Saturday, February 15, 2014

Katie and Jagger

Tom and Trish and the grandkids have a new puppy.  He's a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, 10 months old, and they are in the process of training him.  He is super high energy right now, and was so curious about Katie.  What fun, a new toy!  When we first put them together, Jagger was all over Katie, sniffing every inch of her and I was watching carefully to make sure Katie was okay with this and didn't try to be aggressive with him.  This is what she did:


She didn't try to run away, but went into turtle mode - tucking in as much as she could and just lay there with her ears back and her tail tucked in.


She tried to adjust to keep away from him, but still stayed very calm.











Little Jagger was jumping around, sniffing her here, sniffing her there, and finally decided to go a little too far, and Katie, insulted, growled and jumped up. We finally had to separate them.


Poor Katie, she was really good, and poor Jagger, too.  He was just being a curious, playful male puppy. They have a few crates around the house, and I got a larger one to put Katie in some of the time - a safe place where Jagger couldn't try to play with her.  Katie's such a great dog, but I don't think she knows how to play with other dogs. 

Jagger has a bed in the corner of the family room, and he's pretty good about going to his bed and staying there, his training is new and on-going right now, but having Katie roaming around was too much sometimes, and of course he'd soon be out of his bed.  We kind of rotated dogs in crates.

Then little Jagger went to the vet on Thursday for his appointment to be altered.  He came home drugged and with a "cone" around his neck to keep him away from the stitches, and he was super calm that afternoon.  The next day he was back to his old self and doing fine.  Here's a photo from last night, poor pup.  He was sent to his bed but kept his eyes on everything that was going on.  Look at that darling face:


Gavin and I took the dogs for a walk yesterday, and Jagger just prances and dances and wags his tail the whole time.  He's got long legs and is a little bigger than Katie, but she's much more solid.  He's light as a feather.  So cute!  :)

That's it for today - a Katie and Jagger post.

From me and Katie, have a great Saturday, everybody!  :)

17 comments:

  1. He is such a pretty baby. Our dogs are not social. Sometimes Scooter doesn't even like Skittlez. It's amazing how different each personality is. I think Katie bore up very well.

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  2. Oh that last picture. . . He looks so sad and is wondering why you would do that nasty thing to him. . .

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  3. Katie did a great job and soon Jagger will learn the correct response. I notice Katie is looking away from Jagger in every picture and avoiding eye contact. She's asking him to leave her alone. He might learn some things just from watching Katie. He sure has a sweet face. Our new dogs are crate trained - something new for us but they seem to really like their crates. They are soft sided with mesh windows so very comfortable for the dogs.

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  4. Mom....... SAVE ME!!!!! What a patient little cutie!!

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  5. Sweet new puppy and poor Katie. Little Emmi doesn't know how to play with other dogs, either.

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  6. Katie looks like she just wants Jagger to go away. I'm sure once they have accustomed to one another Jagger will chill, though I suspect Katie may need to tell him off once in a while.

    He is adorable (so is Katie!). It amazes me how quickly they get over a surgery.

    Have fun!

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  7. In all the pictures Katie had the look on her face that said "Can you PLEASE get this pest away from me!" Love it.

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  8. Katie what a good dog you are! She knew Jagger was a puppy and was allowing him some leeway. What a handsome little guy. Katie, I know how you feel--some people's children will wear down your last nerve won't they:)

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  9. I agree. Katie did a good job of tolerating a pup. Katie definitely doesn't seem like an alpha female or she would've put him in his place. Every dog has their own unique personality. Jagger is a cute little guy but poor Katie looks quite uncomfortable.

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  10. Katie was really patient! Most would have nipped at the little twerp. lol

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  11. Every puppy needs a lot of socializing with other dogs so that they learn how to behave around other dogs. Puppy classes giving the opportunity for the young dog to meet other puppies and learn about proper "dog language". Katie was very good with the little guy. She would have nipped him if he had gone too far. That's the way a puppy would learn that he has gone too far. Older dogs, that are properly socialized, know exactly what they are dealing with. They would not harm a puppy.

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  12. very Cute. I sure hope Jagger was obtained through Cavalier King Charles Spaniel rescue. So many homeless Purebreed Cavalier King Charles Spaniel adults, puppies and seniors need homes.

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  13. While I agree that Jagger is a cute little dog, I felt sorry for Katie, having to put up with him so long, she looked really distressed and I would have separated them right away. She isn't used to a puppies energy and it must be overwhelming for her. Good luck with the training, Jagger should settle down soon at that age.

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  14. Both Jagger and Katie are soooo cute. Chica also gets overwhelmed by lager more frisky dogs.

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  15. Katie was such a good sport. My Buddy is not so sociable. We're working on it but ....

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