Last night we slept less than 3 hours each. Orso had another fussy night; he must be missing his littermates. Overall, he is a great puppy and is doing wonderful! It is only 96 hours with us and he is fully housebroken, is getting along pretty well with the other two and sits on command! He is so intelligent. And he has discovered the joy of sleeping for hours on a sofa! His favorite toy seems to be the one we took home with us from Diane’s house. He is such an awesome puppy! He is eating very well. Every time he finishes the food, he pitches a tantrum to demonstrate his discontentment with the empty bowl.
Our only real complaint is that we have had a couple of rough nights because he cries at night. Since he sleeps in our room, we are both pushing only 2-3 hours of sleep a night for 3 straight nights. Hopefully he will feel more comfortable shortly so we can all get some rest… Diane’s theory is that he spends too much time snoring on our sofa!
We took the tape off his ears today, as instructed. It broke our hearts to pull the tape off. It pulled off so much of his fur and he struggled with us through it. We felt so bad! I had the honor of removing the tape. Immediately after removing the tape, his ears were standing beautifully. 10 minutes later, the right ear was drooping while the left ear was perfectly upright. We sent an email to Diane to find out what we should about it. Below is her response and some photos.
Glad things are going so well. Housebroken already??? I’m sending my pups to your house for training! I’m sure he would do much better at night if he were not sleeping for hours on the sofa……
His ears definitely need to be re-taped. That right one looks like it has a fold in it and should not be left too long. I would say let them air out for a day and maybe try to get him in on Saturday if possible. In the meantime get some vitamin E oil and try to massage the ear to straighten it and towards the inside (opposite of the way it’s leaning). Don’t worry, it will be just fine. My puppy looks just the same!
Thanks for the update!
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