The last few days have been a blur in this house! Orso’s ears are still taped, by the way, so not much to report in this department. We plan to keep them taped – with necessary re-tapings – for another 7-14 days. He is also going up and down the stairs without our assistance even though we are all over him the whole time. I know I still owe a short video on this! Orso has also become very confident around Mouse and Luna and the entire day is like a bad episode of the Brady Bunch around here. It is complete chaos! Orso tackles everyone relentlessly, Luna makes devil dog faces with all teeth baring and Mouse has seen better days when it comes to coordination and clumsiness. Not wanting to dissuade Orso from playing, but at the same time very worried that he could get hurt on our marble floor, I brought home an area rug for the family room. It’s hard for us to control the level of activity without interfering with the bonding among the 3 dogs, so this area rug is our band aid for the slip and slide issues we’ve been having. Sometime this week, I will upload a video compilation of cute playtime moments among the 3 of them. Orso is also quite proficient at get up onto the couch without any help and now that there is a rug on the floor, he cautiously gets down on his own.
On another note, Mouse was kind enough to give me a black eye Thursday morning. As I was waking Orso up in the morning, which can be a challenge since he has become quite the sleepyhead, Mouse felt it was necessary for him to assist me by sticking his head in Orso’s crate to say good morning. His plan worked! Orso woke up, came bounding out and Mouse, while making room for Orso to come out of his crate, accidentally nailed me in the eyelid/eyebrow area with the peak of his skull. As I write this, I am sporting the remnants of a hematoma on my left brow bone and a beautiful shade of green/yellow/purple on my eye lid. No photos of me for a few more days…
On to better news! Today we celebrated a family birthday at our house. It was a surprise party and the whole family came over – it was 17 of us, including 6 children. The weather sucked, so everyone was crammed into our kitchen and family room area for most of the day, including Orso at the beginning of the party and Orso, Mouse and Luna for the tail end of the event. We crated them for a few hours in between to give them some deserved time out to recharge. Orso was delighted at the opportunity to chew on hands and feet that he had never before tasted! Mouse and Luna looked on with utter disgust, knowing that if they stooped to such impolite behavior, there would be doggie hell to pay. Lucky for them, they also got their fair share of attention. It was literally a kid & dog photo shoot in our house for over an hour. Below are a few of our favorite shots of the day.
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