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Sadie likes to get into the drawer under the couch; it has all the dog coats & sweaters and some yarn. She loves to pull it all out and make a mess out of it. I used to try to keep her out of it, but then I realized if I just let her play and have fun with it she's kept occupied for a while, she thinks she's getting into something she shouldn't and she loves doing that. It gives me time to play on the computer and the mess doesn't take that long to clean up. You can see in the last picture she made such a big mess she wore herself out. Having a puppy around the house really is a lot like having a toddler. You have to take advantage of the moments they are occupied without getting into trouble or sleeping. When all is quite, I need to go looking for her because it usually means she's into trouble. She is a lot of work, but well worth it, she brings so much joy to our house.






 

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soooo cute and you are right about finding those quiet times...
 

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She is really cute. Last night my girls were really quite and when I went to check they had their daddys good shirt playing tug-of-war.Copper was asleep beside my chair or he would have been in on it too.
 
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Boy, if that isn't trouble just waiting for something to get into.....Keeps ya busy, don't they?
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Your Sadie is so cute. I'm partial to her name, as I have a Sadie too ;)
My Sadie is at the other end of the age spectrum, though - 11 years old.
 

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Looks familiar...Daisy also loves yarn, especially novelty types like eyelash yarn. :lol: It's purtier....
 

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Is this a noraml basset thing??? like i said earlier, i am looking at getting into the breed, as a pet! Or do they grow out of it?
 

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I don't think they grow out of their 'curiosity',so you have to learn how to adapt. Like baby proofing, you need to basset proof (and alter some routines at times!). Sebi is four - he only plays with one of 'his toys', but woe betie anyone who leaves food or food-realted articles within his reach. For example - I left a brie we had been enjoying on the coffee table, and returned to one immaculately clean brie label after a short absence from the room. We once clearned up after an impromptu lunch by carefully placing all of the sandwich rappers into a paper bag for recycling, then foolishly left the bag on the *ground* in the kitchen. We returned to a garbage carnage - the wrappers had but up a fight I'm sure but were no match for a determined dog, who managed to drag paper bits into every single room on the first floor.

Subesquently, we now have sealed recyling bins, never ever leave anything Sebi would find remotely interesting within his reach, and evening cocktail hour (when taken on occassion) is prepared in the kitchen and everyone has their own carefully guarded plate of food. You want more, you go get it.

He also loves a wolf puppet, who used to live on a bed. The puppet is either possessed and wandering about on his own, or Sebi clearly has his chosen playmate for the day. Thus, there will be no more $60 puppets purchased for our entertainment, unless they live on top of the bookcases.
 

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Jenny, some NEVER grow out of it. My Sadie, at 11 yrs old is very mellow and laid back. However, Spencer, who will be 10 yrs next month is as mischievious now as he was as a pup. I love that about him, though. He certainly makes life intersting. Never a dull moment.
 

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Originally posted by jennyed
Is this a noraml basset thing??? like i said earlier, i am looking at getting into the breed, as  a pet! Or do they grow out of it?
I know that at times here the hounds are like having a couple of perpetual two year olds running around.

Ever curious and EVERYthing they can reach is "mine!"

They even figured out how to get into the fridge to eat the tomatoes! We had to get a velcro strap to keep the fridge door secure!

From what I've seen in my own home and on the board - it seems to be a basset thing. :) It all depends on how vigilant you are willing to be and "babyproofing" your home and training ... lots of training - and patience.

I love my hounds and I wouldn't have them any other way ... but they definately keep me on my toes and make life around here interesting.
 
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