Wednesday, May 19, 2010
I've got so many photos to share, because the boys are always so cute, or so wild and I take a lot of photos. Not so much outside, because everything goes so fast. and I have my hands full. Anyway.
We got Denny for my son, and it looked like they hit it off the first few days, but as time went by it was clear, that Denny had adopted me as HIS person. So now I'm walking around with TWO shadows. This is lovely, and this is exhausting, and sad for my son. I really didn't want another dog, I had Happy. This might have been one of the reason why I freaked out a few weeks ago, but recently I've come to accept it, and everything goes a little smoother now.
Well, that and consistent behavior on our part, to bring routine in our life again, where both pups are comfortable, as well as us!
I used to read a LOT before I took up knitting etc. again. 3-5 books a week. When we got Denny one book popped into my mind "The 5th Child" by Doris Lessing. I've read that book over a decade ago, and it was a big surprise for me that I would remember it. Well, I thought Denny reminded me of this 5th child.
We called him Gremlin, little monster, and what not, and today it's Baby, Denny boy, or Dennis the Menace when he's bad. I also call him Mr. Wiggles in the morning, when he wiggles so hard, to greet me, that he could easily kiss his own butt, if he were so inclined.
I know it's a lot about Denny these days, but believe me, Happy is always right beside him and me, not always being the shy and good one, but I would say they start their fights 50/50 of the time. Happy is at the moment totally going backwards with everything, learning from Denny instead of the other way around, and he's obviously enjoying being a puppy a second time around. How many get the chance to do that?
I've never used so much paper kitchen towels in my life as in the last two month! Not only do we clean up Denny's messes, which thankfully get fewer by the days, but also to dry the dogs off, when they come inside wet. It's better than my old towels! And, like Happy did, Denny loves to splash in the water bowl, but he pushes it until it splashes over,and then he licks the water on the floor, while Happy dug like crazy with the same wet effect.
Today you'll see those two, not being cute, but having one of their fights. Don't worry, Happy just looks fearsome with his wonderful white teeth, but Denny is just laughing at him, not taking him seriously at all.
Yesterday I made brussel sprouts after Cindy's recipe (which was very good). I did give each dog ONE brussel sprout, and how did they thank me? They made my eyes tear up, but not in a good way. Oh boys!
And never before have I needed so many treats! If I give one to one boy, the other one wants one too, and of course nothing is free, so I have to ask both every time to do something for me to get one. I think raising these two is a full time job. :o)
Oh, don't give me that look! You can't fool me! :o)