Monday, August 3, 2009

Puppy Update!!

Well, it's been a while so I thought I'd catch up. Plus, I have new pictures.

At last weigh in on the Wii she was up to 44.5 pounds. And that was several weeks ago. That's officially as much as Myrddin. She's not quite as tall as he is yet, but the current prediction is that she will be bigger than Rowan by the end of the year.

She's been spayed, so no puppies. Yea. We hoped that she would slow down for a day or two after her surgery, but it was an effort to keep her from jumping on the couch or running after the boys from the moment we brought her home. She healed just fine, despite herself. We've had to adjust her collar twice since her surgery, so she's back to growing like a weed. She's rapidly becoming huge.

She has, additionally, gotten herself banned from the dog park. We feel she needs some serious obedience lessons before we'll feel comfortable. She runs from anything bigger than herself and bullies anything smaller. Generally, at some point we have to put the leash back on her and drag her away from whomever she's growling and snarling and snapping at. So far, no one has complained but it's only a matter of time. So, she gets to stay home until she can learn some manners.

This is her after we got home from our last foray to the park:

She came home, plopped down in front of the water dish and hogged it for about 5 minutes until she finally gave it up and let the boys drink. The paw in the dish is par for the course. She's forever sticking a paw in while she drinks. It only adds to the lake that forms every time.

Here are some more pictures from the park. They really enjoy themselves, especially Myrddin and Rowan. Aibhne, too, when she isn't being a pill. That's her way back in the background with the curly tail.

Just in case you forgot, this is what she looked like when we brought her home:

My how things have changed.


Joanna said...

Oh thanks for posting the little baby puppy picture at the end to contrast with your growing girl. Isn't it amazing how quickly they grow up? She's darling at all stages.

Aliceson said...

Oh, what a little stinker! And big! My goodness she must be eating nonstop!

I so know what you mean about the water bowl mess. My Saint nearly floods the house when he takes a drink. I still wouldn't trade him for a lap dog though.

LeftLeaningLady said...

Awwww, what a sweet baby. I am not ready for another puppy, since Lola still thinks she is one. But I would love to cuddle one for a minute. :-)