Sunday, February 26, 2017

Pupdate #2

Up until Thursday we were enjoying several days of spring!!! A high temperature in the upper 70's (21 C) we plunged almost 50 degrees, between the high and the low in a 24 hour time frame. From warm sun to frost this morning. The poor plants are totally confused... some in mid bloom!

Aside from the weather changing Bandit has under gone some changes too. From little ball of fur to a big gangly fellow that weighs in a little over 40 pounds (20 kg). Although it feels to us humans that lots of time has passed since bringing him home, he has only been in our house 10 weeks. Really some days it seems like a lifetime!

Somewhere in the last couple of weeks we did achieve dog integration. Linzi was on dog Prozac, to help her get over having another dog in the  house. She has only ever liked one other dog, and that was Axel. She scared us with her vehement dislike of the little guy, so we opted to change her attitude chemically. It worked but made us sad to see her glassy eyed. Although she did like eating during her medicated phase. Something that she is often not too interested in.

I took this one a week or so after the ones in the yard above. Most mornings they lay near each other for about 2 minutes and then one picks up a toy and the daily battles begin. It never fails that one of them wants the toy the other has, regardless of the number of other toys available!

And our last visit to the vet for another year (unless he finds some other trouble). Here he is at 16 weeks waiting to get his rabies shot. And you can just about hear him asking 'Where is that Doctor?'

We started our obedience training and nearly failed on the first day for the very same reasons that Axel failed his obedience classes (2, yes 2. He thought he was the social director and was always trying to tell the other dogs where to go). Both, Axel and Bandit have been bred to bark. Ever watch cops or other police show with a police dog at a scene? Doesn't their barking about drive you crazy? It is bred into them.... that nonstop barking. Trust me on this, it can drive you crazy!!!!

Not that it will last, but both dogs are currently taking a nap and it is calm and quiet!!!

More later- Beth


Sue said...

What a handsome young man! Lots of work at your house!

wolfiestitchin said...

Hihi, don't I know what you are talking about? Fiona totally detested when we brought Arwen home and I don't thin k she ever recovered. She learned to accept, but never love. And Diego? She kind of gave a heavy sigh every now and then and again accepted. But Arwen loved Diego, she took on the mama role like a fish to water. And little Manny? Hmm, again I think that Diego has accepted, at times enjoy but mostly goes agggghhhhh.
Bandit are growing to such stunning young boy and Linzi is one great looking girl - such regal pose! Imagine how empty our lives would be without our furry babies ;)

Rachel Murphree said...

He has grown so much! You all have such patience. Wow. Glad the digs are getting along finally said...

Oh my, Linzi on drugs! I hope she has gotten with the program by now. Puppies are such a handful and you're right, that phase goes by so quickly.