A Princess Crown and Reward Toy

February 2, 2011

The first ear-taping got Nola’s ears up to a high airplane wing position.  She’s able to prick them higher, but I didn’t want to take any chances.  So (since we are again snowed in) I did a secondary taping this morning.  I did not use the moleskin, but rather took the next size up foam roller (it’s a pale aqua), used the skin adhesive to glue just the roller to the inside of her ear, and then re-taped.  Needless to say, she’s not happy with the contraption on her head.  However, to sweeten the pot, I pulled a new toy out of the collection bag.  THAT made things a lot more palatable.

High-tailin’ it through the kitchen

First attempt at disembowelment

This toy includes a tennis ball so when you throw it, it bounces.  Nola brings the toy back — that won’t last!  However, with later training, the behavior will return.  Good girl, Nola!  The bigger baddogs were locked up for a little while so the baby could enjoy her prize in peace — before they enjoyed it in pieces.


  1. Ron says:

    Hughie was reliably (and obsessively) fetching at 13 weeks.

    I won’t encourage *that* behaviour in any future puppies that I own.

  2. Cheryl says:

    Awww, is she not the CUTEST thing EVER! I just love her color and her beautiful face! What a honey.

  3. Builder Mama says:

    Rufus would be jealous – there is nothing better in his world than a new toy to cherish – I mean, disembowel.

    Nola is such a pretty girl! Her face is so sweet.