Sunday, September 20, 2009

I'm A Big Kid Now!

Lily is growing up so fast. She is now 5 1/2 months and just about as big as Tomas. She'll definitely end up a bit bigger then he is when she's fully grown. On Friday we took her for her first grooming and now she looks less "puppy" and so grown up! She's got a busy couple of weeks coming up. This Wednesday she goes in to get spayed :( and then on Thursday her kindergarten class starts. Fortunately, the doggies stay home the first week of class, so it'll be just Alexi and I attending while she heals from surgery. But, on October 1st she goes for her first kindergarten class and will attend for 6 weeks. She definitely needs it. We've taught her to sit already, but she is a little spacey and needs the socialization with other dogs besides Tomas.
My fuzzy monster before her new haircut
AFTER her new 'do. We cut her legs short for the surgery, but will grow them out going forward like a true Cocker cut.
I think she's reached her terrible twos in doggy age as she has been a terror as of late. She chewed a hole (2-inch diameter) in our carpet yesterday morning. A.R. was so mad at her he couldn't look at her for a good hour. Luckily, the builder left us some extra carpet scraps so we can patch the spot and it'll look like new again. She has started trying to take off while in the yard chasing whatever is of interest to her (birds, butterflies, grass moving in the wind, absolutely nothing but thin air, etc.) and has gone into the street- we live at the end of a cul-de-sac- a few times so we now have to leash her at all times.

Hopefully, soon we'll be getting an electric fence because Tomas has become so protective of our home and property that he chases any car that drives through including our own neighbors! We have to leash him now, too, and he hates not being able to run free. Since we live in a new neighborhood still under construction there are constantly cars driving through to take a peek at the progress, so we had to nip his car chasing habit right away before he got hurt. Hopefully both of them will respect the fence. I'm torn about it as far as it being humane, but I do want them to stay safe and we won't be fencing our property anytime soon.
Look Tomas! Frisbees are so fun...Lily's new love is her frisbee which is almost bigger then she is!
Lily is in for a big surprise when our baby is born...she won't be the baby of the family much longer. I don't really think she has a clue that I'm pregnant (she is a bit ditzy), but Tomas has gotten a lot more protective of me and follows me EVERYWHERE I am in the house. I just know one of these days I'm going to trip over him! It's funny to see how our dogs interact with us, as well. Lily really has taken more of a liking to Alexi and is a complete Daddy's girl (except for when she knows she's in trouble!) whereas Tomas is all Momma's Boy. I wonder if our human babies will do the same thing??



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