While I’m stitching, Oscar is stretched out across my legs, completely under the blanket. Try sitting for hours with a 14 pound dog sleeping across your ankles! I’m not complaining. I thought he would never be a lap dog. I am quite happy to have to squirm in my chair to try to get comfortable with him on my legs. Oscar heard Vince coming down the stairs and poked his head out. He will growl if Vince gets too close. I thought he was going to not be such a snippy little guy but lately, he’s gotten very protective when he’s sitting with me.
Y’all will remember how long it was that I thought he would never be a lap dog. Every single day when he curls up on my lap, I am thankful because what I really wanted was a little lap dog and that’s what he is now.
He’s still a handful. He still shreds everything skein of floss, every piece of paper, every Kleenex . . if it can be torn up, Oscar is going to tear it up. He’s 15 months now so I’m guessing it won’t be long before we see some improvement.
When Chad was here Saturday evening, I was talking about how wild Oscar still is. Chad said “Mom, he’s a puppy. As he gets closer to being a year old, he’ll improve.” I said “But . . he’s 15 months now!” Chad couldn’t believe he was already past a year. Chad needs to visit more often! 🙂
Nelle Coursey says
We have always thought the Corgis are puppies until they are 2 years old.
Cilla Houle Tyler says
Perhaps have Vince sit right next to you so Oscar knows who is in charge. Pie’s can use a bit more reinforcements both positive and negative. “Know your place” in the pack. He is so very cute and glad you are finally getting a lap pup.
Good idea. Thanks for the tip.
I believe dogs are still puppies until 2 1/2 to 3 years old. I think he will continue to get calmer. No guarantees though on chewing, my Karlin, a 12 1/2 year old Mini Schnauzer still shreds tissues, paper towels and toilet paper. He has trained me not to leave bathroom doors open and put tissues where he can’t reach them.
Same here. I try to never leave a bathroom door open and Kleenex are way away from his reach (which means there’s never one handy for me either).
Now that you mention it, I think Speck would always shred a paper towel, Kleenex or toilet paper too.