Saturday, May 13, 2017

Funny Yoshi

Yoshi has been with us for 6 days now and he's feeling very comfortable. So comfortable, in fact, that he rolled over in the middle of the floor with all the girls around him and a bouncy Cara, and was so still that I told the girls he was playing dead. They thought that was hilarious and don't know that playing dead is an actual trick that dogs are often taught.

Of course, when a male dog bellies up for the first time in front of a bunch of girls with intellectual disabilities and a five year-old, questions begin. Apple brought it up first with, "What's that?" Having seen me change diapers and potty train baby boys, she knows the proper names for their parts and that they go potty, she just didn't recognize the same parts on a dog. Next came Blossom's question, "Where's the mating part?" I'm sure phrased it that way because we've talked about how our animals have had surgery so they can't have babies. I kept it simple and said the mating parts are the p. and v. parts on boys and girls rather than going into what part is neutered on a male.

I've seen Yoshi sleep on his back several times now and he often does something quite odd that I finally got a picture of. He keeps one front leg straight and the other bent. Every time I'd grab the camera, he'd bend the straight leg into the typical doggy position but tonight with the girls keeping him occupied, he didn't notice the camera.

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