Monday, December 21, 2015

Life With Lucy at 4 Months

I wish I could say that Lucy has improved dramatically but that would be a big, fat lie. But in her defense, she has improved a little - a very little.  All I can say is that it's a good thing she's cute or she'd be out on the curb with a "free to a good home" sign.

She's still biting us but not quite as much. Her favorite body part to chew is our ankles, and unfortunately, that part is the most painful.  She hasn't been getting my arms as much but she's still getting my hands quite a bit.  She used to make me bleed at least once a day but now it's down to a couple of times a week.  So I guess that is improvement!

She's still chewing anything and everything.  Yesterday I put a 5 pound bag of potatoes on the counter so I could choose a few for some soup I was making. Next thing I knew, they were on the floor.  She pulled them off.

Her favorite thing is to swipe the dish towel and she's really sneaky about it.  She walks casually into the kitchen and acts like she's just looking around.  Then she jumps out, grabs the towel and takes off. It's like a game to her.
We still have to keep pretty much everything put away.  The couch pillows are in the closet; all the knick knacks from the dining room shelves are put away.  We never, never, never put shoes or socks on the floor.  We have to keep everything away from the edges of any table surface.  And I have to especially protect my planner and pens.  She LOVES my planner and keeps pulling it off the table.  Bad dog!!!

I'm trying to teach her to chase the ball and return it to me but she thinks it's more fun to chase the ball, get really close to me and then take off when I try to grab it.  She thinks this game is a lot more fun than the way I'm trying to do it.
She's not fully potty trained yet.  She usually has one accident a day - sometimes pee, usually poop.  She never goes in her kennel, though.

She went to the vet today for her last set of puppy shots.  Even the vet tech thinks she's a pain (although a cute one).  We tried to get her weight today but she wouldn't cooperate.  We think she's about 24 pounds (she was 11 when I got her).  I can't decide if she likes the vet's office or doesn't like it.  She barks the entire time she's there.  It's SO annoying!!!
Lucy has definitely made life hard and complicated but I'm crossing my fingers that it will be worth it in the end.

1 comment:

  1. I know it has been a struggle for you, but man, is she cute! It's been forever since I've had a puppy though, and when I was, I was young myself, and therefore not the one to take care of all of the issues. So that's easy for me to say. Hopefully she'll calm down some and you can have your house back. Does she have her own toys that she can play with?