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Puppies!!!!

newlotusnewlotus Australia Explorer

So we have an addition to our family. An 8 week old ratbag called Neddy. He and my other baby (the big dog) are both Westies. They are adorable but Neddy is chewing everything and a rather chewy little guy with some attitude!



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  • SpinyNormanSpinyNorman It's still all old bollocks Veteran

    What a cutie!

  • federicafederica seeker of the clear blue sky Somewhere in the UK, Central-Southern.... Moderator

    It is my opinion (and I sincerely say this without judgement or blame) that puppies should never be removed form their mothers until they are at least 10 - 12 weeks old.
    Those additional 2 - 4 weeks are crucial in the puppy's development of discernment and socialising. Having another dog is a bonus, but nothing beats mum for learning skills...

    He looks absolutely adorable. Chewing is how they learn....

  • newlotusnewlotus Australia Explorer

    He is a cutie :) They both are.
    He is chewing because he is teething. Its a tad painful as his fav is our fingers! :p

    dhammachick
  • federicafederica seeker of the clear blue sky Somewhere in the UK, Central-Southern.... Moderator

    Like I said, as a Dog Behaviourist, if you need any help, let me know.
    ;)

  • newlotusnewlotus Australia Explorer

    @federica i didnt know u were a dog behaviourist!
    Its alright we are managing it. He's got a little personality

  • Is the older one jealous?

  • PUPPIES!!!! <3 <3 <3 :)

    Steve_Blobster
  • dhammachickdhammachick crazy Aussie gal Sydney, Australia Veteran
    edited September 2016

    Neddy is so freaking ADORABLE

    newlotus
  • @newlotus said:
    He is a cutie :) They both are.
    He is chewing because he is teething. Its a tad painful as his fav is our fingers! :p

    Been there, daym needle, piercing teeth.

    newlotus
  • silversilver In the beginning there was nothing, and then it exploded. USA, Left coast. Veteran

    It would be easy to imagine Neddie was a reincarnated human.
    What a sweet kind face he has.

    newlotus
  • Steve_BSteve_B Far southwest corner of Indiana, USA Veteran

    @dhammachick said:

    @federica said:
    Like I said, as a Dog Behaviourist, if you need any help, let me know.
    ;)

    Ohhhhh I will be writing to you! I have a beautiful Lab who is a people dog but hates other dogs. Dog Parks are but a fantasy of mine!

    Bummer! Looks EXACTLY like my dog Mac. Mac is a total sweetie, loves dog parks and friends of all species.

  • dhammachickdhammachick crazy Aussie gal Sydney, Australia Veteran

    Skye's a good girl, but is anti dog for some reason. Ever since she was a puppy. I've had her in puppy training and two levels of behavioural training. She's a smartarse because while we were in the classes she'd reluctantly obey. But in the group play time afterwards, total monster :/ She's only walked using a haltie and while she's walking she tends to ignore other animals (thank God) but one she's out of that haltie, forget it.

  • Just a reminder ...

    If you can live without caffeine or nicotine;
    If you can be cheerful, ignoring aches and pains;
    If you can resist complaining;
    If you can understand when loved ones are too busy to give you any time;
    If you can take criticism and blame without resentment;
    If you can ignore friends’ limited educations and never correct them;
    If you can treat the rich and poor alike;
    If you can face the world without lies or deceit;
    If you can conquer tension without medical help;
    If you can relax without liquor;
    If you can sleep without the aid of drugs;
    If you can have no prejudice against creed, color, religion, gender, sexual preference, or politics
    then you have almost reached the same level of spiritual development as your dog.

    dhammachicknewlotussilverTheBeejAbides
  • newlotusnewlotus Australia Explorer

    He does have a cute face......but for the moment we are saying that is keeping him safe. Babies are made to be cute so to ensure survival, works well in this case. LOL (kidding btw). He is a nice little boy just needs to get rid of those needle teeth!
    Yes our other dog (Nap) does get jealous but thats decreasing a bit. We are giving equal attention and letting them work out the boundaries between themselves. He doesnt like sharing toys though. But thats fare enough, Neddy will learn.

    dhammachick
  • federicafederica seeker of the clear blue sky Somewhere in the UK, Central-Southern.... Moderator

    @newlotus said: Yes our other dog (Nap) does get jealous but thats decreasing a bit. We are giving equal attention and letting them work out the boundaries between themselves. He doesnt like sharing toys though. But thats fare enough, Neddy will learn.

    I'm sorry, you may feel like slapping me down, but frankly, when it comes to dogs, they come first for me.

