Monday, August 15, 2016

The Dog Days of Summer

We just returned last night, and I'll write more about it, but here's a taste of the puppy fun.

The pups shared Rocky's toys and slept in their crates side-by-side in our trailer. The third night of our trip found us in a lovely park, Lake Anita Park in Iowa.

When we arrived in Wisconsin, Rocky got reacquainted with the two grandkids we were there to visit. He taught Zachary to play fetch by actually bringing the ball back to him. (He plays a more complicated  ball game with us. We throw the ball and he brings it close to us and then teases us with it. We have to try to get it from him. That's the game.)

The pups had fun playing in a yard with grass. Here you can see them doing their Tyrannosaurus Rex impersonation.

Dusty has started to learn to "heel." We practiced during trips to the neighborhood parks and to Riverside Park in La Crosse. 

We had been weighing Dusty on Sundays, so we took our scales along. The day before we left, he weighed 9.0 lbs. One week later he was 9.8. I weighed him two days later just to see if I could catch him at 10.0 lbs. even, but he was already 10.4. The breeder assures us that he will slow down and finish growing sooner than Rocky did. I hope so, because I have to pick him up and carry him fairly often. It's like handling a hairy bowling ball with four legs, teeth and a tongue.

Look for my regular blog post next week.

Note: This blog post was produced on the iPad and the MacBook, using the iPhone for some photos and some photo processing. No other computer was used in any stage of composition or posting, and no Windows were opened, waited for, cleaned or broken. No animals were harmed during the production of this blog post.

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