Bringing Home Puppy


And Then, This Morning…
June 18, 2009, 11:20 am
Filed under: Pets, Puppy Training | Tags: , , ,

*breathe*

*stay calm*

I knew when I got up this morning that Tim had to pee.  I quickly got some pants on grabbed my coat and we headed for the door.  We didn’t make it.  We WAY didn’t make it.  Tim started to pee on the carpet in the hall, which has happened before, but in the past  I’ve just pull him along and he stops until he gets outside to his spot.

In an effort to expedite the process I lifted him up and carried him down the stairs.  He peed on me the ENTIRE way.  And all over the floor. 

Cleaning the  hallway and 2 flights of stairs  in your building at 6:30 in your urine-stained jammies is not the best way to start your day.

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OOops!
May 22, 2009, 3:04 pm
Filed under: Dogs | Tags: , , ,

So while I was in Chatham, my dad was determined to get Tim Tam to take the stairs.  Up until that point we had just been carrying him up and down.  I had read in a number of books that puppies are still developing their depth perception and muscles, so stairs could be quite dangerous for them.  At home he became quite comfortable going up and down the 5 wooden stairs to the back deck, which was quite exciting.  But I guess its like when your kid learns to walk…exciting, but brings in a whole new range of dangers.

With his newfound confidence, Tim was determined to get up our stairs at home.  Our highly lacquered and polished wooden stairs.  He made it quite well!  The first time that is.  The second time I turned around just in time to see him fall…rolling stair over stair on his back and belly.  It was horrifying.  He fell a total of about 5 stairs. 

And was completely unfazed.  He reached the bottom, got up, and began wagging his tail!  As the “mom” I tried to act cool, so as not to upset him, and that seemed to work.

He has no injuries, physical OR mental from the incident, but he is being a little more cautious now!