Things to Avoid In Front of a 9 Week Old …
… step out of bath and attempt to dry oneself – tug of war with a bath sheet and a naked wet person is hilarious – for the 9 week old … not so much for the wet naked person …
Use dustpan and brush … these are portable by a 9 week old for whom EVERYTHING is a toy and everyone is a climbing frame!
Pull loo roll to blow nose and mop up puppy pee (two pieces that is!) … well 9 week old is obviously aware of his Andrex ancestry and can reach loo roll holder! He also has a memory like an elephant so there is no hope of untraining him already!
Place any item in the bin – you obviously are insane and the item will now need to be rescued by the 9 week old – because even rubbish is a toy …
Leave any fabric item within reach … he has heard telepathetically from his siblings that a tea towel can be knotted into an excellent ragger – well hell we can manage without the knot!
Try explaining that boiling water on food takes time to chill … the 9 year old insists on telling the 9 week old that it is a lie .
Pup decided that whereas he didn’t like the squelchy ground yesterday (mud between the toes!) he does rather like frost frozen ground an staying out to play for ages. He also taunted Dog into playing yesterday to take the toy from him. Of course being a puppy toy Dog crunched it up in no time so it got removed.
However it has a positive outcome on their relationship because Dog knows exactly how far he should and can go with the annoying little furball! Watching a 9 year old Dog who has never understood doggy body language or how to play has been really lovely although if he could speak the think bubbles would be something like “this beep beep Pup is following me everywhere, I get no time to myself …” and here they are outside late this afternoon and inseparable!
In non doggy stuff I had a very welcome reminder of the beautiful island I visited in 2008 – Rona. I got the Christmas greetings e-mail with a link to their blog (which has been added straight to my follow list along one form a neighbour on Raasay) so I will have a lovely time over the next few days catching up with that and looking at the wonderful photographs. I have included some of my Rona photographs I think in earlier blog posts but here are a couple of my favourites: