Oops...I am the "special person"... - Havanese Forum : Havanese Forums
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 09-25-2008, 12:36 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
gabdyl's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 165
Submit Photo: 0
Photo Submissions 2 Times in 2 Posts
Oops...I am the "special person"...

Do you remember Peanut? He's now 13 weeks old and he's such a joy! I think I am the "special person"...which isn't the best news as we were intending for him to be more attached to the kids! Anyone else have this experience? (secretly, I am loving this... Nobody can describe how your heart melts when they give you the "Mommy" stare!) Maybe he will get more attached to the kids when they are out of school and as he gets older?

OK, brag time. He knows sit, down, roll over, spin, give paw, ring bell, and he just learned the "bang I'm dead" trick, lol. He will go to class when he's had his final boosters but anyone else have any other training ideas I can implement for now? The PT is going OK. We took a step backwards about a week ago when he started refusing to go outside, so I started to put him in his pen any time I can't really watch him and things quickly got better.

Anyway, he's such a doll. The pics don't really do him justice but I'm posting some updated ones as I know how much everyone here loves to see new photos The pics are him with our border terrier Chloe(they love each other so much!)...with the kids...and a pic of his second bath and a pic after being dried and brushed...our little fluffer nutter, lol.
Hope you are all well!
Attached Images
File Type: jpg IMG_1641[2].jpg (52.3 KB, 8 views)
File Type: jpg IMG_1718.jpg (38.9 KB, 9 views)
File Type: jpg IMG_1727.jpg (56.7 KB, 5 views)
File Type: jpg IMG_1755.jpg (31.7 KB, 6 views)
gabdyl is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 24 (permalink) Old 09-25-2008, 12:45 PM
Senior Member
Eva's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Olympia, Wa.
Posts: 1,477
Submit Photo: 0
Photo Submissions 6 Times in 6 Posts
Peanut is adorable! I'm glad that he's doing so well.
Todd loves me best too. He will cuddle up with the kids or DH but if I move (even if he's sound asleep) He's instantly at my feet giving me "THE LOOK" LOl
It's nice to be loved isn't it?

Eva, Mom to Todd....2 year old short hair Havanese
Eva is offline  
post #3 of 24 (permalink) Old 09-25-2008, 12:45 PM
Marley's Mom
Alexa's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Snohomish, WA
Posts: 629
Submit Photo: 2
Photo Submissions 6 Times in 3 Posts
Oh, he's so cute!!!!!!!!

I think the dogs quickly learn who is there the most, feeds, brushes and generally takes care of him/her the most. I am definitely Marley's person, but he loves all of us.

We don't let him sleep on the bed with us, so the kids take turns having him in their room (we didn't start that until he was potty trained, until then he slept in the crate next to our bed) and I think that has helped with bonding to them, also.

Alexa is offline  
post #4 of 24 (permalink) Old 09-25-2008, 12:46 PM
Quincy's Mom-Vinnie too!
Julie's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Ia.
Posts: 9,923
Submit Photo: 35
Photo Submissions 17 Times in 16 Posts
Oh he is so cute! I could give him a big squishy hug!
It sounds like you are doing wonderfully! In my experience and I've only had Quincy(in the havanese breed),he does seem to be more bonded with me. He loves everyone else too,but if he had to pick,it'd be me...and it's very obvious. We got Quincy for my little boy who is a special needs child,and he loves on him,gives him ear lickies etc. and the best part--never tries to get away from him holding him etc.but I had hoped he would be more Robbie's dog. I do think alot of it has to do with I'm with him more,potty trained him,feed him,groom him etc. I bet if you have your children do more of his care,give treats etc. he'll come around them more. He is really young yet too. He'll quickly learn who is the most fun to romp with,who gives the best treats-things like that. Don't worry! Peanut is adapting.

Vincent-Quincy's playmate

"Behind every unstable dog is a lesson for the owner"-Cesar Millan
Julie is offline  
post #5 of 24 (permalink) Old 09-25-2008, 12:58 PM
Lilly's mom's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: East Tennessee
Posts: 1,414
Submit Photo: 15
Photo Submissions 0 Times in 0 Posts
He is sooo cute. I just want to gently squeeze him.


and Princess Furface ---Lilly
Lilly's mom is offline  
post #6 of 24 (permalink) Old 09-25-2008, 01:11 PM
Junior Member
isshinryu_mom's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Michigan
Posts: 871
Submit Photo: 5
Photo Submissions 7 Times in 4 Posts
oooo.... such a cutie! He looks like a happy little fellow.

Yes, Roxie was supposed to be Matt's dog but she quickly bonded with me as her fave to the exclusion of anyone else at first. However, now at 8 months she loves us all. I had Matt feed her exclusively and take her out as much as feasible after I noticed how she preferred me. And then my husband started sharing in the taking out duties. Now she seems very bonded to all of us although she still is most happy when I come into the room (but then again, who wouldn't be? I *AM* wonderful, aren't I???)

~Ann and Roxie
isshinryu_mom is offline  
post #7 of 24 (permalink) Old 09-25-2008, 01:22 PM
Senior Member
hedygs's Avatar
Join Date: May 2007
Location: West Bloomfield, MI
Posts: 963
Submit Photo: 0
Photo Nominations 1 Time in 1 Post
Originally Posted by isshinryu_mom View Post
although she still is most happy when I come into the room (but then again, who wouldn't be? I *AM* wonderful, aren't I???)
Why yes you are Ann.

Peanut is adorable.
hedygs is offline  
post #8 of 24 (permalink) Old 09-25-2008, 01:41 PM
Benji and Lizzie's Mom
Poornima's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 4,086
Submit Photo: 0
Photo Submissions 6 Times in 5 Posts
Peanut is so adorable. I love his name. What a cutie pie!

Best, Poornima
Poornima is offline  
post #9 of 24 (permalink) Old 09-25-2008, 02:31 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
gabdyl's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 165
Submit Photo: 0
Photo Submissions 2 Times in 2 Posts
Thanks so much for the replies! I love the tips of having the kids feed and bring Peanut out more. I will definitely do that!

I sent a pic and update to Linda at Prairwind and she put it on her website. Cool...I can't wait to show the kids!

ps Poornima, I imagine Peanut might end up looking like your furbaby when he's all grown up. What do you guys think?
gabdyl is offline  
post #10 of 24 (permalink) Old 09-25-2008, 02:31 PM
Senior Member
RikiDaisyDixie's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 3,018
Submit Photo: 73
Photo Submissions 11 Times in 11 Posts

You must be in puppy heaven! How wonderful he can do so many tricks already! You will be the hit of everywhere you go!

I didn't just get havanese, I got a lifestyle!
Loving Havanese since 2003
RikiDaisyDixie is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Havanese Forum : Havanese Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome