Maxwell and I ventured into unknown territory yesterday: the nursery. Everything I have read about preparing dog for baby is let them sniff everything.
Max loved this exercise! He sniffed everything, except the hamper. He's terrified of that. Probably because it's one of those wire and mesh hampers and when I took it out of the package, it sprung out and scared us both! But his favorite thing to sniff? Clothes! He loved all the baby clothes. It's probably because he has a doggie sweater and he loves to put it on. Don't believe me? If I bring out his sweater, he runs in circles and prances and sits eagerly waiting for me to put it on. It's really funny. He probably thought all the baby clothes were for him! He also liked the swing and the vibrating chair thing.
I've been pretty gimped lately- my bad ankle is suffering from edema or swollen feet- so it makes it difficult to walk around. It feels a lot like recovering from surgery to be honest. Only cure for it is to keep it propped up and alternate ice and heat, which is doing the trick beautifully. However, it does have to be constant. Max seems to think I am going to die or something because he has been sticking to me like glue today, on my left side, near my feet. We took a 4 hour nap today. Every time I went to change position, he eyed me nervously.
I know my dog is smart-you can actually see him try to reason things out. I just need to be a little more patient with his sensitive nature and show him through example and training that things are going to be okay.