I've always been a BIG pet lover. I wanted a dog from the day I was born, Mom always said "no". Then, we finally got one when I was in middle school. Ginger. She was a great dog, until she wasn't. She started acting out. Digging through the garbage, eating my clothes, she got separation anxiety when we'd leave her and she would act like a lunatic. We ended up having to give her away to someone we knew who stayed at home during the day. I wasn't sad. Isn't that sad?
When I graduated college my dad gave me money for a graduation gift. He said, "Use this to buy yourself some nice clothes for the working world." I bought a dog. Lily. A miniature schnauzer mix. She was a nightmare, BUT I trained her myself and she turned out to be a great dog (after some time). She knew commands, was potty trained, she didn't chew my heels anymore, life was good.
Then, when Steven and I were engaged, we decided to get another dog. He had always wanted a pomeranian, that was sable coloring, to remind him of his childhood orange pom (Morris). We found a champion breeder who had a 5 month old puppy she was intending to show, but decided to show another dog from the litter instead. We bought Mila. She was, and remains to be, a terrorist. Her bad behaviors actually caused Lily to revert back to some of her previous bad behaviors, namely-potty training.
Before M.D. we could handle the naughty dogs, actually, I should say "I" could handle the naughty dogs. I had the time to work with them to work on bad behaviors. Times they are a changin'.....
I tell Steven at least once a week that I hate our dogs. I don't have the patience. I don't REALLY hate them (well, sometimes I do). I just think that I use all of the patience & understanding I used to give to these two naughty dogs to M.D. now. There is little to none left for these 5 & 3 year old dogs who still manage to have "accidents" on a regular basis. I need help.
ALIAS: Hers, Beaner, Lil
AGE: 5 Years
BREED: Schnauzer Mix
OFFENSES: Accidents in the house, running away to the neighbors' yards, not coming when called, running away from M.D. when he even looks at her.
SAVING GRACE: She only runs awy from M.D. because he's pulled her hair, I can't really blame her for that. She protects M.D. when Mila starts barking at him by runninAlso, she was my first dog and I KNOW she can be a good dog if she really wants to be.
ALIAS: Meems, Memasalama, Mimi, Guff Guff, Dumb Dumb
AGE: 3 Years
BREED: Champion Line Pomeranian (though you wouldn't know it...)
OFFENSES: Accidents in the house, running away to the neighbors' yards, not coming when called,
barking at M.D., barking at Steven & I, carrying diapers around the house, carrying clothes around the house, complete disregard for authority.
SAVING GRACE: Steven's in love with her. She is one of the cutest (looking) dogs in the world.