Moose

Moose (formerly Alan) is adjusting well. We are learning that the front door is for humans ONLY, and that the back door is for doggies. Moose learned his name in 2 hours. We are learning to “come” with a hand motion, “inside”, “outside”, and “eat”. The kennel isn’t so scary, but we still don’t like it too much. We’re learning that he is a creature of definite habit: he has 2 assigned bathroom places in the yard. We don’t quite know how to play yet, but we let everyone know that we’re feeling happy by jumping around like a cat. When we want attention, we bring mama a toy, even though we don’t know what it’s for. Eating is still a struggle with people in the room. Very very nervous. And we are learning how to ask for attention when we want it as opposed to running away when people want to give it. Snuggles aren’t scary anymore, and we are learning a new emotion called jealousy. The little dog called Toby gets in the way a lot. Using a dog bed is new. We tend to be stubborn about bed time. It’s still confusing about why Toby is the only one allowed in mamas bed, but halfway through the night we normally give it up and use the big doggy bed. We are VERY good about bathroom time. No messes in the house or the kennel. Training treats are a favorite, and the new food tasted a little funny at first, but it’s do-able now. We hit a new milestone every day. He’s is extremely smart, and a great fit for me and my little family. Thank you for all your help!