Puppy Then And Now

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  1. slauson slim

    slauson slim Friend of Leo's Platinum Supporter

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    Eva came into our life 2/25/21, born 12/31/20. Cuteness devolved into carnage.

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    schmee Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    Is there anything more lovable than a pup?
     
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    That’s what puppies do. It gets worse before it gets better. I have a one year old Weaten who just recently stopped eviscerating shoes. She still steals socks, preferably recently worn socks.
     
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    Chiogtr4x Doctor of Teleocity

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    Lucy lab 7 years ago, little baby:
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    And Lucy lab today, big baby!
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    We got our new pup, Bowie, this past February at 8 weeks old. Even though he’s a sweet, lovable, outgoing, ready to play pup, March and April were rough. He was a total spaz, attacking and tearing everything up, especially shoes! He would make up for it at night by curling up in our laps on the couch, though. He has thankfully calmed down a bit but still has some maturing to do. He can’t resist a good shoe or tennis ball to destroy!

    At 10 weeks:
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    Earlier this month:
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    Lowerleftcoast Friend of Leo's

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    One look at *young* Eva and I see past that cuteness. She looks like she might be smarter than the average dog. That is a dog that will need some serious activity. I hope you're up to the challenge.

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    The terrible two's (in dog years). It's a phase all toddlers must go through regardless of species. Even turtles.

    It's even more obnoxious when they become aware of themselves in the mirror.
     
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    Nightclub Dwight Tele-Afflicted

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    I love puppies and kittens!

    That being said, we only adopt adult cats because not as many people want to adopt a fully grown dog or cat, and it breaks our hearts to know these lovable creatures sit in rescues and pounds, often with a clock ticking down to their eventual termination.

    The bonus is that they are usually past these destructive stages.

    I mean no disrespect to the owners of puppies and kittens. As I said, I love puppies and kittens. Do what is right for your situation.

    I just mention this as a PSA in the hope that people consider this option before buying a new puppy or kitten. In the end I think that any pet is a great addition to the family home, whether it be a pup, kitten or mature animal.
     
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    I'm with you guys on this. We lost our Buster, a Jack Russell, to cancer right before Christmas in 2019, Buster was 15 when we had him put down. We'd had him since he was 8 weeks old. Last summer we found Buddy for sale at a decent price. The ad said he was a Jack Russell. The wife brought him home and we spoiled him. He's a holy terror and if he's a Jack Russell, he's the biggest one I've ever seen. At a year old he still has a whole lot of puppy in him. He wakes up in the morning wanting to play and he goes like that till we go to bed at night, but he is a loveable little guy, is devoted and loves my to no end. He's almost completely destroyed the couch in our living room. I threaten him all the time and tell him if doesn't quit being so bad he'll be homeless, it does no good, goes in one of his ears and out the other. Oh well, we love him and hope that sooner or later he'll calm down a bit.
     
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    Chiogtr4x Doctor of Teleocity

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    Our lab Lucy ( above in thread) was an absolute chewing terror for her first two years.

    We used to give her empty gallon water jugs, laundry detergent bottles and caps ( washed out), water bottles- my wife's right arm! ( she was so scarred up from Lucy she had to wear a long sleeve shirt 24/7)
    She would just chew until whatever was just shredded!

    AND ( I counted) 11 of my son's old athletic shoes- we'd give them to her one at a time- they'd last about 2-3 weeks then disintegrate...

    Now, a big cow:
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    Ron at 10 weeks.

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    Couple of years on: his graduation photo

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    He's now been a fully qualified guide dog for just over a year and we're hugely proud of him.
     
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    Our Chihuahua mix is 10 years old and she still loves to perform squeaker and stuffing removals on toys.
     
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    My dog Tiny at the beginning of this video, she's almost 9 now.



    And she's the littlest one in this video. You see why she's named Tiny.

     
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    Gone now and missed, but she had a pretty good run.
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    Lifespan is way too short for the best creatures on the planet
     
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    This is Tiberias the day we picked her up. Still on the farm.


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    Carrying a treasure back from a walk on December 28

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    And more recently holding her "doll", a stuffed sloth. She destroys shoes and socks but is gentle as can be with her baby.

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    Great thread. Nothing more therapeutic than a good dog. And Eve is indeed a cute pup...in both pics, actually. :twisted:

    And from cute to carnage? Yeah, I know that one. A little over four years ago, Bella, our Bocker Speagle (Beagle/Cocker Spaniel mix) came into our lives. Here she is the morning after we brought her home...

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    I first posted that pic here in November of 2016, probably the same day my wife snapped the pic. I don't remember now just who it was, but someone here replied, "She's beyond cute." I've stolen that line ever since. :twisted:

    But cuteness can indeed give way to carnage. She did her fair share of "shredding" during her teething period. No throw pillow was safe...

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    But that was four years ago, and, by golly, she's still beyond cute...

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    We've had a few dogs but the only one who got to us as a puppy was Sophia

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    She liked to watch agility training on TV
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    But didn't like it when they showed an injured dog at the vet
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    She was the cuddly half of the 'triever twins. Dang I miss her.
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    Holy heck Larry! I feel your pain, Lois isn’t allowed to have soft/stuffed things unless they are nuclear proof because she’ll destroy them

    Oh and the puppy/grown pics

    4 weeks old
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    She’ll be 8 next month
     

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