Monday, January 9, 2017

I Will Never Sit Alone

Charming Eddie has charming little paws. Actually I am so smitten with every inch of this little guy. No longer shy, our little Eddie has been embracing his inner Oscar!

Potty training is not going well. At all. We go outside and he runs, he plays, he hides from me. We come in, he poops and pees on the floor. He has no shame. Just like Oscar had no shame for 17 years. I have tried scolding and he actually nipped my nose while I was shaming him.

Today, I will be sloshing through the snow to the shed to dig out the kennel. This will definitely be trying for all of us, since Eddie likes the sound of his own bark and whine.

 Sleepy Eddie. On my lap. Wall-E and Cujo always share my affections when I sit down in my chair. Eddie has discovered that he is the only one on the floor, playing. He wants in on the napping in the chair.

He decided his spot should be right in the middle of my lap, leaving no space for my laptop. Cujo is okay with this, but he is not relinquishing his space. Wall-E sniffed indignantly and stalked off to sit in the recliner of HeWho leaves his clothes from the day before.

Wall-E has rearranged the dirty clothes to create a nest upon which to nap. While I am balancing my laptop on the right arm of my chair and twisting to one side. I need a bigger chair! HeWho has a chair and a half, I don't. Maybe we should swap??


Debby said...

Awwwwwww All of your pooches are adorable.

Val said...

Please pardon me for casting aspersions...but do you think that perhaps dachshunds are just especially stubborn and strong-willed? You know way more about them than I do.

Jack in just HALF dachshund, but he only recently stopped pooping on the porch, and he's 9 months old now. That's like...a KINDERGARTENER in dog years! My Sweet, Sweet Juno NEVER pooped on the porch! Or even in the yard. She hides herself away like a grand mademoiselle in the stand of trees around the sinkholes. (Not that we have French women defecating in our woods, of course.)

Linda O'Connell said...

That is some balancing act you have pulled off. That baby boy of yours has stolen MY heart...and those puppy paws!

Stephanie Faris said...

This is going to sound odd, but my friend posted on Facebook that her dog's paws smelled like popcorn. I smell my dog's paws all the time now! (Right now they smell like mud because she was just out in the rain.)