Adventures of our Yorkie “Terror”ier

April 18, 2010

Oh look at these pictures!  Doesn’t that precious little puppy look so  cute, sweet and innocent there with the kids?  Like such a calm little bundle of joy?  Ok, well, now don’t get me wrong, she is cute and sweet SOMETIMES.  Mostly when she has exhausted herself by the end of the day and lays limp and lifeless on my lap!

This is basically her day –

Wake up and whine until someone lets her out of the kennel (usually at 6:00 a.m., which is fine on weekdays, but weekends?  Sheesh!)

Go out and go potty, then come in and eat a few pieces of dog food.

Decide people food smells better than dog food, so she leaves most of her food and runs around the kitchen searching for crumbs and whatever anyone might drop of the floor.

Doesn’t find much food so she decides to eat the dog food after all!

Then it is cat chasing/chewing time.  Our big black cat Max hasn’t much tolerance for her so she doesn’t bug him too much, but her and our yellow tabby, Jasper, go the rounds off and on all day.  They chew on each other and roll each other around on the floor.  I don’t understand why they seem to enjoy it.  Both of them spend most of their “play” time yowling, crying or yipping in pain!

The rest of her day is spent with her other obsessions.

1.  Food:  Searching for some scrap of food she thinks you may have dropped, some food you are eating she thinks you might give to her, or some food residue left on your fingers she thinks she can lick off.  She acts like she is starving, and really she is not.  She has a little butterball tummy!

2.  Chewing:  Chewing everything she can get her teeth on!  Dillan has a book about a little black puppy called Chewie Louie.  Chewie Louie chews up everything and basically destroys the house until he finally isn’t a puppy anymore and starts to play fetch.  Well, lets just say I hope Gypsy learns to fetch soon or no one will have any socks, shoes, electronic cords, or anything left!  I am exaggerating a little here, but we have had to learn to close all our bedroom doors and not leave anything on the floor or where she can reach.

Then there is the potty training.  I am so glad we have all tile and hardwood floors because everything I have read about how it is difficult to potty train a Yorkie seems to be true.  I think we are mostly to blame for this and need to be more vigilant with her.

When she does fall asleep next to me or Dave or on our laps on the couch at night I remember that the puppy stage will be gone someday (hopefully!).

So is it worth it you ask?  Yes!  She has brought joy, fun and love into our home.  She has wiggled her way into our hearts and we love her.  Of course we love all our animals and now she is a part of that!

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