Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Emma Update

Well it has been 3 weeks with Emma and I thought we should give an update on how she is doing.

I am a princess and I should get all the love. 
The first week we were accident free, then while I was away she started having them and she continued since I got back. It is so challenging because we don't understand the pattern behind these. She can go out and have a huge pee and come in and pee 10 minutes later, but other days/times this doesn't happen. She is use to a life where her dad carries her around or follows her around and at the slightest sign she may has to go takes her out. We don't like a life that allows for this, so we have been using the crate a little more for her, although she tends to scream when she is in it, so it isn't enjoyable for the rest of the house!

The dogs are all getting along well. We do have some slight jealousy if anyone is getting love and attention and the others are not. Those being "left out" come over and demand attention. Most of the time though they play and chase and have a great time. Even the cats don't mind her and Baggy has tolerated more then he would like to admit. He gets his daily Emma kisses without complaining. 

I am a pretty happy girl
Emma is trustworthy enough to go outside on a tie out without it being tied to anything. She generally stays in the front yard and chases Phod and the ball sometimes. We only have to tie her up if we can't be watching her (like when we are having a fire). 

On our walks, Emma is always the best walker. She trundles along and we get in our 3 or so km without her slowing down. She does not stop to sniff as much as our two do.

She is a very snuggly little girl who wants to be held a lot. She is use to being cuddled or played with every moment she is awake and a person is home. She gets lots of cuddles and play time, but not every moment [unlike my brother in law who lives on take out, we have things to do like cook and clean]. I think this has been an adjustment for her, but she has handled it well. 

Overall things are going well, but I admit a 3rd dog sure feels like a lot more work and I look forward to August when it is just our two!


  1. You need a nappy Em..BOL Three dogs must be super hard work, at least they all get on.. Mollie gets so jealous when I cuddle Alfie.. have a wonderful day, we are catching up with blogs again.. xx00xx

    Mollie and Alfie

  2. Oh Emma, just why do you pee in the house? That's a BIG no-no. You have so many other great qualities and are such a pretty little girl, now we just gotta fix that one little problem.....

    Lily Belle & Muffin

  3. Over all I think it sounds like things are going pretty well./

  4. Emma you look a real sweetie but you'd be sweeter if you'd stop peeing. We hope you get out of the habit. Nice to note you get on with everybody. Have a terrific Tuesday.
    Best wishes Molly

  5. Mom looks at it this way......if when she comes home from work, the curtains are still on the windows, the trash can is sitting upright, the rug is dry then it has been a good day for all us pugs and our parents....lol........mom said her way of thinking has changed ALOT since we have came to live with her.....silly woman!
    stella rose

  6. Emma you need the Cheese fur Pees Plan.. It worked fur Ernie when he was a puppy.

  7. Our new pup is a little hit and miss with her house training. I've kept her on a leash when I can't keep an eye on her (and sometimes the leash is around my ankle - not for the feeble), or crate her. We actually used a timer for the first week, every 45 minutes outside, then back in on the leash. The second week it was out every 45 minutes, then ten minutes off leash before being caught again. Now she is just about leash free. I still go out with her to make sure she does her business, and if she doesn't do anything, she comes back in on the leash. It's a little hard, but it is working.

    Good luck!


  8. Our pawrents had 3 dogs at one time and they decided it is best to only have the same number of dogs as people. Good luck on the pee thing. Must be frustrating.

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley
    Ambassadors of Love

  9. Emma don't pee in the house! I used to too, it really upset Mom...it just isn't worth it! Barks and licks and love, Dakota

  10. Emma sounds like she's adjusting but there's no place like home (as we all know) so it's just a matter of everybody "meeting in the middle" I suppose until the end of her visit arrives!


  11. Seems like she's fitting in at her second home. Someone else's dog always feels a bit stressful. We have that jealousy thing between Roxy and Bella and they both have to have equal shares of attention.

    XXXOOODaisy, bella &Roxy

  12. Aw Emma sounds like a pretty good little pup!

  13. Looks like Emma is adjusting. Sending Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

  14. Emma you better start holding it in
    Benny & Lily

  15. Hope you figure out how to stop her weeing everywhere! Maybe a repel spray would help??


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