It’s been a week since I last blogged about Kodiak. I’d never have known how well everything would be working out. Tank and Kodiak are officially brothers. Neither I think could live with out the other from here on out. They wrestle constantly, follow each other around, and watch each other from their beds when the Mr and I have had enough of the loud wrestling.
Kodiak is such a tough little pup he doesn’t mind when Tank body slams him. He just picks himself back up and goes in for more.
These dogs work each other to exhaustion which is awesome. Tank has graduated to sharing toys (not all toys) which I am relieved about. he can be a little selfish. the key so far has been to buy multiples of the same exact toy. Two nylabones, four tennis balls, etc. Usually they will chase the dog around who has the toy, take it then reverse the chase. It’s adorable. Also, when they are wrestling Tank talks, it’s kind of a singing crying sound which he has only ever done with his favorite toys (he talks to them as they squeak to him).
Kodiak is faster and will zip past Tank a few times before the big guy will pounce. Kodiak has been rolled a few times but he’s so tough he doesn’t mind. He just jumps up and latches onto Tank’s face.
This new camera has amazing focus. I think it’s so interesting to see what is in focus in these shots.
It really had to be fate. I had looked so long for a pup to add to our family. When we first got Tank I looked for two years for a dog and found him on a New Years whim, Kodiak was much the same. I’m so impressed with this little dog. He’s so smart and takes direction so well. It’s so different from training Tank. He doesn’t need constant reminding, he’ll listen the first time. He now sits on command, lays down, and we are working on ‘wait’. He responds really well to ‘uh uh’ which is what we use instead of ‘no’ in our house but if he needs something a little more stern he’ll back off right away when we tell him “no”.
One thing I am getting used to though is he’s such a busy pup. He’s almost always in motion. Thankfully he’s pretty easy to wear out and takes naps with Tank now, but at the slightest sound he’s up again. If I get up he’s up and follows me around (unlike Tank who will stretch out and take my spot on the couch). This dog will definitely need a job. He’s already helping me herd the turkeys back into their own pasture. He’s different than Tank. he doesn’t just rush them, he watches them and moves forward slowly giving the turkeys a chance to fly their pain in the butt selves back to where they are supposed to be. I can tell he’s really going to be a quality dog.
So in other news I’ve got my knitting mojo back. I’m currently knitting on two separate sweaters. This weekend the Mr and his buddy are driving 15 hours down to California to pick up our sheep then turning around and driving back up. It will be nice to have the grass eaters up here and I’ll look forward to not having to pay boarding anymore. Hay in California is much more expensive than hay in Washington or Oregon plus I have grass here that has no problem growing waist high 🙂