Trudy has quickly become a part of our lives. And, just look at that face. How can anyone resist it? It is her teeth we can resist. I have not had a puppy for at least 30 years. Only adult, potty-trained dogs have been a part of my family. No whining, no training, and no teething on hands, magazines, and anything that can fit into a very small puppy mouth. My cousins Carroll and Don spent some time with me this week; and they too quickly fell under the Trudy spell. They are officially in love with her. Don, however, left with a few extra pucture wounds on his hand. It is poor Charlie who gets the brunt of all things Trudy. His poodle tail is very enticing. If my back is turned, Trudy grabs his tail, stuffs the pom-pom in her mouth and drags him across the floor. Now before you shriek, he is smart enough to move with her and I carry him or put him up high enough to keep away from the little darling. Charlie is getting even by eating her food. I think he is trying to starve her. Then there is the Alpha-Dog, Gracie. Trudy thought she might try her tail stub once, only once. She also tried to take a treat out of her mouth once, only once. Gracie also will break up any Trudy nonsense directed at Charlie. She just gets right in between them. Good for Gracie. Yes, life with a puppy is a challenge and a joy all at once. Did I mention she is sleeping until 6:30 AM now? ***sigh***
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