Dog Archives

  1. Puppy Class

    We had our first puppy class tonight. This first class was lecture only (no puppies). I’d already read pretty much everything they told us in one of the three dog books I read. I guess we’ve been doing things right with our pup. Much to our surprise, there is another mini-aussie pup in the group…

  2. Found Another Dog

    I found another dog this morning. This time I was out taking Noonan for a walk and saw the dog running loose. It came over to us about a block from our house so I picked up my pup (she still doesn’t have all her shots) and carried her home. Then I coaxed the other…

  3. Puppy Vaccinations

    When I took the pup to the vet I was told that until she has all her shots, I should avoid areas that lots of dogs go to; especially dog parks, trails and PETsMART. When I was in PETsMART today, I ran into a gal with a 12 week old pup who (inadvertently) confirmed that…

  4. Fuzzy Little Houdini

    Though I’m home most of the time with the pup, there are times when she needs to be left home alone (it’s also important for her to get used to this). While I was out of town for the day on business last week, she had to be left alone for a few hours at…

  5. Working with a Puppy, Day 1

    Yesterday was the first day I spent alone with the puppy. She definitely cut into my productivity, but I was still able to work on a few small projects, finish catching up on e-mail and start getting back into the swing of things. Our pup is very good about taking naps but when she’s awake,…

  6. Running Puppy

    I went back to visit our pup again. She’s 8 weeks now, but we’re not going to bring her home until 10 weeks because we have a little vacation coming up. When I went into the big dog pen, the puppies went crazy. They were all jumping up and pawing at me at once (they…

  7. Big Puppy

    I went up to visit our puppy yesterday afternoon. All of them are huge now compared to when we first saw them. They each have their own little personality and are very, very cute. I spent about an hour playing with our girl. She is getting around really well now and was exploring everything. The…

  8. Romping Puppy

    I went up to visit our puppy this afternoon. All of the puppies are running around and playing now. Our girl has gotten quite a bit bigger since we last saw her. She’s the biggest of her litter by quite a bit. I brought up the collar and kennel we’d picked up to make sure…

  9. Stumbling Puppy

    Last night we made our weekly trip to visit our puppy. She’s growing really quickly! All of the puppies are stumbling around now. They can stand and sit, but walking forward is a bit of a challenge for some of them. They tend to walk sideways and backward a lot. Every once in a while,…

  10. Growing Puppy

    We went and visited our puppy last night, what a cutie. Naturally, we took more photos. She’s grown quite a bit since we saw her last week and her eyes have opened. At the moment, it looks like she’ll have blue eyes. I got photos with each eye open enough that I could see the…

  11. Puppy

    We put down a deposit on a Miniature Australian Shepherd puppy last night. She’s a blue merle, and should look a bit like her mom. We’ll be bringing her home in October when she’s about 10 weeks old, so we have time to get the house in order. We’re still working on a name.

  12. Tempted

    On Friday I golfed with an older gentleman who has a miniature australian shepherd puppy. Today we went over to his house to meet ‘Buddy’. Buddy was pretty awesome, he’s a small dog that can play like a big dog and was very sweet tempered. The breeders he came from just had another litter, which…

  13. Found Dog

    Last night about 10:30 PM, a dog started barking rather persistently outside our back yard. We went out and saw her running back and forth and jumping against the fence, barking and semi-growling. We went over to the fence and she started to calm down a little. She had a collar and tags, but no…