Most of you have heard by now about the new love of our life. Romeo is the miniature silver-dapple dachshund that has been keeping us busy since the 12th of January. He’s grown by 4 pounds and doubled his length since we first got him as you’ll be able to see from the photographs in Romeo’s slideshow. He’s a bundle of energy and has brought so much joy… and more joy to our lives.
He’s been good about sleeping at night in his crate for three quarters of the night and at the foot of our bed – sometimes inside the comforter cover – for the last quarter. That seems to be his habit. He’s going number 1 on the wee wee pad 95% of the time. It’s number 2 that’s a bit of a challenge. He goes on the pad only when he seems like he wants to impress us!
He just started going out this past week and has had exactly 4 walks. He likes the idea of it but it is sometimes a bit overwhelming for him. In the house, his lordship likes to think “he rules” but outside, he’s still getting used to things. Anytime he sees any human approaching, he automatically thinks they are going to say hello to him. Many want to because of his cuteness but many are just going about their business in the big city. Speaking of business, that’s not something he’s done outside yet. I guess once he sees more dogs doing it, he will follow suit. At the dog park, he spends most of his time in our lap as the other dogs rush towards him to discover new blood. We will soon take him to a dog park on 72nd and Riverside that is especially for small dogs.
Enjoy Romeo’s first photos on my blog.