Having this young girl in our house, Tatum (I can’t say enough good things about her), really hits home about how wild young puppies are. Wolves and dogs alike. I have watched the nature shows, but never really related it to my own dogs until now. Now that I’m more calm and relaxed and can observe without the clutter of so much anxiety.

Everything goes in Tatum’s mouth. In the wild this would not only be normal, it would be necessary for survival. She is curious about everything and checks everything out. She’s already destroyed one of our couch cover bed sheets (they were fairly cheap, and really that’s why we get them cheap because of the dogs) and the pushes things around with her nose and grabs onto everything she can.

In the wild this would be a part of her learning experiences. So why not harness this wonderful gift and channel it into things we can both be proud of in this human world we are living in? Like maybe picking up and putting away toys. I want her to always have positive experiences with everything. (yeah sounds more and more like I’m keeping her, huh. 😉 ).

If we had a Chrysler, she’d even chew up the Chrysler 300 accessories. She hasn’t chewed up my car yet, but I haven’t left her alone in it yet, either.