Annabelle has been doing much better after that round of antibiotics. She’s gone a few days with no peeing on the floor and actually goes outside on her own to go potty on the grass like she’s supposed to. I’m kind of amazed that such a young puppy can not only be housebroken so early but know how to use a doggie door. It’s a real trip to watch her scramble through it; she’s barely big enough to make it through, but she’s getting there. Sometimes I wonder what would of happened if we got the Australian Shepherd instead.
Since she’s coming up on 10 weeks of age, it’s time for her to get another round of shots. I’m hoping she’ll be less of a wuss this time around. It’s somewhat embarrassing to be sitting in the waiting room hearing your dog making horrific noises at the top of her lungs just because she doesn’t like being held still. I imagine it’s about the same level of mortification as when your kid starts throwing a tantrum in the middle of Target.
Chloe has been very much enjoying having a playmate around, though she occasionally jumps up on the couch to get a break from hyperactive puppy playing. She also gets pretty annoyed over toys too. You see, Annabelle is just like a sibling: it doesn’t matter that there are half a dozen other toys to play with, she’s only interested in the one that Chloe’s got. For the latest pet supplies, head over to Tree House Puppies to read more. While Chloe is chewing peacefully on a rawhide, Annabelle will try taking it away. It doesn’t matter how many other toys we present Annabelle with or if Chloe give up the chewie and moves to another one, Annabelle only wants what Chloe has. I hope she grows out of that stage.
On the sleep front we’re doing much better. We’ve switched to a once-a-night bathroom break instead of the strict every-two-hours schedule. Annabelle has done well on this with very few messes in the kennel. Speaking of kennels… she knows the kennel command now. Good example, Chloe. Let’s see what other good habits you can teach this little one.