If you’ve ever had a four legged two year old living in your house, then you can relate to my current situation…
Sure he may look like an angel when he’s sleeping…
But one day recently that “angel” woke up transformed into a 70-lb dictator possessing this uncanny ability to know exactly how far to push me towards utter insanity before reverting to a lovable cuddle-monster #devildoodle
Some consider this to be a dog’s adolescence period. I’m calling it the Doodle Tweens…
They say adolescence hits at different times depending on the dog. As a general rule, larger breeds usually mature more slowly. Yet the changes in personality that accompany this stage can take place overnight.
MEMORY LOSS –
That’s what he must have #mydiagnosis When I call his name, he runs in the opposite direction #whyJesuswhy…
Some experts call it “increased independence.” I call it #badtothedoodlebone
UNDESIRABLE BEHAVIOR –
The other day, I left the house and homeboy threw a temper tantrum! #losthiseverlovingdoodlemind Doodle Dad said he jumped up on the couch and started throwing all the pillows off because I didn’t take him with me.
I fixed that quick – #doodlemomkryptonite
MY SECRET WEAPON? –
An empty soda can with a few pennies in it…
Jerry Seinfeld said it best and described Jaxson pawfectly –
Having a two year old is like having a blender that you don’t have the top for.
I used to have a beautiful bush in the backyard. It “used” to stand about 3 feet tall.
We were all outside, playing football, having a lovely afternoon. I went to my laundry room to move my clothes from the washing machine to the dryer. Not long. My beautiful bush no more. It’s gone. #allateup
Notice the last of the tree limb hanging out of the side of #killerdoodles mouth…
I don’t think he’s bored. The Boys lead a very active life. He’s just in this awkward, active, annoying phase of his life. Harley’s even running away from him!
WHAT TO DO –
I’ve heard increased exercise and mental stimulation (for him) is the key to MY survival during this period in HIS life. #doodlelifeline
During the week…
From everything I’ve read, this is a phase, a natural progression as he gets closer to his 2nd birthday (New Years Eve).
Between Doodle Dad’s help and my red wine, I believe I’m gonna make it.
If you live in the Charleston area and you’re riding down the road, This is how we roll…
Who else is suffering from the Canine “tweens?”
Be “Friday Fabulous” all day today ❤️