Likes: To have her neck rubbed... she turns to rubber when you rub under & around her collar!
Pet-Peeves: She does NOT like feet much!! She grumbles if your feet get too close to her when she's laying down. And of course the squirrels and birds in our backyard. She loves to charge after them!!
Favorite Toy: She likes her platypus man... she sleeps with him every night. She's become a big fan of tennis balls & she likes to play soccer as well!
Favorite Food: We recently switched her to Chicken Soup for the Dog Lovers Soul & she really seems to like it! Although she ALWAYS loves treats!!!
Favorite Walk: We take her to a nearby park that has a baseball field, doggie park and a track. We'll let her run through the grass on the track, which is usually pretty long, so it takes a lot out of her on her walks!!
Best Tricks: We just taught her 'bang' (play dead). She can also 'high five', 'roll over', and the basics, 'sit' and 'stay'. We just need to get that 'come' command down right! haha
Arrival Story: I have wanted to get a dog for as long as I can remember, but the timing was always wrong and we just couldn't find the right dog. We had finally decided to get a dog, and looked online at different breeds. As soon as we saw the Corgis, we knew that's the kind of dog we wanted. Not too big, not too small, and just adorable! So we looked at a dog website & browsed through tons of postings for puppies & came across Lola (she was originally called Charolette). She looked like a sweetheart!! We paid for her on Thursday & Glen picked her up from the airport that Saturday (she flew in from Oklahoma!). She's been everything we wanted!!
Lola is 2 years old, pretty well behaved (knows basic commands, potty trained, doesn't chew up the house, ect.), but she's become extremely scared of certain objects/movements. When my husband or I kick off our shoes/slippers or even walk by her with them on, she runs the other direction, flinching, and sometimes makes a sort of snorting noise. She has tried to slowly take a bully stick or treat when I hand it to her, and then when it falls (because she doesn't actually have it in her mouth), she freaks out the same way she does with the shoes. Now she won't even come near me when I try to hand her a bully stick. She will also do this when we take her on a walk & the leash is near her face. Or, she'll also do it when the tv remote comes too close to her...
We've never hit her or thrown anything at her as discipline (we can throw a soft toy her direction & she's fine). I have no idea where this fear of these types of objects came from. She's always been wierd about feet/shoes, but it seems to have grown into something more. Not only is is annoying/embarassing for us, but I feel bad for her that she's always living in fear of everyday objects. Has anyone ever seen this type of behavior?? We're hoping to slowly get her used to these objects/actions, but I was hoping to get feedback from others with their experience... thanks all!!
Here's a video showing an example of how she acts:
Mom & Dad keep telling me that I'm going to be a 'big sister' at the end of June... well first off, what's June? And second... what's a 'big sister'? Does it have something to do with getting more walks... Oooh! Or maybe it has something to do with getting more food. If that's the case, then I think mom is going to be a big sister too... she's eating lots more & her tummy is getting rather round! This 'big sister' thing could be a really good thing for me... I sure do love food!!!
So, mom & dad are taking me on my very first trip to the snow today! They packed me my new sweater, so I'm guessing it will be chilly there! They also packed me my brand new backpack, which means we'll be doing some walking too! I can't wait to see how the snow feels between my paws!! I'll be sure to post the pictures from my snow adventure!!!