Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Cuddling

Hi, my name is Erin and three weeks ago I got this teeny tiny puppy. 
But sometime during that time I lost him somewhere. 

In the weeks that have passed since we brought Monkey-Moo home, and life has settled back into a ...more predictable..routine. I keep having to beat this into my head, but each puppy is different, and while some puppies I could just go out and about with from day one, Rob is not that way. 

Its not that he's not a confident dog, nooo, but let's just say he doesn't like HAVING to stay with ME. There is so much to see and do in these new places, what puppy would want to be still and quiet?  So this time around, we feel its best to solidify somethings at home, versus in the judging public eye.  However, this is not to say that Mr. Rob doesn't go anywhere, according to his FourSquare account, we've checked into at least 12 different places in the last three weeks. Not too shabby for a 10 week old puppy. 

He attends college classes with me, as I fear I would be murdered if I left him at home, and choir practices on Monday nights. This week was my spring break, and though I didn't have much of a break, we were able to squeeze in our first vet visit. The vet is really pleased with his weight (12.6lbs.) and says he looks great. He was so busy with his chew toy, provided by the vet, that he didn't even flinch when his temperature was being taken, or while the vaccinations were being administered. 
Rob sits on the examination table
Granted, we've quickly found out that he has a really high tolerance for pain, as he loves to pull things down on himself. 

If you can't tell by the photos, he's doubled his size in the last couple of weeks, leading me to believe, he may be my biggest, GDF pup yet. We'll see though. Pompei is currently holding the record weighing in at 73.0lbs with Midnight (Rob's Mom) and Rei (2nd puppy) leaving me at or around 60lbs. 

Anyway, Spring break is over for me, so its back to the "grind" of classes this week. Already I am looking forward to the weekend. :) 

Just a week and a half ago, they were the same height. 
  Erin

12 comments:

Ally and Eclipse said...

I hear ya on the big puppy! Although at his age Tiki was almost 16 lbs! Tiki's definitely the biggest pup I've raised as she's already bigger than 2.5 year old Eclipse, Eola's about the same weight and Iverson graduated at 62 lbs at 2 years old! Tiki's closing in on 60 lbs FAST and she's not even 7 months old!

Rob has GORGEOUS eyes! Kudos for capturing them so well!

3 doxies said...

Wowzers he is huuuuuuge! Hehehehe...he bigger than Texas! Course dat ain't gonna take much.

Puddles

Frankie Furter said...

He is gonna be gorgeous fur sure!

Barbara said...

Yes, I remember Minnie...one day she was 10 lbs, the next 15...now she's over 60!

Rob is adorable!

Lia said...

Don't be so sure! "Sophie" was HUGE and growing like a weed and suddenly she just stopped. Woke up one day and my giant bruiser was (gasp) small for her age! Went from biggest in the litter to smallest.

Cole said...

Wow, Rob!! You're sure growing! I'm glad to see that you're still a big cuddle-bug. :-)

Rudy - The dog with a blog said...

Aww, he's so cute!
They sure do grow fast :)

Rudy's Raiser

Lexi and Jasper the Danes said...

Hi guys,

Our names are Lexi and Jasper, we came across you on Honey's blog!

You guys all look so much fun :)

Rob is going to be a big boy - maybe not as big as us though :p

Licks and lots of slobber,
Lexi and Jasper the Danes

susan said...

That is one incredible mug. Love the shot of them sitting together facing the camera. Funny, we have the same psychedelic tug toy :) Have a great weekend.

Wendy and Wes @ iwuvwes.wuvtags.com said...

Ooooooh!!! I know what you mean! One day, I woke up with Wilma and said, "WHERE IS MY PUPPY! This is a BIG GIRL NOW!" They grow wayyy too fast. But look at that face?!?! OMG. Love it. New subscriber here; found you on the hop. Hope you'll do the same! ;)

Wendy and Wes @ iwuvwes.wuvtag said...

Ooooooh!!! I know what you mean! One day, I woke up with Wilma and said, "WHERE IS MY PUPPY! This is a BIG GIRL NOW!" They grow wayyy too fast. But look at that face?!?! OMG. Love it. New subscriber here; found you on the hop. Hope you'll do the same! ;)

Lexi and Jasper the Danes said...

Hi guys,

Our names are Lexi and Jasper, we came across you on Honey's blog!

You guys all look so much fun :)

Rob is going to be a big boy - maybe not as big as us though :p

Licks and lots of slobber,
Lexi and Jasper the Danes