Ah, the joys of puppy adolescence continue to surprise and amuse us. I wanted to write a story about Morgan today, but the truth is, Küster was just a lot funnier than she was this week. And let’s face it, you only turn one once, so if you get the lion’s share of the spotlight, so be it.
Recently, Küster has started to experiment with leg hiking. I always thought that this was a pretty simple feat for a dog to master, but apparently I’ve been living under a rock. For as smart as the Puppy Wonder is, apparently everyone has a learning curve.
The other afternoon, it was still a warm, balmy day, and so I was wearing flip flops and capri pants. It came time for Küs to go out and do his business. He walked over to the turn out pen and sniffed where the girls had gone. Apparently, girl pee is some kind of ambrosia since he can nearly go into a trance sniffing it if I don’t remind him to take care of business.
Anyway, Küster decided it was time to leave his mark, but he forgot to hike his leg before he started going. After he got started, he tentatively began to balance on one leg, only things weren’t going where he wanted them to. I saw his brow wrinkle as he thought, then he put that foot down and slowly lifted the other foot, but that wasn’t working, either. So, he started just walking around, with a stream coming out of him like a burst water balloon.
At that point, I was just trying to stay out of his way. There was no predicting where the spray was going to go, but I was very afraid the the six feet the leash gave me was not going to be enough distance to escape the winsome whizzer. I hopped around, trying to stay out of the way. Küs thought this was an invitation to play, so he started trying to leap around. Now I was really dodging him, and wondering just how much water he had stored up in there.
Just as things were looking dire, he finally ran out of ammunition and decided to just bite the leash and play a game of tug. I was only too relieved to indulge him, especially since it required him to keep all four feet on the ground to try to pull me over. Our neighbors must live in a constant state of amusement. One of my deepest fears right now is winding up as the next overnight sensation on YouTube.
It’s just another one of those things they don’t tell you about when they show you cute puppy pictures. Fortunately, the amnesia caused by puppy breath eventually wears off. Unfortunately, it’s often not until after they’ve sucked you in with their cuteness. I tell you, life with a puppy is just one never ending glamour session. I’ve learned one lesson, never wear flip flops to take a puppy who’s learning to hike his leg outside. It’s better to be safe than sorry!