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Our two Owyheestar Weim’s are amazing! There’s no question that they have fully rooted themselves into our lives and each is so unique in their disposition it’s constantly making us smile…
Although it’s been several months since any potty training accidents by either of them (YEA!!!), we continue to have to monitor them both as they still seem to find various ways to be devious… Mostly now, it’s the constant need to still chew on something despite the plethora of dog toys that are available to them! This last weekend it included a baby bottle nipple, a brand new toy of my nephue’s, and 6$’s (a 5$ bill and a 1$ bill they ripped apart)… About the time you think they are out of the phase you hear a disturbing crunching sound that shouldn’t happen with any of their toys… ARG! 🙂
We found Mace to be much harder to potty train than Charlie was, but not sure if that’s normal for Males/Females or just our particular situation.
They still like to dig in the dog yard on occasion.. My solution to this (albeit kind of gross) is to fill any freshly dug holes as soon as I can with a bunch of their poo.. They don’t go back to that hole at least….
A few observed Behavior differences with my from their perspective (at least as I observe it)..
Mace – I LOVE YOU, I LOVE YOU, I love YOU!! I’d like a scratch here.. and here.. and here.. and perhaps if I nibble on you, you will love me more??!! Mind if I lean on you a little???
Charlie – I don’t think I like you.. but I will bark to see what you do.. I have to Pee… You’re a man wearing a hat?!?! I hate you.. I will bark at you until you take it off (I need to pee again on the spot).. I see my dad!! I LOVE YOU and I must PEE right now on the spot.. Hey wait.. what’s all this wetness on the ground.. I need to sniff it… Oh wait.. that’s my pee…
RC (remote control) Cars my Daughter and I play with on occasion in our driveway:
Charlie – I want to Play/Chase these things, this is FUN!
Mace – Kill me now.. I’m SCARED TO DEATH and I’ll see you inside the house where they can’t get me!
Charlie – Yea.. I’ll be inside if you need me..
Mace – Wow this is cool, I’m in for a front row seat!!!
Mace – Bedtime you say!?!?! I’m into my crate as fast as my feet can carry me.. WHERE’s MY TREAT?!?!? TREAT!! Ok, now I can lay down and sleep.
Charlie – Bedtime means I get to curl up in bed between mom and dad right?!?!.. If I make myself really small perhaps they won’t notice.. I LOVE the bed.. The crate is for dogs!! (not me!)
Eating Dog Food:
Charlie – I’m a lady.. I’ll take my time and enjoy my dinner…
Mace – I’m going to pretend I’m the new Dyson Vacuum cleaner 3000, let’s see how fast I can suck this up.. ready.. set.. GO!
Eating Sticks/Weeds/anything else we can find:
Charlie/Mace – I just can’t get enough of these delicious sticks/weeds/etc.. oh wait.. I think I ate too much.. time to barf….
Mace – I’ll pass.. unless it’s a drink!
Charlie – This is kind of cool, I like to wade a little, just not so sure I want to get my flowing locks all wet.. I’ll get back to you on this in time…
Car Rides/Camping/Being with the family:
Charlie/Mace – LOVE IT! Can we do this all the time?!?!
Life has kept our family busy the last few weeks with a nice trip to Disney World over to top things off 🙂 We had a blast, but we were missing our Pups TONS by the time we were done with our week away (Especially Elle our 7 year old!), they are some of her friends for sure!
Leaving New Additions Home is Precarious at Best!
While away we had the neighbors housesat in hopes of the least disruption to the puppies environment as possible as Mace especially was just getting used to the new normal (having to go potty outside!).
While away things went pretty well all things considered. There were a few accidents, and a couple of the wall corners (at puppy mouth height) will need some repair.. Charlie Mae decided to let us know how she felt about us being gone by peeing on our bed 2 times at night before the sitters could get her into her crate. This is something she’d never done before and hasn’t since, so it was just stubborn Weim letting us know she was unhappy I guess…
We home and the kids are happier
Anyway, we all got back into our groove within a couple days so everyone’s back being good and growing up.