Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Puppy Post or "She Chewed on What?"

I realized it's been a while since I've given an update on the girls so I thought I'd do a quick puppy post.

It's been over 2 months since Zoe had her surgery and so far she seems to be doing well. She's definitely looking older and she's still spending extra time outside, but she doesn't seem to be in any pain. She still plays with Pepper and eats well and seems to be herself most of the time. The average post-surgery lifespan for her kind of cancer is 2 months, so I guess Zoe's proven again that she's no average dog. We feel blessed to have this bonus time with her.

Pepper continues to be a great and fun part of the family. She's definitely still a puppy (loves to chew, jumps too much, gets wild at times), but she's done great with house-training and she's really sweet with the boys.

Jumping on people is probably our biggest challenge, but the second biggest is chewing. Pepper is no longer chewing on furniture which is good, but she is still destroying her toys on a regular basis. She still likes to take her toys outside to chew them so our backyard looks like some sort of disaster zone.

Here are a few of her toys left around the yard.

Yes, that's half a brick--she started carrying that one around recently.

Until she decided that the whole brick might be more fun. We keep finding this one in different places around the yard.

The final straw was when I caught her chewing on this today...

Yes, that's the corner of my house!

So I had to do a quick run to the pet store to stock back up on toys and bones.

As you can see, they were a big hit with the girls!


Nicole B. said...

our trainer gave us lots of ideas about toys - most of which involved keeping jake busy so he wouldn't destroy something that wasn't his. i can share more on the phone. glad zoe is doing OK!!! i was wondering that the other day.

Yarnhog said...

I'm glad Zoe is still doing well.

At least the chewing thing eventually goes away. Our Newfoundland chewed up the leather sofa in the living room when she was a puppy. Not a corner. The whole sofa.

Jadielady said...

That is great news that Zoe is still doing well :) And oh my goodness the chewing! Luckily with our cats the worst thing we have to deal with is plastic bag licking.