Sunday, December 2, 2007

Wow, it's been busy over here!

I have had so many things I could post on but no time to do it!!!

I think I could do a big old post on the things my 3 y.o. comes up with but will stick to just one quick story since I need to be up again in 4 hours and I think I hear my baby waking up!

We have been having quite the time getting our two dogs totally used to each other. We adopted our Beagle, Hailey, from the Humane Society mid-August. Just to explain why it's taken this long is that I usually am the one here the most of me and my husband so it's been more my job to work with the dogs. Shortly after we got Hailey, I went on bedrest, then had the baby early, had longer hospitalization, etc.... Now, finally, I feel like I have the mental and physical energy to really work with them. However, Mac has this obsession with sniffing Hailey's rear-end. From all we've studied on dogs, sniffing is a greeting but can also be a sort of show of dominance, which we suspect is the case here when we see all the other things Mac does and the body language he has when close to Hailey. A couple days ago, I was having this conversation with Mac that went something like this, "MAC!!! Get away from her REAR!!! You can learn how to be in the same proximity as Hailey without focusing on her butt! QUIT SNIFFING her!!!! You know, it just plain old gets old having to babysit you all the time...blah-blah-blah!!!!" I was sitting on the couch nursing the baby, as I am about 90% of the time, or at least providing some care to her about 90% of the time. I was just watching Mac wandering around and noticed that he seemed like he finally was going to let Hailey be and quit sniffing her! Just as I was kind of zoning out and relaxing about the whole issue, I saw my 3 y.o., in her own little world and with a huge grin on her face, run up to Mac (picture this knowing that her nose is about rectum-level to Mac), sniff-sniff-sniff his rear end, then turn around and fairy-prance back to the couch, looking very victorious with her accomplishment! She was muttering something to herself about "sniffin' Mac"!!! Gross! I guess she decided to show him who the real boss is and who gets the last word in around here!!!!

6 comments:

Driving With the Brakes On said...

Toddlers are amazing little creatures, and it has been my experience thus far that they will do ANYTHING to exert their own form of dominance! Thank goodness Mac wasn't walking and did a quick stop with your little girl behind him . . .

Your girls are beautiful, and I am enjoying reading your blog! Thank you for stopping by my little space as well.

onthegomom said...

ROFL!!!!!!! Now that is funny stuff! I could totally envision that, too.

carrie & troy keiser said...

Oh my! I'm still laughing! :D

suburbancorrespondent said...

Great. That's great - she's being socialized by the dog. Good luck.

I don't know how you can get anything accomplished as far as dog training goes while you're nursing a new baby. Impossible. I can't even get any kid training done while I'm stuck on the couch with a baby attached. I end up shouting directions that no one listens to, because they've started tuning out my voice. I hate that!

Darla said...

LOL! I actually have greater success with the dogs than the kids! For some reason, they actually believe me when I tell them they better listen to me "or else"!!! I sometimes wish the dog training would work with the kids! I've actually been scolded by the kids for talking to them like I do to the dogs...I have a certain way I stop the dogs from doing something, it's more of a sound, and I sometimes do it to the kids too when I need them to stop REAL quickly. They say, "Mo-om! I'm not a dog!" I just say, "Well, it works for them! Why not try it for you?" I sometimes feel more successful as a mom or "pack leader" (hence the name of my blog address...motherofthepack...pack of people and dogs) since we've gotten dogs. Does something for the ego. It might be worth getting dogs just for that reason..just something to think about! :)

Shellie said...

Too cute!