Join Date: Jun 2013
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Update with Lucy
My goodness...Lucy is almost 5 months old now. How time flies!
We have had major progress with potty-training. She still goes on her pads and not outside. But, she rarely has accidents anymore. Woo!
My husband had been out of the country since before I brought Lucy home, and came home last Wednesday for a short visit. So he met her for the first time. Oh my goodness...he is so in love with her! It is precious to see him play with her. Although, he is embarrassed taking her on walks because a little 4 lb puppy with a "macho guy" looks a bit strange to others--or so he thinks. My husband is only home for a short time, until September 9th. But, I realized in the last week we have very different viewpoints on how to "raise" our dog. It can be frustrating at times. My viewpoint is based on evidence, books, research, and valid opinions from the knowledgeable people on this forum. His viewpoint is based on his previous family dog that lived until he was 16 years old. He wants to give her treats all the time, for no reason or to get her to "like him". He gives her attention when she cries and whines. And, he allows her to play bite when they "rough house". Those are just a few things. He is her "play thing" and I can tell she doesn't see him as authoritative. "Training" my husband on how to train Lucy is the next big project. But for now, it is really nice to see them bonding.
We are still battling the Giardia...ugh I cannot stand this parasite. She has no symptoms of it, but she continues to shed cysts in her stool according to the vet. Therefore no doggie day care or training school will accept her until its all gone. I am hesitant to do another de-worming on her since she has been de-wormed 5 times since she was born. The vet said that eventually her immune system will kick in and rid this parasite on its own. We have another vet appointment today for her final vaccination- Rabies! Thank goodness that is the last one for now.
Other than that, Lucy is doing quite well. She is definitely a feisty little pup and gets her mouth on anything in sight, and tends to drag it under the bed. We are starting the teething stage. This too shall pass!
Last edited by Lucy419; 08-27-2013 at 08:32 AM.