Now that Stanley is feeling stronger he’s begun to gain some muscle mass as well as a curiosity for everything around him. Since I’ve had him I’ve left him loose in the house and because he was somewhat weak and getting used to his surroundings he would mostly just sleep on the couch until I got home. Those days are over and it’s looking like a good time to start crate training. Today while home alone he created a nest on his bed of random items from around the house. When I arrived home this afternoon he had the following items on his bed: a hairbrush, a book he had removed from the book shelf, a torn up plastic bag, a glass tumbler, a plastic bottle and a rubber dog bone. Not sure what he was trying to build but clearly I interrupted the project. While I’m not crazy about his new hobby I am glad to see him feeling good enough to explore on his own.
We took advantage of the great weather and walked for an hour and a half yesterday, he met so many people along Monkland and everyone wanted to stop and meet him. They also said really nice things about him, and told him he was beautiful. So far all the attention has not gone to his head, he remains humble even when people stop to say they saw him on the news. Perhaps it’s his bad haircut that keeps him grounded.
He’s made huge progress with the potty training, I would venture to say he is 95% housetrained now. I’m on vacation for the next week so the last 5% will be our goal for the week and I think he’ll have no problems getting to 100%. They’ll be lots of time for walking, enjoying the outdoors and all that fun stuff and if all goes as planned Stanley will be going to the country this weekend for a little rest and relaxation. Which is good because Stanley is very good at both of those things!