Thursday, April 27, 2006

Stalking the wild dinner dish

Some dogs dream of chasing rabbits, but Aiobe's greatest thrill is hunting the dinner dish. It's a vigorous pursuit, and one at which she excels.

It's amazing how quickly a puppy grows. Aiobe's crate, so roomy a month ago, is a cramped den today. I have a bigger one ready, but for now she prefers her familiar quarters, however tight. She likes to sleep on her back, bent into a 'U' with her head twisted around by her rear. It doesn't look comfortable to me, but I'm not a puppy so what do I know? She also sleeps curled on her stomach, with her blanked bunched up under her chin like a pillow.

Of course Aiobe's size isn't the only thing that's changing. She's getting much more reliable with her commands, and her leash manners make her much more fun to walk than she was at first. And knock on wood for us--if we get through the rest of today, we'll have had a whole week free of accidents in the house. Aiobe will be four months old on Saturday.

Saturday, April 15, 2006

Sleeping arrangements

She snores. Aiobe is my third CCI puppy, and they have all snored. Do all CCI dogs snore? I always hope they'll grow out of this, but it hasn't happened yet.

Thursday, April 06, 2006

At rest and play

Aiobe has two settings; on and off. Right now she's resting after a vigorous afternoon romp. It's easier to photograph her at rest, but more representative to show her running. I don't remember my last puppies having quite so much energy. Sure, they liked to run and play, but not quite like this. Even though she's sleeping now--alternately snoring, twitching her feet, and woofing--she'll be up and ready for more as soon as I make a move.