Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Ferd Sees Tank, Meets Stout and Gets A Present From the Easter Bunny

So, we took Ferdinand to the vet last Thursday for his shots and what not.  Last time we visited the vet, he was very timid and wasn't sure what to think of the place.  Not this time.  He marched right down the street to the vet and I could hardly get the door open before he went charging in, looking for Tank.  

Tank didn't greet him at the door, but when Ferd saw that we were going in to the same room as before he got even more excited.  We picked him up to put him on the scale and he weighed in at 22 pounds!  They said he was gaining weight fast, but he was very healthy about it!  

He took his rabies shots like a champ and enjoyed his oral heart meds.  You could have probably cut an ear off and he wouldn't have cared as long as he had time to play with Tank.  

Here are some pictures from their escapades.  

Tank tried to play tug-of-war with Ferd.  Ferd didn't get the concept.

All Ferd really wanted to do was lick Tank's manhood.  It was embarrassing.  haha

Ferd constantly tried mounting Tank.  He's got the idea, just the wrong dog.

They were giving Tank treats for sitting and they were surprised that Ferdinand was already getting "the sit," now staying is a whole other ball of wax.

Look at that mug on Tank.

The vet said that Ferd would get pretty sleepy after getting his rabies shots, I was grateful because he can be a major handful in the car.  I didn't think that she meant he would pass out in whatever position he was in.

I stopped at a red light and this is what I see.  How is that even comfortable?

It didn't last long, this is how he ended up the rest of the car ride.

Now, he's way too big to be doing this.  Although he still tries.

A few days after I took him to the vet, I was out and my husband called to tell me that Ferdinand made a huge mess in the bathroom, then when he took him out, he found a blue highlighter and started to eat that.  So, when I came home, I had to give him a bath.

To me, there is nothing cuter than a dog all wrapped up in a towel like a baby.  He loves his bath so much.  I couldn't get him in the bathtub quick enough.  And if it was up to him, he would spend all day in the water.

This was perfect timing anyway because Easter Sunday was coming up.  We decided we were going to try to take Ferd to as many places as possible so he can get used to people and riding in the car.

We stopped at my friend's parents house.  Stephanie has been my best friend since I was like 10.  She was home with her husband, Kerry and their dog, Stout. I wasn't exactly sure how Stout and Ferdinand were going to be, only because I know Ferd can try to be the Alpha, but they got along so well.  It was fun watching them play.  

Ferd attempting to hump Stout.

Ferd and Stout playing so well together.

After we left Steph's house, we went to my Grandma's house where Ferdinand and Honey Bear got along splendidly.  Then we left and went to Derek's parent's house where things with Joey didn't go so well.  Joey likes his house and doesn't want any other dogs in it.  We made Ferd's playpen smaller and kept him in the sunroom during dinner so Joey didn't get angry, but tensions got a little high when we let Ferd out.  Thankfully, it was nice outside and Joey likes being out, so things weren't bad with him outside and Ferdinand inside.  

Since Ferdinand seemed to enjoy Lily's bed so much while we were in Florida, the Easter Bunny brought him one.  He wasn't sure about it at first, but now he has taken a liking to it.  Only after he peed on it twice!

He looks like he is overwhelmed by the bed in this picture, but honestly, within the week that he's had it, he has grown so much that he completely fits in it.

Doakes was a little bitter that her and Dexter didn't get presents from the Easter Bunny.  We spoiled them the first year and we are doing the same for Ferdinand this year.  Next year, they will all get gifts.  

On a side note, Ferdinand has becoming a big time humping machine.  Here is proof.

He just goes to town on this thing.  It's kind of weird, but then it's hilarious when we catch him humping the Penguin's face.  

But still, Ferd's favorite thing to do is curl up with his Daddy and watch his favorite hockey team, the Pittsburgh Penguins!

Doesn't he look excited?

This was him watching the game tonight with me.

Well, he wasn't really watching as much as he was going in and out of sleep.  He's getting a little big for this.  

He's still a big cuddle bug and he loves it.  He will sit next to the couch and cry if I don't pick him up and hold him.  It's too cute!

It's almost Ferd's bedtime, so I have to get him ready for that.  He is like a baby when it comes to bedtime, he fights it so much.  

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