Instead of escapades, we’re going to have Oscarpades!
When we got Speck as a puppy, Vince was working. Vince had not wanted a dog so I tried to shield him from all the puppy craziness – accidents on the carpet, chewing up things, etc. Now, Vince is right here, front and center for all the excitement.
Yesterday morning he took Oscar outside and he came in and said “I believe he’s possessed!” Vince said Oscar would lay down on the grass, then jump up and from the prone position, go into a full run, turning circles and jumping and being a crazy dog. Then, he’d be running as fast as he could, then just fall back into the prone position. He loves being outside!
Because of a couple of accidents on the carpet, he’s now fenced off from the carpet. The folding wooden fence has fairly narrow spaces between the slats . . just a bit more narrow than a dachshund nose. I was stitching, Vince was playing a game and Oscar started squealing. He had his nose stuck between the slats. By the time we got to him, which was about 4 steps away, he had extricated himself. Vince and I both started laughing because when I would load the dishwasher, Speck would stick his nose through the holes in the tray and try to lick the plates. One night he got his nose stuck and he was pitching and bucking and he wouldn’t be still so I could help free him. It was like a greased pig! Vince could hear him squealing and he came running into the kitchen about the time I got Speck loose.
At one point yesterday, we both said “What’s that noise?” Then we realized it was Oscar chewing in the baseboard!
We will survive the puppy stage . . right?