Milestones

Happiness is a warm puppy. ~Charles M. Schulz, American cartoonist and creator of the Peanuts comic strip

Time

Passes.

One day you’re

A little pup —

Weak, needy, clingy.

And then I blink my eyes.

You’re all grown up. Beautiful,

Full of energy and ready

To take on the world (or your back yard)

You’ve become a lean, mean, Sheltie machine!

Experts say you’re fully grown at one year;

However, I’ve learned that it takes more

Than twelve months to grow a Sheltie.

You still need to learn to mind

And never poop indoors.

Now please settle down

And take a nap

So I can

Have some

Peace!

Note: This poetry form is Double Etheree.

A Dog’s Prey Drive

Part of the secret of success in life is to eat what you like and let the food fight it out inside. ~Author unknown

Monkey here.

Mama’s been tied up with stuff — a flurry of work, various appointments, and a visit from the Domer — so I seized her laptop for a post of my own. Cool.

Here’s what I’m wondering: What is it with humans and food?

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Monkey’s First Post

Our fears are always more numerous than our dangers. ~Proverb

Monkey here.

I understand my predecessor — a beauty by the name of Dallas — regularly took over Mama’s blog, and she figured you might like to hear from me once in a while, too.

If I had something to say, of course.

Well, I do!

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Another Monkey Update

Happiness is a form of courage. ~American proverb

When I lost my beloved Dallas, I told myself I didn’t want a replacement.

That no pup would ever take Dallas’s corner of my heart.

So I looked at breeds other than Sheltie. Considered Shelties that were anything but sable and white. Thought about switching to a female pup.

Then I found Monkey.

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Puppy Woes, Part Three

Some people succeed because they are destined to, but most people succeed because they are determined to. ~Author unknown, 1960s

I’ve had dogs for most of my life. I’m no newbie.

But coping with puppy chewing, digging, and jumping is WAY different from dealing with constant diarrhea, vomiting, and digestive upsets.

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