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Bagheera, 11 weeks old today

Another week has passed and my puppy is growing bigger and stronger every day. He's also been exposed to kennel cough! Ack (as he would say!)! No other symptoms other than the hacking cough. Vet gave him Primor again. Doesn't seem to help much, but I think that's expected. Primor is probably given as a ward against secondary infections.

We stayed at a farm house this past weekend. My son loves chickens so we wanted to treat him to a chicken farm for his 10th birthday. The chickens fascinated Bagheera!

Some other accomplishments:

Potty training continues. He doesn't quite get it yet, but I think he will.

He's up to 12 pounds, doubling his weight in 4 weeks. He's a growing boy!

I need to remind myself often that he's not Fenris. He's 11 weeks old. Keep expectations low!

He's no longer the youngest at his daycare. A black Lab named Daisy was there this morning. They argued about who was cuter.

We've had to increase leashed time due to occasional games of catch me if you can. I can still catch him. That won't always be the case.


Still a lil' stinker and we all think he's pretty neat. Here he is examining a chicken.
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What a beautiful photo. I have a black lab , golden mix. She just turned 12 and she is a real sweetheart. Love your puppy.
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What a beautiful photo. I have a black lab , golden mix. She just turned 12 and she is a real sweetheart. Love your puppy.
Thank you! Give your sweetie an extra hug today. From me . My beloved, departed Lupo was also half Lab and half golden. Smartest dog I ever had. Maybe the best, but Fenris was an awesome dog too.
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Your little puppy is so very cute! I love the photo you took of him with your son. He looks like he's thinking -- I could chase that chicken and maybe even catch him!!!



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I love the photo with the chicken! So cute! No doubt he is wondering if he chases it could he catch it...and what would happen if he did. The chicken, on the other hand is probably thinking, "Go ahead little puppy. Make my day."
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It's interesting to note both the puppy and the chicken's reactions. The chickens were somewhat curious, but once they realized he had the shape of a predator, curiosity went by the wayside and they turned, well, chicken. Bagheera of course showed no fear, only curiosity and some mild stalking. He gave chase only once, and briefly, as he knew he was on a leash.

This "game" has been played out millions of times over the eons. Predator and prey. Even our domesticated friends know the roles, very well.
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It's interesting to note both the puppy and the chicken's reactions. The chickens were somewhat curious, but once they realized he had the shape of a predator, curiosity went by the wayside and they turned, well, chicken. Bagheera of course showed no fear, only curiosity and some mild stalking. He gave chase only once, and briefly, as he knew he was on a leash.



This "game" has been played out millions of times over the eons. Predator and prey. Even our domesticated friends know the roles, very well.


Not always. My Husky/Shepard would watch as my boyfriend's cockatoo would come down from her perch, strut over to the food bowl, grab a piece of kibble and crawl back up her cage. It was hilarious to watch. I believe she got nipped in the nose once and that's all it too kind.


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Bagheera, 12 weeks old today

Another week! Twelve weeks old today. This puppy has been nothing but a blessing in my life. He has accomplished so much in the five weeks he has been with us. Here are some of his accomplishments so far.

No potty accidents all week. He asks to go out, sitting by the door and whining. What a smart little chap!

He's over his KC and feeling his oats. Bit my son on Saturday when he got too wild and was trying to bite his shirt - hit skin. My son forgave and forgot. Puppy was informed that that is not acceptable behavior. Overall, he's not a hard biter and is always doing it in play, but puppy teeth are sharp!

Water play! Yesterday we took a squeaky ball down to a stream. My son and I braved the chilly water and waded in, and puppy followed along! He didn't swim, as he didn't venture into deep enough water, but it was a joy to see him splash about. Unfortunately he found the water a bit too chilly and was shivering a bit, so we headed out of the shade and he dried and warmed up nicely in the October sun.

He loves the kitchen. This is the room of rooms, THE place to be, if there are humans in it! He has been employed as a minor pre-dishwasher when we have puppy-safe meals.

Zoomies. He has them occasionally

He has discovered the remains of our tomato patch. He was out there eating them. At least this is something edible - he usually seems to prefer leaves and dirt and sticks. He did also eat a grasshopper yesterday.

He can now get out of the car on his own. He can't get in the car yet, but we'll work on that. Speaking of car, I never realized but you don't need to press the button on the gear shift (automatic) to go from drive to neutral. Ask me how I discovered this. Puppy insists on having his head near me, his rear end in the passenger seat, laying across the cup holders. If he gets TOO close to me his body can slide up next to the gear shift and... yep! Driving down the highway and all of a sudden we're slowing WAY down. Took me a couple secs to realize what was happening!

He's discovered Milkbones. He likes them. At first they were too hard for him to chew, now he downs them like a champ. He also tears through a small rawhide chew in about 5 minutes.

That's about it! I'm so happy with this little guy, and proud of him. He's a picture of him doing his first water retrieve, of his red squeaky ball. As you can tell by the picture he's a future dock dogs champion.
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He sounds really great, wonderful to hear how much you're enjoying him.
He's becoming a good looking boy.
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