Bess and Belle
Sleep over in Bess’s crate
I love watching our pups sleep. They manage to look cuddly and silly all at the same time.
Bess is growing like a weed, she almost doesn’t fit on her self proclaimed puppy shelf on our coffee table any more.
I have had to intervene in the play between Bess and Linus, Bess plays a bit too rough for Linus’s tastes at times but then other times Linus still instigates the play so they are still fast buddies. Belle will occasionally remind the pair that she was Linus’s buddy first.
Bess is still teaching us about her likes and dislikes, she loves, loves, loves sticks and always has to find one to carry around when she is outside. Her favorite inside toy is the stuffingless fox, I’m not sure what the draw is but it’s the favorite of all three of our girls.
Bonnie continues to morph back into puppy mode, (if indeed she ever left it) to be the first in line to rough house and play tug of war with Bess. But Belle is relaxing her “I’m the mom” stance and is playing a lot more with Bess too so progress is being made.
Bonnie and Belle went to the vet yesterday for their x-rays to check for hip dysplasia. We will get the results from the OFA in a few weeks. Our vets and their staff are fantastic and I trust them fully but it was still difficult for me to leave Bonnie and Belle as they had to be put under an anesthetic for the x-ray. We were able to bring the pups home at the end of the day and this morning they are back to their old selves which this dog mom is happy about.
Bess had a round of tummy rumbles the past few days with several nights of limited sleep for both of us. I am happy to say that with the help of yogurt and bran flakes and medicine from the vet her tummy rumbles have subsided and we both had an uninterrupted sleep last night!
Looking forward to the coming year, not sure what it’s going to hold although we hope to continue with Bess’s puppy classes and keep working toward the Canine Good Citizen classification for Bonnie and Belle.
Happy New Year to you and your families from Greg, myself and our snuggly silly crew!