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Here is a normal day; if dad works from home and mom goes to work.
10:00 AM-Wake up, bow to the world. I love to sleep in, and do not like to get up earlier than that.
10:03 AM-Attack the dad with my specialized sneak attack move; dad hides under the covers, I wiggle under to put my cold wet nose all over his face and chest and my favorite is when I get his armpit.
10:10 AM-Outside to greet the morning and water the grass and the other thing.
10:14 AM-Wipe My Feet
10:20 AM- Get my breakfast in my KONG, then the rest from the bowl, I always leave a bit so I can have another KONG or a mid morning snack.
10:40 AM-Whine at mom because she is in the kitchen making food before work.
10:45 AM- It’s either back to bed with dad either in the bed if he’s still in bed or in his office. If he’s in his office, I drag my blanket in there with him.
11:15 AM- Chew on my bed or blanket, or even go through dad’s trash can, that’s always fun and interesting.
11:30 AM- Bug dad while on a conference call, beg whine, jump on his lap, basically try to get him to look at me. Or watch what he’s doing.
12:00 PM- Lunch time, for dad anyway. I usually go water the grass again and get a stick.
12:05 PM- It’s nap time in the living room, this is when I get my pick of either the couch, dad’s chair, the ottoman, or my bed.
2:00 PM- Whine for dad to let me outside to water the grass and kill some evil sticks. Do some running of the fluffaloes, also known as zoomies, or even the rips (meaning ripping through the yard like a mad thing).
2:08 PM- Wipe my feet.
2:10 PM- Back to nap time in the office with dad, after chasing the kittehs under the bed.
3:30 PM-Mom shows up in a square little box dad calls his EEE Pad, whatever the heck that is.
3:45 PM-Nap time in the living room, I love choosing a bed to sleep on in there.
5:00 PM- Water time, the other thing, and more zoomies and stick killing.
5:08 PM-Wipe my feet.
5:09 PM- Tricks with dad for treats.
5:10 PM- Play time with dad. Play fetch, I try to get him to play Tug-o-War, but they don’t like it so much, they say I growl too much and get too rowdy, and that I get my teeths too close to their hands, and apparently they don’t like that…what do they know!
6:00 PM- Aw, nap time again!
7:00 PM-Find something to chew on.
8:00 PM- MOM’s HOME! YAY!
8:03 PM- Scream at the top of my lungs and jump around like a mad thing, it’s hyper time! MOM’S HOME, MOM’S HOME, MOM’S HOME!
8:05 PM- Mom gives me treats when I sit, and lay down, and when I get down when I jump up, I love getting food!
8:20 PM- Dinner KONG! I love the dinner KONG cuz mom fills it up twice before leaving my to my bowl, and sometimes, they even let me lick their plates, but only if it’s safe.
8:30 PM- Water the grass, kill the sticks, zoom zoom zoom.
8:29 PM- Wipe my feet.
9:00 PM- After dinner nap on mom’s lap.
9:45 PM- Outside again, for the other thing!
10:00 PM- Play time with mom, fetch, fetch, fetch, fetch, fetch, fetch, fetch, fetch, fetch, etc.
11:00 PM- Water the grass, kill some sticks.
11:09 PM- Wipe my feet.
11:10 PM- Chase the kittehs.
11:13 PM- Nap time on my living room bed or the ottoman.
11:59 PM- Growl at kittehs on other side of baby gate, whine and whimper, I want those kittehs!
12:07 PM- Pout for kittehs while laying on my bed.
12:30 PM-Water the grass.
12:39 PM- Wipe my feet
12:40 PM- Decide which is better Chase the kittehs, or get the treat!
12:41 PM- Get the treat 🙂
12:42 PM- Chase the kittehs.
12:42:30 PM- Run into kennel and wait for chew stick; it’s night night time 🙂
12:45 PM- Rearrange bedding to get comfy.
12:48 PM- Sigh loudly that I am not on the bed, knaw on KONG Bone.
1:00 PM- Out like the light.
We live in a state that has snow, actually, we live in the state with “the greatest snow on earth”. So we have taught our little Teyla butt to wipe her feet! While she hasn’t quite got the movement yet (except when she’s outside on the grass), she does go sit on the rug.
When it is not actively raining or snowing, we just wipe her paws for her on the mat by the door. When it is raining or snowing, we wipe her paws with a towel as well as her entire body. We do this for a couple reasons;
1. We don’t want her to smell like wet dog, and it helps with that.
2. We don’t want our hard wood floors to be covered in little foot prints.
3. We don’t want our furniture to be wet.
She doesn’t mind a single bit either. She actually lifts each paw so we can dry it.
I thought I would tell you that I have been with my forever home for three months as of today.
When I first came here, I was really sick, and mom and dad were really worried about me. But I was so quiet and sweet, and so happy to be somewhere warm with people who would cuddle with me and wrap me in soft blankets. They gave me my own room with babies to sleep with and I loved it. They gave me some yummy medicine that made me feel so much better.
After I was all done being sick, mom and dad realized I am not all about quiet cuddles, but that I love to zoom around the house and backyard running like the wind. I LOVE to chase things they throw for me, and that sticks are the best source of fiber.
I am in love with a ketteh named Leon, but he never lets me give him the kisses he so totally deserves. I love to sleep on any number of beds that strewn around the house for me, and if a bed is not in the room I want to be in, I bring it in.
Mom and dad have taught me so many things so far. I have learned to wipe my feet when I come inside, well ok, I don’t actually move my feet like they do, except outside after I pee, but I go sit on the rug, and they wipe my feet for me. I guess I have taught them something instead HAHA!
I have learned the words no, sit, dinner, breakfast, night night, do you want this, and go get…, I am still working on lay down and shake. And mom and dad say I need to stop destroying things that don’t belong to me. I guess it is my way of getting attention, or something, could be anxiety, but I don’t know what that means.
I still have so much to learn, but the best thing I have learned in the last 3 months is that I am loved, safe, and warm.
Oh yes, one of the best toys we have discovered in our journey with a very chewable puppy is the KONG. The KONG comes in many different styles (as demonstrated HERE). They have red KONGs that are pretty good for the average chewer, but the black KONG is all about the pup who can chew the mostest. We have had it for a couple months meow, and it barely even has a scratch. These things are amazing!
When I first got this toy, I thought it was only for treats to entertain the dog for a while, but then I found out through a fellow blogger who posted THIS. I learned about putting food into the KONG in order to tempt the dog as well as feed the dog.
Now, in the morning we put kibble in her KONG and give it to her. She is able to play with it for a while. I love that it gives her a way to distract from whining when we leave the room, which is somewhat a problem. Sometimes she will play with the KONG get the food out and then go finish her breakfast from her bowl and then go lay day for her morning nap, other times, she will play with it and then whine, but the whining is getting better, still working on it, but it has gotten a bit less than before.
I have also taken to adding a treat she cannot get out very easily with the kibble around it. She is still a bit of a beginner at the KONG, but she is quickly becoming an old paw and it 😉
I think I will be doing the filling of the KONG with peanut butter and food during the summer when it’s warmer and we leave her outside alone more often. Right now, she goes outside with us and comes back inside with us, and does not enjoy being out there without us for any length of time. I will freeze it so it will take longer to eat and maybe she will get used to being outside a bit more without us.