More Notes on Puppy Parenthood

We’ve had Lucy for over three weeks now, and how she’s grown – literally!  She’s getting taller, fuller, her coat is turning blonder and more wiry, she’s getting a funny “beard” around her face and a little “faux-hawk” of blond hair on her crown and back of her neck.  She’s consistently sitting at the back door to go outside, though she’ll still have an accident if the kids aren’t paying attention (and yes, her accidents ALWAYS happen when the kids are watching her…mom’s not happy about that one).  She sits on command, is a ton of fun to play catch with, and has even gotten a bit more gentle with our 2yo son.  Lucy is still happiest on a warm lap, though she’s starting to venture out and take naps in little patches of sun, which is too darned cute.  She still wakes a little early for my taste (usually by 5am), but she does fantastic in her crate, not just at night but during the day as well.  I love using that as a tool to have some non-puppy time and to have my hands and attention free to tend to other things.

She is the best photo subject around, so I’ve been taking a ton of pictures of her!  Here are just a few from the other day.  Enjoy!

I love how this picture shows her lovely coat, coloring, and cute curly tail!

I love how this picture shows her lovely coat, coloring, and cute curly tail!

Oh, she has the sweetest face!  (and the floppy ears are fun to kiss!)

Oh, she has the sweetest face! (and the floppy ears are fun to kiss!)

I love when she sits in the sun, acting all "royal."  See her "frog legs" in the back?  Cracks me up!

I love when she sits in the sun, acting all "royal." See her "frog legs" in the back? Cracks me up!

Lucy says:  "Hey, wait!  I blinked!"

Lucy says: "Hey, wait! I blinked!"

  • Amy Christensen

    she is very cute! I can’t wait to come over and see her again!!

  • Lauralee Hensley

    Love her face, it kinda reminds me of my little Lily Dog who’s in doggy heaven now.
    You have a very cute dog there.
    I have my little min pin sleeping on my lap as I type this, and my big dog is outside running up and down the fence line as the neighbors dogs do the same. It’s like a game with them.

  • Liz

    How adorable! I love the “eyes closed” picture!