Gone To The Dogs

I spent way too much of the last two days watching the dogs at the Westminster Dog Show.

For any non-dog people reading, the Westminster Dog Show is the most important (and prestigious) dog show in the world.

I was, of course, mainly interested in the Newfoundlands.

I was thrilled that Cody, a Newfie from Bear N Mind Newfoundlands, won as the “best” Newfie.

Fred’s dad/sire, Travis, is a Bear N Mind Newfoundland.

Fred and I were very proud to watch Cody win.

(Yes, Fred and I watched together.  We cheered and hugged each other when Cody won.)

After the show was over, Fred had an encounter with a Great Horned Owl.

And by encounter, I mean a giant owl WHO-WHO’ed at Fred.

Fred cocked his head sideways in an adorable attempt to understand owl-speak.

Then the owl WHO-WHO’ed again.

Fred let loose with a howl and barking I didn’t know he was capable of.

The owl flew away.

Fred won?

My whole life seems to have gone to the dogs lately.

Fred and I are headed to the vet today for his sixteen week check-up.

15 Fred @ 2015 Suzanne Haggerty W

I’m always curious to find out how much Fred weighs.

The amount of food he’s fed is based on his weight …

And he’s growing so fast, it’s helpful to weigh him every couple weeks.

Fred should get his last parvo shot today, too.

I’m not sure if there’s a waiting period after the last vaccine ….

But, this last shot is the big milestone we’ve been waiting for.

(My vet will let me know if Fred is now cleared to go out to public places and/or tell me how much longer we need to wait.)

I’m so excited to start showing Fred more of the world.

I’m going to give Fred a bath this afternoon.

He’s due.

Fred likes to get dirty anyway he can.

I’m sure he wants to look his best as he begins exploring the big wide world?

It’s been a very doggy few days.

4 Responses to “Gone To The Dogs”

  1. Linda Tustin

    I will be interested to hear how much he weighs these days. Love those paws..

  2. Amy

    I’ve been pretty fanatical about the parvo shots after having a puppy get it after the second round of shots. I’ve still never figured out how she picked it up, but nursing her through it and the vet bills to do so are something I would never wish on anyone. It’s truly a horrible thing to witness! Since then, I’ve always gone with the recommended two weeks after the last shot before a lot of contact with the outside world!

    • Suzanne

      Parvo is horrible.
      I’m so sorry you had to experience it.
      It also seems strange to me that vets don’t all seem to agree on how long it takes for that final shot to take effect. I think, from what I’ve learned, two weeks seems like a safe time frame.


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