A few months ago, Husband and I went to Wayside Waifs and picked out a cute little lethargic puppy that we named Orlee. Just as we were checking out, they mentioned that she had a teeny tiny cold and to keep her on antibiotics for two weeks.
By the end of the two week medication period, the cute little puppy had grown legs as long as Usain Bolt and charged around our house and yard just as fast.
At this point, Orlee is 58 pounds of pure speed and muscle. When she jumps up on me – which is every damn day – her paws reach my shoulders and she looks me in eye as if to say, “I’m in charge now.”
Yesterday, as I was in the yard on all fours weeding a flower bed, a Mack truck hit me head on. I hurtled backwards, glasses flying and somehow, landed in a seated position, where staring at me from her own seated position was Orlee. She wagged her tail, dipped her head and took off running in a wide circle ready for round two of the funnest game she’d found since she moved in with two old people.
Might want to look into dog training. I think Wayside Waits offers it.
Thanks, Janet. I’ll give them a call. We were sort of kicked out of Pet Smart’s class for being too “Rambunctious.”
My daughter once picked a puppy at Wayside Waifs because it was allowing its siblings to walk all over it and she felt sorry for it. That dog became our alpha dog. She knew when to take the fall, and only had to do it once in her life. After that, it was gravy train all the way for her.\
LOL, Theresa. I do believe I have picked a relative of your trickster.
She’ll keep you on your toes and give you more stimulation than you would ever have believed. Bottom line is that she will bring joy or aggravation- not sure of which one. 🙂
She’s made me cry and laugh until I cried. I’d say that’s a good combination.
I think you’ve got the right dog.
And no pictures??!!! Must send pics!!
Sherry, I’ll get a picture up there. Like our first child, we have thousands of pictures already.
It’s just LOTS of unconditional love! 😉 The puppy stage will pass, and she’ll become the awesome dog you’re training her to be. Love the long legs visual!
Sharon, I remember my dad telling me to give my teenage son unconditional love. Maybe I’ll be better at it this time. LOL.
That’s reason #289 why we don’t have pets! Good luck!
Sally, of course, my husband adores her and lets her do all the bad things I don’t allow. Just like raising a kid I guess.
Have to send hubby to training school!
Ahhhhhhhhh . . . puppy love! Ain’t it grand?!?
Denise, I’m still in love, but sometimes, just sometimes, I don’t like her so much.
Sorry to hear you succumbed to puppy love syndrome. There is no help. It’s going to get worse. Been nice knowing you.
Dawn, you obviously know exactly what I’m going through. We went to Wayside to “just look.” Who can JUST LOOK at puppies????