December 16th, 2008

  • jreid4


Thanks for all your suggestions and comments.  I tried to feed him the dry again this morning with no luck.  I decided to add a bit of canned wet food to the mix (just a spoonful) and he ate it right up!  What a picky little bugger.  Maybe we'll do a bit of the wet food for awhile.  Last time we were able to ween him off of it pretty easily, so maybe we won't have to use it forever.  What a weirdo dog!
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Walking Styles

For those of you with two bostons, or two or more dogs, how do you cope if they have different walking styles? My schedule is such that I need to walk 'em both together, because I don't usually get home until 5 pm and mine is not the best neighborhood to be walking in after dark. I have 'em both on seperate leads which I loop around my wrist so I have one hand free, but they pull me apart! LOL. Daisy is like a jackrabbit, she wants to race down the street. Gambit is like a turtle. He wants to smell every bush and tree and leaf and pee on all of them. Now that Daisy is 9 months, she's really strong, and it's getting harder and harder to keep a pace that is tolerable for Gambit. His foot allergies sometimes make him limp when she is pulling. I try to rein her back but I also don't want the walk to be miserable for her, if she has lots of energy to burn, then so be it. We usually walk for a half hour to forty minutes or so in the evening, until it gets dark and I need to be home, and the effort of keeping them both together is exhausting. Walking them seperately is not really an option due to time and the fact that one would freak if I walked the other.

How do you manage?


I haven't updated any of you since I got my puppy! We decided to call her Deidre, and we call her Deedee. She is an absolute MONSTER, she screams like a banshee if you stop paying attention to her for ONE SECOND! She is ruining my velvet beaded tree skirt cause it's her favourite place to go poopies (and it's trimmed with feathers, which aren't faring well either) But she is very smart, she's learned no, she's pooping and peeing outside, she is very happy and adores Sam, crying if he goes out without her. She is not an under the covers boston, she likes to lie on your face, or preferably on your neck. She is like a mini boston, and what I mean is, she's not all chunky or fat or gangly like a boston baby, she is perfectly proportioned like an adult, My mum thinks she might turn out really small, since it seems like there's not much more in her to grow. Her tail has grown longer and it waggles :) SO here's all the Christmas snow pictures you've been missing (Snow, in VICTORIA you say? Yes, it's a Christmas miracle!)

Deedee in her recent Christmas present from Nana, a blue sweater with crystal snowflake accents and a boa collar. And though I may be biased, you can see just what a pretty Boston she is...

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