Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Simple Answers

Sometimes me and Ben really over think things.  Hardcore over-analyze simple problems.

Here is a real life example;  Kerri was acting funny, whining and jumping into our laps uninvited.  She is supposed to sit at our feet silently if she wants invited up in our lap.  Instead she was just going for it and then whining and barking if we didn't let her up.  Overall she was very clingy.

We were all worried.  Was she sick?  Was she becoming so attached to me that she couldn't handle not being in my lap all the time?  Was it another fear stage?  What kind of training do we need to do?  We were brainstorming plans of action for the next day.

Then I got up to put on my slippers cause we have had a little bit of a cold snap.  DING DING DING DING DING.  We have a winner!!!!!!!!!!!

Turns out when you weigh five pounds, have zero body fat and almost no fur on your tummy it gets a little cold.  She was clinging to us for warmth.  I put on her sweater and all was well.

She only has one really warm inside sweater, it was sent to her by her grandparents.  It is a cute little turtleneck  and is both warm and adorable.  Of course I don't have any pictures of her in that, but today she is lounging about in this very attractive hunters orange cotton t shirt-
I never thought I would have a dog that wore clothes.  To tell you the truth "dressed up" dogs put me off a little bit, but this girl is just plain cold.  Putting on a sweater is certainly better than having some horrible behavior problem, so I guess I can tolerate it.

1 comment:

  1. Awww bless her (((HUGS))) I cannot stand folks dressing their dogs up either, especially in dresses!!!! But a normal dog coat and a sweater to keep the undercarriage warm is different - my whippet Tina used to love hers - especially on beach runs in mid-February which gets pretty nippy here in north-east England!