Monday, February 15, 2010

raising little gangsters



we have two little gangsters-in-training living at our house these days. they lurk in the background just waiting for us to lay something down or leave a door open. they then sneak in and grab it. bella tends to bring it to wherever i am in the house while she tries to destroy it. zoe is smarter and knows to hide with it. so far they haven't ruined anything. mostly their sneaks have been on toilet paper, trash in the art room, scrapbook paper and tissue paper. two of my teddy bears have been drug down onto the floor but no damage has been done. i've started laying items out on the living room floor and then making them stay away from them for long(er) periods of time. they're getting the hang of it.

it's going to get more and more challenging now since zoe is quite the jumper. she can jump onto both of our living room chairs and the coffee table but not the couch yet. i'm in training, too, i guess. i look the place over for possible puppy attacks before leaving the room.

gangsters they are -- they've definitely stolen our hearts!!

8 comments:

Lisa at Greenbow said...

I am enjoying the lives of your little Gangsters as you portray them here on your blog. They are so cute I bet it is difficult to get mad at them.

Merisi said...

What a wonderful place those ltitle Gangsters have found with you! :-)

Our Maxie - a longhaired black dachshund - ruined two of my favorite shoes. He was not too bad when he was little (well, there were the ball and claw of the dining room table), but he had a shoe fetish. ;-)

Shannon said...

i can see how they have stolen your hearts! They are ADORABLE! What a great way to train them to stay away from things! You are good parents!

Mary Wadsworth said...

My pup Ollie stole my teddy bear when she was a baby. She is now nine and still has the bear. She brings it everywhere. From room to room in the house. We once forgot to bring it with us on vacation...that was a disaster! Your little gangsters are so cute Julie. Sounds like they are keeping you busy.

Thanks for sharing them:)
Mary

Renee Troy said...

To look at those adorable faces who would ever guess that they could torment and destroy.
Patience is a virtue and blessing. I wish you lots of it.

cindy said...

they couldn't be cuter gangsters!

Martha Lever said...

So precious! I have a little gangster living with me and he still grabs everything that hits the floor!

RNSANE said...

They look so delightful. I can imagine they could be double trouble as well. It is so important, I think, to train them from the beginning! But you have to train yourself as well, I guess..not to leave temptations in harm's way!