Monthly Archives: February 2012
The way to judge the comfort level of a dog is by seeing their face literally melt away.
Laying on Dad and getting belly rubs brings that melt factor to an all time high.
Finally the last chapter in introducing our pups to the world. This one is a little more special to me. Buddy is not only my baby boy, he is my life saver.
I was first introduced to Buddy by a former person in my life. This person had bought him from a family that owned a local business and their dog had puppies. They got Buddy so they could have a friend, only this person had zero experience with a dog, never less a puppy. Within a few days I got a phone call asking if I would take him. They couldn’t handle all the work involved with a puppy. I said no right away. I was living in a small townhouse with three cats and I didn’t like pit bulls at that time. I wasn’t afraid of them, I was just unfamiliar and thought it was too much to take on. But when I saw his sweet tiny face I couldn’t say no.
With having 3 dogs home alone all day, we choose to kennel the two boys during the day. Devo has been known in the past to mark things when left out all day and Buddy seems to get into more trouble than good when left out. We leave Bella out during the day because she is typically very well-behaved and does have some mild kennel anxiety. We let them all out to play when we get home, with our own little system, and rotate which of the boys stays out at night.
So to my surprise when arriving home from work last night, I was greeted by two wagging, happy faces. Both Buddy and Bella were hanging out. I knew that could only mean one thing…. a big mess for me to clean. See, Buddy and Bella are BFF. They love to hang out and play. They can literally play together for hours, but usually in the end a toy gets destroyed. So I began my house inspection. Great, puddle of pee by the back door. They’re all housebroken, but for some reason if Buddy is left out all day he’ll take a little pee break. Then I walk into the living room to see the real fun.