You have all heard that raising a puppy is almost like raising a child. With children they say the "terrible twos" are worst times but they are referring to 2-year old's. With puppies it seems the terrible twos are when they are between 2 and 3 months old. Well, Bessie is now 3 1/2 months old so we should have been past that point but I am beginning to have my doubts. I think that her adoration of Ruffin has had some unexpected consequences. Whenever they are together she acts completely wild. When they are in different rooms she acts like a little angel. And then there are her bad manners.
OK, these are the cute pictures that make you laugh. She has the "I didn't do it" look on her innocent face. And it was my fault for not closing the bathroom door. But then again these are the polite pictures that I'm sharing, the other things that she is still doing on the floor I can't show you. I ought to mention that the other two puppies we had, Mocha and Sassy, were raised mostly by my wife. She trained them and got them house-broken while I was working. Now this job is up to me and I have no clue how to handle it and I'm obviously not doing it well.Then we have the bad manners. Also, it makes some cute pictures, but if it isn't stopped I can only imagine how bad it will get when she is fully grown.
Ruffin will occasionally lay his chin on the kitchen table to see what we got but he doesn't try to steal any food. Bessie will come right up while we're eating and try and get some. I'm going to have to keep her on the other side of that gate.