January 1, 2012…Happy New Year!
Today, little miss Belle decided that chewing is a pretty great idea. She found a stick in the yard, the corner of our living room rug, the metal legs of our coffee table; and our fingers and toes. Since we want her to be a well-behaved big dog that everybody likes to be with, we just have to say “no” (despite that adorable little face) and distract her with her pink and purple chew toy. Seems to do the trick for now, anyway.
She is participating in this housebreaking thing like a champ! No messes inside during the day, possibly because we take her out at every whimper…and then some. :) Hypervigilance is our method!
Speaking of outside, she loves it! Running around with Caiti, chasing a stray leaf, exploring…can’t get enough of it! After a few minutes, though, she has to come in and take a good, long nap.
All in all, she perked up quite a bit today and seems to be adjusting to leaving her brothers and sisters (and not having them to sleep on). She certainly has gotten enough hugs and kisses to know that she is absolutely adored already! <3