Abby. Yes, Abby. The name changed roughly 200 times today, but my final answer is Abby.
Yesterday I bought a new car. However, that’s already old news, because today I adopted a puppy. She is a Labrador/Border Collie mix, four months old. She is a very well behaved, docile, shy little girl, and I have yet to hear her bark. She cries a little when I leave the room, but quits after a couple of minutes. I hate to leave her, but I want her to get used to NOT sleeping in my bedroom. She will be an indoor dog, but not a “sleep in Incredipete’s bed” dog…
I am holding out for Ms. Right to share the bed with, and I’m fairly certain that the pool of possible “Ms. Rights” does not include anyone in the canine category.
However, I have proceeded to spoil this girl rotten already. I stuffed her with so many treats she almost barfed. Fortunately she held it in. Tonight we begin “crate training” which for the less educated is where you put the puppy into a small confined space to keep them from going potty. They don’t want to go where they have to live, so they will hold it as long as they can. That’s the theory. I’ve never tried it, so we’ll see. I bought Resolve spray for the almost certain “accidents.”
Anyway, a picture is worth a thousand words, so here’s four thousand words:
Yeah, she’s pretty cute. And look how happy she was to curl up next to me and be quiet…
I am fortunate enough to have several friends that are dogaholics, and one of them, the famous Jennyanydots, agreed to come help me get her set up. She brought a small cage and shampoo to give Abby a bath, and then showed me some of the basics of obedience training. Here is Abby eating me out of house and home:
As you can see from the next picture, Abby and Jennyanydots hit it off quite nicely…
Well, I won’t go on and on about it. I’m sure there will be many more articles and pictures in the future. Also, I will post a picture of the new car (Wendy, it’s Dark Maroon) as soon as I get my digital camera back from my friend that borrowed it.
I guess it’s time to go take Abby out for her final potty break of the night. Talk to you later, tators.
Incredipete & Abby