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Still just a puppy…

February 22nd, 2007 · 14 Comments

Here are some pictures I took of Apollo today. He was 8 pounds when we got him (6 weeks old), and is about 22 pounds now at 11 1/2 weeks. He looks and feels more than 3 times as heavy!
Apollo looking in through the window

Looking in through the kitchen window

Apollo with Derek
With his master

He sure is a friendly, good natured guy. He craves attention, loves to be played with and petted. Still likes to nip at fingers, but he’s getting better. Still a long way from house broken.

Derek’s job runs from about noon to 9:00pm, so Gisele and I end up playing with him and walking him on many days.

Derek’s job is going well, he says. He’s on the last week of training, but is actually making lots of calls each day already, under supervision. If you’re late on payments on your Target card, you might be getting a call from him!

Tags: Family Updates

14 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Donna // Feb 22, 2007 at 6:25 pm

    He’s already as big as my full grown Shelties! His coat’s a lot prettier, though. My dogs need a trim in the worst way. (But at least my dogs are housebroken.) Are you able to still keep him in his pen, or is he an outdoor dog now?

  • 2 Daryl // Feb 22, 2007 at 6:50 pm

    He pretty much lives outdoors all the time now, but we try to bring him in for short times every day.

    He is too big for his pen, and it’s time to take it down. We do have a higher gate to close off the kitchen and we use that sometimes, but we have to watch him pretty closely or we have a mess on the floor.

    He’s not quite as large as your shelties yet, but he will be soon.

  • 3 Grandma, not Daryl // Feb 22, 2007 at 9:51 pm

    How beautiful! Both the two legged and the four legged. His marking seems more perfect than when he was tiny. (I know–there’s nothing better than perfect, but he does look great.) And those dreamy blue eyes. I wish I could see him. When he is completely trained, (that may take a while), he could come over here and show off for all the dog lovers.

  • 4 Richard // Feb 22, 2007 at 10:16 pm

    Mom — You are making Daryl talk to himself again.

    Apollo is really cute. Let’s see, if he continues to grow at this rate….. you better be looking for a saddle in about 3 months!

  • 5 Grandma, not Daryl // Feb 23, 2007 at 11:43 am

    If Robin and Donna can cross comment to confuse you, Daryl and I can. It keeps you on your toes.

  • 6 Grandma, not Daryl // Feb 23, 2007 at 11:44 am

    And that one should have come up as Grandma. Blame the web master.

  • 7 jocelyn // Feb 25, 2007 at 9:21 am

    his right eye is closed more. is that a thing he does or is it just a little lower all the time?

  • 8 Grandma // Feb 25, 2007 at 9:35 am

    He’s wearing eye makeup; his left eye has a black ring around it, which makes it look larger. Kind of distinguished, I think.

  • 9 Dianna // Feb 25, 2007 at 10:22 am

    He sure is a beautiful dog … and boy is he going to be big! Now if you can just get him housebroken …. well, maybe you don’t want him breaking the house – up to you!

  • 10 Don // Feb 27, 2007 at 8:29 pm

    They are intelligent looking too. Such a beautiful puppy.

  • 11 Grandma // Feb 28, 2007 at 11:36 am

    One of the workers went ballistic when she saw Apollo–“I want him!”, “he’s so adorable”; I thought I would have to promise that she could have him before she would give up! She did say that they have a toddler swimming pool for theirs, as well as air conditioning that he can feel in the summer, both necessities in Arizona.

  • 12 Daryl // Feb 28, 2007 at 11:54 am

    He’s learning to play fetch! We still have to give him a treat when he drops the ball in your hand, but this is a much easier way to exercise him than running beside him holding a leash.

    We thought he was starting to understand about bowel control, but then this morning he left us a present in the corner of the kitchen. The bigger he gets, the bigger the mess!

    He already seems larger than the pictures above. Boy does he grow fast!

  • 13 Grandma // Mar 1, 2007 at 2:49 pm

    I am not the mathematician in the family, but it seems to me that he has been gaining about three pounds a week. How much does he eat?

  • 14 Richard // Mar 18, 2007 at 10:39 am

    How about an updated Apollo post?