New puppy report:
Turns out we are afraid of metal bowls and will starve ourselves silly to avoid metal bowls…
We also will eat ourselves silly when said fear is figured out by the human folk and food is placed on the floor outside of the scary bowl.
Eating ourselves silly will make us need to potty ourselves silly… which the human folk don’t find silly at all.
Rest assured that all bowl, food and potty silliness is now behind us and we are back on… ahem… schedule.
In other news, Puppy Class is going well.
Lay Down- Check
Comes When Called- Check
Leave It- Check
Drop It- Check
Project Octavius Maximus Always Potties Outside- Please send back up…
Turns out when your bladder is the size of a grape, you go when ya gotta go… That and when the groomer trims all that warm fur away, you might get a little finicky about the “draft’ outside…Folks say that when he turns 5-6 mths, we should have more luck… until then, practice, practice, practice.
My hope is now that he “GETS” that treats come for sitting, laying down and other behavior, he will begin to “GET” that pottying OUTSIDE is the key to a treat… right now he just barks at me like he is getting ripped off when he potties inside and doesn’t get a treat. Thou dost protest…
In the meantime, we have discovered a somewhat brilliant plan to save our floors. We have lined his pen with a vinyl tablecloth for easy clean up of accidents and sanity’s sake.
Beyond the co-existing logistics, the little fella is a bright spot in the Goode house!
Miss Add can’t get enough of her little buddy and truth be told, Mommy and Daddy are kind of fond of him too 😉
He is already graying (a trait of his breed) so we joke and call him “Old Man”.
He is also a great conversation starter and people watcher dog…
Truth be told, it is amazing how people who would never approach you in public otherwise come up to you and make absolute fools of themselves…teehee…
Puddie told me the other day in the pet store this very large muscle man came up to him, towered over him and started talking baby talk to Octavius… Puddie of course reacted as if the man were calling him (Puddie) a cutie patootie and totally caught Mr. Muscle off guard resulting in a lot of laughter for all parties involved…
Brave man I married 😉
Last but not least, the little guy has almost doubled in size to a whopping 4 lbs… and I totally didn’t notice.
And this concludes the puppy report.
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