Monday, January 9, 2017

Wishes and PUP date #1

Happy New Year!!! I'm just a little late ..... with this... but I'm sure you'll understand.

My hope is that 2017 brings you creativity and time to pursue it, and that it brings you both joy and happiness!

We have our own little ball of joy and happiness to take us into 2017. Sure hope I am saying this as we go through the equivalence of the terrible 2's of Puppyhood!!!

Meet Bandit. 

The breeder named him.... and it was what was put on his registration.... so we kept it. 

This is his sire             and      this is his dam

This him at 7 weeks, when we brought him home. Both of his ears were erect, but the stress of rehoming... caused one to flop. It only took 3 days for both to be back up. He probably weighed 12 pounds when we brought him home and yesterday at the vet (first picture) he weighed in about 20 pounds.

At 10 weeks he is nearly house broken....  He asks to go out.... but we don't trust him yet of course. 

We both were missing our big 'bigger than life' dog, Axel since July and the hole in our daily lives just didn't want to close. So in November I said I thought I was ready for a new dog. The DH started looking for a breeder that bred dogs like Axel. I considered a white rescue shepherd that I helped rescue, but he was just to laid back. DH asked if I wouldn't consider an all Black Shepherd, but no I really wanted another flat coated dog. DH made some inquires... and showed me a page with a beautiful dog, we Googled it and, and, and, they had a litter of puppies. 2 females and 2 males. One of the girls was spoken for, but neither of the males were. So we made an appointment to see them. This is a picture of the males at 4 weeks. Bandit is the pup on the right.

He has been with us for a full 3 weeks now and he has matured and grown tremendously. Its been fun watching him learn to leap, jump and manage his body this week. He is practicing his bark too. He doesn't manage the whole night yet and the frigid weather of the last few days has us questioning our sanity!

and Bandit at 8 weeks.

Linzi is not happy about this at all! He is too small yet to allow them together... and it is evident that he will be the dominate dog. Hopefully they will eventually find a balance and we can all be together in the same room.

If this post is a disjointed... sorry. My attention span has been shorted dramatically over the last few weeks. Wonder Why?

More later... about me, quilting and Bandit!


Jean Etheridge said...

Happy New Year! Having a new puppy is so exciting! Our pug is now seven, and we have considered fining a second one. No decision yet: pugs shed a ton. Double the hair? Double the vet/ kennel cost? Where to fit a second crate? House breaking again? No fence means lots of dog walking....but one of these days we will cave.

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Anonymous said...

Bandit is so darned cute!!! I'll bet he will reach Axels size and he looks like so him in coloring, which is quite uncommon over here. Here GSs is more tan and dark and not all as big. Diego sends a nose kiss since he know what it was like to be the youngest LOL.
Hugs to all! said...

What a fun way to start the new year! Welcome to that little darling. A bandit for sure as he's stolen your heart.

Diana LaFaro said...

He's beautiful!

Rachel Murphree said...

Oh Beth, he is just gorgeous and you are so lucky to have him. I can see why you have been a bit occupied!! Enjoy!