Puppy update! We’ve had Odin a full week now & we’re all slowly adjusting to one another. I know he’s going to grow & change so quickly, so I want to document it a little bit on here. I promise I will blog about other things still too though. Our lives have mostly revolved around him though lately.
My brother got him this huge monkey we’ve named Garth & he absolutely loves it. I’ve already had to sew its arm back on since it was partially ripping off. He gets pretty intense with it. It’s really cute.
Odin also loves hiding under the couch. He loves almost any tight, den-like space, but our couch is his favourite. Since the first night we brought him home, he’s gotten really comfortable with his kennel. He sleeps in it every night, which is great. I love that he has a place he feels really safe. We’re still getting up a couple times a night to let him out to pee since he has such a tiny bladder, but he’s really quick & goes straight back to sleep after. I’m really looking forward to when he can sleep through the night though.
He’s been getting used to all his chew toys. He has quite a few now: a kong, a soft wool bone, Garth the monkey, Ned the anteater, Snakey snake, & a tug of war rope. Our friends have been making the rounds to meet him. He’s winning everyone over with his playful demeanour, soft fur, & adorable teddy bear face.
We’ve been working on housetraining & getting him used to being alone since he’ll have to spend at least half the day on his own. We’ve had some accidents, & I’m sure we’re making a million mistakes, but I think he’s moving in the right direction. Fingers crossed, anyway.
One of his favourite sleeping positions is still having both back legs stretched out behind him. Sometimes, he even stretches the front ones out too. I think it’s pretty hilarious.
So that’s Odin at 9 weeks. He’s a definite handful, but we love him so much & can’t wait to see how he grows & changes as the weeks progress.