Title says it all. Saphira is less than 10 days away from the 7 month old mark. She came into heat this past Friday and I guess it just hit me, how much she's grown up in just a few short months!
She got to go back to the French Ring club last week and has been 3 times already. After the first visit, she got a spiffy new agitation harness that makes her look mighty serious and grown up!
Saphira is good with people, although getting very alert and aware of her surroundings when we are out and about, especially at night. Doesn't bark or growl at things but watches very intently and then goes about her business. She will get vocal sometimes when she is on leash at other dogs but has shown no actual dog aggression...still plays with her 20lb puppy friend and adult golden retriever friend. Not too worried about the barking, the dang dog has always been loud and when allowed to get closer to the dog, she shuts up and makes nice.
She settles in the house much quicker and as embarassing as this is to admit for a (former, I guess) NO dogs on furniture person, sleeps in bed with me and cuddles on the couch. Doesn't bother my cats and in fact, befriended the crazy one upstairs.
Saphira is still madly in love with my 6yr old and is crazy if the kid goes out of sight when we are in public...she makes a fuss until the kid is back within about a 5 foot radius of her. I swear the dog judges my parenting!
I'm just feeling nostalgic..... Tell me how all of YOUR puppies are growing up. Show me what they looked like then, and what they look like now!
Here is Saphira on 5/7/11...just a tad over 7 weeks old on our way home. 15 lbs of "lab puppy"
And here she is a week ago...53 lbs of fierce Darkness!
Hamming it up on my bed