Wednesday, November 15, 2017

It's All Fun and Games Until...


... someone chokes on an acorn!

She's just fine now but Lilah Rose gave me a scare.  We were running around in the wooded back yard and little Lilah Rose decided to try to gobble down as many acorns as she could all at once. Thankfully, I was able to take them out of her mouth when she started choking.

She is such a baby and everything goes in her mouth if she can reach it.  I had forgotten about teething puppies!  Experts on line say that teething can last until the puppy is eight months old. That means 3 1/2 more months for Lilah Rose...

She is a sweet sweet puppy but is going through a naughty stage.  I'm doing my best to remain patient and not become discouraged with her training. She will go to her bed and stay until I tell her to come (if I don't wait more than a few minutes).  She is beginning to understand the command to sit.  She is very good about using her puppy pads.  And almost always will go when I prompt her (or when I am about to sit down with a cup of coffee).

Today we worked on walking while wearing a harness and leash. She did better than I thought she would.  She walked next to me and didn't pull on the leash.  We practiced inside the house because it was way to cold outside.  We'd walk a bit and I'd give her a Cheerio and then walk farther and a Cheerio.  Wash Rinse Repeat.  Tomorrow, we will work on walking some more. She does love her Cheerios and I've found Cheerios to be the perfect training treat. ♥

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    1. Mostly yes, Chrissy. Definitely tiring!

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  2. Hi Gina!

    Puppies can be challenging...are the heels of your shoes all in tact, do your rocking chair rockers have teeth marks, are your pillows still stuffed? Yes, I've been through that puppy stage and it's all worth it...they are so lovable and cute! I'm so glad that she survived the acorn! Gotta love em'!

    Hugs and Love,
    Pudgie McTurkey

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    1. Dear Pudgie McTurkey, I love your name! I set aside one pair of old sneakers for her to chew on. She isn't allowed to chew on any other shoes (though she occasionally tries). xx

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  3. Puppies do take so much love and understanding! So glad that you were with her when she was choking. We lost our border collie when he swallowed a rock that lodged in his intestines. Dogs are always putting things in their mouths. She is such a cutie-pie. Sounds like she is learning fast, too! Hope you are having a lovely week. xo Karen

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    1. Karen, I am so sorry for your loss. How tragic that your border collie swallowed that rock. Today's walk training went better if you count all the Cheerios she gets every few feet...

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  4. You and my friend, Sandy, are both dealing with puppies. Sandy's Gus is a bit older but still I am amazed at the dedication of you girls in this area. I know it is necessary to have a pet you enjoy but it reminds me a bit too much of potty training my own kids.lol Lilah Rose will get there....you are a good teacher.

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    1. Arlene, I don't know about being a good teacher. I'm tempted to let things slide sometimes if I'm tired. I guess I can only do my best.

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  5. Thank goodness she is ok! Puppies sure do get into everything! She is adorable, enjoy!

    Blessings,
    Jill

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    1. Thank you, Jill. She is a busy girl but sleeps soundly at night. :-)

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  6. Puppies definitely take a lot of care and patience! Sounds like you are doing a great job with her and cheerios sound like a great treat too!

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    1. Marilyn, I am so thankful that she sleeps well at night. I remember weeks of barely any sleep with our last dog when she was a puppy.

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  7. Oh wow I bet that was a a scary thing to go through for both of you, hopefully she has learned her lesson, thank goodness you were there and she let you get them out of her mouth.

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    1. Connie, yes. She is good at letting me take things out of her mouth if she doesn't run off thinking I'm playing with her.

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