Incredipete’s New Baby

I want to tell you about the new addition to my home, Amber.

Amber joined the family (being me and Abby) on Saturday. She is 36.7 pounds, 6 months old, and completely neurotic. When she wags her tail, her entire butt sways back and forth, and she walks like she has cerebral palsy.

I took her to the vet yesterday, and the consensus was that she has just spent most of her life in a tiny, dirty crate, and needs some time to get her coordination. She didn’t know a single command when I picked her up, and by yesterday, I had her sitting on command.

It helps that she can watch Abby, and then follow her example. We’ll probably all three go through training part two.

The only bad thing is that Amber is very defensive of her territory. If Abby so much as looks in the direction of her food, toy, or kennel, she growls, snaps, and jumps at her. I know that Abby isn’t trying to steal her stuff, it’s just that she wants to play, and Liv just doesn’t get it.

The did warm up to each other once I put Abby’s kennel upstairs, and started feeding them seperately. I make sure they both get a treat at the same time, and I’m going to talk to a behaviorist later today. We don’t want Liv to continue her bad habits.

The vet thinks that in addition to being left in the kennel all the time, including laying in a puddle of pee, she was also fed along with several dogs, and had to fight to get any food. But she will learn that I will always feed her, and she doesn’t need to be mean to dear sweet Abby.

“Lynne” brought her baby over yesterday to meet Liv, because he LOVES dogs. They immediately pounced on him and scratched the bejeezus out of his face. He didn’t seem to mind, but he did run over and grab a big old stick from my drum kit. Smart boy.

Here is a picture of princess number 2.

  15 comments for “Incredipete’s New Baby

  1. November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: Abby & Amber Our daddy already had us spayed. He said he doesn’t want us making messes, or tearing things up, but most importantly, he doesn’t want us going out with the boy dogs. And MAF, I apoligize for my recent lack of commentation on your site. I have been busy stirring up crap on my own, and it’s consumed all of my internet time. I’ll be back before you can say “Antidisestablishmentarianism.”

  2. November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: Teets Have you ever had a girl dog before, Incredipete? They make a bloody mess when they go into heat. This happens around 6 months old and every 6 months thereafter. What a joy. If you get them spayed, this nuisance will stop. I have to have my Abby spayed before christmas, because that is when she is due to go into heat again.

  3. November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: Kathy Aww — Amber is so cute. Now you gotta get a pic of the two of them together.

  4. November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: Kamasue She is beautiful! Congrats on your new baby, and good luck.

  5. November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: Jackie Very sweet. You just knew it would be another chick. Incredipete likes the ladies. Oh yeah I thought of you the other day–we passed a restaurant called Sneaky Incredipete’s –I so wanted to take a picture but we were in the car crossing a bridge.

  6. November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: your incredibly adorable little sister You need to bring both of them to our house TONIGHT. I want to meet Liv!!

  7. November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: Sagesmomma May I suggest a couple of books for the new pup? FEELING OUTNUMBERED? HOW TO MANAGE & ENJOY A MULTI-DOG HOUSEHOLD by Karen London & Patricia McConnell and MINE! A GUIDE TO RESOURCE GUARDING IN DOGS by Jean Donaldson you can find them at Dogwise.com.

  8. November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: Walker She’s a beautiful baby, Incredipetee. Simply beautiful.

  9. November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: warcrygirl SQUEEEEEE!!!!! She is so cute! And what a great pic, Incredipete. Such a sweet wittle puppy!

  10. maf
    November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: maf this is off topic – but sir t a lot is real frickin close to being attacked by a shark that has laser’s attached to his head .. cause this neglection ( did i just make that word up ) this has grown tiresome.

  11. November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: Nero Awwwwwwwww…but I thought with how expensive Abby was, you were going to wait a while on another one?

  12. HRT
    November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: HRT I am FAR from being an animal rights activists, and I take especial issue when people talk about animal “rights” HOWEVER I am very much against intentional animal cruelty. So I find it physically painful to hear about a dog being always kept in its kennel, being forced to lie in its own pee, thats horrible! But then I am a softy when it comes to all abuse of innocents.

  13. November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: Wendy Very cute puppy. I’m second!

  14. maf
    November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: maf and i’m first – suck on that suckers

  15. MAF
    November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: MAF aw, i love a new baby. i’m very happy for you – and her … she’s got a good daddy now!

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