|Barked: Wed Feb 25, '09 12:12am PST |
|I am honestly not sure what I am looking for here, but please hear me out and if you have advice or suggestions, I am more than willing to listen...
We lost our home due to foreclosure. We are currently living with my aunt and uncle with all our pups (minus the cat, who's staying with some other friends) while we searched for a place that would accept all 4 dogs. We have found a place through a lady I work with who is willing to accept all my pets, but the house won't be ready until May 1st. *sigh* Now the kicker. My aunt has been diagnosed with cervical cancer. In about 3-4 weeks she will have to have surgery to have the tumor removed. It is very large (grapefruit sized) but they are not sure how advanced the cancer is yet. (She had a marker test done that has confirmed cancer even though they haven't removed the tumor yet.) So, my problem is my pups are rather crazy, and Sam and Xena still jump when they get excited... Max is good, but I am very concerned about Sam and Xena. I mentioned to my aunt that we would move out before the surgery, and that at least, DH and the Boxer's would go, with the exception possibly of Max (whom she loves and is pretty gentle). She was adamant that we shouldn't go. She is certain that this is meant to be and that we are supposed to be here right now. She is also certain that Toan (DH) should not move out without me. SO. What about Sam and Xena? Toan is still certain that he should stay at a friend's house with the other 2, but I don't want to upset my aunt, either. But what if she comes home and is sitting in the living room and Sam runs in and jumps on her? I know the obvious answer is to make sure they are separated, but Sam LOVES my aunt, and the first thing he does when he gets out of his crate is go look for her. What if he runs and jumps on the bed and onto her? UGH! This sucks! I am posting here because I know you all love and understand Boxers... and how they can be... So what do you guys think? Should DH go stay with our friends with the youngest 2? I am leaning towards that, but if this does turn out to be advanced, I don't want to do anything to make her unhappy either.. Which I know she will be if she thinks she's causing Toan and I to live separately. I tried talking to her tonight, but she was adamant that we could make it work.
I geuss the best solution is to start working on some strict manners training... Really crack down on the jumping and chaos. Anypup got a good suggestion to avoid jumping? We just turn and ignore them, but it doesn't seem extremely successful since they still do it. Xena's getting better (she's 19 months) but Sam is still pretty bad (14 months).
Sorry this is so long, and thanks for letting me unload.
(Edited b/c I can't spell)
Edited by author Wed Feb 25, '09 12:15am PST
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