She has been here, a part of our family, for only a week and already she has claimed her sleeping territory. Like Romanov, when she is ready for bed she walks to her sleeping place and just plops down. No need to wait for the humans to go to bed.
And she is doing better with the housebreaking process. We have had two nights with no accidents and she is very good about using the puppy pads we’ve spread in the areas she most likes to use. It also helps that she knows where she goes “outside” and she now will walk over to the door and expect us to read her puppy mind.
In fact, we have begun putting down fewer pads for her so her area is already getting smaller and hopefully we will have no more reason to have pads anywhere.
We’ve had to put both into the crate while we went out. I don’t know if Romanov has howled while we are out but we did notice that he doesn’t bark at us (one or two serious woofs, usually) as we are walking out the door. I am hoping that they are snuggling down together and just taking the time to sleep. I am thrilled to say that there are no accidents when we get home and both have eagerly run to the door to go outside as soon as we get home.
There is still some learning to do. I let them utterly exhaust me yesterday but Rob showed me that this was partially my own fault and I can make them lie down. I have also been able to do my yoga in the morning. Snowball has even learned that this is a part of “our day” and she will lie down either under the coffee table (aka the puppy table) or near Romanov.
I am a little worried about her sneezing. She has been sneezing lately and I don’t know if she is unwell or just a “natural” sneezer. I’ve checked her nose and eyes—wet and cold and bright and clear. I think she’s okay and just . . . well, sneezy.
Oh yes . . . and she’s now officially on solid food, no rice. Yaaaaay! And of course, pics and then some!!!
Snowball made me bleed but I forgave her.
Romanov thinks Snowball is fascinating and watches her a lot.
We call this "The Turtle." It is one of her favorite lying down positions.
And this is a video of her gnawing on a piece of rawhide.