Tuesday, January 17, 2012
A bit of this an a bit of that
What a difference a month makes for a puppy. Tucker is growing up! We decided to give Tucker his privilege back of using the doggie door to the upper kitchen deck. Awhile back he lost it as he was using the deck to go potty on. Knock on wood he has been good as gold! He loves to run through the door to check out the deer he can keep an eye on below, watch Luna as she does her sunbathing, get his own sunbathing in and just have more room to play in when he is in the kitchen area where his puppy pen is.
Next we have been letting him have more freedom in the house after he has gone potty outside. This makes him feel like a true member of the family when he can follow us around or check out the rest of the house he hasn't gotten to know. I think the room he is enjoying the most is the living room. In the morning we have a lot of sunshine in the room and it is fun to run around with Stewie when they play. Then there is the job of keeping an eye out on Luna who comes in there too.
Tucker is learning much about kitties. He wants to do what his instincts tell him but Luna is wise and knows about dogs. She never runs from him. I think that she is trying to like him as long as he doesn't put his snot in her face too much. Sometimes she does swat at him and he quickly has figured out that you don't want to get Luna mad. It hurts!
I think that best of all is that Stewie and Tucker are bonding well. Having the house to play in has made the difference. This morning I watched them in my bedroom as they "horsed" around. Tucker was romping like a horse, rearing up, bowing down and Stewie and he sometimes looked like they were doing a dance. So sweet to watch! You can't always take a photo but for me I did a memory one. I thought of how many romps just like this that I saw Annie and Stewie do. So to see that happy poochie playtime for Tucker and Stewie filled me with happiness. I laughed and that felt good. So often I have sat in our bedroom where our Annie died and missed her deeply. You never can replace someone you have loved dearly but you can fill the void with new friendships. I guess what I am saying is Tucker has begun to worm his way into Stewie's loss of his old buddy and we all have some new sunshine in our home because of Tucker.
Then we had that vet. visit last week for his last shot for Leptospirosis. Did I mention he weighs 15 pounds and 9 ounces? Well I was surprised and it did make me wonder how big this guy will get. After all we are not even 6 months old and we still will be growing. I tried to measure his height as best I could but I don't know if I did it very well. By my measurement he is about 15+ inches. Oversize Sheltie for sure.
Right now he is laying down on the doggie pad next to me slumbering away. He has done his kitty job of keeping an eye on them. He has played with Stewie, he has followed me around when I was doing some folding and now he is my companion as I type. Not bad for a Tuesday morning.
So I leave you with this playtime the Pupparoos! had....there was this....
and lastly this silly one.....
What a crazy play time they had....has Tucker been watching vampire movies?