Monday, June 3, 2013

When You Become a Doggy Parent

My dog, Cougar, is the sweetest thing. I love her to pieces, and I may or may not talk about her like she is a person.

I am aware that she is not human, but she has got a killer personality. I think we would be really awesome friends, but she would be way cuter than I am ... that's for sure.

I've decided to start a list of things I never thought I would say to her. Cougar is so well behaved, sometimes I forget she is a puppy. Puppies make messes and do silly things.

[caption id="attachment_402" align="alignleft" width="300"]Sometimes I share my veggies with her though. Sometimes I share my veggies with her though.[/caption]

1. Don't eat the carpet. When Cougar gets bored, she thinks the carpet tastes good? Nick's solution ... He vows we will never have any carpet in our next house.

2. Doggies don't drink margaritas. Because Cougar is practically human, she thinks she should drink out of glasses too. Water, margaritas, beer, rum and coke, juice, milk ... she's not picky.

3. Don't drink the pee water! Our toilet flusher thing is broken. While this is semi-annoying, it's not too terribly inconvenient to lift the lid off the back of the toilet, pull the string and flush ... until you're in a hurry. Someone (ahem, Cougar) thinks the toilet is a large water bowl and pays no mind to urine.

4. Stop growling at the ceiling. A while ago, Cougar spent hours growling and barking, something she never does. Turns out there was a teeny, tiny spider on the ceiling. Someone (me) had to put their big girl panties on and kill it.

5. You can't fold socks. Cougar's daddy taught her to jump on the bed. Cute at 6am, not at 6pm when you're trying to put on clean sheets. Or do laundry. Instead of helping, Cougar tries to snack on these aforementioned socks.

[caption id="attachment_347" align="aligncenter" width="640"]Who could resist this face? Who could resist this face?[/caption]

Of course, I wasn't quick enough to capture any of these moments with my camera or phone. One day, I will. Maybe I can make my job being Cougar's personal photog? I promise to keep you updated of Cougar's happenings.

Does anyone have any suggestions of how to break her of these bad habits? We are new to puppy training in our house.

Until next time,
Robin

1 comment:

  1. I say get the toliet fixed & let her drink the water otherwise keep the lid down! Cheap water dish... Jakey likes the toliet better than a water dish though... lol

    As for everything else.... Scolding just like a normal kid..... Good Luck lil sis!

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