Koopa, like Freddie is 6 months now. Since we moved house last month there has been some big changes in his life and so I thought I’d write a little update on our furry little friend!
When I first introduced Koopa on here he was very definitely here to be our guard dog. Well, at least to alert us to intruders. I mean look how cute, this little guy was never going to do any damage to anyone was he!!!?
With Mark’s allergies, a newborn and a landlord that said no dogs allowed in the house (everyone here keeps their dogs outside) the odds were stacked. Koopa was destined to be an outside dog.
In our old house I could ‘police’ one patio door fairly well but Koopa was always very determined to get in. I’m pretty sure he thought he’s one of the kids and that if they’re allowed in, why wasn’t he?
Whenever Koopa did make it into the house he’d go crazy running around like a loony with excitement. He then started to learn the ‘stealth’ trick, where he would sneak in and then lie down right next to the sofa in the hope you wouldn’t see him, and when you did he’d look super cute!!
When we got to our new house it was clear straight away that the tide had turned. There’s not a lot of windows in our new house, but lots of big doors. You have to have it all open to get light and any little bits of breeze in!!
Therefore it was going to be impossible to police.
On moving day when we pulled up to the house, Koopa knew straight away. He ran straight in and strutted about like he owned the place!! That evening when he was still inside he couldn’t believe his luck!
These days you will still find Arthur and Koopa running round the garden together like always, but you will also see him at my feet whenever I’m sat on the sofa
or cuddled up with me when I’m sat on the floor playing with Arthur and Freddie
He is always getting in on Freddie’s playtime too!
He was still sleeping outside at night (so we could still partly claim him to be an outside dog!) until last week when we were told that he was barking ALL night every night; as we sleep at the back of the house we couldn’t hear him. So, last week Koppa the outside dog officially became 100% an inside dog!!
He couldn’t be happier!
I’ll write a post soon on how we are dealing with Marks allergies; he’s not been struggling with Koopa being inside – phew!