The holidays have come and gone. Both Thanksgiving and Christmas were wonderful days for my family.
Christmas found all four of my kids home and brought a new bundle of excited joy. We got a new puppy!
His name is Archie. He’s half Old English Sheepdog and half Blue Heeler (cattle dog). Archie is nine weeks old and a ball of raw energy!
Right now we’re working on house training and not biting. Both are slow going, but we’re trying very hard to treat him with patience and consistency. And, of course, treats as rewards for desired behaviors.
I have taught him to sit, which he does on command and we’re working on other basic commands.
Archie is such a cutie pie and a lot of fun. Harley, our cat, likes to taunt him so Archie will chase her. Gus, our 14-1/2 year old Springer Spaniel, just wants to be left alone. Archie doesn’t get that yet as all he wants to do is play.
I had forgotten how a new puppy is like having a new baby. Instead of early morning feedings it is early morning bathroom runs. I just keep reminding myself that this too shall pass.
A new addition to our family has brought a new light into our home. And that’s a good thing.