He’s black, he’s blind, he has curly hair (poodle) and was named by the litter owner. It fits in so many ways that there was never a thought of changing his name. Stevie arrived to us when he was 6 weeks old and is now 4 years old. It was like having a newborn baby at home, only we were both working.
At first Stevie was very vocal and yelped at every little tumble and knock (you’d think he suffered dire injury). He also didn’t take to paper training too well (it rustled so nicely so he would tear it up – no hearing problems – lol), so it was a daily mop and pick up for the kitchen where he was confined during the day.
The months went on and Stevie “toughened up”. He was always so ready to play and absolutely full on. We installed a doggy door, showed him how to use it and no more housetraining was needed. Only showed him once by pushing him through it and calling him back (can we say SMART?? )
Now he loves to play fetch in the front yard, Can do several commands (sit, stay right down). When he wants to run full on, he knows our yard and runs in a circle in the middle of it (only counterclockwise). He still attacks a tree that we took out 2 years ago – rofl)
Please excuse erratic typing, some one is trying to get my attention to play. 🙂