Did we get lucky or what?!

Now that you know how Annabelle came to adopt us, let me tell you that I could not have asked for a better first dog.  We decided to crate train her until we knew how she would be with the other 4-legged kids in our house (cats).  As soon as we set up the crate on that first evening, she went right in it on her own and laid down.  She looked at us as if to say, what took you so long?  We thought well, who knows what else she knows.  So we started throwing commands at her.  Turns out she knew: sit, stay, shake and down.  We have managed to add to that, despite ourselves really.  Now she also knows: up, couch, toy, and off.  She really is smarter than the rest of us.  Which means that she picks and chooses when she wants to remember any of these commands.

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About nfoste2245

I am approaching 40 and have been married since my early 20's. I have become more than a little frustrated with having to answer incredibly personal questions about my choice to not have children. It is apparently taboo to talk about religion and politics, but confronting me about my reproductive choices is fair game. It is not a choice I made alone, quickly or lightly. My husband and I made it together. I am not "withholding" children or grandchildren from anyone. There is an astonishing lack of understanding over the idea that it is an actual choice, to have a child or not. There is also an amazing lack of support, discussion and resources for those like me, that have made the choice. This is not a blog for kid-haters, or mocking people for having kids. It is a place where we can talk about living full lives, without kids, and without guilt.

Posted on July 20, 2011, in Dogs, Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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