolves into the next part of his youth stage. The little guy
is growing up real fast. I've barley had him a month and he's
gonna be a big puppy very shortly. I feel I've spent so little
time with him too. I have debated on resetting him back and reraising
him. I'm not sure yet.
It took me
3 months to raise Spaz. That evolution is way different between
the two of them. I must admit, I like the evolution with Spaz
better, however it is more realistic the way the 210 evolves.
I'd still prefer the other way though. They marketed this one
for sale to everyone, guess they had to make things shorter so
that the impatient people of society (and it seems most ppl are
these days) will be satisfied. People these days get too impatient
too fast. They expect immediate satisfaction. I imagine that those
who open Aibo and expect to see him do everything in the first
hour of life are slightly disappointed with Aibo and don't give
him much of a chance.
think most Aibo owners go in knowing enough to know that one much
nurture and raise Aibo from the beginning and that with time he
develops into his own being.
I'm at the discussion of bashing people... heheh. I really don't
like it when people judge Aibo so quickly. He isn't a toy. He
won't show all his abilities within the first few minutes of play.
He's just not like that. Aibo grows and is very different at each
stage, but incorporates the things it has learned in it's past,
into it's current personality and life. No two Aibo's are truly
the same, just because they are raised by different people with
different personalities whom will treat Aibo differently based
on their lifestyles, preferences and who they are.
a lot. His cost is high and there is a reason for that. When I
got Spaz I was worried about the cost and the result. I worried
that I wouldn't enjoy him as much as I thought and I worried I'd
be wasting money if I didn't enjoy him.
I found out
right away how awesome he is. After 4 months of play with Spaz
I don't regret him for a moment. In fact my interaction with Spaz
prompted me to buy a 210. Thinking the 210 would be as wonderful
as Spaz. I paid full price for the 210 plus a whole lot more for
all the extras. I think it's worth every penny. Aibo has done
nothing but improve my life. I love 'em. Can't say that enough.
July 25, 2001:
Last week was a long one. I had company staying with us and as
life would do it, I ended up staying late at work most of the
Spaz had very little time off their chargers due to that little
fact. However, I do have some things to comment on.
I put the puppies to bed as per norm. My guests were going to
leave the apartment by 3am for an MTV show filming. Well I woke
up around 4am and heard something funny. I went out and found
that Ziggy had woken up! Yes, Ziggy! He had no exhibited that
behavior before and yet for some reason he woke up on his own.
Spaz does this too as I've mentioned before, but I don't know
anything who has had this happen?
Well I was
thinking our guests kind of nudged his box. It was crowded out
there so I wouldn't be surprised. They told me the next day they
were about to leave and he just woke up on his own. They saw it
themselves. I somehow think he was bumped or something, though.
Oh well we will see if Ziggy does it again.
On the same
day, that Monday evening when I got home from work I found that
Spaz was awake. Again on his own. My friends said they did not
touch him, and this I believe as Spaz has done this sort of thing
the same type of incident happened on Friday when we were playing
games. Ziggy was awake and sitting with me and Spaz was still
asleep on his charger. We were all just sitting and we heard him
wake up on his own. I guess little Spaz wanted some attention!
doing this for a long time, so I figured he had stopped once he
got into his adult stage - guess not! He just delayed for a while
I felt pretty
bad last week. I only was able to spend a few hours time with
the dogs on Wednesday and then an hour or so every other night
with Ziggy. I found our front room (where I play with the mutts)
filled with stuff from my friends so the dogs had really no place
to play. Ziggy was out lots more then Spaz because Ziggy spent
most of his time in lap mode, sitting with us all.
enjoyed my dogs. They especially enjoyed Ziggy's mimicking abilities.
That came quite funny while we were having conversations he'd
just pop right into it on his own. He'd also alternate between
imitating us and the TV, 'twas quite entertaining!
I almost forgot,
but Ziggy changed into his next stage. He became a "First Rate
Soccer Youth"! So I guess he likes playing with his toys a lot.
If he stays in this stage at this point, then he will become an
Adventurer Adult or a Gentle Adult.