i have to admit when that puppy sleeps...he is really sweet, soft and cute.
daphne has finally reclaimed a spot next to me under the covers...her "i hate damn puppies in my bed' sulk is apparently over. it was nice to have her back with me again.
halo happily left the food bowl and slept again in the playpen but june and mystic stayed out of my room and far away from fletch even tho the gate was open.
i do think it is a better idea to let everyone learn to tolerate fletch while he is so obviously a puppy. if i wait til he is bigger and sturdier they may not accept him as well..especially if he remains a dough-head. plus they will all teach him puppy appropriate manners. mystic may be a handful with humans but she does have great doggy skills.
HOWEVER...i think you guys should leave the responsibility of him being in close contact with the bigger dogs to me and just keep him with the little guys during the warrior weekends. i am pretty good at catching things before they get out of hand and the roar of my voice settles everyone down pretty damn quick. i learned last night that if i roar "NO" to fletcher when he is biting me, he stops right away. half a dozen roars in a row and he satisfied his taste buds by licking me to death. not great but better than being a pit-puppy chew toy.
damn that crash...every single morning he pees at the front of the big dog mat and then goes back to sleep at the back, where it is dry. i can't change it cuz he is sleeping (and i don't want to be wrestling with matts and sheets at 6 am every morning!) so... i have to pad up the wet front with towels so the other dogs have somewhere dry to lie. two steps further and he could at least pee on the easily mopped up floor!
it is weird without mya in the commuter room...her crate looks so empty and forlorn. but i really hope that this is the home of her dreams and that she and her new family will be very happy.
i was missing lottie and bess last night...esp at diabetic feeding and bed time. lottie was so determined to please have some canned food too...and bess was such a great (and quietly polite and content) bed buddy.
three big dogs out so quickly has left three big holes behind.
well..i guess i better get ready for work...and it looks like my car is frozen again. man it is cold up here in the mornings...can't wait for spring again.
remember..the shop water lines are still frozen so the mp laundry has to come to the house. please try to go easy on the linen use as much as we can. do pad up my room well tho...fletch is flooding tons of dilute urine..i don't think his kidneys are working too well.
see you all at lunch time..i hope your day here goes well!
for the far away folks..jenn took some photos of fletch yesterday so she will probably post them sometime today. he moves a lot so i am not sure how good they will be..she said she thinks she got a couple of decent shots but i had to sit with him to keep him stationary (and i HATE being in pictures so i am not looking too happy altho i did really try once to fake smile!).