Puppy Fever

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Bunny here at the keyboard, writing about some things I’ve been pondering.

There seems to be a serious case of puppy fever here at the house.  It’s caused certain humans around here to be almost embarrassingly starstruck.  I won’t mention any names.  I’m a polite little hound that way.

Silver BoyFrom most of the talk I can gather, it sounds like we will probably be getting a little brother.  I’m not sure how I feel about that, and after consulting with the rest of the pack, that seems to be the general consensus of all of us.  I’m rather partial to my sisters, and none of them have ever tried to pee on me.  Boys aren’t as polite about things like that.

Blue BoyMy biggest concern is all the talk about the cuteness of this puppy.  Personally, I’m not sure if we’re getting a puppy or a guinea pig at this point.  There is only room for one cutest dog around here, and I believe that’s me.  I don’t think that puppy is going to be able to pose for pictures like I can.  I’m pretty sure that I was a much cuter puppy, anyway.

Puppy BunnyDoes anybody out there have a cure for Puppy Fever?  I am pretty sure that I am going to have to take drastic measures to make sure that we all survive this ordeal.   Who knew that humans could be reduced to a puddle of goo over puppy cuteness?

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40 Responses to "Puppy Fever"
  1. Jen says:

    ooohhhh puppies!

    I know of no surefire cure for puppy fever, other than face-smooshing and deep-sniffing the existing household puppies (sorry, all dogs are puppies to me. I know it can be insulting to the adults). This may not work on all humans, or for all dogs; I’m lucky enough that Elka still smells a lot like she did when she was a puppy, especially when she sleeps.

    • Declan says:

      You’ll be fine Bunny. Pups may look cute but after several weeks of shoe chewing, peeing on the carpet, unmentionables behind the sofa and crying all night, the shine will be taken off and your impeccable manners appreciated once more! Deccy x

      • Pamela says:

        Declan is right. The only cure for puppy fever is getting one. You’ll be very much appreciated by the time the puppy has been with you six months. 🙂

  2. Larry Greyhound says:

    Yes, I used to accidently pee on Eagle from time to time. Make sure your mom has a special towel with her to wipe you off. It’s a guy thing!

  3. BZ Training says:

    There is no cure for puppy fever, save the acquisition of said puppy. Somewhere along with the late night/early morning trips outside (paradoxically ALWAYS in bad weather), cleaning wet spots off the floor, and rescuing precious objects left within puppy’s reach, your humans will realize that while there is nothing CUTER than a puppy (sorry Bunny, but ’tis true) there is nothing more wonderful than a well-mannered hound.

    Unless it’s a well-mannered golden.

    (sorry, that last bit was injected by Henry)

    That said, there is also nothing more annoying than a teenager (of ALL species) so within a few short months puppy fever should pass.

  4. jet says:

    I agree with everything BZ has said! Bender peed on Barbie a couple of times but now she is quick to get out of the space between him and the tree/lamp post/bin/shrub/patch of grass/letterbox he is marking.

  5. Don’t worry, Bunny. The puppy fever will go about 3 weeks after he arrives;) Your people are very lucky to have photos of you as a puppy and you were as cute then as you are beautiful now.

    I wonder what Lilac is going to think of the new baby?

  6. Anny says:

    A little brother could… or might try to mark all of you girls… and mark the rest of the furniture and hoomans as well. Good luck Bunny. I am sure after all the “markings” are done, your hoomans won’t find lil new fella cute.

    But a little brother to steal food from could be a good idea… and a little brother to put all the blame on if someone did a poop… or a little brother could be cuddly. I guess they might haveta buy a bigger bed you know… space could be an issue when the little one grows… hehehehe..

    pees… he is adorable. We are going Awwwwwwwwwww 🙂

  7. sara, oreo and chewy says:

    Only cure…bring one home!

    Boy dogs are fun. I think it will be a good change, and keep you on your toes!

