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My husband and I are new puppy owners- this is our first dog together, and we're working through what it means to be puppy parents!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Happy 5 Months Kirbs!

Geez- I can't believe it's been 5 months already! He's looking less and less like a puppy each day!

We continue to work on sit and down stay... and I'm sure we'll be learning new things when we start our intermediate class next week!

Kirby is also getting ready for halloween... we haven't decided whether or not he'll be subjected to getting stuffed in a costume this year...

Especially because he's already stuck wearing a coat when the weather is bad. He wouldn't put up with a hood or the booties, so we'll see if this even does any good!

He's such a good boy. He's really getting better at leave it and drop it, and his focus is incredible! Tonight he was more interested in the ball than the other dogs at the park! It was pretty cool! Happy 5 months, guy! :)

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Rain, Rain...

So, what do you do when it's pouring out, and your dog needs some exercise? I know, the answer is "take him for a walk anyway..." which makes total sense! Except Kirby hates the rain more than I do. It's true! He begs to go out, and then he squishes his body up against the house, so he fits under our tiny awning. I can coax him to play fetch for maybe 5 or 6 throws, but by then he's done.

I guess I should have anticipated this? We live in Eugene, OR... it's not the sunniest city. Stan and I are used to the rain- I don't even think we own an umbrella- but It's as though Kirby came from sunny SoCal or something. (He didn't, his mama is in Washington)

So, what do you do? We can play indoor catch/fetch... we do lots of obedience stuff.... but we don't really have an indoor doggy playplace nearby. Ideas? I'm not a huge fan of clothes on dogs, but has anyone had any luck with raincoats? I know a tired pup is a good pup- and we need a tired pup around here!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Come Hop with Us!

And with that, we're off for the weekend to camp/hunt! :) Have a wonderful weekend everyone!