|I canz sit for 2 seconds. no posing. must. run. in. leafs.|
At the pet store Charlie was first met with "the expert" a lady who constantly tells me that Charlie MUST have had a bad experience and I MUST not be socializing him enough and I MUST baby him and basically tells me I'm ruining my puppy. GR. hmpf. She never listens when I tell her our 'routine' for strangers is no eye contact and offer a treat without reaching for him. She tries to 'catch' him. We are not friends with the 'expert'. Thankfully "the buddy" was there. This lady has a friend who has an anxious mini aussie. She is GREAT. And this week Charlie actually sat at her feet and she got to reach down and pet his head while we were talking! He also was totally cool with eye contact and her reaching twoard him (not for him!) :) He even went with her on a mini walk around the aisle! Success!
We also got new food for Charlie! I guess because I ususally talk about his anxiety I never mention the fact that my puppy is anorexic. He eats enough to stay healthy but is starting to look skinny... and I don't want him to be skinny for his big day in 2 weeks! SO we were instructed to try wet food (work up to 3:1 wet:dry mix) which I just..ugh..not a fan of wet food. We came home with Wellness Puppy, (the same as his dry food) which is a natrual holistic brand; Halo Spot Stew which is all natural as well; and Merrick Puppy Plate, which looks like human Chunky Soup. Its my personal favorite because its actaul chuncks of meat, whole veggies, and even apple pieces & apparently its the closest brand to raw food! So we are testing all three! If nothing works we will be trying Instinct dry food, which is all natrual kibble coated in a freeze dried raw food shell... gross.. but if it makes the puppy eat and grow I'll deal with it... I just reeeally dont want to go all raw... I know I know its sooo good for them.. but I dunno if I can stomach it!
Today we spent all day in the woods! Charlie, Maddie, and my little brother George ran around like hooligans and I caught it on tape :) Crappy cell phone tape but its still cute!
And yes. Charlie jumped in the freezing cold muddy lake after I took this... Oh Charlie!