Friday, 27 January 2017

Almost Flashback Friday

Never enough time in a day, is there? So many things I want to share with you guys but never enough time/energy to get it all done. Well, still working on it, but --

I've been extra busy this week thanks to some visitors.

Remember these guys?



Charlie and Scruffy came to stay last year, and I have to say not much has changed. They are both mellow dogs, happy to be shut in or out, to have company or to be left alone. Okay, I admit I'd forgotten what that was like, what with high-maintenance puppies who also have a touch of #FOMO.

But then, they also have the same relationship dynamic -- Charlie is fearfully submissive with Scruffy, and Scruffy redirects arousal onto Charlie. So I keep the peace by giving them plenty of separate time and feeding/playing with them separately. It's a shame because they get less stimulation than dogs who can be together, because there's only one of me and only so much time in my day, but I'm still sure they're having a grrreat holiday while their owner does!

Thursday, 19 January 2017

Training Video: In Which Darcy Learns Important Skills, and Melon Manages Two Pups At Once

Yesterday Ava and Darcy's parents were amazed to see the puppies totally pooped (exhausted!) after I'd been in for only a short time. We joked that I must come in and hit the pups with a brick to make my job easy...

So, Chris and Tim, this is for you. Watch carefully to see if there are any bricks!

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Guest Post: New Pup on the Block

little white and brown puppy lies on ground looking up at camera

Hi! I'm Puppy. I mean, Darcy. Darcypup? Something like that. I'm not sure exactly. You can call me Darcy.

I'm a boy and I'm also a Ca- Cav- Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. Yup. I'm 13 weeks old and I've been living here for 4 weeks now.

This is my big sister Ava.

birds-eye view of Ava looking at Darcy. Both pups are white with brown patches but Darcy is about half Ava's size.
Damn it kid, you gotta relax.  Just play it cool, okay?

She told me to come say hi to Blogville. She knows how to get all the treats and smuggle rocks into the house. She's the coolest.

Ava lies on the ground with a surprised expression while Darcy the puppy jumps on her head
I love my big sis!

It's pretty nice here so far. I have a sisfur to chase AND humans to cuddle. Did you know that human laps are really comfy?

Close-up of Darcy lying on the grass
So far, so good.

The humans have been telling me I've been picking things up real quick. It's true! I can pick up toys and sticks and run real fast.

Tiny Darcy runs across the lawn
Wait for me!

Ooh, all that running made me sleepy. Time for a nap in my crate. 
Bye humans! 
Darcy out! xo