Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Social Anxiety Disorder??

There have probably been moments when many of us have felt a twinge (or a slap upside the head) of social anxiety disorder. I know I have, and more often than I'd like to admit. I'm pretty sure that Courtney's new puppy was feeling a little S.A.D. today when we picked him up. After driving an hour and a half to the middle of no-where to a hauntingly desolate town who's name I shant mention, and dragging Courtney happily (reluctantly) into a thrift store that scared even me, we met said puppy's breeder at the only truck stop (retail establishment) in town. After chatting for a few minutes Courtney decides to set him down for a moment to stretch before we make the drive back home. BIG mistake. He promptly shimmies under the SUV and refuses to come out despite all of our coaxing. When we finally are able to grab him, we jump in the car and make our way towards home. Now mind you this is a 10.5 week old puppy, I expected something that would curl up in my lap with plenty of room to spare. WRONG. I think this lab my have some horse somewhere in his bloodline. No kidding, this is the largest 10.5 week old puppy I've ever seen. There were body parts hanging off my lap in all directions. Now lest you think the "diving under the car fiasco" is over...oh no no no. We arrived at home with our hands FULL of puppy chow, lunch and drinks (we're starving by now), and Courtney says, "put him down so he can go to the bathroom before we go in the house". Which he promptly does. And then walks under the car. Yeah....did you hear that? Walks under the car. We watched him do it, but we had our hands so full we couldn't do a thing about it. I know what you're and learn. We should have known better. Anyway...10 minutes and the soft end of a broom later, we retrieve him and hustle into the house to eat our cold food. It seems he and his brother and sister puppies liked to play under a shed. DUH. Either that or he just really doesn't like us. He's SO cute though, it wouldn't matter if he climbed on the roof. We'd just laugh and go get the ladder.


  1. I had a great dog that started out that way. She would want to try to fit under the couch or bed, wherever she could get underneath. It took alot of patience and love, but once she knew we wouldn't harm her, she was my best friend for 15 years. Sometimes it just takes time for the shell to open and something beautiful emerges. you will see a change in the big fella soon, and it will be positive for him and your family. Congrats. He is lovely. Donna Van Wie

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