Monday, February 28, 2011

#1 or #Eww ?

Puppies pee a lot. A lot, a lot. I have cleaned up more pee in 6 days than I ever thought possible. I swear this puppy's urinary system can be filled and emptied like a water gun. In most dogs water passes through at a normal, perhaps human speed. I'm fairly certain that when Jasper ingests water is dumps straight from his throat into his bladder, ready to fire at a moment's notice. You know how I know this is true? It's cold when I clean it up scant seconds after it has "left the gun."

Puppies also poop. I hesitate to share this story because it is slightly graphic but I was so shocked and horrified that I had to take a picture. This afternoon I was in the kitchen talking with one of my friends on skype when I realized that I had not checked on Jas in about 2 minutes and he was being eerily quiet. I excused myself and stepped into the living room to find him in the act of "dropping the kids off at the pool," minus the pool.

"JASPER! NO!"  I scolded, clapping my hands together loudly. This startled him off his perch and only then did I see what he had defecated on.

Of all the places he could have gone, he chose to poo ON TOP of one of his favorite chew toys that I had made him. I didn't know whether to be furious or impressed at his aiming abilities.

Jasper finds his voice

For the first five days that Jasper spent with us I was convinced that he was mute. From the moment he set his paws on our apartment floor he was silent. Even at night when we shut him into the bathroom he did not whimper, bark or scratch. (I think maybe it had to do with the fact that he spent some time at the humane society and adjusted to solitude there.) Well, yesterday he found his voice. The captain and I were sitting on the floor minding our own business when suddenly a few sharp yips cut through the silence. We looked up and saw what had startled our mute puppy. It was a VERY scary pink plastic bag. No doubt very deadly. I'm glad to know that he knows an intruder when he see's one.

Friday, February 25, 2011


We adopted a puppy this week. His name is Jasper and he's the greatest puppy in the world!

I must have been completely puppy struck because the fact that he peed like a waterfall didn't bother me in the least. Well, ok. After the 10th time he peed on the carpet I was a little tired of the act but I still loved him utterly and completely.

Here is a picture of the little man who stole my heart.