Ike continues to be sick. I called the vet yesterday morning and went to pick up another round of medicine and fancy food for him. What this really means is that he has to be taken outside constantly. And because he is not quite housebroken, he has really horrible accidents. Last week, he was the perfect night time dog. This week...ugh. He needs to go out approx every 2 hours. And I can't blame him; I would have to go every 2 hours too if I were him.
And then throw Q into the mix. He has been our bedmate for a good, solid, 6 weeks now. To begin with, he would slam doors and talk to us and then we would spend all night trying to convince him to stay in his bed. We've given up. This past week he has been quietly opening and closing doors between his room and ours and then scaling up from the bottom of our bed and sleeping in between us. Some nights we have no idea when he decided to join us. So, its really not all that bad. Except for last night...when he slept horizontally across Chris's pillow. And Chris forgot he was there and tried to pull the pillow to him. In doing so, he flipped Q off the bed into the dresser. Awesome. He has a minor head wound now. He keeps walking around holding his head and I have taught him to respond yes when I ask him if Daddy did that to him.
Ike has kind of become a brute with the children. Again, I can't really blame him. He likes to nip at Q's diaper (which is eye level for him, so that's understandable) and attack the girls' clothes as they walk by. We've taught them to stand still, cross their arms and look up. Supposedly, ignoring him is supposed to make him stop. Really though, all it does is excite him even more because his prey is now standing still. The only good news in this is that Ike is only 9 lbs and the highest place he can reach on them is their butts. But, this does make the girls afraid and they now spend a good majority of their time avoiding the dog that they so desperately wanted. Any advice?
On the agenda for this weekend? Grocery shopping, cleaning the bathrooms, laundry and Chris is going to help Nick with some painting. We're nothing if not exciting!