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The Most Important Puppy Rule

22 May

Sky is a really good puppy despite all of my silly puppy rules.  He is, however, a German Shepard.  If you know the breed, you know they are intelligent, energetic and have have a hard-wired chase instinct.  That’s one reason I wanted a puppy–to work with it and get it to know my cats and accept them.  Even then, there are some that can’t ever be trusted with cats.  The German Shepard cross we had growing up would kill cats other than ours, but there were times she would chase our cats and have to be corrected.

Sky

Unfortunately, I have Rocky.  Rocky does not understand that getting the German Shepard to chase him is not smart. Really not smart.

Rocky

I can’t combat it.  In the last couple of weeks, Sky has become less respectful of the other cats.  Leo doesn’t want to come back downstairs.  He’s more harassing with Bob, who is avoiding coming up to the house.  I’m worried he’s going to just quit coming home.  Poor Snickers gets chased.  Saturday night, I went out to break up the cat fight and didn’t realize Sky followed me out the door.  He joined the chase across the yard, and he ended up grabbing Snickers.  He stopped when I yelled at him, but I thought he had killed Snickers.

Snickers

I can’t do that to my cats.  I can’t risk their lives, and I can’t train Sky with Rocky begging him to play chase.  I am trying to find a new home for him before it’s too late.

Please realize how difficult this is and refrain from offering advice or nasty comments.  Thank you.

Puppy Rule #8

17 May

I think puppy rule #8 comes from a simple misunderstanding.   It might sound like, “Toy! Let’s play!”  It’s not.  It’s toilet paper.  Toy-let pa-per.

We do not play with toilet paper.

Does he look recalcitrant?

Sky

I don’t think so.

I hope you’ll come back to join me for Friday’s Hunt.  I have this week’s items at the top of my side bar.

You’d Never Know

13 May

You’d never know Sky had surgery to get fixed on Thursday.

Sky

By Friday morning he was completely back to his normal maniac self.  If you don’t believe me, you can check out the video.

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He was even trying to help me mow the yard and work in the garden today.

He’s about as much help as the goats.  Good boy.