Last night Oscar was being so calm and there were more fireworks than there had been the night before and he was in a panic then. At one point, I asked Vince if he could see Oscar. He had been so quiet, I wanted to be sure he hadn’t gone upstairs and gotten into something. I think I have him blocked in now . . thanks to a piece of PVC pipe stuck in the gate and then up against the wall so he can’t use his paws to slide the “fence” enough to push the gate open.
Vince leaned around to see him and said he was just sitting on his bed.
I know Oscar isn’t this smart but it seems like when he’s doing something he shouldn’t do, he drags his bed behind the sofa where we can’t see him. What Vince couldn’t see was that somehow Oscar had managed to get Rita’s leash down off the hook without us noticing.
This is what it now looks like. That dog!
I don’t know what made me think of this but almost from Day 1 when we got Speck, he was sit or sleep on the back of the sofa downstairs. I was longarm quilting and if he was on the back of the sofa, he could see me. Remembering that made me realize how much calmer Speck was than Oscar is. I told Vince . . I may never have a dog that will sit on my lap and let me hold him. Vince said “He’s what we have and he’s our last dog so what you have is what you got!” True. I love him and we have so much fun with him. Speck never played like Oscar plays. I don’t think he would ever get tired of playing.
He’s a fun puppy and I know he has to calm down at least some but he also may never be a lap dog.
Nelle Coursey says
Don’t give up on him yet! I have had a lot of dogs and when they do get older, they like to cuddle with me. Maybe it is just the puppy stage, and he will love it when he gets lder.
Becky Coyle says
I love hearing about Oscar’s shenanigans. We too have a puppy, and at the end of the day, we are exhausted by all the things he finds to get into. He’s so lively and full of fun, and we enjoy him so much.
I’m sorry…..(no I’m not) but I’m almost giggling out lout. I’m definitely chuckling out loud. Naughty pups keep me laughing, even mine. I’m such an enabler!!!!!!! Oh Oscar…….lol
I figure that no matter what kind of shenanigans he had to pull to get to it, if he can reach it, then it’s my fault.
Peggy Benjamin says
I think perhaps you’re underestimating him …. I think he IS smart enough to figure out how to “hide” from you. Our dog is sneaky as all get-out – she’s even figure out how to go upstairs and down without her nails clicking on the wood. Our stairs are wooden – no carpet or anything else to make them quiet. It’s all her. When she was a puppy, she was into everything before we realized it because she’s so sneaky! She’s 9 now, and smarter than ever. A vet once told me that the average dog has an IQ equal to a 5-year-old human, with far better reasoning skills than we give them credit for …. sounds to me like Oscar’s smarter than average. I love your Oscar stories!
You’re right. Now that I think about it, Speck would always hide when he had something he knew he wasn’t supposed to have.