Puppy Pics, finally!
Riley joined us 3 weeks ago, he is a Miniature Schnauzer with black and silver coloring. Born on September 20th, just about 3 and a half months now. The picture above was when he first met, Benji–an adult version of what Riley will become.
I must confess it has been a long time since I have dealt with a puppy and he is curious about everything. Of course, as I type this–by some miracle he is in my lap curled up. Yes, ready for a nap after chewing on the cat scratcher, pulling on my computer cord, and bothering 2 sleeping cats. By the way–cats NOT impressed!
As much work–there is much more joy that comes with watching a new little one enter the family of 3 cats and 1 Cairn Terrier, Roxie. I apologize profusely to folks with puppies that I bugged incessantly to post more puppy pictures! Sorry @Akanaphoto!
What I now know is that a puppy is fast moving and rarely holds still…add to the fact he has black around his eyes and dark eyes–not easy to capture. Finally have resorted to using the flash to get more detail…
Here are a few from the holidays–originally posted on Twitpic…
Decorations inside the house are very minimal due to the many critters–no Christmas Tree. Seems we always have a young animal that makes that a ridiculous concept. So–we have tons of holiday toys for both dogs and cats. They come out once a year from Thanksgiving – New Years and then, the regular toys come back out! Riley must have thought he hit the toy jackpot! Perhaps it is his small size–or just to torture the cats, his favorite toys seem to be cat toys. This is how he won over Mr. Moto…
Moto can play for hours with that toy–liked the fact he could watch it move! For the record, this toy is longer on the floor–due to puppy interest. Moto still gets to enjoy it when the puppy is in his “Safe Place!” Crate training literature states we should not call it “jail”, but refer to it as his “Safe Place”. Thank you to the inventor of crates!!
Roxie is enjoying the puppy. Riley bothers her non-stop. She has been very patient and tolerant. Do think in time, he will be bigger than she is. His legs are almost as tall as hers.
The good news is that, Puppy Classes start today via Petsmart. I already know who is really getting the training–and it is not the puppy! Roxie and I will watch from the sidelines–and I plan on bringing my Nikon!
MUST UPDATE…as I was cleaning downstairs, I found out how un “Puppy Proof” the stairwell really is…of course, my camera was handy!!
Someone put me here–I swear!
Thanks much for your support and comments–thinking there will be more Riley stories to tell!