Hey there everyone! Long time no update. Sorry about that. The weather here has been so nice that I have been running around and helping FM plant her flowers. My favorite is the lavender. I could stick my nose in it and smell it all day long. Sometimes I even go and lay in it! Speaking of noses...My foster family keeps me busy around here with their noses. These poor people have dry noses all the time. Well, we all know that a wet nose is a healthy nose, so I do my best to help them out with this. Every morning I jump up on the beds and check everyone's nose. If it is dry (which it always is) I give it a good licking. Anytime I can get to my foster's noses I make sure to give them a thorough licking. I'm really quite worried about them. Their noses never seem to stay wet. Maybe they should go to the vet and get a shot for that!
Did I mention what a great helper I am around the house? FM is always cooking in the kitchen. She is quite the messy cook! For someone who cooks/bakes all the time you would think she could be neater. I do a great job of cleaning up whatever hits the floor. The floor is nice and shiny by the time I'm done cleaning up the mess FM made. I keep telling her that I would be more than happy to pre rinse the dishes before they go in the dishwasher (I've been known to try to get to dishes in the dishwasher while it is being loaded), but FM still won't let me. Oh, FM and FD got a new picnic table a few weeks ago. It was a really windy day when they put it together. I helped them out by laying on top of the table top so that it couldn't fly off. How is that for pitching in and helping? FM says she got a picture of me napping on the table top.
Thank you Tilly for your part of the update, now it is my turn. Sorry we haven't put up an update in 2 weeks. Things around here have been pretty busy.
There is some wonderful news I wanted to share with everyone in RAGOM Land....Tilly just lost her last baby tooth!!!! For all of you out there who foster or have owned puppies, you know how sharp those little puppy teeth are. I did a little happy dance when the last tooth came out. The tooth fairy slipped some special doggie treats under Tilly's bed at night.
Tilly is still growing like a weed! I tried to weigh her on our scale in the bathroom. It showed that she weighed about 10 pounds more than she could possibly weigh. I knew that scale wasn't giving me the right weight when I got on it in the morning! I now have an excuse to pitch it out in the trash. My guess is that Tilly weighs somewhere around 39-41 pounds.
Things are still pretty active around here with our family and Tilly (being a very high energy puppy) loves being in the mix with the action. However, Tilly likes to get a little too into the action. She now likes to jump up on everyone to get attention. We have not encouraged this, and we tell her "down" and then place her front paws on the ground. Now that Tilly is bigger she can throw her weight around a lot more too. For this reason Tilly should not go to a house with children under 5 years old. Unless you have a dog savvy 3-4 year old who knows how to stand their ground with a dog.
Tilly still likes to get a bit nippy at times. When this happens we make her sit in front of us. Then, we then give her itches on her shoulders. After this, we bend over and give Tilly the command "kisses." She will then lick your face. This really seems to work when she gets hipper/nippy. Of course we sometimes have to repeat this 5 more times before she will calm down.
We still go on our daily walks when it is not raining. Tilly still does great! Sometimes she wants to pick up a stick (or 5) along the way to bring home with her. She gets quite miffed at me for not letting her. For a puppy, she can give some dirty looks when she wants to.
I hope everyone had a great Memorial Day weekend!