Every day Life
We’ve had a new addition in our family about a month now. She is wonderful!!! She is everything we could have asked for, she is playful, Loving, curious, Loving, fast, Loving, cute as a button , and Loving!!! She is now a little more than 3 months old and it’s hard to remember life without her. She keeps us company when we are lonely, sad, scared or even bored.
Let me tell you why believe that she was a circus dog or some kind of circus performer in another life. When we are walking if there are any people within a 50 ft radius, then she will stand on her hind legs and face them until they are either petting her or out of hearing range. And out of the blue, for some reason or other, she will pick a spot in the middle of the road and just sit down and look around her, like she is the center of attention and she is waiting for whatever audience there is to come, sit down and watch her perform….weird and wonderful!!! …she blends into our family perfectly!
I’ve learned a few things I thought you would like to know:
Best times to get your puppy would be in the summer of course because then you’re not struggling to get dressed, get your coat on, tripping over the dog toys in the bedroom, finding your shoes, find your dog’s leash, put the harness on, find the flashlight, tripping over the toys on the stairs, trying to get her out in time so that she doesn’t pee on you or the rug, all at 3 am quietly. The first week consisted of making sure that she was taken out every 4 hours so that she wouldn’t go to the bathroom indoors. …reminded me of when my daughter was younger, she would strip off her diaper and go commando.….ha ha ha ha
Best chew toys:
#1.our hands, fingers, legs, toes, and nose! …I am not a chew toy I am a human being!!!
#2.the bathroom paper cup, seriously, we find her trying to sneak into the bathroom for extra helpings of bathroom cups to chew most of the time…she can’t get enough. …the best recycling for a bathroom cup I know of too….no, she doesn’t eat them, she just likes to chew them.
#3. Stop and Shops raw hides, she will eat these nonstop when we run out of bathroom cups
#4. The lobeler, yes THE LOBELER!!! This is a homemade toy. Made from a sock, put old clothes into the sock and knot it up at end and you have a perfect chew toy. So many store bought toys have stuffing in the middle. Unfortunately it only takes a few chews and tug of war games, and you’ve got stuffing that you don’t want your puppy anywhere near because she will choke on it.
…it’s gotten to the point where we’ve created our own little jingle… (sung to the spiderman tune)
Oreo, Oreo, she’ll lick off every one of your toes
Don’t bend down
Don’t get close
She will bite off your whole nose
LOOK OUT, here comes Oreo, she’ll lick off all of your toes, she’ll even eat your NOSE!!!
Best way to shop for harness:
Make sure you take your dog into the store, most pet stores will allow it, and you will never get it right and you will have to bring it back atleast 3 times before you get the size just right for your dog. There are literally so many varieties that it’s impossible to know what is right until you see it on your dog.
Best way to cut your pets hair:
I would definitely take her in to a groomer, there are so many reasons to let a trained professional take over in this event. Yes it is an event!!! But if you are in between grooming apts, you can do what we do and wait until she is absolutely asleep, and when you pick her up, and she’s in the state where she looks like she has had just one too many beers, you have time to make maybe one or two cuts before she is fully lucid enough to wrestle and wriggle away from you. Wait for another nap, and then, bam, you’ve cut a little more, and then a leetle more. She may not look as well groomed as if she had been taken to the groomers, but at least she will be able to see….hey don’t judge, we have a lot of stairs she needs to navigate.
Best way to keep your non-trained puppy with you when you’re busy. The most absolutely best way to keep your dog out of the way would be the crate, but sometimes when she’s been in the crate too long and you don’t have the time to play, may I suggest slipping the leash onto your ankle, and letting her play tug of war with you while you walk around the house doing your housework. She will have fun, get exercise and you will get a tension workout for your legs. EVERYONE WINS!!!
Just a shout out to Whoopi Goldberg who has adopted a blind puppy. What a wonderful person!!! https://www.facebook.com/whoopigoldberg/photos/a.214759651869396.59220.181582881853740/1086220138056672/?type=3&theater