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pupdate: pickles is chillin’

we have gotten some inquiries on how my new border collie pickles is doing, so here is some info to catch you up. (puppies grow so fast.  she is bigger and faster and smarter every day!)

kickin' back at the vet's

yesterday was her last well-puppy appointment.  she, naturally, did awesome.  not scared of anything, loved the people, did all her tricks for her doctor and gail the tech.  while we were waiting she learned how to hop up on the vet table to “up” and then hop “off” on command.  so we chilled for a couple minutes and played “up off up off” for treats.  during the exam, they raised the metal table and she just sat there like, “hey…thanks for the lift”.

so here are the facts:

16 weeks old tomorrow!

22 pounds! (big girl!)

she will probably weigh in around 45 lbs as an adult.

perfect health except….for an underbite.  just kidding, ave to have a few teeth extracted for health reasons.  NOOOO!  poor baby.  and poor mama’s wallet.  we’ll know better when we go in a month later for another check up.  for now…lots of chews and bones for pickles. (sorry cody bear)

all in all, a great appointment. i absolutely LOVE our vet.

moving on.  clicker training is going great!  here are the cues she knows:

sit, down, wait, stay (four feet away then return), paw(left paw), touch nose to my hand, left circle, up(onto platform), off(get off what you’re on), get in your house(gets in crate) and drop it.  and for the most part she comes when she’s called unless she has a stick or it’s too hot outside and she doesn’t want to go out.  but she’s always done that.

for the most part, cody bear doesn’t play with her until 9:30/ten-ish. who knows why.  but this morning they were playing great together while i did that china blog!  but cody bear got too excited and i had to let him out to run h.o.p.(hell-on-paws) which is quite terrifying to see when you’re a wee puppy.  he really does go insane.

i thank myself every day for one tiny thing: since day one, the minute the alarm clock goes off…i turn it off, but i don’t move.  whether it is 30 seconds or snoozing for a few more minutes.  i don’t move.  now, i have this great puppy who just hangs out in her crate without whining, barking,  or peeing.  she never fusses till she knows we’re really up.  such a good girl!!

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Good for you! We’re still working on “Don’t swarm the door” . I wonder if we’re destined ever to own a puppy who doesn’t spend their childhood throwing up?

Comment by lavenderbay

What a smart girl!

Comment by Gina

We just met our (dance) instructor’s border collie pup, also 16 weeks. So cute! The two of them should hang out … 😉

Comment by jamesviscosi




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