Friday, May 9, 2014

A Pike Update

     Hi, everyone! Here's an update on my puppy. We're still getting along wonderfully; better everyday, it seems! We play all the time, sleep together, chew together, and he worships me (smart boy). He's a bit dense, but is learning, mostly because I am a fabulous teacher. But tell you something you didn't know.

    DM: For people thinking that Pike will get hugely bigger than Nola, I figured I'd post a reminder that Pike isn't a "full sized" Aussie. He's a Miniature American Shepherd (the proper terminology), often incorrectly refereed to as a Miniature Aussie. Being a MAS, he won't get that much bigger than Nola. 20-30lbs, at the most, and 13-16" tall. Just a little thing!

     Pike is 13 weeks old today. Around 6.5lbs, and 12" or so inches tall. He's totally learned sit, his name, is working on a recall, has excellent bite inhibition, is slowly learning down (Mom's having trouble fading the hand lure), and chews everything. He's gone through three sets of earbuds in less than two weeks. Two of them were Apple earbuds! Little shit. But aside from that, he's a great puppy.
He's fairly mellow, or perhaps he just looks that way compared to moi.
We train a few times a day, play fetch/chase with the ball a couple of times during the day, and then we spend 15-30 minutes in the evening playing tug (DM: tug in Nola's case, building tug drive in Pike's case), fetch and chase. That's all he needs! Less than half of what I get, and a quarter of what I got at that age.
DM: To be perfectly honest, Pike would be a handful if I hadn't gotten Nola first. The Crazy Girl makes everything else look easy!

Kisses and Tail Wags,
Dachshund Nola
Learning to stack along with Pike.

What happens when he grabs my skin?


Mom he's "special". I think she means stupid.


  1. Nola, your puppy Pike is just adorb! We especially like the picture where he is smiling at the camera. You are a wonderful teacher and role model (and we would expect nothing less!) Keep up the great job.

    Lily Belle & Muffin

  2. Hey Nola! I have missed you! Hello Pike! Nice to meet you! You are such a cutie!!


  3. Those photos are amazing! Looks like he's a quick learner!

  4. You two already look like great friends. Pike we can understand the confusion. People think we are mini collies all the time. We can't tell you how many times people thought we were mini-Lassies. We thought the movie/show would be long out of most people's memories, but it remains.

  5. You guys make the most PAWfect team.

    Lots of Woofs from Earl and I at Earl's World!

  6. Thank goodness he is a miniature fello. We were nervous for you Nola
    Lily & Edward

  7. You are a FABulous puppy trainer Nola!!! (don't lets your Moms hear this, butts I thinks ALL the training is YOUR doin', nots all this peep hand stuffs..just sayin')
    I loves the pics!!
    Ruby ♥

  8. Umm..have you seen my brother Bokeh? He is "supposed" to be a MAS and is HUGE, BOL. Very cute though. What breeder did you get him from?

  9. Such a sweetie. Those blue eyes are startling.

    XXXOOO Bella & Roxy

  10. OMD! You and Pike are making quite a pair. Love that last picture best.

  11. We LOVE the photo where Pike looks like he is laughing (his mouth is open) and Nola has her head held high!

  12. Will Pike have an as extensive collar collection as you?

  13. Glad y'all are gettin along so well!

  14. HI Nola & Pike
    Looks like your having a great time playing together :) Milo & Jet

  15. Glad to hear Pike is doing so well. He's a doll!


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