Thursday, September 3, 2009

Peaches and Punkin

Peaches is HUGE. She weighs about 50 pounds and just turned 5 months old. She makes me laugh. She makes me frustrated. But mostly she just loves me and that melts my heart. Punkin and her get along so well. Although, go figure, Punkin is the Alpha. She will put Peaches in her place when needed. Its funny to see an 11 pound dog dominate a 50 pound puppy.
I visited a new client today who has a Golden/Lab mix puppy just three months old. She is tiny compared to Peaches. I really think I should have named her Marmaduke! For those of you who are over forty, you will remember who Marmaduke was. She is just as goofy and stubborn.
Peaches is in perfect health. She refuses to walk with her harness or lead. I am frustrated trying to figure it out. I have tried everything except a pet therapist and that will be my next call.
Peaches still believes she is a lap dog. She also believes that the furniture and walls are her chew toys. This is a Retriever trait, so I was prepared. I bought her at least 50 toys, chewies, Kong balls, etc. so that she would not get bored. She just prefers the furniture. She chewed the middle cushion of my sofa and that is why you see the hole in the sofa. Now she thinks thats her little space. I just have to laugh at her after scolding her because she is so dang cute.