Six months old..

I love this dog! ❤️ #instagram #ilovemydog #lablife #lablove #labrador #labnation #labradorpuppy #yellowlab #yellowlabpuppy July 04, 2015 at 1224PM My handsome boy, he's 6 months old today! #instagram #instalove #ilovemydog #lablife #lablove #labrador #labnation #labradorpuppy #labsofinstagram July 03, 2015 at 0403PM

Windsor is now six months old! It is so hard to believe! On June 3rd, he had his birthday and my goodness how he has grown. What a marvelous boy he is. He’s learning commands, he loves sleeping on the bed, and he is very popular with our neighbors and their pets. He loves to shower everyone he meets with kisses and actually will hug you and plant a kiss on your face. He is such a delight!

Still Growing…

Windsor puppy will soon be four months old. He is growing like a weed and in typical Labrador fashion, is eating everything in sight. He likes to dig and is also a kleptomaniac. So far he’s been very successful at stealing food, stealing shoes and even successfully chewed up my glasses. Clearly, Windsor thought I needed another pair, which to be honest I did.

As a parent of a growing Labrador puppy, the biggest hurdle we still haven’t successfully mastered is the art of potty training him. So that is still an issue; however, he’s learning commands very well! Everyone at the vets office loves him, and it is so much fun to see him grow and thrive!

I am so happy and grateful that Windsor is in my life. He brightens my day, and he wags his tail so fiercely when I come home from school and loves to shower my face with kisses. What’s not to love?!

Windsor puppy on the couch.
Windsor puppy on the couch.

And they call it puppy love..

So after missing nearly an entire week of school because of the snow, spring break has arrived and with it so have warmer temperatures.

I have spent my time, thus far, relaxing and playing with my little puppy, Windsor. Training a new puppy especially a male dog is an education. Fortunately, I have been reading Family Dog by Richard A. Wolters.

Windsor, 4 weeks old
Windsor, 4 weeks old

The book is very enlightening,  helpful and the pictures and descriptions make it worthwhile and easy. I always thought training a puppy would be hard, annoying. Not so, well at this point anyway.

Windsor, or “Windsor puppy” as my partner and I affectionately call him, was born on January 3rd. He’s growing like a weed. Independent, adventurous, with long legs and a a curious need to get into everything, he has scratched and yelped his way into our hearts.

In my previous post, I did promise I would post a few pictures of Windsor. Here he is in all of his cute glory. IMG_0307

He is teething like crazy, loves to bite and play. It is just wonderful. Along the way, I have learned the value of getting a young puppy on a schedule of both going outside and feeding.

He did very well at his first puppy visit at the Vet’s office. The nurses loved him and his veterinarian was most impressed with his weight and his demeanor.  He goes for his second puppy visit on Friday, I’m so excited about that!

Along with being so excited about a new addition to the family, having a new puppy has also changed my attitude and my level of responsibility. Windsor has calmed me and I find his antics so relaxing and joyous.  He is inquisitive, loves to explore and is learning by leaps and bounds.

I have loved watching him grow and I just know I will always adore him! ❤