Thursday, September 22, 2005

The Buddy Beat

waiting for cake
waiting for cake,
originally uploaded by ljc@flickr.
Buddy had a great time yesterday meeting and celebrating Oscar's birthday. The pupcake didn't stand a chance.

He's been very good except at night. At night he decides to pace, shake, lick, make toys squeak, ask to go out, and generally keep me awake all night. I asked my brother about this and he says Buddy is a guard dog at heart and wants to make sure we are safe, which involves many perimeter checks. As for the licking, he tells me to tell Buddy, "NO LICKY" and he will stop.

Tonight I will try the discipline route, probably along with some earplugs, because as hard as I try, I can't fall asleep to "slurp, slurp, slurp, slurp, squeeeek, squeeeek, squeeeek... "


Tina*:) said...

Have you been practicing your "NO licky!" command?

Woe to the trespasser.

kaymaria said...

I'm going to try not to be too full of advice BUT....where does Buddy sleep? My dog fidgeted a lot from time to time if she wasn't sleeping next on my husband's, a.k.a. The Alpha Male, side of the bed. A dog door is also a good investment. We called them "burglar doors" since they were easily big enough for a person but at the same time, if you have a dog door that big, burglars tend to know you have a dog that big.

deepfinesse said...

Sometimes the ol' Squirt in the Face from a spray bottle of water can help with licking or fidgeting.