Photo Comments Age: 9 Years Sex: Female Weight: 11-25 lbs
Leave a bone for C.C. (Claws Caught)
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March 21st 2007
Chasing balls, chasing Smokey, chasing Dee
Humans not throwing the ball
Grilled cheese sandwhiches
Down to the park
Hubby called to let me know our neighbor (of the three dogs, as opposed to the neighbors of the two dogs and the one dog, respectively) had a sign out in front of his house advertising "Free Puppies". My original intent was just to go over and let Dee see the puppies; however, I felt it would be best to take along hubby as backup. For future reference, when not particularly intending to come home with a puppy, don't take the guy who talked you into the first one as your backup.
Once we got over there, we discovered that they had one puppy left -- a small black-and-white female with a curly tail. She romped about while we talked to the neighbor, who said that the pups were the result of an "oops" with their male rat terrier and their female pekeapoo. This makes the puppy 1/2 boston terrier and 1/2 pekenese / poodle mix. She was 8 weeks old, just the right age for a new home. However, as we already have a dog, we knew that we would need to introduce the two to see how Smokey dealt with a puppy. The nice thing about it being our neighbor was that we could take the puppy next door and see how things went, and then bring her back if it turned out Smokey was a one-dog-to-the-house type of dog. As it turned out, she was very fascinated with (and tolerant of) the puppy.
During the "getting to know you" phase, hubby and I talked about whether to keep the puppy and finally decided that the puppy was a good match and that this was something that we wanted to do.
That decision made, I asked Dee what we should name the puppy.
"I don't know... Hey!" Dee looking down an the puppy.
"Aw, her claw's caught; here, let me help, " I said, reaching to unhook the dog from Dee's shirt)
"Clawscaught? That's a great name!" Dee chirped.
"Whafa?" I said, intelligently, while glaring at hubby, who is now rolling on the floor. "I am not calling the dog clawscaught." I mouthed to hubby, as he continued laughing.
I looked over at Dee. "'Clawscaught' is an awfully long name; about just C.C. for short?"
And so it began...
So, after getting himself up off of the floor, hubby went next door to pick up the puppy's dog food. C.C. has had one vet visit and given a clean bill of health, and we are on a discount plan to get all of her shots and stuff taken care of. On the plus side, we have only had one accident (due to my not paying attention, natch); otherwise, C.C. has been picking up pretty quick on "go outside to potty" and "whine or make noise to go outside". The latter is taught by responding to non-play whimper or noise with "oh, you want to go outside" and taking her outside. The crate training helps tremendously with house-breaking, as does having an already house-broken dog setting the example.
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|February 7th 2009
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