How to Deal With Your Crazy Little Sibling - Buffy's Dog Tips

Woof! Woof! Hello, you guys! As you all may know, my little sister is a bit of a nutcase. She's either possessed or mental.

I know you've all been there. Getting a new sibling and suddenly you're in an alternative reality.

Mommy says Fluffy was exactly what we needed. Why? She balances us out. Mommy and I are introverts and it's hard for us to be around a lot of people.

Fluffy does not have that problem. She's super friendly with everyone and her craziness is an asset. In turn, her personality rubs off on us so we are a bit crazy too now.

Unfortunately her craziness has no bounds. There should be some limit but none exist with Fluff. I've had to learn to navigate the crazy and thought I'd share some Buffy tips for those doggies that have nutty younger siblings too.

Here's how to handle a crazy sibling

1. Don't engage when crazy level is high

Fluffy goes through levels of crazy. I had to observe and figure out when it increases, then retreat. Sometimes she runs fast and jumps on me then forces eye contact. I have to look away and make like I'm not bothered by her.

Fluffy forcing eye contact with Buffy.

I'll then go sit by the gate and pretend to look at people and cars. This is my life you guys. Sometimes she stands on me by the gate to see better. Yep! I'm a stepping stone! Help me!

2. Sleep really late

I don't think Fluffy ever sleeps. Well maybe she's a light sleeper. At night she's very busy doing stuff and she's still busy when the sun is up. The later I sleep, the better.

Once she sees I'm awake she forces me to play with her. If I don't I get yelled at really loud. Eventually I'll give in and chase her around a bit, we wrestle while I pull her around by her hair. What?! Hair pulling is her favorite game!

Fluffy and Buffy on bed.
Throwback to when alone time ended

3. Move her focus to mommy

When mommy is around Fluff does not like when I get attention. She then gets inbeween mommy and I. Literally! Before I might have been upset but then I realised I'm actually free.

That's the best time to get some zzz's in a nice quiet spot far far away from them. Sure she'll get nice cuddles and scratches but soon after I'll hear screams in the distance when Fluff decides to play "eat the hand". But it's not my problem anymore. Goodluck with your crazy dog Renza!

4. Pretend I'm on her side

Pretending to be on Fluffy's side is my best defence. I need to play along with her devious plans and try not to get my paws dirty at the same time.

She's really scary you guys. If I don't, I'll be the victim of her next revenge plan. Mommy is still recovering from what Fluff did to her.

5. Find a priest

I think an exorcism might be necessary if Fluffy does not calm down. If anyone has done this sort of thing with a doggie then let me know please.

Unpossessed Fluff might be calmer. Unless she's not possessed then I really don't know you guys. She'll grow out of it right? Right?!

Buffy and Fluffy in garden sniffing.

Hope that was helpful. I'll admit, without the crazy, I'll be really bored. We all need a little crazy in our lives. Just a tiny little bit.

I'll see you guys soon. Mommy is still very sad because granny passed but Fluff and I are making sure she's fine. Don't worry we're taking good care of her. She still has her smile and laugh so I guess we're doing a good job.

Woof!! Woooooof!!

Author: Buffy
Job: Guard dog, part-time blogger, Alpha dog, part-time chef
Future plans: Be the most cuddliest dog in the whole wide world
Likes: Playing, eating and sleeping
Dislikes: Grooming and food thieves

Pic credit: Pics of Buffy and Fluffy taken by Renza.

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Tribute to My Beautiful Grandma - Rest in Peace.

While everyone was celebrating the new year, I was at the hospital saying goodbye to my granny. She passed away on new years day at the age of 91.

My granny was a light in this world. She was the strongest person I knew with a huge heart. She lived a long beautiful life and I'm so grateful that we had her with us for so long.

My grandparents raised me and I stayed with them my whole life. Grandpa is now 94 and last December they were married for 69 years. They knew each other for only three months before they got married. Had 6 children, 15 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.

Anyone that asked her what's the secret to a long marriage she always said in afrikaans 'Jy moet dra en verdra'. I think it means be very tolerant.

Those who asked her what's the secret to a long life, she said she respected her parents, like the commandment says. Also believe and trust in God.

Granny was sick for a while now, she got better and then suddenly she was gone. She kept saying God told her she still had work to do.

To some it may seem unfair that God took her from us on new year's day because it's such big day to celebrate. But from now on every new year her memory will remind us of how we should live.

She never drank or smoked, was a good wife, mother, grandma and great-grandma. She was in church every Sunday even when she was ill.

People were drawn to her and everyone that met her felt blessed. She knew what she wanted out of this life and at the end she had no regrets. I admired her so much. Her work to inspire will continue forever. God planned it this way and I feel at peace.

Thank you granny for raising me. For all the lessons and always being there to talk to and laugh with. I miss you so much. My heart is broken but I know God is taking good care of you now. God will be with you till we meet again. Love you always mamma. ♥


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