Kids and Puppies- a Match Made in Heaven
We have finally found someone who's "please give me some of your food" face rivals that of Miss M. This is the puppies' two-legged niece (Dad's granddaughter). The puppies haven't gotten to meet her yet. We want to make sure that they are out of the jumping up phase before introducing them to her. Plus, right now, she is still at a convenient licking height. Her face is pretty much right at nose level for the puppies. So, we are convinced that she would get way more puppy kisses than she would want. But check out the similarities between her expression and Miss M's.
We are convinced that it would be a match made in heaven. She likes the same kinds of things that the puppies like. She loves ice, she likes fruits (blueberries, watermelon, etc.), she likes cheese. She also likes to share her food. The puppies of course, love it when people share food. On top of all of that, she isn't old enough to have ideas about not sharing things that aren't healthy, like ice cream. Miss S is convinced that all puppies need a kid around to feed them things that Mom and Dad won't let them have.
Birthdays and Water Bottles
After such a fun trip to the beach, we decided to take the puppies to Grandma and Grandpa's house on Monday to celebrate Grandpa's birthday. After all, nothing says Happy Birthday like 5 rambunctious puppies running wild through the house trying to figure out why the cat is not inside. They all know the ropes at Grandma and Grandpa's now and know just where to go to find toys (and just who to talk to to get treats). Miss M is big enough now to partially climb into Grandpa's lap to say hello. Mr. M and Miss S know what corner of the yard to look in to find cat poop, and Mr. C and Miss B know how to run down the driveway for a walk around the block (with Mom and Dad this time).
The puppies would have liked it a lot more if there would have been more sharing of the birthday cake. For some reason, Mom and Dad don't seem to want to give them any sugar. Something about being hyper as it is. The puppies don't totally get that, but people can be hard to understand sometimes- like with the insistence of them not eating cat poop thing. What's up with that? The cats obviously left it right there for them knowing they would come visit.
Anyway, after a while, the puppies found out that Grandma and Grandpa had empty water bottles that they needed to flatten. Hoping to earn themselves some treats, the puppies volunteered to help out with the water bottles, being the helpful puppies that they are. Mr. C also helped with the piece of bacon that fell on the floor while Mom and Grandma were making clam chowder, but none of the other puppies were in the kitchen and didn't find out about that.
All of their hard work eventually paid off. Grandma was amazed by how well they flattened the water bottles and made them some eggs as a reward.
GMA and an Intervention
It's been a long time coming, but we finally decided that something had to be done. Miss S is now a member of GMA. No, not Good Morning America... Goat Milkaholics Anonymous. Her habit started out innocent enough. A little bit of goat milk when she had diarrhea to keep her hydrated when she was only 4 weeks old. Then it progressed and she started having warm goat milk to help her sleep. A little just wasn't enough after a while and she started doing devious things to get her fix- like stealing her brother's goat milk. Finally, Mr. C just could take it anymore. He called for an intervention.
The puppies decided that it would be best to put her on a twelve step program to ween her off of the "G-Juice," as it is called on the streets. Miss S resisted at first. She didn't want to stop the G-Juice. Mom and Dad enticed her to try something more vegan instead- like apple juice.
In the end, it was the peanut butter cookies that saved the day.
First time pitbull owners who found two pitbull puppies abandoned on the side of the road and decided to adopt them...And then loved them so much, they decided to get two wonderful mastiffs.