Thursday, September 16, 2010


This is Gracie as a puppy. She was approximately 5 weeks old when we brought her home. I now know that that is way too young, and that puppies should stay with the mom until they are 8 weeks, at least. The litter learns manners from the mother dog. Needless to say, Gracie was a pistol as a young pup. I learned a great deal about raising dogs from my little Aussie.

Chewing on a toy
That look.
Her eyes were a beautiful blue when she was young. They stayed that color until she was about 3 months old, then started to change. See the stuffed animals she has? She had all of those toys until she was 8 months old. She would play with them all day long, tearing through the house with one or more in her mouth, tossing them in the air. Then one day she tore one of the toys up and discovered the plastic squeaker inside. I snatched it from her before she could chew or swallow it. Gracie's solution to that problem was to run and get another toy, squeak it, and then destroy it. No more stuffed animals.

She was so darn cute. I enjoy going back and looking at her puppy pictures, and thought you might like to see them, too. Have a great day.

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