Monday, November 16, 2009

The adventures of Gino ...

Let's see where we're at with Gino's personality development. One thing I know - if he has been outside by himself for a while and is being quiet - go see what he's up to. LOL! He's a sometimes digger. I found a rather deep hole he dug while hubby was talking on the phone nearby. It was about 8" deep and probably 8" wide. I have no idea what he was digging for. Tonight I go check on him and find him lolling in the grass chewing on a bone. I have NO idea where he got a bone (a neighbor must have tossed it over the fence for some reason) but he was having a great time with it. Needless to say I took it away and threw it out.

We went to the dog park today and Gino had a blast running!!!!! Kirby had fun too - he refused to sit still with me and wanted to go sniff dogs and many points around the dog park. They are both exhausted and Kirby is having tremors so he really overdid himself. After giving him an anti-inflammatory pill and some honey the tremors seem to have stopped. I don't know if I'll take him there again since he seems unable/unwilling to just lay down, relax and be an old dog. He had fun, but he's paying for it tonight.

I do need to remember to take pictures though! Gino runs flat out - all legs stretched and extended to the max. Oscar used to tuck his tail (or what bit of it was left) under him and ran low to the ground.

If he's being quiet he may also be dragging things to add to his pile. Can we say "hoarder"? I've found my socks in the middle of the hallway, Tony found the dog basket pillow halfway down the stairs and dog blankets trailing behind all the way back into the bedroom - LOL! He regularly takes the dog toys out of the basket and either piles them up on "his" rug in the kitchen or takes them out to "his" rug out on the patio. A westie squeaky toy (with no more squeak) was on his inside rug one day, on his outside rug the next, then disappeared for a day and then reappeared in the grass near where he was chewing on his bone. I have no idea where it disappeared for a day - I searched the yard and couldn't find it anywhere ...

I can't wait to see what other personality traits develop ...

Oh wait - and he has the potential to be an escape artist. He did get out the front door today when I wasn't being too careful. Fortunately he stayed on the front porch and when I rattled the leash he ran back into the house. I MUST be more careful when going out the front door. Hopefully he won't figure out he can dig a hole under the fence and get out that way.

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