Saturday, July 28, 2012

Milo's Big Steps

It's taken Milo weeks to even consider going up to the second level of our house. Up to this point, whenever Kyle comes down the stairs, Milo looks at him in wonder, with a "How did you do that?!" look. When we went camping, he tore up and down the wooden steps leading down to the lake, but apparently, he hasn't noticed the parallel...until yesterday. Our only baby-gate (I knew it would come in handy some day!) has been commissioned to protect our shoes in the back hall, so I made due yesterday by temporarily blocking the steps with two framed pictures; I have a hard enough time supervising him on one level! I moved them last night so that I didn't wake up in the middle of the night to the sound of my son breaking his neck at the bottom of the stairs, and this morning, I started to put them back but must have gotten distracted (story of my life). Here's what happened this afternoon...(Try not to be too distracted by my Fargo-like accent.)


Great--Now he has twice the square footage to have potty accidents on.

Anyone local have an old baby gate I can borrow? :)

18 comments:

  1. Alessandra NighbertJuly 28, 2012 at 1:06 AM

    Uh oh, better put some cleaning supplies upstairs..:)

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  2. Karen and GerardJuly 28, 2012 at 4:58 AM

    I think you can train your dog to stay downstairs--which would probably be a good idea. Upstairs at our house is cat territory--no dogs allowed.

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  3. Milo is so dang cute... he can do no wrong! I have an old gate I would be happy to mail you.

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  4. I'm no help here Sophie still has an accident or two...I mostly blame my family because Sophie doesn't bark she will sit at back door waiting to be taken out and they never notice her. Good Luck! But he is too cute to ever be mad at for long!

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  5. I was never able to do well with puppies and their accidents. I tried it a couple times and as adorable as they look, it wore too thin. I thought it was just because I had young kids back then and not enough energy to house train the pet. Good luck. It is definitely a lot of work.

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  6. I'm sure you're right. I always tell people, "If you can handle a puppy, you can handle a baby; puppies are tough!" In case you're interested, I just added the video of Milo that was supposed to be a part of the post when I published it last night. (It's pretty cute.)

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  7. Maybe you need a camera for the back door, with a viewer in the living room. JUST kidding. I believe that every potty accident is my fault; it's not like they don't show signs. In case you're interested... I just added the video of Milo that was supposed to be a part of the post when I published it last night. (It's pretty cute.)

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  8. Seriously? That's so sweet, but I'm sure the shipping would be more than the gate is worth. I plan to keep watch at garage sales and maybe check Craigslist. I'll keep you in mind :) Thanks! In case you're interested, I just added the video of Milo that was supposed to be a part of the post when I published it last night. (It's pretty cute, and you will love it.)

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  9. I forgot to add that you might consider bell-training Sophie. I have a little bell on a piece of yarn hanging near the door. Milo has "rung" it to go outside three times now! Soooooo cute!

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  10. I suppose you're right. Especially with Steve (a probably sassy lab who will love getting into mischief) coming soon, it will be a lot of work but worth it.
    By the way, in case you're interested, I just added the video of Milo that was supposed to be a part of the post when I published it last night. (It's pretty cute.)

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  11. Love the video. I remember those days with puppies I have had. What a sweet accomplishment!

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  12. We watched the video and my rabbit's ears went straight up! I tried to tell her it was only on the computer. What a great puppy he is sooo sooo cute.

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  13. That's really cute. Milo loves to watch it, too :) How do you like having a rabbit for a pet? Have you ever blogged about that?

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  14. I think it's funny that it took him a month to even notice the steps.

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  15. I have blogged about it, in my other blog and a little bit this one I think. She used to be a classroom bunny, I took her home over Thanksgiving break a few years ago and my husband fell in love with her instantly. She can be an easy pet, quiet we can leave for the day and know she will be okay. She does like to eat wires, and she isn't a love bug I miss that in an animal. Although she does love up on my husband.

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  16. Too cute..omg I want your puppy!

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  17. You'd get over that fairly quickly. Only kidding--he's exactly what I was hoping for in a puppy/companion; I just love him.

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