Hi! I’m Glimmer – the puppy my human mom keeps talking about. I’m four months old and mom says I’m a real handful because I bark at her when I have to go potty or when I’m bored and want to play or when I want to go outside and she doesn’t know what I want. I bark at her like that because maybe if I do it enough she’ll figure out what I’m trying to tell her.
I almost have all my big-girl teeth but my mouth is real sore sometimes. Mom gives me something she calls “ice cube” and I love it! It’s really crunchy and it’s cold and makes my mouth feel better. Sometimes my mouth hurts real bad and it makes me cry so mom gives me two ice cubes. Then I feel better and I can go and play again. I love to play!
Mom and Dad moved my kennel into their den so I could be with them and Uncle Charlie. I really like that. I was so lonely when I had to sleep in the other den away from them. I sometimes cried at nighttime because I was sad and lonely and now I’m happy again. Mom said that if I’m a good girl and I don’t get into things I shouldn’t or make Uncle Charlie upset, she will let me snuggle with her on her bed. So I am trying very hard to be a good girl now!
I am very good at walking next to Mom but I like to pull ahead when Dad walks me. He makes me feel confused when he holds my leash. He walks like I have to be in front of him to make sure nothing bad happens to him but he pulls at me and makes the “heel” sound when I do that and then I get confused. I’m much happier when mom and I walk together because I don’t have to worry about anything. I know mom won’t let anything bad happen to me – not even when we see dogs that are much bigger than me.
I am learning how to greet humans politely. Mom is working really hard to teach me that jumping on humans is not nice. I just can’t help myself; I love humans! But mom says it’s not polite and she won’t let humans pet me anymore unless I sit nice and don’t try to jump. So I am trying really hard to learn to sit nice when humans come to visit or when we are around other humans, especially little humans.
I am going to be five months old in just some days. Mom is going to take me to our vet to find out how much I’ve grown and she said that if the vet says it’s okay, I am going to get something mom calls “spayed”. I don’t know what that is but mom says it will be good for me.
I will come back here again real soon. Right now I have to go because mom says it’s time for me to settle down so I can go to bed.