Hoshi Defanged!

Hoshi's Canine
Hoshi’s Canine
I was looking on the counter this morning when I saw a tooth. My mom found it somewhere in the house. I looked in Hoshi’s mouth and both canines were missing. I won’t miss them. Those baby teeth were sharp!

A Cocker Lover’s Tribute

I don’t know who JDWolverton is. I do know he loved his cocker spaniel because he wrote about her passing. I’ve read many cocker spaniel tributes over the years. I really liked this one. It’s not about feeling of sadness: It’s a reflection of her life and fond memories. I’m happy to have glimpsed into Woozle’s life. 🙂

Daily Kos: I Miss My Woozle

Teaching Hoshi “Stop”

I haven’t enrolled in an obedience class yet :sigh: except I can’t wait any longer. Hoshi is running across the road and bolting down the street! I’m teaching him “stop” and “come” while I walk him on his leash. Before we cross the road, I stop Hoshi and say “stop” then I give him a treat and say “come” then cross the street. I think it’s working. Hoshi anticipates when we come to a street by sitting and waiting for a treat.

Hoshi’s growing so fast!

The vet tech said Hoshi gained 7 pounds since his last visit for a UTI. I was surprised. My little boy is growing so quickly.

Hoshi discovers the litter box :(

The stairs to the basement are kind of slippery and Hoshi has been scared to go down them until this week. Now he flies down the stairs leaping past the few last steps. I completely forgot about the cat’s litter box down there. It’s in a small room blocked off with a box to keep Gabby out. Gabby is old with 2 bad knees–Hoshi IS NOT. Hoshi lept over the box and made his way to the litter box. I placed 2 boxes in front of the door now. It works!

It’s been 1 month since Hoshi has come to us. You can tell he’s grown too. They grow up so fast.