Monday, November 15, 2004

Looks like we're in for more excitement from Mojo:

6-18 months = Adolescence

  • At seven to nine months they go through a second chewing phase -- part of exploring territory.

  • Heightened exploration of dominance, including challenging humans.

  • Now we know where that chewing phase came from. That "Heightened exploration of dominance" makes me nervous. He's getting more pushy lately, bringing us toys (mainly socks) and growling to play. He's also been nipping & biting our hands, trying to get us to play.

    He's also gotten a lot better at obeying commands, like "drop it." Go figure.

    We bring him places now, leaving him in the car if he can't go with us. It's kind of chilly, so there's no danger of overheating. It's really neat to see Mojo's head sticking up looking for us when we go back to the car. And he doesn't seem to bark in the car anymore, though he did growl when we went through the drive-through bank this morning. I think that's because he couldn't see the teller very well, due to his hair covering his eyes. He was fine when she came back to the window.

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