Tuesday, March 22, 2011

A day of firsts

Yesterday was a big day for little Ernie! We attempted a walk with little man and it will definitely take some time to perfect it.As you can see from pictures, Ernie is short and stout (teapot style) with the cutest little legs. He is your typical puppy with spurts of energy and running crazy but Frenchies tire themselves out very easy. Physically, his body doesn't have the capacity to romp for more than 10 or so minutes and he struggles to catch his breath from his flat little face. We've been working on the collar for the past couple of weeks, getting him used to wearing it and adding his name and shot tags. You may wonder why we are just now starting the collar and leash but we chose to wait because A. he just finished up his puppy shots last week and B. we wanted to have lots of mommy/daddy bonding time with him before we let him around too many dogs and explore the outdoors. Jon and I always talk about how we will never have to worry about him running away because he is so obsessed with us and won't let us out of his sight (he stresses out when we are in separate rooms of the house). He always wants to be a part of the party! I have been dying to take him to Town Lake so we thought we'd give the walk thing a try....


Luckily the whole walk wasn't like the video above but we only made it about 10 houses down the street in 15 minutes. Ernie wanted to put anything and everything in his mouth and was super confused when I would gently tug on his leash. He would chase Jon for a couple of seconds before getting distracted (typical toddler!). We knew it was time to head home when he started panting and slowing down. Here is Mr. Ernie 2 seconds after getting home. We gave him lots of water and wet the back of his neck, he loves the feeling of the cold tile on his belly...



Ernie also had another first yesterday. Much to my dismay, he has started humping! I know it is incredibly gross and just plain weird but it is a natural thing for a little guy to do. Ernie officially "became a man" last week and if you don't catch my drift, send me a private note :-). He is full of testosterone and has been a little off the walls the past couple of days. Let's just say I am counting down the days until we can get him neutered at 6months. I was in the shower and heard Jon CRACKING up and naturally, I don't want to miss out on something fun so he came into the bathroom to show me Ernie's newest found hobby. We must sound like terrible parents but it was pretty funny, he is so little! Here is a video before we finally cut him off...


Having a male puppy is full of surprises! I can only imagine how it will be if I have a son! 

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