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Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Have you met the new guy?

Several of you have reached out to ask how Ramble (Rambo wasn't working well) was settling in.  I am amazed at how quickly he has adapted to a new home and how well Monty and Harlow have taken to him.

Of course, we do have some new dog "things" to work through.  We haven't quite established a potty habit with him, he is an extreme counter surfer and we had to do some very quick puppy proofing in the house, and we've had one incident (which will remain unspoken of) that required a dose of hydrogen peroxide to make him throw up what he had eaten.

Monty's comments are shown in red, Harlow's in purple, and Ramble's comments will be green.

So to answer some of the questions we've been asked...

How are Monty and Harlow doing with Ramble?  Both of them have taken to Ramble very well!  Harlow, of course, gets along with everyone and has found that as long as she keeps her play gentle, she has a sparring buddy who is willing to play 24/7.  Monty has even been seen playing with Rambo and has already taught him some of his worldly wisdom, like how to eat raspberries off of the bushes.  Monty does not have Harlow's aversion to fruits and vegetables.
There’s something odd about da new guy…
Da Harlow loves her new little brother…
Hi?
 How old is he and does he act like a puppy?  Ramble is about 18 months old and sometimes he acts like a puppy.  Right now he has discovered that people loving is what it is all about and spends a great deal of his days seeking it.  He has some amazing quirks though - he is a talker.  He moans when we aren't loving on him and beeps when he feels confused or lost.   
Something seriously different about him…
Da Harlow loves da brothers…
Beep…
Does he know his manners?  Yes and no.  He sits, I'm working on stay, down is hard on him because he doesn't like hard surfaces and Aaron and I are both working on his recall, which is easy right now because he craves attention.  Like I mentioned before, he is a terrible counter surfer and we've had some issues with that.
I can’t quite put my paw on it…
Da Harlow is happy he is here…
Beep beep…
He adores Aaron and me, and wants to be where we are.  I've noticed if I disappear from him, or go somewhere where he didn't see me go, he panics.  I'll hear his sad moans and know I need to call him.  He looks up to Aaron, though, and does his best to keep both of us happy with him.
What am I missing?
Da Harlow can keep dis smile up all day…
Dad ❤
 We are so happy he is here with us!  Thanks for everyone who have reached out to give him welcoming hugs and happy thoughts, and also for the suggestions on how to help his coat grow out.  I've ordered a few products and will definitely look into all of them.  We aren't sure anything will grow, but we are going to try. 
Must not be important…
Iz dat a treat, da Momma?
New people friends….