Last Spring my husband and I lost our minds and decided we should get a new puppy–because our two older dogs were just not enough. (Insert eye-rolling emoji here).
So in June we found him through PetFinder.com. He was too freaking cute and we had to have him. I wrote about all of that here if you want to know more about it.
It didn’t take long to remember how much work a puppy is. Although, I’m quite sure Kosmo and Wanda were nowhere near as much work as Georgie has been. Maybe it was because we were younger and just didn’t really care, but either way, G-man has been quite a handful.
Now he is ten and a half months old and has become a much more tolerable baby. He has graduated from two training classes at PetSmart and is now in the Advanced class. He is super smart (which sometimes is a real pain in the arse), and he is incredibly active.
So active, in fact, that we have to take him to daycare most days of the week (at least when we’re not on Daylight Savings time). He plays all day with his little doggie friends–Dominick, Blake, Pressley, Rocco–it’s so stinkin’ cute. He comes home beyond tired (hallelujah!).
This morning in his advanced class, he showed off his Sit, stay, wait, and lay commands. He has those down pat. He can also hold a treat on his foot for quite some time and won’t eat his dinner until we tell him “Eat!”. He can heel, and pass another dog (at least in training class) without crossing in front of me to check the other dog.
But he isn’t perfect. We’re still working on come when called, chewing on things that aren’t food or toys, jumping on people, greeting people with an open mouth around their wrist.
He’s a work in progress, and I’m not going to lie, there were times when he was an itty bitty not-very-sweet baby that I thought “what have we done?!?!” but now I’m so happy we have this giant (he’s way bigger than we expected) addition to our family.
Now I am on the love seat with Georgie curled between my legs, Kosmo on the outside, and Wanda cuddled with Kosmo. I love Saturdays.