At least that is what the entire Bliss Team thinks of Tara. They think she is noisy, messy, smelly, dirty and totally stoooooooopid because she is 10 weeks old today and still not completely house trained. The Bliss Team is deeply shocked as the average kitten is potty trained at 4 weeks of age.
It's probably because they think she is too stupid for words, not to mention without any manners whatsoever, that the Bliss Team has, so far, been very kind to Tara. Not a hair on her widdle head has been hurt and her widdle nosy remains firmly unscratched.
They like her best in the evenings when she is fast asleep, she is deemed quite tolerable then..
I've enrolled her in puppy school and tomorrow will be the second lesson we both will attend. Tara likes school very much, not in the least because her sister Aukje is there too. They are in the same group which is fun. Tara knows come and sit now, quite good for such a little baby doggy, and we are practising heel and fetch.
One of her favourite indoor toys is this big ball that she proudly carries in her mouth. Too funny as it is such a ginormous ball carried by such a very tiny doggy.
Another favourite plaything is this tunnel. It's actually a cat tunnel but she doesn't know that.
I enjoy having Tara around, the only thing I'm not that keen on is her biting. I'm now trying to teach her, slowly but surely, that there are things she is allowed to sink her teeth in, such as dog biscuits, bones, toys and chewing sticks, and things that are NOT to be chewed like my hands and clothes.
Here she is merrily chewing a dog biccy
and here a special chewing stick. Chewing on anything and everything is normal behaviour for puppies, it's how they explore the world around them. They have no hands so everything is checked out with their mouths. Now Tara has to learn what to and what not to bite.
Potty training and learning so many other things is hard work, so in the evenings Tara is very tired and she sleeps a lot. Here she is holding the toy that Margo, her breeder, gave her with the scent of what had been until then her whole world, the smells of her mother, her litter mates and the home she was born in. Sleeping is something she is quite good at, even during her first night here she slept for most of the night. Who's a good widdle doggy then?