    The above, in bold, is a huge mistake. Huge.
    They should not be working out their boundaries for themselves.
    YOU should be governing that. Not them.
    It is you who needs to call the shots and decide where they both stand.
    If you give them too much autonomy, they will find it much more difficult to establish themselves. You need to orchestrate their boundaries.
    It's not sufficient to maybe separate or caution them if they begin to get a little picky with each other.
    Their boundaries have to be dictated by you.
    A psychology course in animal behaviour is all very well, but implementing it and putting the right behaviour into action, is something quite different.
    I've been doing this for nearly 30 years, and without fail, dogs left to establish their own boundaries have always been distant at best and unfriendly/hostile at worst.
    These dogs are terriers. That means they're feisty, full of energy and have big characters.
    And they don't always take kindly to 'competition'.
    If you want these two dogs to be contented companions - YOU have to make their boundaries.

    silverLiliWithQuestionsdhammachick
  • TheBeejAbidesTheBeejAbides Human Being Veteran
    edited September 2016

    Awesome! I just came back inside after admiring my dog and her heaven-sent charms as she dogged about the yard. . May your new pup bring you all the joys! And lessons! And loves!

    dhammachick
  • newlotusnewlotus Australia Explorer

    @TheBeejAbides - he is being a little darling now. Sleeping nice and peaceful. He's a little cutie. Cant wait until he can come for runs with me :)

    lobster
  • newlotusnewlotus Australia Explorer

    I fear it may have been a mistake to post this. I put this post up because for once there is something good in my life that I want to share. Since I'm not talking to my family I wanted to share a little on here.
    Please don't judge me as doing the wrong thing with my dogs when you don't know me or really understand. You may have experience in working with dogs and thats great. But I never asked for criticism, simply wanted to share my good news. Now I'm wishing I never did.

  • @newlotus said:
    I fear it may have been a mistake to post this.

    Brought a smile to my face - he's delicious - best of luck.

    newlotus
  • lobsterlobster Veteran
    edited September 2016

    I wish I had a puppy ... or maybe a pet fish ...

    All I have is Puppy Linux. I created some software to run on Puppy.
    http://puppylinux.org/wikka/BuddhistYAP

    Great little dogs @newlotus B)

    newlotus
  • newlotusnewlotus Australia Explorer

    @lobster thats awesome!

  • Aaaaow I love westies

  • lobsterlobster Veteran
    edited September 2016

    @newlotus said:
    @lobster thats awesome!

    Many thanks :)

    Here is YAP running on an old lap top ...

    The metta we feel for cute dogs, kittens and fish (allegedly cute) is a great way into feeling benovelence for all sentient creatures, including lobsters.

    I must admit my tablet is now the source of my cyber shrine.

    ... and now back to puppies! Yeah!

    OM MANI PEME WOOF

    newlotusSpinyNormandhammachick
  • federicafederica seeker of the clear blue sky Somewhere in the UK, Central-Southern.... Moderator
    edited September 2016

    @newlotus said:
    I fear it may have been a mistake to post this. I put this post up because for once there is something good in my life that I want to share. Since I'm not talking to my family I wanted to share a little on here.
    Please don't judge me as doing the wrong thing with my dogs when you don't know me or really understand. You may have experience in working with dogs and thats great. But I never asked for criticism, simply wanted to share my good news. Now I'm wishing I never did.

    It wasn't a mistake.
    It's how we learn.
    How we share. How we lean on others.
    Many here are far, far more knowledgeable about Buddhist texts, scriptures teachings and suttas.
    Many here could very easily grind me to the ground with the sheer amount of reading, studying and absorbing of the Buddha's words, which are much of the time beyond the scope of my comprehension.
    In many ways, regarding Buddhism, I am a total simpleton.
    I often shy away from in -depth discussions, because my considerable ignorance prevents me form wholeheartedly contributing
    But I read. I study. I follow threads and try to make headway, because sure as eggs is eggs, while there are many who are far more adept and experienced in these matters, two things I know:
    One, I am never too old or hard-headed to get a little sense through my skull.
    Two, so much better than I are they in what they discuss, I know there are things I am skilled in which would be of enormous use to them, come the relevant discussion.

    Some things, I know nothing.
    Other things I know a lot.
    Some things others know nothing.
    Some things others know a lot.
    It is a blessing to be able to share what we know.
    It is a treasure to accept what we don't.

    I'm glad you posted.
    It's taught me more than you will ever know.
    And I mean that in an entirely good way.

    be well.
    Much Metta. :)

    lobster
  • Outstanding post @federica

    You iz now dharma puppy! <3

    I have learned a great deal from dogs. In fact some of my favourite Buddhas are animals. Thinking of the gift of dharma in a pup - playfulness, exhuberance, joie de vivre and finger chewing, we might be reminded of Dog-En who said:

    Just practice good, do good for others, without thinking of making yourself known so that you may gain reward. Really bring benefit to others, gaining nothing for yourself. This is the primary requisite for breaking free of attachments to the Self.
    https://en.m.wikiquote.org/wiki/Dōgen

    Woof. Woof.

    federica
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