For those of you who have asked, the puppies are doing very well. They seem to be very happy here and they love to be involved in whatever is going on. Here they are helping Rick carry a hose.
Molly is a sweet dog with a very gentle spirit.
She was definitely the low dog on the totem pole at the breeder where we got the dogs. I don’t think she got a whole lot of attention or enough food.
In fact, they lady called her an “oops” (which I thought was terrible) and gave her to us for free if we bought Grizzly. I really don’t see the big deal about being a purebred heeler, but I guess that is very important to some people.
We are trying to teach the dogs good manners. Not jumping on people or licking them.
Some of us are trying a little harder than others to curb bad behavior.
For the past few weeks we’ve been trying to teach the dogs to play fetch. They did not seem to be getting it. We would throw the frisbee and they very enthusiastically run and chase it – then they sit there and bark and wait for us to join them. They just didn’t understand the bringing it back to us part – which is ironic since they tried to drag everything else they could find back to us.
This past week though the whole “fetch” idea seems to have clicked. Now you throw it and they run and grab it and usually bring it back to you.
Occasionally though they forget and take the frisbee back and head for the shade.
They do still love chewing things, I guess all puppies do. A few days ago we were gone most of the day and when we came home the yard was full of debris.
This used to be the cover for our firewood stack on the front porch. I’m glad I never ordered the expensive one from L.L. Bean. They did seem to be enjoying themselves while they played with all the pieces.
Grizzly is a big baby.
He never seems to get enough attention.
He is very affectionate and adventurous.
I am really not much of a dog person. I think most of them are slobbery nuisances. But these dogs seem to fit with us.