I've been slacking on my weekly series. Henry is now 6 months, and close to 70lbs (he was 62.8 about 2 weeks ago at the vet). He is definitely Jekyll & Hyde (as my mom says), perfect & sweet one minute - and a totally crazy biting/humping/jumping machine the next. We're hoping that getting him fixed sometime in the new couple of weeks will calm him down a bit. It's definitely just puppy behavior, but seems worse when it's a 70lb puppy. He's also tall enough to counter surf. He jumps up and everything is fair game. So our counters have been pretty bare lately. And, right now, we have him gated in our family room and kitchen. But I'm a little terrified for when we actually start eating at the dining room table aka right at head level for him.
Tim was away in TX for a work conference a few weeks back and both my parents and my in-laws invited me for dinner. Which was really sweet - or possibly a hint that they're worried I'd just eat cereal while he was gone? Either way. Anyways, my parents have a dog so there was some distraction there. That went okay - not great - but not awful. Tim's parents do not have a dog - though luckily they had baby gates from their previous dog. It was like hurricane Henry. If he wasn't trying to eat their plants he was jumping on the kitchen table with both paws to put his face in my mother-in-law's coffee mug. I was basically chasing him with every toy/bone we have trying to distract. Also, it was raining and their yard is not fenced. So, yeah - you get the idea. I've revoked his dinner privileges until he's about 2. Then we'll give it another go. My in-laws said it wasn't that bad and that they just felt bad for me because I couldn't sit down the whole time.