I am just so excited that I hafta kinda brag.When we got Oreo in November, he was scared and missing his family so much that he had separation anxiety. We had a therapist guy come in and help us cuz he was pooping, making himself sick, barking and scratching at the doors. He gave us a plan to put Oreo in a kennel covered up when we leave and showed us how to get him not to bark. Oreo had never been in a kennel before so it was teaching him something new to a 5 yr old. We would give him a Kong with treats and that should keep him busy for about 45 min and then they just relax. He taught us basic training tools which we began right away.
With the plan, he'd be covered up until the end of the Dec,
Then for Jan. we would uncover the front of the kennel.
Feb. uncover the whole kennel.
March move him out in a contained area.
April he should be able to be out in the open while we are gone with no barking.
So we kept him covered in Dec and gave him his Kong that kept him busy and he still barked sometimes. So in Jan. I uncovered the front of the kennel and he did great and wasn't barking. I noticed that he wasn't getting the treats out of the Kong until after we got home, so that meant he was keeping quiet without the Kong. This past week or so he hasn't wanted to go into the kennel so we tried him out and left him out in the room. I sneak out very quietly while he is eating his food and I leave him his Kong still and he has been quiet and has not woken up my husband who sleeps during the daytime. I put down doggie pads and he has gone on them so I am just thrilled to death. We didn't think we would be like this until April, so the end of Jan and I guess he is getting the hang of it.
In the beginning, there were times that I thought that this is never going to work and wondered if I made a mistake. He is really a good boy and he loves all the grand kids and I have let him sleep with them when they sleep over. I cant say he loves Addi yet but they manage to get along pretty good. I still don't leave them unattended just yet.
Oreo knows the Sit, Stay, Down, Off, Come, Bed, No, and working on Heal commands. So I am just really proud of Oreo and he has fit right into our family. He loves his toys and rolls around on the floor. Wed. he came in from outside and actually ran zoomies around the table just like Jazzi used to do, I've never seen him do that before cuz he is such a laid back guy. Its nice to see him Happy and that makes me Happy.
Now on another note, Uncle Ed sent a picture of some of his cards that he got for Christmas. He did receive quite a few and he wants to give a BIG Thanks to all of you that sent cards. Jazzi just loved her Uncle Ed and I am sure that Oreo will too when he meets him. So Thanks for remembering Jazzi's Uncle Ed. The cards meant a lot to him.
I did something truly amazing. The last 2 months have been a BIG training session for me and Mom will tell you about that in the next post. Now, I am a really relaxed guy and I dont really do what I am not suppose to do. That is one of my strong points. Now I have been hearing about and smelling tacos round my house although I have never had one before.
Well.....long story short, little Bailey was over and having her taco on her special TV tray. She walked away from it so I just wanted to check it out and maybe sniff it out. I sniffed and Ohhhh it smelled really good. Next thing ya know I was chomping away at it and loving it, I couldn't help myself, really!!! Now I know why Jazzi loved them so much. While I was chomping away, all of sudden there stands Mom!!! BUSTED with it all over the couch and I hear: OREO!!! WHAT are you doing?? I mean she cant see that for herself--she has to ask??
Needless to say I got sent to my bed to think about what I did!! Oh yah, I'll think about it alright, wink wink!!! I do think that I have developed and hankering for the Tacos!! They are yummy!!
And....do you know what goes good with Tacos that they have at Burger King??
Yep, a nice Oreo shake. I mentioned it to her and she said NOT a chance!! Oh well.....(sigh)
Nobody knows this but...Ive been on a secret mission the past few weeks. I went to flight school.
That's right and I earned my very own flight wings!! Cool huh?
I know that Jazzi had a snazzy red vertible well...I have a souped up red plane. It has all the bells and whistles and I think that it is super cool. I mean we have a waterbowl holder, treats holder and a box to take any toys with me that I want. You are probably wondering why I got my wings and a new plane?
Well.....here ya go..........I hopes she says Yes!!
Addi has been being really lazy and something about her sweet dreams....
Geee....I wonder if the tank will come out or if they will have a different mode of transportation??
Me and Addi are in charge of Socializing for Blogville. We wanted to share a few tips in hopes that it may be of help to anyone.
My tips to guys:
After you choose your date, ask her creatively and once she accepts, as guys we have to listen to her. Girls always have their colors and their 87 ideas etc so guys be ALL ears!!
Once has has told you what you need to know and what you need to buy then go shopping so that you will be one sharp dude.
Naturally this isn't me but merely an example of a classy dude!!
When you come to pick up your date you can bring flowers, special treats or jewelry for your girl and of course a nice cake for the pawrents will always earn you points!! If pawrents don't like you then you might as well just hang it up there. Nothing but problems...so..... Bring that gift for the pawrents.
Show her a Fun and Happy time cuz a colorful time is a Happy Heart!!
Tips from Addi:
When a guy asks you out on a date give him a resounding YES so that he has NO doubt that you want to go with him.
Go down and brush up on your dancing skills so that you can dance the night away with your sweetie.
Enjoy the romantic quiet times that your date arranges for you. Communication is a wonderful thing in a relationship. No smooching for awhile, gotta keep the guy on his toes. Don't want him to think that you're easy ya know??
Let him have control of the transportation. Tell him what a great driver he is, they all love that.
Don't be afraid to double date with friends. It can really be a blast, as they say the more the merrier!!
When the date is over make sure to make him feel special and tell him what a good time you had.
I always have the most wonderfulist time with My Bertie.
We are NO experts but we hope that our tips can help you out on your dates. If you have any more ideas please feel free to share!! Lets see some creative ways to ask your date and we will C-ya all at the Valentine Party!!