Sunday, July 27, 2008

Getting Along

So having the new puppy has been a big adjustment for us all.

Especially for my little indoor dog, Chewy. He did not seem to appreciate having to share his toys which the puppy just took from him.

My big outdoor dog, Chevy, did not seem to appreciate having to share the front deck, his food, his bones, his sticks.... with the little mischief puppy who just helped himself to it all.

The rest of us... adjusting to noise at night, accidents, and bitten ankles, wet and chewed slippers seemed things too aggravating to accept adjusting to.

BUT...

Moto has been quiet the last few nights. No messes in the morning. He knows what NO means. He understands what Chevy means when he curls his lip. Well Chewy still has not established his dominance and since he is little, he will always need me to stress that point! But tonight, I am feeling very encouraged about the new puppy part of our days.

Today we spent all afternoon outdoors, clearing away trees so that we can see the lake easier. It's been since 1986 when the Miller's Reach fire went through here burning everything to the ground that our trees have been trying to get big. I never wanted to take down any trees after living without trees so long - until today.

It was a beautiful day and I definitely felt that Moto was becoming one of the bunch!

3 comments:

DeLong House said...

Awwww, moto must have looked so cute stumbling around while you were clearing trees yesterday. It was cloudy here all day but at least it wasn't raining. Chris took all the boys for a ride in the pack rat while he pulled it with the 4-wheeler. They came home covered in mud and so happy! Haha!

e-Mom said...

It sounds like you have a brand new "baby" around the house. How FUN! Now that we're empty nesters, maybe we should get a puppy too. Hmmmmm..... :~D

Constance said...

AWWW.... He really is cute and once you get past this stage you will really get to enjoy him like you do Chewy and Chevy! It sounds like you have some firewood now for Winter! ; )

I am heading to the library this morning to see about a book I saw at Target yesterday. It's called "Merle's Door" and it's the story about the relationship between a hiker and a stray dog he adopted while hiking in Utah. Can you believe that me, the self-professed "non-dog" person is wanting to read this book? It just goes to show you that you can't judge a book by its cover! Ha Ha! I think it'll be a good read on the long drive to Ontario!