Saturday, March 31, 2012
Weiner Dog Weekend!
He seems a whole lot less stressed than last year, but we have to watch and make sure he doesn't get those pearly whites wrapped around anything he isn't supposed to. When he was here last summer, Sam had a little anxiety and chewed up a rug, the wood on the door frame, and a seatbelt for the car. Yeah, it was an expensive anxiety attack. We think it was because one of the boys was going off to college, so there was lots of turmoil at home before he came here. Then there were more boxes here as Col was leaving as well. Too many boxes = stress for Sammy.
So, we are box and stress free and Sammy is a calmer dog friend. But we still have to crate him when we aren't watching him.....just in case.
Everyone enjoys Sammy's visit in different ways and it is odd on who handles it the worst. You'd think Grace would hate him, but she doesn't. She walks around like he isn't even here. Hobbes is totally freaked out and spends the week with a raccoony tail. He also spends a LOT of time outside, escaping the dog. Joe gets all nervous and says "Where's Sammy?" all the time. Em takes him for walks and I just have to wake up at 5:00 a.m. to get him off the bed and take him outside.(Apparently his family gets up at 5.) But it's a good diversion from everyday life and we all sort of like having a dog for the week.
And I will spend the next 5 days singing "Weeeeee. Weiner dog...."