Having this big girl around has really cut into my sewing time. Gaylen commented that I need to teach her to lay down next to me while I sew (which I think will be wonderful when she is older!) but I don't see that happening at the moment. Perhaps I'm just too inexperienced with training a big dog as its been slow going. The puppy training classes begin in less than two weeks and I'm really looking forward to some tips and guidance.
She is about 13 weeks now, weighs more than 20 lbs, and has begun the "chew everything in site" stage. She is slowly learning sit, stay, come, off, and down. Of course she learned "treat" right away!
Sophia and Abby have become quite good buddies. We used to say "oh no, poor Sophia! Abby's chasing her again!" Until we saw Sophia more times than not practically beg Abby to chase her.
When the two of them play in the family room Sophia has a "safe zone" - her little bed. I guess in Sophia's little brain when she jumps into her bed Abby will leave her alone.
Ha! Abby apparently didn't know that rule. After a rousing game of chase, Sophia hopped into her bed for a breather and Abby decided to investigate.
Well, Abby thought that bed looked pretty good so she hopped into it also. The only problem was that Sophia was still in the bed! LOL! You should have seen those two - it was hilarious.
Abby goes in spurts - play, play, play, sleep. You know how puppies are - they play hard and they sleep hard. She's confined to the kitchen when I'm home and not able to keep a close eye on her so a lot of her sleeping is done in that room.
Now do you think that looks very comfortable???
When she is well rested and nice and calm she gets lots of love and affection. We both enjoy it when I rub her belly.
Of course I can't forget the little Sophia. She spends time with me in the sewing room when I do actually find a spare moment or two. She has also discovered one of the safest places to get away from Abby is the back of the sofa as the big girl is not allowed on the furniture.
Now I know that big girl looks all sweet and innocent in these photos but don't let her fool you. She can be one incredible ball of energy and she wears us out. Sometimes I think it would be easier to have Stacey's schedule - and I get tired just reading about everything she accomplishes in one day!
It does look like I'll be doing some sewing for Abby soon - as DH wants her to be dressed in a costume when we hand out candy to the trick and treaters on Halloween. Any ideas?