Friday, July 22, 2011

Puppy mania.

So I haven't really been doing many finishes lately, though I should be able to start one tomorrow! My problem is my computer. I can't use photoshop and need to completely erase everything on my computer and start over. I can't afford a new computer right now so it's my only option. BUT it's taking longer than expected because my disk drive doesn't work. Anyway, I got a puppy 3 weeks ago today. A Silken Windhound puppy (for my graduation present). I got her from  a wonderful breeder, Gloria,( and she is very hands on so my puppy was plenty socialized and introduced to things before we got her. I also got to visit her all the time before we actually took her home so I got to see her grow from a tiny baby into what she is now. It's been awesome. Stressful, but awesome. I love her so much, even though sometimes she really can be quite the brat! Sometimes she throws puppy tantrums. I usually successfully ignore them so that she will learn that tantrums do not get you attention from mommy, but last night was a big one. She was throwing her tantrum (which she usually does when she's tired and she's trying to force herself to stay awake and play) and she ran up on the couch and peed on it. This sucked because it's a new couch and also she hasn't had any accidents in the house for a while. So, I took her outside immediately and she finished peeing and then started to tantrum on the leash. I picked her up and brought her inside and put her in her ex-pen for a time out and for her to calm down. She calmed down pretty much immediately but I waited about ten minutes. Then I went and got her out and as I was holding her I was gently petting her neck and she started to drift off. Sometimes she won't go to sleep unless I am gently petting her and relaxing her (spoiled!). She fell asleep in my arms chewing on her tail. It was so cute, I tried to take a picture but you can't really tell that she's sucking on her tail like a little baby. Here are some pictures of the little lady. Hopefully I'll have a finished piece to post soon. Meet Laika!