So much time has gone by since our last update, I feel like there is so much I should have to tell. However I don't think I can think of anything off the top of my head.
AS of late, I have been so busy with work, appointments, the dogs, and all that I don't have time to write. Tues & Wednesdays are out. The dogs are home & demand so much freaking attention & participation from me that I do not have time to sit on the PC.
Also, the set up in my office--if I don't have my laptop plugged in there nothing is getting done. I get so focused on work that everything else is out the window.
So the pups are mostly doing well. The house is definitely chaos when they are home. Their personalities all bring some sort of craziness to the table. Lada with her extreme love of Mommy & fetch (only with a tennis ball!), Peryn with his demanding of fetch with whatever toy he drops at your feet or his goading Volos into chasing him. Volos who's newest love is to climb into Mommy's lap. Yep. 68# of fur loves to be cuddled up with Momma. I actually love it! He's such a big baby. He still loves hoarding all the toys, but "allows" Ziva to take what she wants. He still plays with Lada in some of the calmer moments. Then we have the baby, Ziva.
She is ....seriously we love this girl. She is so sweet & fun & energetic. She loves play care. Has a blast running all around.
She's SOOOOOOOOOO BIG. We currently do not have any way to weigh her, but I just saw a post that her Mom is 101# & sister Rixie is 53#. Ziva is on the lean side. I'm going to say she's about 49ish #. Not too far off from Volos!
Everyone loves her. Seriously, day care we hear about how cute she is. Rich gets stopped on his walks because people have to take a picture. SHE LOVES EVERYONE. This is the most well-adjusted dog I've had in.... EVER.
Good news/bad news. Currently she seems to be favoring Rich over me. Part of me is sad since I want ALL the puppies, but really this is what we wanted for him. She is so over joyed when he comes home from work. She also likes to climb into his lap for some interaction in the evenings. Rich of course is so happy because Volos & Lada clearly prefer me. Peryn is a mixed bag. Hard to tell as he isn't a cuddly dog.
Rich takes her & Peryn on walks in the park at minimum 3x week. She tolerates it, but she'd rather be doing other things. She loves the interaction with the people & dogs she sees.
We went back to the farm & Janet (owner) was there with their pack of dogs. She & the dogs played with Ziva. Ziva was in heaven! We haven't gotten to go back yet because one thing or another keeps us from going.
Ziva--loves her pack. Whether or not they feel the same....shrugs. Volos allows her to be right next to him in his spot, allows her to steal from him, PLAYS TUG with her, & just all around puts up with her. She tends to stick by him the most.
Peryn-- he treats her like he treats the rest. He barks or growls at her for different things..... I'm waiting for the day they play tug.
Lada--She tolerates her. She deals with her being by Mommy when it's Lada cuddle time. She does play with her at day care from what I hear. They've played here once that I saw. I think they may have played tug.. Can't really remember.
So yeah, it is definitely more action around the house than previously.
On the downside, as of late Little Z has had some GI issues. A lot has to do with the stuff she tends to pick up on & chew (and swallow). Last week she ended up eating a jar of my Eczema balm & I had to do an online chat with a Vet to determine if I needed to take her to my vet. Luckily I didn't , but there were consequences from that.
Currently we're going on 36 hrs of issues. Vet was closed today, so I will call in the am. Rich & I said we wouldn't be surprised if she ate a rock or two. This girl has been obsessed with the rocks that surround the patio. This dog is constantly picking up things she is NOT supposed to have & chewing/swallowing.
She stole my Hawaiian Scooby off the shelf (AGAIN) & destroyed the grass skirt & tag. It is extremely hard to find this one. SO I am a tad bid upset about that. She is getting taller, so she reaches higher. Takes things off the taller side tables. Shoes. paperwork. Above mentioned balm.
We will be so glad when teething is over with.
SO as I said, she's having some issues that have gone on too long now. So cha ching to the vet we will go. X-rays will probably happen.
So i think I am going to wind this up. I need to go prep the pics to share with you.
Thanks for checking in.