Puppy walking

An adventure in looking after a puppy until it is old enough to be properly trained as a guide dog for the blind.

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Last night after I’d taken Rockwell for his final walk and I was taking my boots off at the door, he ran down the hallway and deked under the dining table.

Suddenly, he ran out from under there and into the kitchen. Then he reappeared and ran into the living room where he lay down and was quiet again. Abruptly, he got up and ran upstairs. That’s when I realized that he is still not convinced that we aren’t going to put him in his crate for the night and he was taking evasive action! Serpentine, serpentine!

7 Comments:

At 12:54 PM, December 13, 2005, Blogger 8675309 said...

Hilarious! Lomax is old and mature enough not to outright run away if he suspects crate time is imminent (usually just a midday hour or two if I have to run a dog-free errand), but he does like to just sit down and not come the first time I call him.

But when the alpha dog voice asks him a *second* time, even my brave little soldier relents.

 
At 2:08 PM, December 13, 2005, Blogger JuliaR said...

I love the way you call Lomax your brave little soldier. I don’t see Rockwell as the military type, however. :) I think he’ll go farther on his charm than any other personality characteristic. And I don’t have the alpha voice, alas.

 
At 8:25 AM, December 14, 2005, Blogger M-Fax said...

it is a military operation in my house and of course Bosco is my subordinate....

he is a good and not so little soldier.

As the days of the crate, Bosco moved out of his around 5 months and never looked back.

 
At 8:27 AM, December 14, 2005, Blogger Sam I Am said...

pictures of Rockwell is adorable
It looks like Rockwell loves being around his family. Dogs just love being frisky.

 
At 5:13 PM, December 14, 2005, Blogger JuliaR said...

MFax, I like the crate for safety reasons - when he’s in there, I know he can’t get into trouble. Also, it relieves him of the burden of having to make a decision about “what shall I destroy today?” and he just snoozes until I get back.

Sam I Am, “frisky” is one way of putting it!

 
At 12:47 PM, December 15, 2005, Blogger M-Fax said...

yep I hear that about the crate. I guess I lucked out, BOsco does not get into trouble or destroys stuff that is not his. It amazes me how smart they can be.

 
At 6:35 PM, December 15, 2005, Blogger JuliaR said...

MFax, I think you ARE lucky with Bosco! My Uma used to chew anything made of paper when she was feeling hard-done-by. Even at the age of 7, she ate a book because she was left at home when we had a house guest - a human too!

 

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