Posts Tagged ‘puppy’

Wow, I suck at keeping up with this blog.  Much apologies to the couple people (excluding my wife) that might happen to be interested in our life.

Well, a lot has happened.  We had our baby.  Harper Layne was born at 11:39 AM on 11/14/13.  She was 8.1 LBs at birth.  She’s over a month old right now.  Boy, how time flies.  It turns out our little Harper is a bit of a prodigy, having said her first word a little over 4 weeks of age.  A simple, “Hi”.  Don’t believe me?

Mia loves being a big sister and she’s somewhat helpful.  She finished her gymnastics season and she showed great progress throughout the year.  She’s able to do all the major skills; however, we need to work on the little nuances of her routine.

Jennifer is finally back to work as of yesterday from her leave.  She handled everything very well.  From the pregnancy, child birth and the 4 and a half weeks since.  She’s the best in the world at calling “dibs not it” when Harper has a stinky.  Although, she usually takes care of it anyway.

I know you are all wondering…”WHAT ABOUT GRIZZLY?”.  Well, he’s over 130 pounds right now and still a raging lunatic.  Still very much a puppy.  Which can be a challenge because he’s so big and strong already.  But, I’ve got big pipes and can still take him.  Although he’s a bit to “ruff” on the other dogs and they’re, as my wife says, geriatric.

Today marks one week with our new puppy, Griz.  He’s still very much a puppy, chewing on our furniture and our hands, arms, legs, etc.  And he’s had a few accidents in the house.  All which is expected.  It’s just hard to see him as 100% puppy because he’s so damn big.  9 weeks and 30 pounds.

Anyway, I wanted to take the time to post a few pictures from this week.  Here is a picture of us meeting Griz for the first time.  One with Jennifer and one with me and our trip home:

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Jennifer & Griz

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Me & Griz

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Bringing Griz Home

Griz has been spending his morning in a kennel while Jennifer takes Mia to school and work.  However, she picks him up at lunch and brings him back to work with her.  I don’t think it’s good to have a puppy sitting in a kennel 10 hours a day.  So, this helps his development better I think and become better socialized.  Here is some pictures of Griz at Jennifer’s clinic.

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Griz at work

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Mia & Griz at Jennifer’s Clinic

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Me & Griz at Jennifer’s clinic

Bedtime is getting better.  The first night was tough and neither Jennifer or I got much sleep.  However, each night seems to be getting better even thou he still needs to be taken out once during the night.  Last night was more difficult because it snowed.  YES IT SNOWED ON MAY 2nd.  Anyway, he was having some fun out there at 3:30 in the morning and I had a hard time falling back to sleep.  Here is a picture of Griz saying goodnight to Mia last night.

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Saying goodnight to Mia

Meeting Griz

Posted: April 28, 2013 in Griz
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Here is the moment we first met our new puppy.  We named him Gizzly “Griz” Scott

Spring?

Posted: April 25, 2013 in Uncategorized
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It’s April 22nd and we are expecting 6-10 inches of snow today here in Minnesota.  ENOUGH ALREADY!  There does seem to be light at the end of this winter tunnel.  Early reports show we should be hitting 70’s by this weekend.  But, it’s depressing to think we have already lost almost a month of spring.

The end of this week will bring about more change than just the weather.  I have talked often about getting a new puppy and have shown updated pictures of the litter throughout.  Well, either this Friday or Saturday, we will be heading north about 3 and a half hours to pick him up.  At this point, he is nameless.  My wife and I have arguing back and forth with names we prefer and so far, neither has budged.  We will come up with something, hopefully in the next day or two.

Here are the most resent pictures we received.  The litter weights range from 15 to 23.1 pounds.  Our boy is the largest puppy in the litter, by far.  Just look at those feet!  He’s going to be a giant.  Which is remarkable considering we went into this process as the last pick of 7 with the preference of the largest male.  We got exactly what we wanted.  To make things even better, the reports we get back about his temperament and personality are very similar to that of Kodi.  We can’t wait to finally meet him.

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Bam! New Puppy

Posted: April 12, 2013 in Puppy
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Meet our new puppy. Not named yet. We went into this process hoping for the biggest male. However, we were 7th on the list and 5 in front of us wanted males. So, we would have to wait till everyone else picked and we focused on a female.

Two days ago we find out two backed out and we would be able to get the male left. Well, today another backed out and we got to choose between the two remaining males. He is the biggest Saint in the litter, by far, at a whopping 18.1 pounds at 6.5 weeks. He actually gained 1.6 pounds in half a week. He’s going to be a BIG boy.

Introducing….

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Puppy Update

Posted: April 11, 2013 in Puppy
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If you have been following along, you would know we are pick 7 out of 7 puppies and have a male preference.  However, 5 in front of us also have male preference.  So, we have been focusing on the females.

We got a curve ball last night.  An e-mail stating two people backed out and we now get to choose between one of the remaining male puppies and the two females.  At this point, there is no choice.  I really wanted a male dog and now we have the opportunity to have one.  So, we are scrambling to come up with a couple of male names to pick from.

We don’t know which male puppy will be left to us just yet.  But, here are the two remaining:

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Male Puppy A

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Male Puppy B