Everyday Adventures in Havachon Heaven

The Good, Crazy, & Adorable Life of One Havachon Puppy

Havachon Hair Fashionista

This was before my first haircut. ::sigh:: I'm gonna need some mousse for this thing....

This silly puppy emphasizes her girlyness all the time – she has a thing about her hair just like human girls do!

After playing for a while, Daisy will preen the long hair on her tail, seemingly trying to straighten the curls and waves into some kind of order. She’ll actually grab the long hairs sticking off the end of her tail and pull them straight with her teeth over and over again, until they comply. Then she studies them to decide if they’re organized well enough.

Much better now!

When DD uses a flat iron to straighten her hair (curly hair runs through our whole family, so Daisy’s definitely one of us!), Daisy watches her intently as if she’s figuring out just how to do that.

Funny little puppy!

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Our Havachon Has Our Genes!

They say that adopted children many times take on the traits and looks of their adoptive parents. We think this is true of adopted puppies as well. 😉

 


I will SO do it if I want to!!

 

Before DD was born, we knew two things about her: she’d have curly hair, and she’d have a stubborn streak. Both traits run heavily through both of our families.

She did – on both counts.

Well, Daisy’s no different. She had long, puffy, straight hair when we got her, and it’s now curly, curly, curly! And she definitely has that stubborn streak that surfaces any time she wants to have things her way. It’s a funny process, actually – she’ll do something that’s not allowed, and when we tell her “no” the first time, she just stands there staring at us with this funny little expression on her face, like she’s really thinking about it and contemplating why we wouldn’t allow that.

She eventually returns to the scene of the crime and does it again. But this time, she’s ready for us. When we say “no”, she yaps back at us. One quick, complaining little yap, along with a little hop that puts her body sideways to us, ready to bolt away in case we try to pick her up and put her in the naughty room (which is the laundry room; this only happens when she does something really bad, though) for a couple of minutes.

But she’s ready for anything – if we follow her yap with another “no”, she lets out a shrill yap and starts racing around the room like a lunatic, letting out little grumbles and under-her-breath barks. Just like a teenager who’s been sent to her room and mumbles under her breath the entire time she’s stomping away.

But that stubbornness is there – like with the sofa-jumping episode, she’ll walk over to whatever it is she’s not supposed to touch and look at it, look at us, then look back at it, deciding if she can get away with it again. Stubborn.

If she commits the crime a third time, she looks at us sideways and is ready to bolt. She yaps as if to say, “Look! I did it again! Aren’t you going to  scold me?” This time, we tell her “no”, then just ignore her, and usually the bad behavior stops. I guess it’s just no fun anymore if no one is going to pay any attention to it.

But those aren’t the only coincidences. DD had one baby tooth that just refused to fall out on its own. Her adult tooth was trying to push its way in and ended up starting to emerge through the side of her gum, next to the baby tooth. We had to have the baby tooth pulled. Well, wouldn’t you know that Daisy has two baby teeth – her upper canines – that are rock solid and sitting right up against the adult canines that already came in? Now the vet has to pull them during her spay surgery.

So, Daisy is one puppy who is truly one of the family, all the way down to her genetics, it seems! 🙂

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