If you’ve been a long-time reader, you know that Rosie has not been all puppy licks and snuggles. I got Rosie at Christmas time in 2019. My beloved beagle Ruby had passed. Ruby was the best dog…calm, relaxed, and the perfect companion dog. Our family lovingly called Ruby “the regal beagle”. If there was such a thing as a proper well-mannered dog, it was Ruby.
Ruby left and in came Rosie. There was nothing regal about her. There was nothing mannerly about it. She was all vim and vigor. She was a mouther. She was a nipper. She had every ounce of hyper energy in her. She like Ruby had some health issues early on. She took forever to house train and it wasn’t for lack of trying. It was partial health issues…partially just Rosie.
She was a LOT of puppy wrapped up in one little dog. I had a blog reader tell me I should “send Rosie down the road”.
I was hopeful that someday she would calm down…it might be ten years down the road but someday…I was sure she would calm down.
Well, I’m happy to say that Rosie continues to improve. She’s doing the things that all good dogs should. She encourages me to get out and walk!
Our snow is almost gone. It makes me so happy.
She’s learning that when I stop, she is supposed to sit.
We haven’t been able to walk out to the cemetery yet. That road is covered in snow and it is gravel underneath.
The water is flowing in the creek as the snow melts. Rosie loves seeing signs of spring as that means more walks for the two of us.
I’m seeing this all thanks to Rosie. She needs a walk…and she politely lets me know she does. I’m terrible about taking time for myself to walk…but if Rosie needs a walk, I do it.
I feel bad that the kids that I’m taking care of here really don’t have other kids to play with. On the days I have Gannon, it’s often just him and the baby…no playmate…WRONG. Rosie and Gannon are good friends.
Not too long ago Gannon had a blowout diaper and I threw him in the tub to really clean him up. Rosie … Continue reading