Pao is growing

Pao is 44 days old today and he’s lived here for just 12 days. He’s obviously gotten bigger in that time. And his weight has doubled from 1.3 kg to 2.6 kg…

On the gnawing-on-my-hand front, I’m making progress. There seem to be lots of strategies online. The one that works best so far seems to be crying out and having my hand go limp for 10-20 seconds. When that happens, Pao tends to stare at the hand, and lick it. He tends to lick more than bite now. This is apparently a behavior puppies learn when they play with each other, and there is a lot of biting, and sometimes it can get too much.

He can also play a game I taught him. I tell him to choose one of my hands, and he chooses one and then I pet him with it. I’ll have to grab a video of that. It’s cute watching him looking and choosing between two hands even at his age. He can actually select one with his paw.


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