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January 16, 2020 - Raising a pup or Kidnapped from an Alien Planet

Saturday, January 16, 2021

A friend (also dog owner / lover) shared this article on 'when you get a puppy'. It does shed light on what you must face...


From the pup's perspective this makes perfect sense.
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    Oh I remember when we got Juno - she was such a fat bundle of love but oh my she was so destructive. I remember DH telling me "I don't think she's going to work out for us" and I just cuddled her closer to me and claimed she just needed more time. And that really was all she needed - and an enormous capacity to pay attention to her, clean up the mess, put precious things out of the way. Off to read the article now - because - hey - always interested in puppy talk.

    And thank you for the sweet words about my story telling. At first I thought I'd read stories to the Grands but then I began to worry about the copyright stuff and besides, I'm doing these myself - I don't have a camera man to zoom in on the pictures. It's easier just to tell them. So it will be interesting to see how many I can tell. And how much practice some of them will take. An art adventure.

    back after reading the article: Oh my. Well. That's how we always raised dogs. But I have 200 acres for them to play in, with no scary cars or need for a leash. And of course - we always get a new dog before we lose the old dog so that the old dog can teach the new dog the house rules. I only ever taught one dog not to eat anything without my permission, even if I put it on the floor. If I haven't used my eyes to say you can have it, you can't. But I always do say yes to something if there's food lying about. Just - dog appropriate.


    I'd like to have a puppy again. LOL. Thanks for a wonderful walk through Planet Dog.
    29 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/27/2021 6:10:46 AM
    This is an AMAZING article that every new puppy owner could learn from!! It takes a LOT of patience and kindness before a puppy becomes that longed-for companion . . . and empathy on the part of its humans!! Even for those of us who've navigated puppyhood many times, it's surprising just how much time and energy it takes!! I worry so much that those who've acquired pandemic puppies may just decide it's too much . . . because the bond between puppy and person grows into something so deep and so rewarding in so many ways, for both of them!!
    37 days ago
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    LOL as I read it, it reminded me of what I did with my children. Paying attention to needs and cues is so important.
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    40 days ago
    Good article. They are so cute, but you've got to have the right mindset for the long haul.
    40 days ago
    Wow! Interesting.
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