House training is going wonderfully. He's totally mastered sit in any situation, with or without reward. Recall is going great. Focus is great, albeit short. He's quite clingy with both me and Mom, but he's cute, so I guess it's okay.
He's growing like a weed! He's in an awkward stage where all his parts look wrong for his body, but underneath the weird you can see him turning into a nice looking dog. His puppy coat is shedding a bit, and his legs are getting long. His nose is now almost totally black (DM: insert epic sadness :( ), and his copper trim is getting darker and bigger. His merling is also growing more contrasting.
He needs SO much grooming! For as big a diva as I am, I require no primping. BoyPuppy gets brushed every night, gets his fur trimmed (feet, legs, butt) weekly, 2x weekly nail trimming (okay, I get that, too), nightly teeth brushing (ditto), and gets a bath every other day. Everything sticks to his fur, plus he throughly enjoys rolling in - and eating - chicken shit. Oy. Idiot.
Speaking of which, he's started herding the chickens a bit. It's hilarious to watch!
|So you can see how his merle is different on both sides.|
|I'll give you one guess as to why he's called the Merle Moron.|
|His ears have been all over the place. One day they're prick, one day drop, the next day rose.|
|DM: she's pretty protective of him. Not in an aggressive way, at all, just very watchful.|
|"It's an exhausting job, little BoyPuppy."|
|"She's a little special, Pike. But we love her anyway. Mostly." - Nola to Pike|
|Yesterday's photo, in color.|
Kisses and Tail Wags,