Hi everyone! Life has had a way of just moving on, doesn't it? I feel like I haven't had any time to check in here at all lately.
Shelby, I LOVE the video of Peaches sliding-that is so cute! And Meg, your girl is just a petite one, I guess-kinda of like Thelma Lou.
Welcome to Bailey! Can't wait to hear more about her! Our puppy has the same birthdate.
A quick update on us: Thelma Lou had her shots today and she weighed 27 lbs. She is 17 weeks and 2 days. We are glad to get these shots done because now (well, in 10 days) she is off house-arrest and can go to the track with us and the parks and such!
We took her out in the woods last weekend, to a land-navigation course here. She had SO much fun, bounding over fallen branches and weaving around big tufts of grass. She had a huge grin on her face.
She got so tired that she came to me and whined on our way back to the car so I could pick her up and carry her-first time she's ever done that.
And then there was even more excitement because we had a little snow. An afternoon of snow, to be precise. That was a whole new set of thrills!
Meg, we do still struggle with her pulling on walks-mostly if she sees a squirrel or bird, or leaf, or cool stick, or another dog, or some smelly garbage, or a mirage.
Ok, all the time.
The one thing that gives me hope is that occasionally when there is a person passing by (across the street-hasn't happened up close yet) she will sit when I tell her and wait till they pass. Her little bottom just wiggles the entire time and her tail is wagging like crazy but she stays in a sit. She doesn't do it every time, but often enough that I have hope she will be a "good citizen" one day....
I've looked at the gentle leaders, too, I think I will wait until she's bigger, though. She small enough still that she's manageable.
Today she met a 13-week old German shepherd puppy at the vet. His name was Zeus and he was gorgeous. He was as big as she is and his paws and ears were MUCH bigger. They liked each other.
It was actually good for her because usually she spends the entire time in the waiting room trying to get the other people to pet her, but today she was distracted sniffing and watching Zeus.
She does have an "issue" who getting her belly rubbed. You can hardly ever pet her without her flopping over in her back and spreading her legs. Not the most lady-like behavior. ;-)
The rest of our life is boring. Just busy.
I think we all need to put up new pictures!