Fred’s First Day

Fred came home yesterday.

Fred is ten weeks old today.

Fred is adorable.

Fred Day1 10wk © 2015 Suzanne Haggerty W

My son holding Fred.

Fred is happy.

Fred is exhausting.

(I say that with a smile, but it’s true.)

Fred was very busy learning about his surroundings and getting into everything he can find to get into.

Fred is getting a lot of love and attention.

Fred wants to follow me everywhere I go.

(It’s as if he’s already learned to heel because he walks right with me, off leash, at all times.)

Because Fred arrived a couple days before I thought he would,

I wasn’t 100% ready for him.

Today, some gates arrive.

The gates will help me contain Fred to the areas of my house with brick flooring.

(Life will be much easier once the gates arrive.)

Fred has kept me so busy, I didn’t have time to take many photos of him yesterday.

This isn’t the most flattering photo of Fred, but it does look very bear-like, I think.

Fred 2 10wk © 2015 Suzanne Haggerty W

Look at the size of Fred’s paws!!

Fred was the biggest pup in his litter … and by the size of his paws, I’d say he’ll probably grow-up to be quite large.

Fred will be a good photo assistant eventually.

I know this because Fred was very interested in  eating  my camera.

Today the electrician arrives to give me a super-duper-high-power electrical outlet.

I need it for the cow blow dryer I will be using to dry Fred after he swims/bathes.

And …?

Life with a Newfie begins!

A special thank you to CeCe Guyatt of Trinity Cove Newfoundlands for being such an inspiring person and breeder.

8 Responses to “Fred’s First Day”

  1. Patricia Radtke

    He IS adorable, but what a hulk! Thinking his name should have been Yeti or Bigfoot. Looks very cuddly but I know that’s not his purpose. Wishing you many happy years together!

    • Suzanne

      Fred seems to think he was born to cuddle!
      He’s a sweet guy even though he will enjoy doing a little work too!

  2. Missy Stalcup

    I can’t wait to follow his progress. I know you will keep all your readers informed about the specific training he will participate in to become a service dog. I am particularlly curious to know how he will be outfitted to carry the equipment! It’s hard to believe he is only 10 weeks old- he looks full grown! So very happy for you Suzanne!

    • Suzanne

      He will wear a backpack to carry things.
      First, he has to learn basic obedience.
      Then, he will progress to learning his job!

    • Suzanne

      Me too.
      He’s a handful right now, but he is a good guy with a lot of potential.
      He’s very smart.

  3. Tonya Cinnamon

    Fred is so freaking adorable. Congrats!!!! 🙂

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