Jul 28, 2009

Pounce Selby Pounce

Our first puppy class was great! We met a lot more puppies. All of them were big puppies except for Hailey and Selby. Since Hailey is nearly 6 months old now, she is the oldest in the group but it is good for her to be around smaller dogs for a little while. Hailey truly did not know what to think of her new friend Selby. I work with Selby's mom and hope that Hailey will make friends with Selby so she has a small friend to play with.

 
Selby was born on April 28 and is a Toy Poodle.

 
She is an only pup which has been creating challenges for her mom. We all know about puppy teeth and when they don't have another pup to chew on they go for the humans in their life.

Selby is the cutest thing! She pounces everywhere!

 
When these pictures were taken Selby had only been home for a few weeks. She had a tight hair cut on her face and she was so very tiny only weighting about a pound and a half.

 
Here was Selby in puppy class. Her fur is much longer and her little face looks just adorable with her whiskers growing back in. I also love that it looks like she has two big bushy eye brows!

Selby was drawn to a cattle dog mix that is much bigger that she is. From the puppy classes that we have attended, we have noticed that the smallest pup typically falls in love with the largest pup. And they are so cute playing together. I will get move video at the next class. 
While we were listening to the trainer, Sandi and I traded puppies for a little bit. I just love how fluffy Selby's fur is. While I was holding her, amazed at her tiny body I noticed a dark mark on her skin. Upon closer inspection I found that it was a tick!!! Because I am terrified of ticks... yeah I'm a big whimp... I immediately showed Sandi and she said "How could she have a tick, she never goes outside?" Selby is an indoor dog and is being trained to potty indoors as well. The tick must have jumped on her from one of her new friends in the class. I called the trainer over who found that the tick had not gotten in the skin yet. I was still holding Selby while Christina the trainer was removing it. Selby hated that because she bit my finger hard. I was reminded of last October when Zoe mistakened my finger for a pupperoni. The good thing is, the tick was removed before it ever bit her. My finger survived just fine.

And then there is Hailey. I was so focused on Selby that I didn't even get one picture of Hailey!  Hailey was her typical self. She introduced herself to all of the adults first, then occasionally visited with a pup or two. She believes she is a veteran since this is her second round in puppy class.  Once the treats came out, forget it! She has a nose on her like you wouldn't believe!

Hailey's cut is finally looking much better! All it needed was time to heal. She still has to wear her shirt because she licks at it the second the shirt comes off, but we are in the home stretch now.
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We visited the Rummage for Rescue event on Saturday. There were not a lot of attendees there when we were there but the staff said that the event was very good. We made a donation and got to visit with our friend Peanut. No baths for the girls! They had just had baths the week before.

21 Treats:

Snowy and Crystal said...

It was fun to read about your puppy class experience ^_^

Maltese Paws

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

I love the flying puppy pikh!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra
PeeEssWoo: I khan't see the video - it is private...

Princess Eva and Brice said...

Selby is a cutie...but not as cute as Hailey!

We can't see the video either!


Princess Eva

pam said...

We couldn't see the video either.

Bobo and Meja

Maggie and Mitch said...

What a cutie Selby is! We all know how sharp those puppy teefies are!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Lean said...

oooo THAT´S A PUPPY....HIHIHI SWEET TINNY THING.lOVE THE TRAINING STORY.
BYE BYE,LEAN

Fred said...

Ooh--Selby is pretty! I think I might have a crush on her, but I guess I am too little for her tastes. ;P
Glad that tick was pulled off quickly!

Fred said...

Also, I has tagged you!

The Army of Four said...

VERY cute!
Tail wags,
Storms

The OP Pack said...

Selby is so adorable. Mom says she has never seen a poodle with two colors before. And we like the longer hair look much better than the typical poodle cut.

We missed not seeing Hailey, maybe next time. Glad to hear her boo boo is healing. Phantom says she will be very happy once she doesn't have to wear her shirt anymore:)

Tail wags, the OP Pack

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

That Shelby is really cute.. Looks like a little stuffed animal. Mom just wants to hug her..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

An English Shepherd said...

Yes very cute

Wizz :-)

chicamom85 said...

Oh what a cutie Selby is. I am sorry about your Moms finger. I am so proud of you Hailey being a good example to everyone.

licks and sniffs, Sasha

Ludo van Doggy said...

aw! She be so lovely and adorable. Mum was gonna get a poodle before she got me, but got overruled by old Daddy. We glad we has each other, but she still want a poodle.
~lickies, Ludo

Huskee and Hershey said...

The 4 alphabets that my mom absolutely hates are: T.I.C.K (in that order please).. she goes bonkers whenever she finds one on us and when that happens, she'll comb through our body to check if there are any more!! That can go on for hours.. :(
Selby is sooo cute.. hahaha.. we love her bushy eyebrows too!! I bet she and Hailey will be great friends. Sorry to hear about your mom's finger.. **puppy kisses to make it better**

Lacy said...

w00fs, heeheem mama iz not a tick person either..she gits daddy to take it off..that Shelby is a cutie, but soo iz Hailey...

b safe,
~rocky~

The Brax Blog said...

Selby is a very cute dog!
I love toy poodles!

T.T

Moco said...

That is a tiny pouncing pup.

Chef ·˙ ۛ ♥ said...

Selby is a little bundle of energy. My mom's friend just got a toy poodle pup and he's tiny and pouncy just like Selby. Poodles are very smart. She's going to do very well in puppy class. And I'm sure Hailey will too. I hope they become really good friends. Glad Hailey's cut is getting better!

xoxo
Chef

Lorenza said...

Yes, Selby is very cute and full of energy!
Glad to know Hailey is doing so well!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Jenny said...

What an adorable little puppy!

I hope you learn more and more at puppy classes- they are a great thing for moms and pups!

Jenny
http://www.poochieheaven.com

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