Bronx has returned! We've been hosting the now ten-month-old Dog Wonder since Wednesday night. As of this writing -- Monday, lunch time -- he's finally motionless during daylight hours. He and Truman have been playing pretty hard. Fortunately, Roo went to work with my husband today so I could actually get things done around here instead of spending my day breaking up the crazy.
Bronx had "The Big Snip" about a week ago. The good news is, it's much easier to control a male dog if they're neutered early on like this, because the procedure can prevent the formation of difficult-to-break behaviors like territory marking, etc. The bad news is, I'm pretty sure they gave Bronx a Red Bull transfusion at the same time. My husband suspects the vet may have mistakenly added a second pair instead of removing the first.
It has been HumpFest 2010 around here. (I'm sure that'll bring some interesting Web traffic.)
Fortunately, Truman got tired of the abuse yesterday and decided to stop the dominance displays himself instead of waiting for his exhausted humans to pull the little black dog off his back. Way to take the initiative, boy!
In other respects, it's been pretty entertaining to watch them play and wrestle. Bronx is trying a new "snowplow" technique, where he shoves his nose or entire head under the standing Truman in an attempt to -- flip him, maybe? Who knows? When that proves impossible, he bites Truman's leg. There's been a fair amount of snorting and teeth-rattling too, and a noise that sounds remarkably like a hiss. Maybe he's part snake. He's quick enough.
He hasn't moved since I started writing this. I think I'll go check his pulse.