Blog by Chicken Wrangler Sara
It has been 8 years since we have had a puppy on Miller Farm and now we have two.
One major issue I had forgotten was the chewing. They chew on everything. Rachel has provided them with multiple acceptable chew toys, but Max and Penny seem to prefer non-chew toys. These include but are not limited to:
I devised a new dance – the “puppy shuffle” which involves moving my feet in such a way as to avoid stepping on a puppy or having them grab my shoe.
I finally surrendered and gave them my socks. I figured it was better for them to chew on my socks when they were not on my feet.
It kept them occupied for quite a while. If only it would work until they outgrow the chewing – in about 6 months.
I frequent the puppy store for a puppy/dog fill s I’ve longed for a dog for some time now. I, too, forgot about the chewing phenom. Reminded each visit, I enjoy returning home with my shoes, the hem of my pants and purse in tact.
Yes many things are sacrificed to the chewing puppies. But the cuteness is worth it.
Enjoy! I once interviewed a retired veterinarian who said, “I don’t miss the 24/7 responsibilities of private practice, but I do miss that sweet puppy breath.”
Anyone who has ever loved a puppy understood.
Ahh puppy breath! It is almost as good as having a puppy fall asleep on your lap with their nose buried in the crook of your arm. Like a sleeping baby that never grows up.