Theodore Rufus Doggington the 1st – Part Deux

or Teddy for short…

You can read Theo’s introduction here.

So…I’ve had him for about 5 weeks. How’s it going?

You know, I think I quite like being a dog owner. Or perhaps I like my dog. Either way, it’s been a pretty pleasant experience so far. We spend most of our time together given that I am working from home so I have had chance to put time into training him which means Ive been able to house train him with less than a dozen accidents (pee only) and he has also been sleeping all night so that’s some key boxes ticked.

He’s had his jabs now so from yesterday he can also go out for walks. That has been less successful but I just need to get him used to traffic and stuff. Nothing major to worry about. Equally, hes still a bit bitey but so much less than he was. He seems to have a thing for Mrs Afterwards’ feet which whilst funny is also dangerous as no one should touch her feet. Ever. The kids thought I was joking once and tried to tickle them and we nearly had to put them up for adoption afterwards.
What has amazed me is how much he has grown. He has literally doubled in size in a month. I mean how is that even possible. He’s putting on weight faster than me in lockdown which is quite something indeed!

I have an experiment I am going to be posting about which is going to explore that a little more, keep an eye out for it trust me it’s some serious scientific stuff for sure!

I will admit that I didn’t think that I would like him as much as I do, but as Mrs afterwards’ keeps telling me, there is no love like that of a grumpy old man and the dog he did not want.

With Christmas on the way and lockdown easing a little bit here I am looking forward to seeing what the next month holds for us both. Should be fun.

Author: Michael

Husband, dad,(ex)programmer, comic collector and proud Yorkshireman. I have no idea why im here or why im writing but i rather enjoy it. no great fan of punctuation;

11 thoughts on “Theodore Rufus Doggington the 1st – Part Deux”

  1. You’re going to get some fun pictures at the holidays with Theodore. He’s adorable in the Santa hat. Years ago, my aunt bought a Santa suit for her dog. Not just the hat and coat, with a black belt and gold buckle no less, but also a fluffy white beard and black rubber boots. That dog jollied along with everything ’til it got to the boots, then it freaked out and kept trying to run. She wanted a picture of him, got the boots on all four feet and he planted himself there, wouldn’t move like he was glued to the floor. She got the picture and that was the end of the Santa suit. 🙂 I liked your Christmas decorations too – meant to mention that but I was fixated on the food.

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  2. I think i wore the hat more than he did 🙂 he was not at all impressed…we have a couple of christmas jumpers for him too which he doesn’t mind once they’re on…

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