Saturday, January 29, 2011

Saturday catching up

Ringo has been here for a tad over a week, so he's about 7.5-8 weeks old now. What a cutie, that's all I can say! He's funny and quirky, but loves to cuddle which is totally part of his charm. Admittedly, he's in that "always underfoot stage", especially when I am trying to cook something, but it has it's endearing parts. Like this morning, he dragged the puppy bed over to be just by my feet, while I am blogging. You know, 2 feet away is not close enough!!

He's doing stairs like a pro and is super food motivated so I suspect when I actually have a moment to teach him something useful like "sit", he'll learn it fast. He is a bit shy when meeting people, but once he warms up to you, he's all about being close to someone to cuddle, or play at their feet. He'll wander off a bit to explore but comes running back to check in.

His housetraining is going great; little monkey can sleep 8 hours at night and has never had an accident in his crate!! Housetraining itself is going better than Murphy's even (silly terrier! She'll be a year old next week and still has the occasional whoops!)  He will actually go to the back door when he needs out; of course if you don't move it fast enough, he can't hold it to wait but wow! That's a huge step towards actually being housetrained.

He loves to wrestle and play with Murphy. The big dogs don't spend much time with him, but at least he's made friends with Murphs. It's great for both of them!

Say goodbye to Murph's coat... I've been stripping it all week. Finished product to be revealed eventually, haha!

It's a busy weekend around here- everyone has agility (yeehaw! Update on Sophie tomorrow, I hope!) and I have my dad staying here. He's in town for a track meet, so he is crashing at my place. Of course, that meant, he got here at midnight last night and left again at 7:30 this morning, but at least we have a dinner planned tonight. Spike loves that he's here; little turkey spent the night, curled up, under the covers with Dad, in the "dog free" guest room! Guess I'll be washing blankets even after dad leaves! Ah well, such is life!

Spike napping in the barely big enough dog bed. He tried to stay up waiting for dad to arrive. :)

Ringo, hanging on the couch. He has funny facial expressions!

Grumpy Sophie... " you woke me for this?!?" :)


Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

The faces are khwite priceless!


ForPetsSake said...

Wow- so endearingly cute. Who can't love a puppy?!!

achieve1dream said...

I love Ringo. If I could have another dog and you were close I would so adopt him! I can't wait to see Murphy after being stripped. And to hear about Sophie's trial. I'm glad I found your blog. It's so interesting and fun. :)

sophie...^5 said...

For Murphy...H-A-P-P-Y B-I-R-T-H-D-A-Y! WOOHOOOOOO!