  8. Mango says:

    Hehehe. Mango momma here, Miss Bunny. I am reminded of that fateful trip to Greyhound rescue with my old Airedale, Angus. I had my heart set up rescuing a greyhound as a friend for him. That is until we introduced him to a few in the play area and he pee’d on every last one. Now Angus was not in the habit of pee’ing on other doggies, but something about those greyhounds just called to his instinct to mark tall vertical objects. Just a thought….

  9. Vero says:

    Oh dear, all your stories make me laugh, especially the one with Angus.
    But I agree, puppy fever will pass.
    Good luck!

  10. HoundDogMom says:

    Sorry Bunny, I have no magic cure for “Puppy Fever”. Gosh I can smell that puppy breath all ready. We wanted to let you know that our brother has never peed on us but he has tried some other not so nice things, but we probably shouldn’t go there. Look out though, that bitey face game is good one for them puppies to play. We can’t wait to hear more about this future “puppy”, but we do know you are the fairest of them all. Sniffs, The HoundDogs

  11. Sue says:

    Bunny, I reckon a boy dog would be just the job. You ladies could flirt and constantly ask him things like, ‘does my butt look big in this coat?, Does the colour of this new collar bring out the colour of my eyes?’

    Have to say Blue Boy looks a real cutie.

  12. genjiscorner says:

    Puppy fever only lasts till reality sets in. I’m sure you and the gals will be perfect ladies about showing him how things work in the household.

  13. Bunny…no one will ever be able to outdo you for cuteness. That’s just a fact. I won’t entertain any idea other than that. Here’s what I’m curious about. Since your new brother will be a working dog, how do you know who to pick and if they will work out? Is there a test or does the breeder just “know.”

  14. Priscilla says:

    Awwww, those little cuties!!!

    I’m sorry that there will be a BOY in your family soon but I guess he might bring all of you some different fun as well. Personally, I am a girl person so I can’t say much about boys.

    I’m sure you’re still the cutest and prettiest puppy, Bunny! That’s for sure!

  15. Kari says:

    What I love is the puppy breath! I wish they could bottle that! hahaha.

  16. Jen says:

    As far as I know there is no known cure for puppy fever, you just have to get a puppy!!!!
    Boys aren’t all that bad, you just have let them know who’s boss Bunny!!

  17. KB says:

    I’m sorry Bunny but there is no cure. We’ve been stricken by it in the past, and it’s the worst when there’s a long wait ahead before the little bugger comes to your house to start pestering all of you mature dogs. Your humans will be mooning over the cute photos from the breeder and talking about the puppy non-stop.

    I agree – you will always be cutest and the best model. I’m also partial to sisters… Perhaps you can point out the leg-lifting issue. The puppy might even lift his leg and pee on a human leg when he’s little. One of our puppies did that – It’s funny in retrospect but wasn’t quite so funny at the time when the cute little guy decided that my leg was as good as a tree for that purpose.

  18. Michelle says:

    Oh I definitely have the cure! My grand-dog, Bigby. If you like, you can borrow him for a while. I know he has cured my puppy fever forever!

  19. Pip says:

    Oh Bunny, you will outshine the puppy! Just keeping doing what you are doing! Of course, if you need a senior boy doggie to teach your new baby bro some manners just give me a call! I will not be swayed by puppy fever – I have had my puppy fever flu shot!

    Your pal, Pip

  20. Anna the GSD says:

    It’s hard to beat the fever….until you have to clean up puppy poo and deal with little landshark GSD bites!

    Don’t worry, boys are EASY! Duncan and Rebel? Putty in my paws! They’re easy to manipulate and from what I’ve heard, boy GSDs are big doofuses…so there’s not way he could steal away your sophisticated star power!!

    Oh, and FYI, we’ve learned that black or mostly black GSDs like me shed A LOT less than GSDs like Morgan. I don’t know why, but our coats are different. Tighter, and not as floofy. Not that that should sway your vote…any one is adorable!!

  21. Benny & Lily says:

    You better remind mom puppy’s are a fun 24/7 job
    Benny & Lily

  22. Caron says:

    Oh Bunny, I have come down with puppy fever twice, and kitten fever many times. I’m afraid the only cure for puppy fever is to have a puppy join your family. Your parents are great and they will never love the puppy more than you, but puppies are a lot of work so it might seem like they do sometimes. You never know though, you and your sisters are spunky and I think you might like having a little one around to play with, blame things on, and tell him what to do. 😉 I agree that you are the cutest little babe with that white blaze on your nose.

