My son, DIL and the grandchildren got a puppy at Christmas. He was about 8-10 weeks old at that time, and I have shown some photos of him here and there since then.
Little Merle is growing so quickly that it dawned on me to do an update again since puppies grow so fast!
A few photos from the end of January : here he is in one of my tall grass plantings. I think that he was a bird in a former life because he just loves to jump in it, and by now he’s flattened half of it into a nest of some sort!
If we have had snowfall, it does not affect this game at all :
He enjoys the snow:
After playing outdoors and indoors with me and the other two dogs, eventually he winds down:
I have always had older rescue dogs…to have this puppy here and there for puppy-sitting and potty-training has been both a challenge and a joy; mostly a joy. I’ll say it would have been easier if they’d gotten him in the spring or summer versus us having to take him outside in the bitter cold for training but he’s just so darn lovable; it’s all worth it :)
Tug of War. Indoors & Out, the first week of February:
And time to wind down again, little buddy….
Now for some shots from the 18th of February taken down at his house. I went to let him outside, take him for a little walk, and then had a play session indoors for awhile. He looked as if he’d grown several inches in both length and height.
Merle is a Rottweiler-Lab mix. They also have three cats…all rescue / adopted…this collage has the latest one in it; Miss Alley Cat. She’s from a workplace that my son was at. Someone had dropped her off and the guys were feeding her. He ended up bringing her home, getting her all of her shots, etc.
One afternoon the week after these pictures were taken, it was around 50 degrees. I picked up five nice sized bottles of bubbles at the Dollar Store…2 spidermen and 3 disney princess ones. I went down to my middle son’s house. When the grands got off the bus after school, they could blow bubbles for five minutes or so before going indoors for the round of homework, dinner and the boys getting ready for wrestling practice.
The wands in the bubbles made three sizes…large, elongated and small. I wish I’d taken my camera since five kids out in the yard blowing bubbles and the puppy running around chasing them was just hilarious! Maybe next time! :)
He sure is growing quickly, though…compared to this shot of him with one of the twins during Christmas week :
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