Tuesday, March 15, 2011

2.5 Months Make a Big Difference

This is Jenny again! I've just returned back to school after spending Spring Break in D.C. and at home. The last time I was home was over Christmas break, which was only about 2.5 months ago. Honey has changed a lot, but also stayed the same in a few ways:

1. Honey is on steroids. She is much bigger and stronger than I remember her being! She can easily pull me along the floor when we are playing tug-of-war with her toys, instead of the other way around.

2. Honey still likes to eat stuff: rocks, socks, grass, dirt, the floor, the walls, furniture, anything. Her now razor-sharp teeth though make it harder to remove said objects from her mouth.

3. Honey is still not very lady-like at all. She eats with her mouth open & slurps her water very loudly. She sits kind of awkwardly on one hip, and still runs in little bounds and slides into walls.

4. Honey does not bite anymore! However, she now licks and sniffs everything.

5. Honey makes sounds. Before this visit, I think I heard Honey make a sound (bark, woof, arf, whimper, anything) maybe once. Now she barks a little bit when she wants to go and you aren't quick enough.

6. Honey still likes to run in circles with random objects in her mouth. (Marathon dog!)

7. Honey listens better, but not to me. Honey is much better at sitting, staying, "down", and stopping when hearing "no", but only if other people command her. Everytime I would tell her to sit to prevent her from jumping upon me or another person, I was ignored. If I told her "no", she would look at me and then continue to do the forbidden action until someone else said it. Obviously, she is upset at me that I have given up on her & her Hot Hot Dog dream. However, I think maybe it's best for her to give that dream up too and focus on becoming a guide dog.

8. Honey is playful, cute, and fun.

I will be home in 2.5 more months, so we'll see how much more she has changed!

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