Well, as you may remember our little doggy friend Cody passed away early last month. We were all kind of sad and blue. Just didn't seem right without a dog around. We had planned to wait until Christmas to get another dog. I guess Christmas came early.
My husband went down to our local shelter and perused the dogs there. I didn't go because I'm a wimp. Seeing all those dogs there makes me too sad. He decided on this little Terrier mix who seemed kind of laid back and friendly. So far he seems like a pretty good fit. He has been named Rintoo, after one of my son's favorite characters on Nick Jr.
I think all of our spirits have been lifted with this new addition to the family. Nothing like somebody to get all excited and wag their tail at you when you get home from a long day at work.
So this is where CSN Stores comes into the picture. I had to chance to review a product from their store, so the timing was just right to get the doggy a new bed.
First I got this dog bed duvet by Molly Mutt.
They have some really cute ones to pick from! The idea is that you also purchase a "stuff sack" and just stuff it with things you have around the house to make the bed.
After careful inspection and research, Rintoo approved.
Because every dog needs two beds, I also got this giftable set made by Thro.
It come with a little squeaky toy and tiny dog blanket, and it's super soft. I think if Rintoo had to pick just one, this one is his preference.
Although we love the stuffin's out of this dog, it hasn't been completely without a hitch. The dog decided a couple of weeks after he got here he has issues with our son. Here's the scenario...I've probably told you Simon has autism, and he tends to be somewhat aloof, do his own thing. Not extremely interested in everything going on around him. Also his movements can be kind of "jerky", I suppose. Apparently the dog has either picked up on his overall disinterest, or thinks of Simon as the only family member he can be dominant of. There have been a few episodes where the dog growled at Simon, and it usually seemed food related (Simon was in the kitchen with me while I was cooking and Rintoo growled when he got close to me and the food), or territorial. (the dog was allowed to sit in one chair when he first arrived, and he got a bit possessive of it. now he's a floor dog). So anyway,we are working to try to show the dog that Simon is indeed the boss of him, and hopefully they can be friends. So if you have any insights into dog psychology, I'm all ears!