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.
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!