Sunday, 3 February 2013
New Kid On The Block
Dearest Muskehounds…. There is a new kid on the block in our house! Can you believe what happened, there I was having a lovely middle aged snooze when I heard a commotion coming from outside. The humans had been out for quite a while (a great excuse for some peace and quiet), I thought they’d gone shopping… hmmm well they had… it would appear they have bought me a new playmate! Can you believe it? Me a puppy sitter…. Oh dear. I have a good history of puppy sitting with my human at work but at home?? Surely not?
So I went out to investigate and look what I found! Apparently he’s called Milo, I shall call him New Kid On The Block; his legs are very long and I am little suspicious of the size of those whopping paws, I think he may be more of a challenge than my previous puppy charges who were spaniels and collies? FH says he’s got all kinds on long dogs in him, a bit like a patchwork quilt…. Bedlington, Greyhound, Deerhound, Whippet… but alas not Labradorian… we’ll make him in to one, apparently he likes chasing balls which means he’s half way there.
As the senior dog I decided I should show him the ropes immediately, they say with puppy training you should start out as you mean to go on.
NKOTB found a small log to play with, hmmm nah.
That’s a stick
This is a log!
Follow me NKOTB and I’ll show you where the action’s at when it comes to wood to chew!
I think he was quite impressed….
Now for indoors, this is my bed, yes I know I’m very handsome but we are posing for the camera so geroff my face!
I’ve noticed that you’ve tea leafed (thieved!) my Doris Donkey away, I’m watching you…
Doris needs to be treated with the utmost respect NKOTB!
Hmm these puppies really do take liberties, while you’re asleep I’ll just have Doris back thank you, now then MH can you please ensure that the NKOTB stays away from Doris?
Perfect! Peace and quiet! It’s asleep, I’ve worn it out, yay! It seems to have decided that it would like to stay a little while longer, my puppy sitting skills may need honing.
Would you believe it? He stayed all night! He cried a little and I just deployed my ear flaps and gave him the withering ‘Master Dog’ look to make him shush, he told me he was missing his Mum and family, we had to have a manly chat, I told him he would like it here, it is certainly an interesting place to live! The humans are errrmmm characterful and softies most of the time and there are some great places to run around… he went back to sleep and had some puppy dreams so I think he's alright.
When morning finally arrived we had some puppy fun and then a little snoozing! It’s such a hard life..
And then he stole Doris again! Hmmmm
Would you believe it? He now thinks my bed is big enough for both of us? Well I never! Oh well guess I can share for a little while… he has my big den for nightimes and his own bed but no he wants mine! In the day I guess we can share until he grows in to those paws!!
I'm keeping Doris firmly under my head though... don't tell anyone but the man hug is quite nice!
I promise to keep you updated on my progress training NKOTB…. It may be fun! The Muleteers will be back soon after this canine interruption, woofs and wags! The PSL and NKOTB xx
p.s. Apparently FH has ordered two new Doris Donkeys… there are some advantages to a new puppy J