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Summer in Australia has ended... and a new Puppy...

Discussion in 'Friends of planetFigure' started by Jamie Stokes, Apr 30, 2024.

  1. Jamie Stokes Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Australia
    Greetings all.....

    Summer here in Australia has ended.....

    November and December looked (and felt) like this.....



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    Even in suburbia... it was dry and dusty. Then the New Year rolled in.... and I expected Arrakis Sand-worms at any time.....



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    Yes, it was hot... steady, rolling heat..... and yes, there is the miracle of modern air conditioning..... Modelling is a discretionary time, and when things like keeping some local native animals alive, keeping the dogs hydrated....(Dogs, plural, more on that in a moment) plus changing to full time work.... well,the capacity was not there.

    Dogs.... We've had our rescue girl, Sasha, for a few years now. A good friend of mine, well, his dog had a litter of 4 puppies, and we got the runt. Named Jarrah. A Kelpie cross, he's a working dog breed that we are trying to find the balance between working and suburban.

    Not. Easy. At. All.

    Here he is at a few months....



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    And with his older sister, Sasha.....



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    He's now taller, and a bit heavier than Sasha.... As expected.

    The real challenge was the house training, and the slow campaign against chewing as he went from puppy milk teeth to adult teeth..... then a slow campaign of constantly finding what has he chewed today... and how can we divert and deflect that behaviour.

    Suffice to say, we now have a new iron, a gap in the bookshelf, a clean desk policy, a closed door policy, a shows put away policy, a proactive approach to chew toys for when we're at work..... the list goes on....

    Easy to work out where any spare time went.... raising a puppy of a high energy, smart and inquisitive nature.

    Now he' starting to mature out of his puppy chew everything brain, and the weather has turned cooler, I can now spare some energy and time on hobby....

    Continue reading...
    Billy Dickinson and Joe55 like this.

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