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.
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.