Pogo Is Settling In!May 10, 2018
Our new puppy, Pogo, is settling right in! Pogo is a puggle, which is a Beagle/Pug cross. He seems to idolize his big brother, Thor. Thor is our 10 year old English Mastiff, who puts up with his puppy antics fairly well and even breaks down and plays with him occasionally!!
Pogo came home at 8 weeks old on April 3, 2028. He will be 14 weeks old tomorrow and is weighing in at a whopping 11 pounds (compared to his 175 pound big brother)! He is cute, adorable, stubborn, mischievous and MUST be the center of attention at all times! He loves to dig! He digs anywhere he can, even if he is just digging on someone’s leg….ouch! LOL
He loves to snuggle and has developed a fondness for one of our Brown fleece blankets as his preferred spot to snuggle… And occasionally we catch him chewing on it. LOL!
He loves to play and even will play catch, bringing a toy back for us to throw it for him. But not every time. But that’s okay, he enjoys fetching AND playing keep away!! He’s learning to keep his teeth off of skin and other things that he shouldn’t bite on. He’s also great with his crate training! He goes in at night with a couple of bones and stays mostly quiet all night long. He even doesn’t mind going in his crate while we eat dinner, which gives us some peace from his energetic puppiness while we eat our evening meal.
99% is going great!
That remaining 1%? He pees. A lot. Sometimes, he wanders around the house while peeing. If you don’t give him attention when he wants it, he pees. If you leave him alone in a room without him being in his crate, he pees. He randomly went pee on my son’s foot today while trying to get him to play. A friend came to visit later. Pogo got into a running fit of excitement. I had to mop the living room to clean the pee that he spread out as he ran.
Did I mention he pees a lot?
But everything else about him is totally awesome. We love him, despite the pee.
When Thor was a puppy, he didn’t pee THIS much. But he did tend to pee all the way to the door when he was about to go outside until he was almost a year old. Seriously. At the time, it wasn’t funny at all…. But we still laugh about it now! LOL.