  23. Kirsten says:

    That sure DOES look like a guinea pig!

    And no, there’s no cure. The condition is chronic and degenerative. Worsens with contact with tiny itty bitty paws and noses and kisses, improves somewhat with repeated exposure to pee, vomit, and chewed items.

  24. Bunny, have no fear, this too shall pass. Phantom says he has been through this three times now and he hopes it is the end. Mom says to tell your Mom and Dad to enjoy puppytime, it goes by way too fast.

    Your Mom is such a great photographer we are all excited to see what she can do with getting good ones of an all black pup – we hear it poses lots of challenges. But if anyone can do it, she can for sure.

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  25. I’m interested to see how a little boy will do with all of you ladies!

  26. Ooooooooooh puppies!!!!
    Don’t worry Bunny, I’m sure you are still the Most Favoured Hound 🙂

  27. Hi Bunny, Having a brother can be fun sometimes but they can be a pain too! I learned not to stick my head down anywhere near where he is sniffing cause inevitably he’s gonna pee there. He also peed on my favorite coat, while I was wearing it. Maddy and I boss him around and bark at him when he gets too excited so he learned his place. You will probably have oodles of fun with him when he gets bigger. Just don’t have toooo much fun while he’s little….the humans frown on puppies in our mouths. At least you won’t have to share any of your fancy wardrobe with him.

    Miss Veil

  28. We know all about that puppy googlelieeyenescoochiecoos. It’s enough to make a real dog sick!! But soon puppies become real dogs and pawrents get back to semi-normal again.

    The Rocky Creek Scotties and Ivy

  29. Frankie Furter says:

    I don’t know any cure fur puppy fever. Sorry…
    BUTT.. I do know that if your mom and dad HURRY and get “HIS” tutoring done…. BEFORE he starts lifting… he will Squat. THAT solves THAT problem. hehehehe

  30. The Lady says:

    Haha! No Bunny, there is no cure for puppy fever until the puppy comes home and is a crying, peeing mess! Hope they don’t make you get up every few hours to let the puppy out at night!

  31. Shine Jake says:

    Puppy Fever is an incurable epidemic that keeps spreading AAAAALL over the world. And I have no intention of finding a solution for this overwhelming pressure of cuteness.

    Don’t worry, Bunny, though. You’re still the fairest, of course!

  32. Tucker's Mom says:

    Bunny, I’m sorry to tell you that there is no known cure for Puppy Fever. You’ll just have to grit your teeth and bear it!

  33. Maggie Mae says:


    Dat little pup is cute but you is da cutest fur sure! 🙂

    Woofs and Licks,
    Maggie Mae

  34. puppies ARE cute but they are sooooooooooooooooo much work! 🙂

  35. Michelle says:

    No real cure for puppy fever! They are so darn cute!!!! But they are a tremendous amount of work and some are hell on wheels!

  36. The Road Dogs says:

    Oh, Bunny, we’re so sorry to hear there is a case of puppy fever going on over at your house. We don’t know the cure and we are anxious for you and your sisters at the thought that your power and supreme rule over all that is might be usurped by puppy cuteness and slobbers. We don’t know what to say – does Hallmark make a card for this?! All we can say is – give him his own bathroom!

    The Road Dogs

  37. Kristin G. says:

    I kind of got over my puppy fever with Miss Zoe, but I’m pretty sure you wouldn’t have to twist my arm too hard to start up the fever again. 🙂 I’m excited for you all!!

  38. Chandra says:

    Luckily, there’s no cure, Bunny! You’ll always be a bit of a pup in your humans’ eyes and hearts! And don’t for a second worry about your little brother’s manners – Lilac will set him straight directly! Oh my dog … if he comes home around Christmas, I’m totally calling him Tiny Timmy!

    -Chandra at Daley’s Dog Years

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