I thought I would share stuff going on with the pups lately since it’s been mostly about the pregnancy in my life right now (of course, I put a lot of pup pics on Instagram so they aren’t totally being left out online).
Jerzee hates the cold, or she just loves snuggling that much. On especially cold days, I will put a sweater on her. I find that when I do that, she is more likely to go outside more and spend less time under a blanket. Still, she is adorable.
She still likes to be in the center of everything, though. Whether that’s sitting on someone’s lap or doing tricks in the middle of a room of people. In the above picture, she actually got into Michael’s lap because I was paying attention to Teddy. Jealousy runs deep with this little one.
And while Jerzee was in Michael’s lap, this is ultimately what Teddy ended up doing. He doesn’t quite get the skill of snuggling, but he has grown by leaps and bounds since he first became a part of our family. He understands now that humans are awesome for scratches and pets, and he will even approach humans now (mostly looking for attention or treats). As a once hoarded dog, this makes me smile big.
Of course, he’s not without some quirks and kinks to work out. He has a thing for licking and chewing on blankets, especially if we are not in the room. I tend to find the holes, still slobbery after they have been made. We had to make a decision that he’s not allowed on the couch anymore until we know he has grown out of this habit (since our couch is also fabric, I don’t want to take any chances). But it’s pretty pitiful to see him longing to jump up on the couch. He will sit as close as he can to it, or rest his head on it. We set up a dog bed for him right next to us, and that seems to suffice…for now.
I love my two pups and all their quirky ways. I am looking forward to seeing how they will react to a new baby, though I’m not worried about it at all. It will definitely be an adjustment, but I can’t wait to introduce my love for canines with my kid!