This little guy is a dream puppy!
Remembering Callie’s, Shadow’s, and Ducky’s puppy days, I was expecting to be getting up three or four times a night in the beginning…..
From the first night, though, he’s been sleeping at least six and usually closer to seven hours! He usually falls asleep around 8:30 or 9 pm, so we wake him around 11:30 or midnight to let him have some water and take him out to potty before we go to bed. The next thing we know, it’s close to or after 7 am! And NO mess in the crate!
I remember having read great reviews of the Snuggle Pet Puppy toy. I was skeptical, but figured it was worth a try so I bought one last year (when we first found our breeder).
Our son and his family got their Lab puppy about a week before Bogie was born and were gifted a similar toy for her. They swear by it for Abbey. And I swear by the one we have for Bogie. I brought it with us when we picked him up from the breeder and rubbed it all over Mama Bailey to get her scent on it. He had it in his crate with him while we drove home. Although he cried a little bit at the beginning of the trip, he settled down fairly quickly.
Meanwhile, Ducky is still jealous, but she’s been pretty good with Bogie regardless. I think her hip dysplasia/arthritis is flaring up on her, which could be why she tries to avoid him inside the house. I’ve started her pain management protocol again, so we’ll see if it helps. Not to mention an extra calming chew on her worse days. Poor girl.
Callie and Shadow are probably laughing up in Heaven, using the canine equivalent of “turnabout fairplay” for all the puppy pestering Ducky gave them when she joined the family. 🤣🤣 I remind her of it from time to time. Only Ducky knows if she understands what I’m saying.
Cautiously optimistic here, but this morning Ducky actually invited Bogie to play. inside. the. house! They had a really good time for those three minutes, too.
So, we’ll just keep supervising and hoping Ducky is “coming around” to accepting the little rascal.
Due to an urgent issue with hubby’s dementia situation, little Bogie spent this weekend and will spend this coming week with his (breeder) Grandpa Chuck, Mama Bailey, Aunt Sunny, and sister, brother, and younger cousin. We plan on going back to pick him up very soon. Many thanks and much love go out to “Grandpa Chuck” and all those who kept us in their prayers. We’re past the immediate urgency, and are okay. Taking the rest one day at a time.