She is a very good thief; stealing things that don’t belong to her and running away with them. There was a period of time when anything she stole was destroyed.
Out of seven throw rugs around the house, only 2 remain. Other than every once in awhile she seems to have moved on from this poor behavior and channeled it elsewhere.
Rigby only has an on and off switch. There is no idle. Most of the time she is on the move…
The rest of the (much,much less) time she is out. I do not mean that she gets sleepy and finds a good spot to take a nap. Instead, wherevershe happens to be overcome with sleep, she flops to the ground and is out.
Whether it be while sitting on the stairs looking out the window…
Or after a long walk and before the leash even gets removed from her collar.
She is still such a long a lanky puppy and doesn’t seem to have any awareness of her body. So the flopping often ends up hitting someone or something nearby. Sleep, however, is my favorite way to spend time with her. She is very cuddly and so, so quiet.
Overall Rigby minds very well. She knows her basic commands and obeys them most of the time. If she is distracted by the wind, a bird, or even her tail…well then she doesn’t. All of her crazy behavior is somewhat endearing because she really is a cute, good dog. She’s still just a rotten puppy.
However, the last few weeks a new bad habit has surfaced. Let’s just say the backyard is beginning to look like the moon. Rigby has been supplied with many, many toys to keep her busy and out of trouble. But this seems to have backfired as she has become very protective of them and wishes to hide them in holes in the backyard. There are little holes and gigantic holes everywhere!
This is her newest crater. Doesn’t she look proud?
I have tried everything to stop this digging. I keep telling myself that she will grow out of it and once she does the backyard will get reseeded and all will be fine. But every time I come home and see a new hole I get a little frustrated. Hopefully it is just another puppy stage. Fingers crossed!