It's been a great first year, little-big dog!
Bailey just finished up the last of her vaccination shots this past week, so she is now clear for more public interaction and trips to places where other dogs might be. We took her on her first hike at a short, but muddy and wet favorite – Elowah Falls. She was a trooper, had lots of fun and said hello very politely to every dog we met on the trail. It also completely wiped her out for the rest of the day and night.
Photos are a great reminder of just how fast our little pup is growing. She's filling out all that loose skin and looking less and less like a puppy each day.
Only puppy pictures today, although I ventured over 100 miles away from home while picking up the kids from their grandparents. This kid has a lot of toys and managed to get them all right in her immediate area this evening.
I think this is probaly Bailey's 2nd walk on the leash. She's wasn't quite sure what to think. I took her out twice today and it went much better. One of our goals with training her is to get this walking on a leash thing down a little better than we did with Cooper. She won't be nearly as big and strong as he was, but it would be great if she wasn't a puller.
This is number one of a daily photo project this year. No particular theme yet, although I might introduce some monthly or weekly themes later.
If you've been following along on Facebook or Twitter at all, you already know that we surprised our kids with a new Chocolate Lab puppy named Bailey on Christmas eve. She's a sweetie and 2 days in, has stolen our hearts and made us her pack. She is ferocious in her play, snuggly with her rest and generous with her kisses.
Welcome to the family little one!