Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Pike Is 9 Months Old

     It doesn't seem possible that my little Merle Moron is now 9 months old. He is the perfect addition  to our family. He and Nola have a wonderful relationship, and get along perfectly. He's the most sensitive, loving and clingy little guy. He's very high energy, and his herding instincts have really developed the past few months. He absolutely lives for any kind of play, and his favorite is frisbee. Biggest. Momma's. Boy. Ever. Haha! He is handler obsessed and wants to be with me, touching me, 24/7. He's a great dog, and I wouldn't trade him for anything. I feel incredibly lucky to have two such amazing little creatures.
I'm toying with the idea of therapy work with him once he chills out a bit, and we might dabble in disc dog a bit eventually.

He has a vet appointment on November 3rd, so I'll find out for sure how much he weighs then. He's heavier than Nola, so if I had to guess, I'd say....hmm, 11-12lbs? I finally had some help measuring him, and he's 11 3/4" tall at the withers. Significantly smaller than both his parents and his siblings, but he always was. I won't lie and say I don't wish he wasn't bigger, but he packs a punch in that tiny body!



I was feeling nostalgic and was flipping through some of his puppy pictures, and WOW what a change! He used to look like this fluffy little marshmallow:

13 weeks here
16 weeks
17 weeks
14 weeks 
14 weeks
13 weeks
11.5 weeks


And now, 9 months old:



Stays


The only still body shot I could get of him. The boy has springs for feet, as you can see in a second.


Nola's getting so much darker as we sloooowly head into fall.



Dashing over after a valiant rescue of his frisbee fem the evil sprinkler.













Sometimes his ears are down.....

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Black and White Sunday

Nikon D3300
35mm lens
1,4000
f/3.2
ISO 100
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Friday, October 24, 2014

October PetBox Review

Hey, everyone! It's time for our October PetBox review. PetBox is a monthly subscription box company for both dogs and cats that offers a range of high quality and fun products. You can either choose your items or be surprised.



The goods for this month are:



  • Smart n Tasty Treats. We've gotten these treats in previous PetBoxes, and they've always been well received by the Duo. This box had the tuna flavor, and they're a grain free, USA made treat.

  • Old Mother Hubbard Soft Bakes . Despite the name, these treats are still very much biscuit type snacks. The Duo's had them before, and while they willingly ate them, they aren't a favorite. They do smell pretty good, though!

  • Treat Simple Peanut Butter and Banana treats. I was surprised at how much the hellions enjoyed these! These types of treats are usually ignored or grudgingly eaten, but they love them. They have an almost springy texture and a pleasant scent. They are corn, soy, wheat and GMO free. They're the perfect bedtime for Nola/crate time for Pike treats, and I'll be getting more once these run out. There's a lot in the box, too!




  • Hatchables Inside-Out Turtle . This is quite possibly the cutest dog toy I've ever seen. I almost didn't want to give it to the pair! It's a little turtle that hatches out of an egg. I will be getting more of these, as they appeal to both my dogs' toy preferences: Nola likes a stuffy with squeakers, and Pike likes balls, especially if they squeak.




  • CMR Joint Health Tablets. A much appreciated item, as I was out of their joint supplement. USA made and soy free. Even though my dogs are quite young (4 years old and 9 months old next week), I give a joint supplement every night. Nola, because of how rough she is on her body, and Pike due to having his declaws removed at birth and then the regrown one removed at 6 months. Studies have show that removing the declaws leads to arthritis issues, and I'm trying to head that off. Here is a link to that.

  • Natural Balance Original Ultra Dry Dog Food. I feed raw, but I'm not one of those raw feeders who is a Nazi when it comes to kibble. I've fed it, it's not the devil, and I still use kibble on occasion as training treats.



Hugs,
Dachshund Mommy