|Arrival of Baby Kolby - 8 wks|
48 hours later - he is still fine. No extra pain meds required. Amazing.
I did sneak into the Veterinary Clinic today for a check of his stitches. What are actually signs of healing I took as signs of something had gone wrong. They don't look pretty, but they reassured me it is exactly perfect. I truly am a newbie at all-things-related-to-this-topic!!
The sweet front office woman that adores my Beagle and my CCI puppies took Kolby to the exam room while we waited in the lobby. A few minutes later my favorite Vet Tech came back with Kolby all smiles and praise for a super, amazing, well behaved puppy!! She and the front office woman raved how calm Kolby was and how perfectly still he was when he was laying down for the check.
|first snuggle at home - 8 wks|
I know they are comparing Kolby to a standard pet-dog, and I know it is expected of him as a future Assistance Dog to behave so wonderfully and he has been bred to do so, but I also have to give him huge credit for doing so at just six months old; and for strangers. I can't take that away from him. He still has the choice to be misbehave and he didn't!! I was so happy to hear of their positive report.
|sleeping baby Mister - first day home|
I am itching to get him out of the house and around the block or into a store or some place to get his mind working and off of just being lazy. I, too, would enjoy time out of the house with Mister. But I know the right thing to do is not to push it, and we will continue to play games here and work on commands. I am just so happy that he is not showing signs of pain.
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