Ok, so it’s not really a surprise. For months now we’ve been talking about getting a dog, we just haven’t settled on one, timing was off, we were traveling during the summer. But one of my things was I wanted to get one before winter and the snow hit so that house training wouldn’t be so hard!
Well, me and hubby went to a visit to the Toledo Area Humane Society the other day without the girls, and really, it was probably best, because to a 5 year old and 8 year old, every puppy is cute and every puppy is the perfect dog for our family. So me and hubby went alone, just to ‘look’ but hubby couldn’t resist and fell in love, love at first sight!
The newest member of our family, Romello, or as we call him for short Mello. He’s a Border Collie/Labrador Retreiver mix, and just so cute!! When we first got him, he was super shy, quiet, and well, mellow! But after being home for almost a week now, he’s perked up and is getting to be a little more outgoing.
Puppies are a ton of work though, I feel like I have a baby all over again!! What I do need is some advice, my 5 year old who says she loves him, is now scared of him because he does what all puppies do, he wants to play with her, he poucnes, barks and nips, and she’s been told he’s a puppy, he’s playing to just stand up and say NO very firmly, but now she runs upstairs crying or jumps up onto the couch near me so he won’t go near her. I need to break this of HER not necessarily him because he’s just a puppy. Any advice?
October 20, 2011 – 10:47 AM - | Posted in daily life | 6 Comments »