Tuesday, 1 July 2008

It's a Dog eat Dog World

Witt our puppy is settling in from his week at the kennel. I would have taken him to the beach with us but he hasn't completely mastered the art of only peeing outside. He always acts surprised when I catch him, like "oh whoops, I thought this was the yard."

I don't know if I liked his whole kennel experience. Witt hasn't been around many other dogs in his short 5 month life. He's always been here, protected and loved and taught how to act. He was kind of homeschooled you might say. Then, he gets to the kennel and he's hanging out with a black lab, a German shepherd and even a guy poodle. And let me tell you, these dogs had been around. They had different values than we do. They saw someone they didn't know and just like that they were barking and saying crude things. Scary things even, like..."I'm gonna jump on you and hurt you." Witt had never heard violent and ugly things like that. He had been kind of innocent, but they taught him to lift his leg when peeing and paw at the ground like he's some tough guy. One of the dogs passed him their chew toy and Witt was afraid to say no to it. I mean come on...he's a min-pin and an eighth their size. Talk about peer pressure.

He was happy to see us when we came to pick him up. He jumped in my arms and in his excitement cut my face. He pretended the cut was from one of his claws, but I'm pretty sure he was still carrying a shank and dropped it quickly.

He's back to normal now, hopefully no worse from the exposure there. Next year, he'll be at the beach with us....

5 comments:

Shasta said...

hehehe!

Thank you for passing on this knowledge. I will not be subjecting my little ones to the hard time kennel life anytime soon!! They'd be eaten alive!!

Emily said...

You should submit that to a magazine. (just add a picture of Witt...hilarious.)

smallgreenriver said...

Not only that, he's chewing with his mouth open now...

Great-Granny Grandma said...

I second Emily.

jblieu said...

I read on another blog about this German Shepherd owner that picked up her darling dog from the kennel and this little min-pin pup had taught it to sneaky pee in the house and then act innocent about it. Can you believe the stuff they pick up?