Monday, August 4, 2008

I'm a BIG boy now!

Last night was attempt two at Mission Crateless Travis. The first attempt was disastrous as Travis tried to get Mr. Bruises to play ball with him at 2 and 3 am. Mr. Bruises does NOT have a sense of humor in the middle of the night and is downright crabby.

Needless to say, Travis was put in his crate. He got a taste of freedom, though, so for the first time, he protested being in his crate. He barked and barked until Mr. Bruises got up and slammed the bedroom door closed. Did I mention that not only is he crabby that he has no patience?

So, Mr. Bruises was away last night and I attempted Mission Crateless Travis again and I would say that "I" had success! See I am not crabby and I have patience. When he attempted to play ball at 4 am this morning, I told him to go back to sleep and he listened. Then at 6 he was ready to get up and I told him that we get up at 7. I am pleased to say that he had no accidents either.

Now, with Mr. Bruises coming home tonight, we will see if we can do this again. I guess it's not Mr. Bruises tossing and turning and getting up three times in the night to pee that is getting Travis all confused, huh?

Travis goes to the vet today for his physical before his neutering and eye tuck. He has a condition where his one eyelid curls in toward the eyeball. I am going to have them try to do both at the same time. I am hoping to get this all done and have him healed before our trip to Goldstock this year!

All in all, Travis is growing up and becoming a big boy. He does have a long way to go before he is at Riley's level. Riley is the PERFECT dog!!!!!!! Riley is doing some great work with his little brother!

1 comment:

YD's a little bit of everything place said...

Travis is such a handsome boy! And not forgetting Riley!
I just love goldens.
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