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Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Millie Mae - Our Wild Animal

 

Millie Mae's been growing, learning, and pooping a lot lately. She is a sweet dog and is quickly becoming a part of the family. Millie had some vaccinations recently and her checkup went well. She's doubled in size since we got her and is a little over 5 pounds at this point. She still fits under the couch and ottoman, which is frustrating when you're trying to catch her. 

We've been working on training her and I believe the most important command is "come". Millie definitely understands this command and will perform it 100% of the time. But only when she wants to. She is a little stinker and if she doesn't feel like listening she will sprint away and is very good at evading us by slithering under the furniture. 

Millie Mae is getting good with a lot of her tricks. If you have a treat, she will sit, stay, come, lie down, and roll over. She's also learning shake and beg, but those aren't very consistent without a bit of help and encouragement. 

We've been taking Millie on walks and she's getting much better about her leash, but still will get tangled up in it if you're not diligent about controlling it. She doesn't love her walks, but she tolerates them much more and doesn't cry the entire time. 

Millie Mae had her first haircut this past week and honestly we're not crazy about it. The mobile groomer we used seemed a bit inexperienced and mostly just trimmed up a few things and didn't do a great job of shaping the hair around Millie's face. Millie is still cute, but honestly we thought she was cuter before her haircut. We've scheduled an appointment for April with a different groomer and hopefully we'll like them better.

Well, that's all I can think of for now, it's been a LOT of work and it's also been a bit of struggle to get the kids to consistently do the work with us, but we are having fun with our doggie. We love our Millie bear!






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