5.08.2012

Betty

That is a picture of our loveable scamp, Betty. She's about 5 months old now and is weighing in at 34 pounds. She outweighs our 20-month old son by about 5 pounds and she's as big as he is. She's the most loveable thing in the world but lately she's a trouble making son of a gun.
On Saturday, after I spent hours cleaning the house, I looked at our sliding door and wondered how Husband had splattered ketchup - Casey's chicken nugget condiment of choice - all over it. Upon closer inspection, it turned out to be blood. Blood that was not only all over the door but the walls, carpet and dining room table as well. Turns out Betty had somehow scraped the fur off the tip of her ear and was bleeding like a stuck pig, hence the picture attached. Thankfully, Husband has lots of knowledge about dogs and wounds and Betty's was only superficial.
So far, she's been a good puppy and has only chewed on her assigned toys. She gnawed the corner of one of our bedroom nightstands but no one is particularly upset over it. Occasionally she tries to steal "Wocka" aka Fozzie Bear from Casey's room but mostly she leaves his things alone. Yesterday, I got home to see she had torn up the back room. She chewed the foam we put around her dog door. She destroyed the cardboard boxes holding our garbage bags and spread said garbage bags hither and yon around the back yard. She managed to move pieces of fire wood from their designated spot. She also somehow managed to open a drawer and pull out picture hanging nails. Oh, Betty. No, no.
On top of that, her potty training seems to be not going as wonderfully as it once was. She figured out the dog door quickly but apparently doesn't feel she should have to go outside at night so she had two accidents in our guest bedroom. Sigh. Thank goodness for Resolve Pet and High Traffic foam. The thing about Betty is that she takes her punishment to the heart. Husband says it is a Boxer/Pit trait and she's mixed with at least one of those. She mopes for a day if she gets scolded. It's truly pathetic. She had her final shots so she was able to go to the dog park this weekend and is very good at being submissive to larger dogs and manages to play well with all of them, just like she does with our bunny. All in all we're stoked to have her as a pet but I'm not loving this puppy stage at the moment.

4 comments:

Coodence said...

Betty!! She's such a little dogie.

Andrea said...

Puppies, man. Lovable little shits.

April said...

The only good thing about puppies is that they're cute. Other than that, they're a big ol' pain in the arse. Usually their cuteness is enough to outweigh the shit they do.

Boxers and Pits just want to please their humans, so it doesn't surprise me that she gets really upset when you're upset with her. Both are such great breeds.

Hung said...

toddler and a puppy? wow you guys must have a ton of patience....