Videos are back!

September 5th, 2016

I discovered that the problem with the video camera was corroded battery terminals. A little bit of sand paper later and we’re back in business! Whew!

Pictures

September 2nd, 2016

A visit from Grandma Ivy. She is helping with lessons in doggy manners.

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Videos and weaning

September 1st, 2016

Bummer!!! I tried to take a video of Cricket and the pups on the playground yesterday and my video camera died! I guess it’s back to still pictures.

Weaning has started and it’s been a bit bumpy. Cricket won’t stand up for herself. She is allowing them to bully and harass her, nursing whenever they want. In the day time her solution is just to run away. But at night when they are put to bed and have less space she gets cross with them and barks for me to come rescue her, thus putting the weaning on me. It has taken almost all week to figure out a solution that will keep all parties happy and quiet all night. But none of them are the best with regard to the pups future manners and interactions with other dogs. I’m hoping Cricket will learn to tell them “No” when running away stops working. (They are getting very mobile and adventurous and can follow her anywhere in the dog yard now) It’s not good for them to learn they can get away with whatever they want. Bullying and being rude is wrong no matter what species you are.

Playground

August 31st, 2016

I put my puppy playground together last night and Cricket promptly went and climbed into the slide house! It was pretty funny because she almost doesn’t fit. Then when I got the clicker out she very quickly climbed or sat on everything even on top of the sandbox turtle lid!!! None of the other girl have ever done that. Echo and Ivy found the playground a nuisance. 🙂 I will get a video of it today.

Little Miss and Cricket

August 25th, 2016

Little Miss is trying to play with Cricket.