Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Gross lesson # 1

It's ridiculous how fast Happy is growing. These pictures were taken just 10 days ago (and time flys). Yesterday he was 13 weeks old, and weighed ~ 30lbs. Just this morning he came and wanted up on my lap for a little snuggle time. It's almost impossible now to be comfortable for him or for me, when I'm sitting on a chair. We'll have to get those snuggles moved over to the sofa I think.

Biko is still ambivalent about him. One day she plays with him, the next day, she leaves the room, as soon as he enters.
Aug. 16-Biko teaching Happy-1
Other days she teaches him nonsense, and of course he's eager to learn such things.
Aug. 16-Biko teaching Happy-2
What's that you ask? Here she shows him how to find the longest grass on the property, how to eat it, just to gross me out later, when my help is most likely needed, as soon as we'll see the grass again.

Aug. 16-Happy-6 Aug. 16-Happy-7

Well, lesson learned. He's chewing on a long plant, roots and all.

Aug. 16-Happy-4
Sticks are good too.

It's hard to take pictures of him, because he hardly holds still long enough. This stick came in handy.

Aug. 16-Happy-8

He's finally grown into his own blue collar. He had to wear "girl clothes" at first, the red collar. I liked him better in red. We also got a harness for him to go for short walks. I don't want to have the pressure on his neck and this harness is perfect for now, until he learns how to walk nicely. It didn't bother him at all. By now he knows what's coming, when I put it on him, and he hold still, because if he don't it always takes forever to get it on. I guess he WANTS to go for walks.

Aug. 16-Happy-11
This is my current favorite photo of him. You can look at them bigger, by clicking on them, then go to "All sizes" and click on large or orignial.



shannon said...

his name is utterly perfect. he is happy!

Renata S. P. said...

I agree with you about the "favorite current picture" of Happy =)
Soon we'll see this litle guy as big as Biko =D

Susan said...

I know from experience that, in addition to grass, bits of sticks tend to make a return appearance in the middle of the night.

Sharon said...

Happy is still so adorable! Clearly he's growing, I can see it in his face and his ears (they're up). Even his little puppy tail is growing.

Baby days sure do fly by.

momsue84 said...

I cannot believe how he is growing! He just gets cuter and cuter every day. I hope Biko can accept him one day.

Anonymous said...

ZOMG - I love this doggy SO much. Send him to me please....;)

Anonymous said...

What a cutie! It does my heart good to see photos of Happy doing fun dog things!

Carrie K said...

He does look dashing in red. He's such a cutie pie. The puppyhood, it goes so fast!

Anonymous said...

The grass thing is definitely gross.

Heather at Mad Rose Creations said...

I just want to give him pets and hugs, he really is so cute. I'm glad he chews on sticks and not something else like shoes or anymore of your yarn.

2paw said...

What beautiful pictures of Biko and Happy. That puppy thing he does with sticks is very funny. It is up to Biko to show him the Big Dog Ropes and it sounds like she's doing an excellent job!!!! How clever he is to know what his harness is for, he's gorgeous!!! Waggy tails and licks from Gilly and The Big Labradors!!

hakucho said...

So cute and so clean :)

Mr Puffy's Knitting Blog: said...

I think red is definitely Happy's color! Love to see the two of them together, particularly when they are getting into mischief.

My, what sharp little teeth Happy has :)

kathy b said...

oh puppy teeth. Does he have that sticky puppy belly still?