Thursday, September 29, 2011

Does Wayne Brady Have to Choke a Puppy?

Ah the joys... Errr scratch that.  Argh the pains of raising a puppy.   Most days I’m just tolerating Indiana and the others I’m trying not to strangle him.  He’s a little terrorist and it’s like I’m harboring the youngest member of Al Qaeda.  If God didn’t make them cute and sweetly smelling...

Okay, okay… he’s not that bad but as Patty in Cincinnati astutely observed, emotionally I am keeping Indy at arm’s length.  That was also the case when Hudson was a puppy so perhaps it’s because I don’t fall in love easily or that’s the natural arc of life’s circle.  I am uncertain.

Hudson has been my absolute priority these past months following Murphy’s death even after the adoption of the new puppy, but it’s time to put my pack back in order and that’s a tall one. 

When I envisioned the Finding Fuzzybutt Four blog I hoped not only would we be able to find a brother for Hudson but some good homes for other dogs, too.  And from there we could share all aspects of the puppy’s development since in large part I am having to re-learn being a Papi all over again. 

Honestly, I don’t know what the hell I’m doing with him but admitting you have a problem is the first step.  Starting next week, Sheila and I are proud to announce a series of weekly ‘puppy podcasts’ that’ll cover all aspects of what I need to know to raise Indy right - from training to nutrition, and toys to treats, and pack integration. 

Every week I’ll be talking with experts on different topics that we’re encountering and the podcasts will only be hosted here on Finding Fuzzybutt Four.  Stay posted…

Keep the Faith and Puppy Up! 

Hudson, Indy & Luke


  1. hoping you have lined up dr sophia yin a board certified veterinary behavior expert for behavioral issues and puppy training. she is a THE leading expert in her field.

    others I would like to see on your roster and hear from...

    John Bradshaw -anthrozoologist
    Ray Coppinger-ethologist
    Sue Sternberg-animal welfare expert
    Bob Bailey-expert in operant conditioning, training and learning theory
    Dr Christine Zink-veterinary pathologist boarded in canine sports medicine

    thanks, looking forward to listening!

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