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:


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.....


  1. You've every right to feel proud, he is a lovely lively fella (and has the most beautiful eyes.)
    He looks like great fun to have around
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  2. Already!! Nutty. You have two beautiful pups
    Lily & Edward

  3. He is growing into a handsome little guy! Happy 9 months!

  4. Happy 9 months old, boy. Do you like herding Nola and the minions?

  5. He is so cute! I can't believe he's 9 months already!! It seems like just yesterday you were off to go get him! :D

  6. 9 months already?! Wow, time flies! He has grown so much and is such a handsome boy! He sounds like such a sweetie too and so fun. I love the bond him and Nola have, it's too cute.
    LOVE those jumping shots! He really does have springs for feet! Lol!

  7. Wow, 9 months! I still think his eyes are mesmerizing! I expected him to be much bigger... but I love the size he is. I love those back-lit frisbee catch photos!

  8. HOLY COW PATTIES!! Lookie at you JUMP Pike!!! Geesh! I thinks Fly Dog would suit you pawfectly! I loves the horizontal shots ~ WOW! Good camera work Mom!
    Ruby ♥

  9. Happy 9 month birthday to the cutie patoots :)

  10. Oh he's wonderful. What a sweetie pie and a gymnast too. Great shots of Pike jumping and hanging out with Nola.

  11. He's such a doll! Happy 3/4's birthday!


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