Finn’s Momma here. Bit of a different blog post again today. And probably the next few times. Since we have Charley and he is driving me nutso, I am going to blog about him for a while. But this is ok because I will give you the Finn fix.
She’s alive, and she is happy. I swear it. When I take her out by herself, she looks back for Charley to come too. It’s sweet. Of course she is still a little jealous and we’re working on that, but today I want to focus on Charley.
I think I was duped. Lied to. Deceived. Had a rug pulled over my eyes. I think Charley had been previously adopted by another family and had been returned. Not that I mind per se, I just want to know why they returned him.
You see, Charley was horsing around on one of the first days we had him, and I had decided that training would begin then. So after a quick “Sit” command, he sat. Thinking back about it, he instinctively walked on my left side when we went for our first walk together. He can roll-over and he knew “stay” and “come” the first time we tried it with him. I doubt the kennel worked with him on this, since the times we went to visit him, there was overworked staff, barely keeping up with visitors’ requests, just trying to clean up after and feed all the animals. Training doesn’t seem to be the number 1 priority there. So do I have a genius dog or was he home with another family?
And if he was home with another family, WHY THE COMPLICATIONS WITH THE POTTY TRAINING? He can hold it overnight for up to 11 hours, but peeing in the house is just second nature to him. We are working on it, and some days we take two steps forward and other days, we take four steps back. I know we will get there. I just needed to rant.
And, do I have a right to know about the supposed return? Should I call the kennel and ask? Will they really tell me? Should I even care?
Oh, and just so you don’t think we are horrible hu-parents who are providing a loving home to one doggie and a horrible one to another, we’re not. Charley’s getting love. I think he’s a happy doggie. Oh, and he can do the stairs now too. Finn showed him how.