Our little girl is growing up!
We’ve had her for just over two weeks, and in that time she’s doubled her weight – from 8 lbs. to 16 lbs.! Holy moly. She’s sweet, playful, very affectionate, and pretty smart, too (within two or three days she was answering to her name). I hate to belabor the mistake of Twinkle, but “She’s so much better than Twinkle” is an oft heard refrain around here, even by the kids.
We’re still working on house breaking, and although there has been progress, a stumbling block seems to be that she’s had some kind of intestinal issue since we got her. We’re still trying to get to the bottom of that. What do you do when you pay a shitload of money for a dog from a reputable breeder, and then get conflicting advice from the breeder and your reputable veterinarian as to what’s causing her chronic diarrhea and how to treat it? Unfortunately, she was only covered by a five-day health guarantee by the breeder, and we’ve had to shell out a pretty penny to the veterinarian trying to treat this problem (Scout’s now on her third med for it). Despite this, she doesn’t seem sick; she has a great appetite and is very playful and energetic.
Seriously, I’m in love with this thing only slightly less than I’m in love with our new pup.
We’re mad about Scout! (Shhhhhh . . . I’m vying for another one!)