Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Having a Ball in Key West

Sherman is having a ball in Key West.  Dog Dad has caught him and me playing several times.  He chuckles as Sherman goes between my legs and when he bounces up and down by me.  Sometimes Sherman jumps up to nip at my ear.  Dad laughed really hard one time where Sherman went between my legs and came out between my back legs and my tail was on top of his head.  There are times I initiate play and bite Sherman's paws.  Yes, we are get along well and enjoy being with each other.
Having a Ball - 29 August
Sleeping - 3 September
Sherman is definitely growing.  You can see it especially in his legs. 

Potty training is progressing well.  Sherman can hold it quite awhile, but doesn't give a signal when it is time.  Sigh.  When he goes outside, it takes him normally about thirty-seconds before he waters the lawn.  He has started going out for morning and evening walks with me and Dog Dad.  It slows us down but gives him some much needed pack time and excersise.  His tail wags now when we go out for a walk.  Sherman still isn't use to all the outdoor noises though. He is being introduced to lots of people and enjoys being around hoomans.  Today at the Pet Store, he sat down and barked at a couple.  He was telling them, "Haroo, please give me some attention."
Chewing Pig Ears - 6 August
He still needs to learn a lot of the basics, but Dog Dad handles things one at a time.  Sherman is still in puppy jail when Dad goes to bed and when he is at work.  Dog Dad tries to minimize doing that and is coming home for lunch.

Dog Speed,



rottrover said...

Essex, thanks for the update on your life with Sherman. You are a very patient teacher and he is doing really well it seems!!

-Gizmo, Bart and Ruby

Dianne SS said...

We are happy to hear that you and Sherman are getting along fine and playing together and having good walks! Duffy was in an ex pen for 2 months before he was allowed to be in the rest of the house when no one was home. Better to be safe than sorry!!

Dianne and Duffy

Mack said...

Sherman is growing like a weed!
I just know you are a great teacher Essex!


Bailey said...

Essex it sounds like you are enjoying having a little one around. Sherman will be a great friend.

Bailey is a large Sheltie and Katy more average size. When they are out in public and she is scared she fits nicely underneath him. It is rather funny to watch. Since she won't grow anymore, I am not sure she is ever going to outgrow that trick. She also slides underneath him sometimes when they are playing. So at least you can look forward to Sherman outgrowing this stage.

Ricky the Sheltie said...

Sherman is getting big! Sounds like things are going quite well too!

Reilly / Bree said...

Sherman is getting so big and fluffy! He looks simply wonderful and is obviously loving his new home.

Ludo van Doggy said...

It sounds just lovely. I is so so pleased that you is getting on so well, but I bet you and dog Dad still have a lot to teach him. He will get there!
~lickies, Ludo

Dawn said...

Looks like Sherman is getting pretty settled in...and having fun doing it! Good for you, Essex, letting him nip at your feet and ears...You're a good dog! Patience...he'll grow up soon enough.

Jan's Funny Farm said...

We came by to catch up. It's nice to know you two are getting along and playing together. Sherman is certainly growing.