Adventures of Orthos
The new chick on the block is not a chick, she’s a dog and we don’t live on a block. We actually live out in the country, woods or better known as the sticks. Ok, anyway, the new female dog that came to live with us, her name was Jett. What kind of name is Jett for a dog? I have heard the kids I live with talk about a Jett before, and they pointed up in the sky. The new dog does not live in the sky, she lives here with me in the house. Well, and the cats who by the way have been helping to bring this little girl out of her shell. Or should that be fur? Back to Jett. Her name is now Jez. Mom gave her a new name to go with her new life, at least that’s the way she put it to me when she told me not to eat her. Why does everyone think I’m going to eat her?
Jez is my age and I have to say she is teeny-weeny for a 3 year old. Now, I have never seen another dog like me, I think mom calls it the German Shepherd breed. I have no clue what this “breed” means or is. Anyway, she does not look like me, HA HA HA, no sir-E. When we stand next to each other it looks like a bull next to a lamb. And can I just say, for the first 3 or 4 days she was a timid little thing. The very first day she was here and stayed, that girl tried to bite me. I don’t know who she thought she was messing with but my mom has taught me manners and this chick needed to learn some. I’m sure she used to run her old house, but this is my place. I am accountable for every thing and living person or creature who lives here! I told her that if she is staying here and running with me, she is going to be running (cause mom has a LOT of kids)and working. She gave me attitude! She gave Mr. Tom attitude! And we put her in her place!! After a few days I started her training and when she is wrong, I headbutt her. Jez gets raight back on track and follows. I know it is going to take some time for her to get it and fall in line with our job, but we have to start somewhere. She is smart and learns quick, just still a little shy. Each day she gets better and more outgoing, which is what she needs to be around here.
She is pretty, but she came with this cage. I have only seen birds in cages.
Look at that goofball face. I told her we are protection dogs, we are babysitters for the kids and farm animal protectors. How the heck is she gonna do that from a bird-cage? Needless to say from the moment her cage was set up, she has not been in it. Dad needs to take it down now.
Jez has been here for a week now and she only has a few flaws that I have found so far, other than that, she is moldable. She loves water, loves to swim, but her choice of what water leaves a lot to be desired. Mom took us on a walk down to the lake and Jez jumped off into the marsh. The stinky, swampy, gross marsh and then she rolled around in it splashing! I barked at her once and walked back to the house growling about how she was going to get my house all smelly. She came in the backyard with leaves and twig stuck to her back, girl has no shame when it comes to water. And holy cats (no offense Mr. Tom & LuLu) she smelled to high doggy heaven! Now when she goes to the lake, if she marsh jumps, she swims in open water before she is done so she doesn’t smell as bad. See she is teachable 🙂
Yesterday mom and dad were tired of walking Jez on her leash to go to the bathroom and were hoping it has been long enough to try to train her without the leash. The goal is for her to stay in the yard, not like we don’t have more than enough yard or woods to run in you know. Jez did well, but dad made me stay inside while he trained her. Once again, worried I’ll eat her. I bet she is gamey tasting, cause she is smaller and bony. When she first came the lady that brought her said “she doesn’t eat much”, boy was that lady WRONG. Turns out Jez doesn’t just nibble, this girl will eat the entire bowl of food and the flooring. I have high hopes she will fill out like me. Jez will work out just fine here with me, and she thinks I’m sexy, which is always a good thing. This morning mom and dad took us out together in the backyard for a run. Boy she sure can run! Not as fast as me, but it is nice to have a friend to play with and RUN!!!!
Me and dad.
Jez on the left, look how small she is compared to me HA HA HA
Someone said smore’s right?
Time to get my smore on, bring out the kids!
Now that Jez has loosened up, time to teach her how to patrol the yard & woods. She is doing pretty good in the house with it, but we have a lot of yard to check.
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