Christmas marks my year with Rosie. We put our sweet Ruby to sleep the Sunday before Christmas in 2019 and Rosie came a day or two after.
These were the first photos I saw of her….
…and these are the first photos we have of her once she was mine.
She was a handful by the time we got her as she was already 16 weeks old. What happened was that Rosie got ringworm on her ear and she couldn’t be sold until the ringworm healed.
By the time we got her, it was all good. Below she is giving five to Georgia when she was a baby.
Here she is on Christmas Day of 2019. Little did I know what I was in for.
Rosie has been the most challenging puppy I have ever been around. Looking at Rosie’s behavior, I wonder if part of her problem was that she was taken away from the litter because of the ringworm. They didn’t want it to spread to the other pups. I wonder if she missed out on some socialization because of that. She was VERY much of a biter. She was always nipping at my hands.
Sitting down on the couch was a nightmare. She would nip at my hands the whole time. I spent so much time correcting her.
I remember the day Karl and I celebrated her for sitting on his lap on the couch without biting.
Buck came to visit shortly after Rosie came to my house and he quickly said, when he gets a dog, it likely won’t be a puppy. Rosie was just too much…especially when he has kids that are little.
Over the year I’ve had Rosie to the vet a lot. Between purchasing her, spaying, and the other vet bills, I think I spent $1500 in the first four months I had her. Thankfully, that has all settled down. Puppies, at least for me, are not cheap.
Rosie had so many problems with house training. I was home all the time and still, there were so many accidents. She has been doing wonderful lately. I am hoping this is the new trend.
Rosie has done some good here… Continue reading