Wednesday, November 13, 2013
A boy and his dog...
Well, our Sadie girl has been with us for a little over 6 months now. She has clearly settled in and made herself at home in our family. But she is still very much a puppy. A very naughty puppy sometimes. She's a wee bit excitable, though it is out of her sheer love for all living creatures (and she does calm down a little bit). She sneaks out of the house on a regular basis (the children help her out with this pretty often). And often she is good and stays in the yard and even comes back into the house when she is called...unless, of course, somebody or something happens to walk or run or ride or scamper by. Then forget it. Usually it means that the person she is running happily after will have to stop what they are doing and wait for me or Joe to come running after. Good gracious. And she is a chewer. Oh my is she a chewer. I have nicknamed her the "Destroyer of Things"! She loves shoes and all things wooden the most. But really she'll chew on just about anything...she ate a CD the other day! Yep, she is still a puppy. Hopefully when things calm down some next semester we'll be able to do a little more training with her.
In the meantime Sadie does have some redeeming qualities. She is a sweetheart. She's a cuddler. And she is fantastic with the children. They ADORE her. Seriously adore her...sometimes a little too much (see pictures below). Eli in particular can be found often hanging on her. She plays with them and loves on them often. And a few weeks ago when Eli was sick and watching cartoons on the couch she snuggled right up to him. Oh, a boy and his dog...it is a sweet thing. Now if she would just stop chewing everything in sight!:)