You all know how much Tesla loves the snow, but it seems like Auri does as well. She runs like a crazy dog when there is snow on the ground. This is great because we were worried that because of her short coat she wouldn’t like it!
So glad our worries were unfounded!
Auri is quickly gaining weight and height. We still are not sure if she will be more Border Collie Size or Labrador size but we will see. Currently she is about the same size as Tesla height size with longer legs and torso. She is a naturally slim dog so I doubt she weighs as much as Tesla.
More of her personality is showing too! She loves the snow and playing fetch, she is also a snuggler (and licker). She is starting to calm down a little which is a good sign but we are working on teaching her not to jump on you when she is excited. She also has that puppy excited pee that we are hoping she grows out of!
So Cheeto has found a favorite and it isn’t me. No in fact it is my husband who garners all the attention. When he calls you can hear her little paws come running. She loves him so much she drools! When I pet her she purrs a little, but I swear she is like a little motor engine when he even looks in her direction. This is mutal by the way and Cheeto is now referred to as his cat.
Oh Cheeto why have you forsaken me thus?
So I think this is mostly on Cheeto, but her and Auri don’t seem to want to be around each other. Cheeto hisses and swats, while Auri yelps and tucks herself into her body. However, there are times when they seem almost friendly. The other day I caught Cheeto actually cleaning Auri. Now, Cheeto gets along with the other two kids (Tesla and Mordechai) but since we’ve got Auri she just does not seem like she wants to be nice. Hoping she grows out of it.
So, Auri has pretty much settled right in here at the household. Tesla and her play a lot which I love. At 16 weeks she has received the last of her puppy shots and now can be fully introduced into society. She is scheduled for a spay in March, so crossing my fingers for that. So far the only places she has been to is the vet so we are going to try to make sure she knows that car rides do not always mean shots and stuff in the butt.
Telsa and Auri get along well. They play almost constantly which is great. Cheeto and Mordechai don’t really like the puppy energy and are waiting for it to die down. She has a long way to go as far as potty training is concerned, and we are trying to teach her not to jump and lick people to death.
Other than that, it’s going pretty smoothly!
Mordechai has found a weird friend in the form of our Saw puppet. He loves the thing! He cuddles up to it everyday and I have to wonder why. Is Mordechai into creepy things? We did have to move the poor guy because ultimately he is a figure and Mordechai was leaving hair all over him, and kneeding on him so we were worried about holes.
I am thinking of looking for a small stuffed version so he can have his best friend back.
Tesla is a hairy dog. Her hair grows faster than weeds, I swear. So we are constantly having to have her groomed. We could do it, but I would rather have her looking cute and presentable rather than someone looking at her with pity (didn’t we hate it when our mothers cut our hair. No mushroom cuts, thank you very much!)
She really does look like a brand new dog when all that hair is gone. She loses like 5 pounds and suddenly looks younger and energized. It’s quite a difference!