Sunday, September 20, 2015
Nelson's Notes: I am 8 weeks old. I have left my litter mates behind and I am ready to conquer the world! I have no fear. I want to explore everything I can, run everywhere, chase everything and chew on most things. I admit some of these new experiences are a little scary and that makes me cry but I am learning that they turn out pretty well and it might be better to just quietly go with the flow and have fun.
Lia's Notes: Another one. She brought home another puppy. Sigh. I wanted to believe it wasn't true so I spent the first day avoiding him, he did not go away. I spent the next day ignoring him, he could not be ignored. My next step is to reclaim my house, and everything in it. That little bed: mine. Those little bones: mine. The yard: mine. That person: mine. The person told me I have to be gentle, and I want to make her happy so I will gently quietly reclaim my place as queen. That will show that puppy.
Susan's Notes: I have had Nelson for about a day and a half and I am shocked at how much I am learning already. He is not my first puppy, and sure I forgot how LITTLE they start out and how every little thing has to be taught slowly and purposefully. I forgot how torturous the cries could be. Those are all things, I think I will quickly forget again as I get wrapped up in the learning and teaching that comes with a new Canine Companions for Independence puppy. I have learned that puppies have VERY different personalities and Nelson's strong independent personality is more striking than any puppy I have had before. I believe this will work in his favor. He takes on every new challenge with joy and comes out the other side smiling. He also makes ME think a little bit harder because I need to be one step ahead of him. He can be a very quiet little entrepreneur and I know I will need to work hard to show him who the real queen (person in charge) is. He will be a lot of fun to train and I do think he can make have a wonderful future and career ahead of him. Like all the kids at my school, he too is college bound.