I have been away for a good long minute. A whole lot of stuff has happened both good and bad. Anyhow I am back !! I am going to share some of my best news. I am sure that this post will make you smile and laugh. Get ready it is probably going be long but have plenty of pics. I got to catch yall up on a major development.
MEET DIESEL :)
|8 weeks old|
This pic was taken before he even had a name. I held pup naming contest and everything. We had all these cute potential names like Bentley (tuxedo dog), Axel, and a few others. I have even forgotten most of them along with which one I was leaning toward. This little guy when put in his crate, he would try to climb the corners of the crate and slam his body against the crate. Soon it just was clear that he needed a tougher name than any of the ones I was considering. So the choices became Rambo (bc he rams the crate), Tank, Diesel, and Samson. I picked Diesel.
I took Solomon with me to the pre - adoption meet and greet. Solomon ( 11 yrs old) was trying to figure out who and what this little thing was that kept trying to jump on and bite him. So he started practicing avoiding him but watching from a far.
Diesel weighted about 15 lbs but was well on his way to becoming a puller. I always said that I will not have a dog pulling me up and down the street. I tried all the techniques that I used on the other dogs I have had over the years to no avail. I did not have the time or the patience this time around especially for such a stubborn, 'never say die' little puppy. Diesel was just a determined little puller. I took him to Blake Rashad, a trainer, in my area when he was only 9.5 weeks old. He stayed at the trainers home where he only takes in a few dogs at a time. Five days later my pup came home walking much better on a leash and knowing basic commands both verbal and hand signals. He was a quick study.
|Diesel's first shopping trip at 10 weeks|
|The Stare-down 10wks|
"Diesel can we just play?"
|Playtime !! 10wks|
|Pals (Tyke, Reba, Diesel) 9 months|
|Walk in the Park ( 8 months)|
Diesel is a great little big puppy. Now his is an energetic television watching, wrestling, boxing, lovable puppy. He loves everybody but is learning how to be a good watch dog from Solomon. His alert "big boy" bark is already much fuller that Solomon's. I took him with me to the ATM one night. He saw a guy walking to his car and used his " big boy" bark for the first time and startled me. He weighs about 52lbs at 10 months old. He watches the Falcons with me every game day in red and black bandana.
|My boys on the Deck about 7months|
|Halftime Pig Ears 9 months|
|Dressed Out for Falcons Game Day ( 9 months)|
|He loves riding in the car especially to the barn ( 10 months)|