Well, I finally got my little blenheim boy Charlie 12 days ago. It was a lot sooner than expected, as we were told we wouldn't likely get him until he was 10-12 weeks old, but got him at 8 weeks instead as the breeder felt he was ready to go.
He is just the most amazing little guy, I can't even express how much happiness he has brought to us. He is so cuddly and loveable and can't stop the kisses. He will fall asleep on my chest and it almost kills me when I have to put the little snuggle bug to bed in his crate.
He has only had one accident in the house, so us parents are well trained! He sleeps through the entire night in our room, with no accidents in his crate. At first, I thought something might be wrong, because how could he possibly hold it that long?! I guess I should count my blessings!
He sits on command, and I just taught him the guided 'down'. Today we learned how to 'retrieve' and bring me the back the toy, as he had always chased it but would take it and play with it somewhere else. He is just so smart. I'm a gushing mom, aren't I?!!?
I'm on 'pupternity' leave right now, so I'm only working half days. When we aren't here he is crated, and we set up a "Charlie Cam" to check up on him while we're at work. lol. I was a little worried that he might be crying while we were gone, but when he wakes up in his crate he chews his toy then goes back to sleep with no whining. Everyone thinks I'm crazy...maybe a little obsessed, but I can't help it he is so adorable. Besides, after reading a lot of other posts, I now consider this normal behavior.
He does love to chew, but the nylabones seem to work wonders for him (until he gets bored of it). He is after the wood furniture in the house, but I tried the method of putting pennies in a bottle and shaking it when he does it and that seems to work for now. Now if I could only get him to stopping biting my nose…
From Day 2, he had the habit of mounting...everyone and anything. I took the advice on this site to re-direct him to another activity -- he hasn't done it for 5 days! Phew!
I had to wait so long for him...a year and half. But the wait was certainly worth it.
I have read so many postings and they have saved me a number of trips to the vet, I'm sure. Excellent advice on this site. I'll post pictures as soon as I get them uploaded.