Back when we were on vacation, I mentioned something about Sluggo's floor issues. I think I may have mentioned some of the boy's quirks before, but Payton asked me to expand on these "surface issues". So, I figured I'd take this opportunity to do so.
Let me start by saying, I love Sluggo to death. He is great to have around when your chilly, because he is a world class snuggler. He worships me, which can only be a good thing. Plus, he does whatever I tell him, another bonus.
I'm not going to mince words folks. smarts is not one of Sluggo's strong suits.
We call this his dumb look...
One of the many issues Sluggo has is with unfamiliar surfaces. Shiny ones especially.
The floors of our vacation house are refinished, very shiny....
hence, it took him over one full day to be able to traverse them without being carried.
Hey, at least he got over it out there, because at Grammy and Grampy's, he regresses every time he makes any progress. Will walk on regular wood floor, will not walk on new kitchen wood floor.
Except at Christmas when he wouldn't come in the living room because of the tree.
Here he is at a meet up asking Mom to pick him up
then of course, there is the basement floor.
He'll come down the stairs because they are carpeted. But then beds and rugs need to be set up like Frogger for him to go any further.
Oh, then when he goes upstairs, he won't enter the kitchen from the basement. He'll just sit and cry 'til Mom carries him to safe ground.
Here he is sulking, because he can't/won't walk across the floor to be with the rest of us.
He's cuckoo , I tell you.
Other floors he won't walk on...
The Vets office
Won't leave the rug beyond the door at Petsmart
Multiple shops on the Cape.
In addition to these places he won't walk, Sluggo also doesn't like it when certain things are on top of other things.
It started when he was a puppy. He would bark at anything that was placed on top of his crate. Now, random places such as the dining room table, counter, etc.
There you have it. A peek into Sluggo's mind. Anyone else have neurosis such as these. We could use some tips before investing in therapy and doggie drugs!
I would also like to give a Birthday shout out to Lucky! She turns eight today. Hope your day is filled with all kinds of fun and special treats Lucky!
In addition to that Sunflower news, I am also sending out the Sunflower Power of the Paw to Gracie Lynn over at the Slimmer Pugs.
She is recuperating from surgery she had on her leg last week.
This was an unexpected expenditure for The Slimmers, as Mimi just had a similar surgery done, and they are having a chip in to help cover the cost. So if you are able, donate a few green papers. Even if you can't donate, I know she would appreciate a little get well wish!
Here's to a speedy recovery Gracie!