My little chewaholic
Midnight is such a nut when she plays! She loves getting up on the couch with me and while up there she likes to play with one of her toys. Usually it’s a set of Nylabone keys or a squeaky toy, but yesterday it was a green flexible Nylabone bone.
She got right into chewing it.
The funny thing is when she’s really into playing with one of her toys she rolls onto her back, all four legs up in the air, back legs kicking and she’s gnaws on her toy. Rolling back and forth as she sometimes toys the toy up in the air with a flick of her head. She grunts, groans, snorts and makes a lot of funny noises as she does this. She also enjoys kick me or bracing her back legs on me and pushing. When she’s bigger she’ll probably push me right off the couch!
I still haven’t managed to take a really good photo of her when she’s on her back acting like a nut, so the one above will have to do. Look at those sharp pointy teeth that she likes to nip me with when she’s in a frenzy … anything nearby will do!
She’s having a ball trying to chew my leg off here in this photo!
I think she looks like a bit like a bat when she’s lying on her back in a toy induced frenzy. Her pointy ears flop back and look very much like the pointy ears on bats. Naturally I call her bat dog when she’s doing this as well as silly dog, nut dog and a number of other little nicknames.
As you can see from the photos she doesn’t look like a sick dog and she doesn’t act like one either!
I think she’s getting healthier.
The vet called again on Wednesday night and told us that the stool culture didn’t grow any bad bacteria – as in really bad illness causing bacteria. So that was good news. We told him how hyper the worming meds made her on Tuesday and he still thinks we should give her her last dose again next Tuesday. I’ll be giving it first thing in the morning if that’s the case so that maybe she’ll be ready to settle down by late evening. The other night was just crazy!
She’s a good little playful pup even if she does have some health problems. She’s also very motivated by food so that’s made it easy to train her. Not that she’s fully trained for anything yet, but she’s responding fairly well …. well if I don’t count all the pee accidents she had yesterday. I think she ate too much snow when we were out. We had a big storm yesterday and as a result she was a peeing machine! Arghh!
This evening we’ll be going to our first puppy training class at Pets Smart. The first class was actually last Friday, but both she and I were too sick to go. The trainer told us he’d catch us up on what we missed.
I expect she’ll have a ball meeting the other dogs and dog owners. She hasn’t met a lot of other dogs yet as we’ve been protective of her since up until last week she’d only had one set of vaccinations, but she has met a lot of people on our short walks and she’s usually a ball of excitement jumping, squealing and doing those little puppy runs back and forth that are so adorable.
I’ll let you know how puppy training class goes!
If you aren’t sick of puppy pictures yet check out this really cute photo of Midnight on my photoblog. Oh and I almost forgot. She damaged the first of what I expect will be many items before her first year with us is over. I wrote about it in Collateral Damage if you’d like to read that story.