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Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Puppy Love...

We have a sweet, new puppy in our house!

Her name is "Holly" and she belongs to my ten year old sister Elizabeth. Besides the fact that she eats and drinks like a horse...she has short, gray fur and the bluest eyes you've ever seen (think Paul Newman)! We've all fallen head over heels in love with her, even my Mom, who hasn't always loved our doggies as much as the rest of us have. She'll allow Holly to lay on the couch (which none of our other dogs had been allowed to do) and we notice she'll pull her a little closer and cuddle her when she thinks we aren't looking.

If it weren't for the one thing, she would definitely be one of the best dogs we've ever had. But this one thing, is a very troublesome thing...

She's like a living vacuum that you can't ever turn off. She will eat or try to eat anything and everything that she can find. I'm not kidding! This isn't like a normal puppy "chewing" or "tasting" everything in your home, this dog really and truly will eat anything that can fit in her mouth. You can see in her eyes that she really doesn't care whether she dies a horrible death of suffocation from the large sock that she's trying to scarf down. She's learned that if we find her with something in her mouth, we'll (obviously) take it away from her and she's *discovered* the wonderful game of "you caa-ant catch me!"

You would think that three girls would be able to catch one small dog, in a very small living room, but...think again. She races in circles around the living room couch, ears flopping, eyes filled with glee, clearly having the time of her life, as we three girls run after her like mad women, dashing here and diving after her there, trying to catch her before she can swallow something else. I have never seen another dog that can run and dodge as fast as she can.

I don't even know where in the world she finds half of the stuff she tries to eat. We've been very careful since learning of her insatiable appetite for inedible things, to pick up anything she might try to eat, (which is just about everything 'cept the kitchen sink) but still she somehow finds them. You'd be amazed at the things that are probably lurking about your house unbeknownst to you. She's already eaten several pairs of socks, a kitchen towel, mittens, and many, many, other items that we weren't able to identify before she swallowed them. All of this, with us being extra careful!

*sigh* we're hoping she outgrows this stage soon...

4 comments:

Morning Artist said...

great writing. we have a dog who is just a darling :)

emme said...

Thank you for your comment, morning artist. It's so nice to hear feedback! : )

Your artwork is so lovely! Keep up the good work.

Emily

Kaila said...

What type of dog is she? Our 80 plus pound four yr. old yellow lab still does the "yuo can't catch me!" somedays. But soon after she falls asleep for about an hour or so :-) Good luck with your puppy!

emme said...

Thanks, Kaila! We aren't completely sure what sort of dog she is, though she looks almost completely like a Weimaraner. (our vet agrees) She is the sweetest little thing, though! : )

Now, if she would only stop eating everything!

~Emily