Blue Moonbeam is 13 weeks old tomorrow and he is growing way too fast. Sally and I live on the third floor of our apartment building and since he is still too little (or too scared) to go up and down the concrete steps, I have been getting a killer cardio workout for the past six weeks carrying him up and down those stairs 12+ times a day to go potty. My legs have never looked better and I know I’ll miss all our cuddle time climbing the stairs together once he is big enough to independently walk the steps himself and I just get to follow along. I’m already such a sentimental freak with this little fur baby.
Aside from all the snuggles I get throughout the day, my favorite thing is watching Blue play with his toys and seeing what he takes a liking to. Mungo & Maud was sweet enough to send him a personalized puppy package upon his arrival and although he has a way to go before he can fit into the pretty leather collar, he’s been loving the cozy blanket and soft toys and I’ve put the doggie bowl, puppy shampoo and mishap spray to use. Sal and I call the little cow toy his “baby” because he carries it around in his mouth and sleeps with it—basically the most precious thing ever. He also loves the puffy sheep because we can roll in to him and the crochet bone gets a lot of attention since the knit is similar to a lot of his mom’s sweaters he likes to chew on…
As great as he is, Blue’s a puppy and definitely acts like one. We’ve mastered crate training, house training (accidents are few and far between), and sitting but his tiny barking is like nails on a chalkboard (to me), he chews everything (me and my clothes included), and leash training has been really difficult (he prefers to walk himself by biting onto the leash). Lucky for me, PetSmart offered a puppy training class and I jumped on it! I already use the PetSmart down the street to get all my food, treats and toys and Blue sees the in-house Banfield Pet Hospital for his vet check-ups and shots so it was only natural to go through their puppy training program. Our first class was on Saturday and Blue was such a great student…we’re already mastering the art of not barking and learning new things like holding eye contact and using using sounds to correct versus saying “no.” Since January is National Training Month it seems very fitting that Blue start learning his manners this month. Highly suggest checking out the classes if you’re looking for instructor based training!
So that’s what Blue Moonbeam has been up to as of lately. Lot’s of playing, sleeping, cuddling and a bit of training to balance out how spoiled he is!
Images taken by MBM for A Piece of Toast