Buster mulls over his hand during a recent card game.
It was one year ago today that Buster became part of our family. He’s really a good dog, not perfect, but very, very good. Here’s my first post about him.
Buster likes to lay like this several times a day.
Buster supervises as dad plows snow with his Snow Wolf.
The Snow Wolf Wheeled Snow Shovel is easier to use and less strain on your back for sure. It works best on 3-4 inches of snow. We waited too long to do the work. But it was still easier than using the shovel, which broke under the weight of the snow.
Buster was chasing snowballs in the back yard this afternoon.
I brought Buster home seven weeks ago, today. He really has made himself home and seems to be happy here. He’s very loving and likes attention. He’s not crazy about being left home alone. He has three idiosyncrasies that I’d like to address, the first of which may have addressed itself since it hasn’t happened except for the first week or two.
1.) He had peed on our bed a couple of times. Once on my pillow. We have a waterproof mattress pad so there was no damage except my pillow was not washable so it had to be thrown away. But like I said, he hasn’t done that in quite a while so that may have taken care of itself (hopefully).
2.) He gets carsick easily. He starts drooling and before long he throws up whatever is in his tummy. We were cleaning the car and he jumped in like he was wanting to go for a ride. He started drooling and the car wasn’t even running.
3.) He doesn’t like fireworks. The New Chair dogYear’s Eve fireworks only lasted about 45 minutes and he was lying next to me and shaking. I can only imagine what the 4th of July will be like when the fireworks go on nightly for more than a week culminating in a blast fest on the 4th.
We do limit the areas he can be in when we’re gone but he has plenty of room to wander and be comfortable. He loves to run around in the yard and bark at distant dogs in the neighborhood. He figured out the electronic doggie door within minutes of getting here seven weeks ago so he goes in and out whenever he wants to. All in
Buster, my new apprentice blogger takes too many breaks…
When he’s not sitting on your lap Buster likes to lie on top the back of the couch.
We made the adoption official today. Buster is now a family dog and no longer a shelter dog.
He’s supposed to be three and a half years old, but he seems younger than that to us. He’s still in a chewing stage. I’ll have my vet estimate his age when we go in the next couple of weeks.
Buster made it to the adoption event today without a problem. When I took him home two weeks ago he threw up in my car. He’s very calm in the car, unlike Trixie. She was constantly moving about the car and looking out the windows. I don’t know if he’s really that calm or just trying not to get sick. He’s so hyper around the house and yard.
Buster is really a hyper dog and Gus usually tries to avoid him and will growl at him if he gets too close when he’s jumping around being silly. He tries to get Gus to play.
They have beds in my office behind my chair. I turned around and saw them laying like this yesterday. I snapped a couple of photos. I’m sure Gus was there first and Buster slowly moved in to lie down. They lay there for about a half hour before Gus got up and moved on. I saw them in the same place earlier today too.
We are having some issues with Buster getting into things when we’re not home and sometimes when we are. Gotta get that figured out soon.