The course of true puppy love…

… never did run smooth, right?

Our first night with Duncan was a little rough. Today is better, and tomorrow will be better still. We’ll get there. In the meantime, it’s possible that my latest at Alpha Mom will cure you of wanting a second dog, just in case you’d been thinking that was a good idea.

On the other hand…

… Duncan just figured out how to use the doggie door out on the porch, and he was pretty proud of himself. So there’s that.


  1. Brian

    Doggie doors are almost as awesome as doggies themselves. Our puppy (who has been with us about a month now) is still showing signs of trauma from the shelter. She knows perfectly well how to use the doggie door, but sometimes (just for attention, methinks) she will sit on the outside and just whine softly until a child lets her in.

    Cloudy, our middle dog, on the hand, will run as fast as he can across the yard and dive through the doggie door without missing a step. It’s really a Mighty Dog sort of event, not unlike watching special teams players attack the poor guy that probably should have just signaled a fair catch.

    It gets better.

  2. LizD

    Hooray! Puppy stories.

  3. Average Jane

    We put in a cat door between our kitchen and the basement and the cats were plunged into immediate distress by the whole thing. One of them peed in her own bed because she didn’t have the brains to push the flap aside with her thick head and go down to the litter boxes. We gave up and now the door stays open all the time, just the way it used to.

    • 12tequilas

      Yep, my cat will use the cat-sized door hole, but only if the flap is propped open. Otherwise, he can’t figure it out.

  4. Aimee

    Pet integration is always a challenge, but hooray for Duncan and the doggie door! That is one cute new dog you’ve got there :)

  5. Heather

    Ah but think of all the great blog fodder he’ll provide you with ;-)

  6. Ali

    I was withholding judgement on the Lhasa vs Tsu debate but seeing the back end confirms that Duncan is more Lhasa than anything. Essentially, half your dog is pure awesome.

    Muddog is 15 now and, since most people have never even heard of a Lhasa, I usually describe her as “like a Shitzu but better.”

  7. Juli Ward

    Awww, I want to rescue every animal I see! I would indeed be the crazy animal lady were it not for the reasoning of my husband.

Things I Might Once Have Said


Quick Retail Therapy

Pin It on Pinterest