Friday, November 25, 2011
Bedtime with Alvin
Throughout the whole eye cleaning situation I have learned something else about Alvin and that is that when he runs away his OCD/autism or whatever it is, kicks in and he has to run in a particular loop and so when he runs from me I simply cut go to the other side of the loop and wait an even with him seeing me standing there he can't make himself go in another direction and I catch him easily.
We are continuing our training with Alvin continuing to cheat by trying to get away with half sitting. He also is a greedy little guy and when it's Timmie's turn for a treat Alvin tries to practically steal it out of Timmie's mouth, which is both brave and completely insane but Alvin enjoys food like no other dog I have met.
I have attached a video of Alvin in bed last night. He seems drugged because he is so relaxed but I assure you that he is not drugged and this is how far he has come. When he went in for his eye surgery I was tempted to ask the vet if I could hold him once he was put under because I assumed it would be the only time that I could hold Alvin and I have so wanted to be able to hold him. I had no idea that in a matter of a couple weeks I would be able to fall asleep with him pressing against me. Unfortunately, I possess a personality that always pushes things to the limit and I have been so tempted when he has been asleep like this to try to put him in my lap and hold him but I think that would completely flip him out and so I am trying to remain respectful of his limits but when you watch this video I think you will see how tempting it is. This video also allows the viewer to see what his eyes look like from his recent surgery and shows why I don't put the Adopt Me bandanna on him at the dog park. I am assured the pigment will come back...........months from now. In the meantime, we will remain in hiding as much as possible.
Last, thank you to those of you who have left comments. There isn't a feature that allows me to respond to each one of them, which is a shame because I would like too but I do very much appreciate each one of them.