Saturday, October 27, 2018

New 'Weenie" dog

I don't know about your other household members, but mine forgets to put things back where they belong, and leaves things to me.  Yesterday, he got a brand new package of hot dogs out, opened them and took one.   I had gone to mop my bathroom floor, and when I came back into the kitchen, the hot dogs were gone, but the grated cheese was still there.  I peeked in the living room and asked did you put the hot dogs in the fridge.  "NO" I said they are gone, bet Copperhead has them.  Yes he did, and he had managed to eat the most of them before we discovered they were missing.     You have to laugh, and hope they don't make him sick, which they didn't.   I'm guessing we won't have hot dogs for lunch today.

Sunday, October 07, 2018

'Tutored' and then company.

We made his appointment, and took him in to get his surgery.  He was not one bit happy to be taken from Dad and out of our sight.  They told us we could pick him up about 3:00pm, and they would call when surgery was over.  He did great, and was ready to come home when we arrived and I don't think he was a bit happy there.  We finally got him into the truck, and when he realized where he was, he laid down in the seat between us, and relaxed until he got home,  Dad took him for a walk around the yard, so he would know where he was and that made him happy.  He came in, got a drink and then some food.   He never acted like he knew there was surgery involved in his 'trip.'

Our grandson, JD loves the Dukes of Hazzard show, he is now 15, but he has watched it, and collected things since he was small.   This weekend, in Gatlinburg TN, Tom Wopat, one of the actors from the show was there, signing autographs and visiting with fans.  JD has autographs of the other actors, so his mom took him to this event.  Yes, his mom drove all the way to Gatlinburg, 9 hrs driving, for him.  I'm sure they are having a great time.  So, while they are gone, Petey, JD's 9 year old dog, gets to stay with us, and he met Copperhead. Considering the difference in size, we were not sure how that would work out, but Petey  introduced himself and out the door they went, together.  Petey weighs about 10 pounds, and I'm guessing that Copperhead is over 40, maybe close to 45.  He whispered to me that they could bring Daisy, their Border Collie, here, and he wold take CP home with him.

Saturday, September 08, 2018

Growing like a weed

Yes, he has changed a lot in the 2 months and 6 days he has been here.  He is getting his adult teeth, and those razors are coming out.   I finally held him down and trimmed his dew claws as he manages to hook them in my arms, and they sure hurt.

He has lost his pot belly. 
He will eat almost anything, doesn't like raw carrots, but will eat lettuce, pears, peaches, and almost anything else.  
He will be going to see the vet next week, to be 'tutored' as a friend said, said he didn't want his dog to know what was really going to take place.

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Potty Training 101

Being consistant is the key, and I have tried but of course with my physical issues, there are days that it is tough.  He is doing pretty well, most of the time he goes outside so it is good.  

On the other hand, Buddy the weenie dog has an attitude,  you know the regular dog one, it is there, pith on it and walk away.  I've been told that weenies are bad at this, and I sure am glad that CH hasn't followed his example.

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Copperhead again

Yes, he is still here and it has almost been two months.  He has decided that his job at night is to be right in front of our bedroom door and make sure nothing gets us.  He sleeps pretty much all night right in that spot, and if we get up he does look to make sure we are not going far.  He understands the word NO, but isn't fond of it and lets us know he thinks he is the boss.  He is very strong willed, but has learned the harness and the leash are his friends, with them, he can go out into the big wide world with dad and smell all the strange things that are not in his fenced world.  When he comes back from the walk, he wants inside the fence, before he comes into the house
I was warned, when we got him, that Siberian Huskies are difficult, they take lots of time, to train.  
Funny, but our nephew got one just about the same time we did, but his is full husky.   I'm thinking I might call him and check on his progress, because from what he said when I did talk to him, made me think that I'm glad mine is only half.

Monday, August 13, 2018

6 weeks later

His name is Copperhead, lol, he likes to bite.  He caught his first rabbit today, didn't know there was any in the yard, and when I called he would not come to me.  So I went around looking for him, and he was busy, he said.

He has been here 42 days and he is changing daily, losing that puppy look, and belly.  He doesn't mind getting out  of our sight, but we are supposed to be where he left us when he comes back.    I think he is about 4 1/2
months old, and getting his permanent teeth. 

Saturday, July 07, 2018

Copper Update!

He has gotten over his shyness, and loves to grab the hem of my dress or gown and pull it.   I even got a belly rub in, last night.
He has a big personality, and now will even follow Buddyboo outside, and can go up and down the steps.  He is doing his jobs outside for the most part,  so he is learning quickly.
Here all 3 are in the middle of the floor.  Buddyboo is 14 so getting a bit cranky at times, with Copper.  The cat says as long as he doesn't pull his tail and eat his food, he is fine with him.