Buddy (age 3.5 months) got his first haircut last Friday. This is the regular poodle cut. I have to get used to the fact that she shaves his face and feet - but now he kind of looks like he has monkey feet lol. Poodles have hair not fur so they barely lose any fuzz in your home. As a result, just like humans they need their hair cut once in a while. We have cedars in our backyard, no trees, and Buddy loves sticks so we brought the piece of driftwood in the photo back from the beach for him. Hubby had to cut it into two so it was Buddy sized lol.
He recently discovered that on sunny days he can follow the sun across the floor through the kitchen window to soak up as much warmth as possible. Sometimes, he falls asleep and the sunshine moves off into other territory. He, like us, prefers warmth and sunshine over rain and cold.
We try to get at least one walk, longer each time plus a long play session outside in every day or indoors if it is raining. We went for our longest walk yet on Wednesday but I tried it again on Thursday and I ended up dragging/carrying him partway. Maybe two long walks in a row is too much for his Puppy constitution. He takes lots of naps. You can see how small he is based on comparing him to his orange ball - that is the size of a tennis ball. We go to the vet next week so will have him weighed again but he has grown quite a lot since we got him and is now close in size to his mother. His dad is twice that size so I expect he will still get a bit taller.
Buddy has certainly changed our life. We love him to bits and as a result of potty training/trying to drain some of his energy I am getting lots of fresh air and exercise. This week his potty training is going so well in the evenings when we are able to watch him 100% he is allowed on the carpet in the dining room and living room. There is still the odd accident, mostly when we don't read his signals or he gets over-excited playing, but things are definitely progressing. He has no accidents on the linoleum, however, as understands that is what the pee pad is for. We just need to get him to understand the carpet is not a gigantic pee pad.
This final picture was just taken a couple minutes ago - Buddy wants me to hurry up and finish the blog so we can go outside and play. Have a great weekend everyone!