Archive for February, 2010

Never Say Never

February 28, 2010

Never in a million years could you have told me, “You’ll be sleeping with a puppy in your bed.” But, Parker has succeeded in weakening my resolve on this front. First, my husband let him take naps with him in the bed. Then, he was sick one night and, of course, slept in the bed. Now, he grabs a toy (or puppy chew) and hangs onto it until we pick him up for his nighttime nap. On this particular night, he wanted to bring his chewy bone to bed with him. So, he walked around with it for one hour as he waited for me to wrap up. For this and many other reasons, he is perfectly Parker. (Sorry for the low-res, fuzzy photos – had to take them quickly with my iPhone.)

A Snow Day for Parker

February 16, 2010

Parker Ventures Out into the Snow

February 14, 2010

“Off the Chain” Puppy Books

February 7, 2010

A few books, read cover to cover, in our quest to learn about puppies.

  1. The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel by Myra Savant-Harris
  2. Puppies for Dummies by Sarah Hodgson
  3. 51 Puppy Tricks by Kyra Sundance and Jadie

A Comfy, Cavy Couch

February 7, 2010

To help socialize our pup, he goes to doggy daycare. The first day, the staff placed Parker with the puppies. By day two, they noticed he wasn’t interacting with many of them. So, they brilliantly decided to move him to the medium-sized dog area. We went to visit him that day and noticed he was completely in his element – playing with Cairn Terriers, Westies, Pugs, Beagles, Bassett Hounds and Cavaliers. At about 2 p.m., I noticed on the webcam that he wasn’t playing anymore. Parker had curled up on the couch for an afternoon snooze with three other Cavaliers. I wish I would have been able to catch that moment on camera. Priceless!

Hasta la Vista E-Collar

February 3, 2010

Parker's e-collar in trash

After a Monday visit with the vet, Parker has been cleared to kick the e-collar to the curb. His sutures are healed and the swelling, due to the vaccination, has subsided.  And, it’s official – he’s five months old.