We have had Wally for two weeks and man, is he a challenge. (Well, he's really been with us three weeks, but it took me a week to put this up. I don't know why.)
Look at him. He's a handsome blue merle, complete with a single, bewitching blue eye encased in a black splash. Now you're probably wondering if he has a second eye. Why yes he does! In the right light, it looks green, but it's really hazel.
No one checks Wally like this little dachshund mix.
Toys. Wally is classified (by me) as a bonafide chewer. We need lots of toys to keep his attention
Husband. This is a team effort. Wally can take down a one-person operation with the shake of his nubby tail.
Crate. Can you believe me and the hubby actually contemplated not crating this dog? OMG, he would have chewed up the walls.
Patience. I don't have any. Thank God for my husband.
Food. He likes Taste of the Wild. He's a straight up meat fella
Treats. He doesn't want any of that liver stuff. He must have heard about the bad versions from China. We get him Natural Balance Lamb meat rolls. If he knows I have a slice in my pocket, he is beyond attentive. This stuff is dog crack. Roxie is also hooked.
Day 1. Roxie disliked him and thought by ignoring him, he would disappear.
Day 2. Wally figured out the doggie door
Day 5. We didn't properly latch Wally's crate. When the dog walker arrived, he greeted her at the door. He chewed a tassle off the back of a shoe, but it took us days to notice. He also left a little pee puddle, which the dog walker cleaned up for us. I figure things could have been a lot worse. We now double check the latch
Day 13. Roxie finally realized that he's not going away. She plays with him, disciplines him and steals the toys they're supposed to share.