Monday, November 22, 2010

Snow Day

So after weeks of freedom even when I had to leave the office, the x-pen came back out. And why? Because my 6 month old puppy is back on the chewing. Supposedly his skull is growing too fast and it makes his teeth hurt.

Nim's brain to body to leg ratio is apparently all wrong right now and he alternates between falling, crashing into things, and aggressively chewing.

He actually got stuck while we were trying to turn a corner during lead walking in class on Sunday - he kept rapidly picking up different feet while standing still. Then he started just jumping straight up in the air until his body was more or less around the corner and we kept walking.

What is left of my checkbook:

Nim laying on his pillow and avoiding eye contact after I threw adult temper tantrum over my checkbook:

Nim is firmly in suspicion of his environment stage which is a perfect time for the first snow. It is hard to get any photos of him looking straight on because he is so busy tuning in on every noise.

He had a hard time with the peeing on the snow for some amazing reason and would dart around looking for dirt.

He was prancing his feet quite a bit.
This is what he looks like when he stalks me:
And Rusty? Well, I can't say he likes the snow much, but at least he probably has seen it. The sad thing is the trouble he has staying on his feet in it. A lot of falling.

I am teaching him to let me cover him in the kennel which he is moderately tolerating. I put a jacket on him yesterday for our walk and he dragged behind me. It will take a few more tries to figure out if that was the jacket or if he was having a bad walking day.
And lastly, enjoy this blog: Hyperbole and a half. The current post is about "Dogs don't understand basic concepts like moving". It really is wonderful. It is worth the drawings of the simple dog's thought process versus the "helper dog."

We have all known or owned pets like these.