We have seen a minor change in the cuddling situation over the past few days, and both hubby and I are beyond excited about that! I know that might sound silly, but cuddling is so important to me, and the whole reason I wanted a dog was to have a reason to sit and “do nothing” as such, just sit and stroke them and cuddle on them. However, Watson has never been interested till now. Its not a massive change, just small little head on legs for a few minutes type scenarios, but it gives us hope. Friends have told us they believe that dogs become more cuddly after the age of 2 anyway.
In addition to the cuddling change, there is some settling down. He is definitely sleeping a bit more during the day, and when awake is more happy to lie and chill, and not paw at me constantly for attention. We changed the times of his dog walker to 12pm and that is working out fabulously. Kev takes him 6.30am to 7.30am and then one of us takes him in the evening, and with those 3 spread out walks and more of a routine, he seems to be thriving.
I’m applying for jobs now and it will break my heart to not see my boy as much, but the up side is that I think he’ll love going to daycare every day, even if it does break the bank for us lol.
His health has been ok for just under a week, which doesn’t sound like much but in our world, that really is quite good. No bum troubles, no incidents, and he’s eating his kibble. Miracles do happen!