Friday, June 15, 2018
This silly pup is at the moment the focus of my life! She remembers to go outside to do her duty..I feel like a proud mama! She runs around and plays , drags out my yarn. Uses it for a pull toy unraveling across the living room floor, then looks so innocent it is all I can do to muster up a stern NO in a serious Mum voice! She has begun to feel like "this is home, so I am now gonna see what I can get away with!"
So the calm well behaved pup of two days ago has now been replaced with a black streak that is into Everything!! My older dogs have put her in her place a few times. She laughs at them and goes on about her business. She seems to have a "if you don't wanna play now...let me run in circles a few times...now do you wanna play??" attitude! Oh and she has discovered her voice..she likes it too! There is going to be a big dog bark some day..but right now it is a cross between a lil dog yap and a puppy howl..very effective if the plan is to get on everyones nerves!!
Then I look outside and see this...well how serious can they be about "leave me alone"...
Indeed all are starting to tolerate each other..Daisy will go looking for Molly now if she doesn't see her when she goes in or out.
I have a doggie door on the front porch..it is big enough for my small pups. Molly goes thru it right now..not as easily as she did a week ago..I am doubting that she will fit once grown. We will see.
I am certainly getting in my steps with the frequent trips outside..and they are varying steps...depends on how urgent the urge is!! Sometimes it is grab and go...sometimes it is come on let's go..and every variation inbetween!
Can you tell I am enjoying this ? I love that she is learning from watching the other dogs. She is starting to understand the tone of voice and even a couple of hand commands. I try to not expect too much too soon, she still has a very short attention span so I work with that.
Time to do one last trip to the yard then to bed with this crew!!