Wednesday, July 25, 2007

New trends....


The boys have developed some new habits lately. I guess they are still "settling in" to their new living situation - though we are quickly approaching 1YEAR as a family. Here is the latest trends:

- Bud has started marking when we are out on walks. He used to be a go-one-time-and-I'm-good kinda boy, but now he will go two or three times when we are out. Hoss has been a great role model (Mr. 6-7 times).

- Now that Bud marks, we have had an increase in the number of times the Bud ends up peeing on Hoss' head!!! They sniff out a spot together, then Bud hikes a leg while Hoss is still investigating. I have to keep a close eye so that I can divert Hoss' head at the last second.

- Bud has always been one to wait until the last possible moment to do his "business". Usually it is on the last little patch of grass available. I guess he wanted to push it just a little further. Now, about 50% of the time at least, he ends up leaving a present for me on the sidewalk! Like a good owner, I pick up after them each time, but the little spot that is left....I almost feel embarrassed!

- Hoss has become excited about eating his meals again. (At one point, I had to convince him that he needed to eat.) At least 3 times now, while I'm standing at the counter preparing his food, he will ram his nose into my backside! As if to say "Hurry up Mom! I'm hungry!"

- I think one of the boys (I'm guessing Hoss) is getting up onto the couch while I am at work during the day. I've been noticing unusual amounts of dog hair on the cushions, and today, I found one of the throw pillows on the floor. I know I didn't put it there!!!

- Bud whines. When we are out on a walk and we stop for longer than 30 seconds - he whines. If we are standing and talking to neighbors - he whines. It's really annoying.

5 comments:

LittleB22 said...

WOW it's been a year already? I can hardly believe it! I can't remember life before those boys!!

paola_ said...

Tara wines as well. She does it whenever she feels that there's not enough action. I've tried to teach her that it's ok to stop for a while by giving her the odd piece of kibble every now and then, but I think it will take about two years for her to accept that whining doesn't help...

gyeong said...

Our girl Stella is our marker. She will mark where all the boys have gone. She'll be a 'tripod' and stand on three legs just to mark the farthest up the tree. So Alpha! I know our guys get on the couch. We had to upgrade our couch so we could fit two humans, three greys, a little black mutt, and a kitty. The things we do for our kids' comfort :)

IHateToast said...

have you thought about modeling proper behavior or showing them how unattractive that is? have someone walk with you and pee on your head. they'll probably stop.

as will every car passing you.

guacamo (also quasomomodo) owns everything. mine! that's mine, too! mine! yup, mine! i should try it. really. who would steal your stuff if it smelled like wee? and to think we're the smart ones.

Trina said...

I have a whiner as well...if Dana isn't happy..everyone knows it!