1) Teach her who is boss, and do it early and often!
|Showing the munchkin the Jaws of Doom early will help put her in her place.|
|Seriously, do NOT underestimate the power of the Jaws of Doom|
If you remind her when she's young that you are Older and In Charge, even when she gets bigger, you'll keep that psychological advantage!
In those last couple of pictures, Lard Butt out-weighed me by about 10lbs - but I've always had that psychological edge! Even if she's a bit harder to take down...
2) Wear your sister out - a tired puppy is a Good Puppy.
|Heehee. Little rat couldn't decide between food or a nap, so she chose both!|
3) Keep an eye on your little sister - you never know what she's going to get up to if left to her own devices!
|I've got my eyes on you, Abby.|
4) Teach her how to share the toys
|The more ear-flappage you can create, the better!|
5) Teach her early about the Finer Things In Life
Like snow zoomies
|Is there any wonder why I call her 'Lard Tuchus'? Heehee!|
6) Remember that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. She's a cracker puppy, but dude, you are COOL, and she wants to be Just Like you.
But, you ARE allowed to make fun of her when she has 'bad face' days. I mean, what are little sisters for, if you can't post embarrassing photos of them on the internet?
At the end of the day, however, there's nothing better than a little sister!
And when your little sister REALLY starts to get on your nerves, and all the squeeing and oohs and ahhs, and "isn't puppy breath the best" comments get annoying, just remember that you are house-trained and she's not. And if you forget it, you can rest assured that she'll remind everyone pretty quickly that she hasn't quite learned "OUTSIDE" yet! Heehee!
Seriously, dude, we love ya, Mitch, and we think you are going to be the best big brother a girl could have!
-Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus