Enzo is a happy healthy puppy. That means he’s teething. He pretty much wants to be chewing on something every waking minute. If you’ve ever had a puppy, you know this is normal, so I was well-prepared to deal with this period in his life.
We moved everything (well, we THOUGHT we did) that he shouldn’t be chewing on and secured teething toys. I half-filled an entire basket with a selection of things for our little guy to play with and exercise.
When he’s awake, I try to remember to keep at least two different toys within easy reach. He’s decided in the past few days that I am his favorite chew toy. We’re working on that and having luck, but it involves making sure there’s something else for him to sink his teeth into.
What I wasn’t prepared for is the utter disarray of my living room. I remember having young children and the seemingly never-ending battle of getting them to pick up their toys, but this is different. Enzo is too young to be trained, although we are working on that, too. There are always toys laying everywhere.
It’s a bit startling since Greg and I are both very tidy, but it’s not overwhelming. For that I am grateful. The laughter he brings out in me as he plays and tugs and shakes his toys is joyful. He’s a great puppy and we are having a lot of fun with him, but I confess I am looking forward to the future when he will be a little calmer, a lot less chewy and happy with a single toy at a time.
There’s a whole world out there just waiting to be explored. Enzo is exploring his with his teeth!
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