|Age 3 months - the week we brought him home|
|Age 3 months|
He is however a toy killer and all his stuffies have been quickly executed....his toys now are a whole bunch of squeaky balls. I still have that original lambchop stuffy above, as confiscated it as he would have shredded it otherwise.
|Age 6 months|
|Age 6 months|
|Ucluelet - age 1.5 years|
|First kayak trip - age 1.5 years|
Buddy loves the beach - all the smells, sounds and sights, He even loves wading but is still too chicken to swim properly which is strange since poodles are supposed to be water dogs.
He is not keen on his weekly baths but puts up with it.
Originally we were not going to let him sleep with us. We were firm on that for 6 months. Until he could jump on our really high bed, then it was no longer up to us. He is small but still a bed hog.
He enjoys the snow - except for this winter as 3 feet is much too much snow for his height.
He detests rain, much prefers lounging around to going out in it.
It is sometimes difficult to take pictures of a black dog with black eyes so often I have to lighten pictures just so we can see him. This is what he looks like fresh from the groomers.
|Age 2 years and 3 months|
We waited a long time to have a dog, primarily due to busy schedules and working out of the house for 10-12 hours a day. Hubby is also allergic so that really limited our options. Frankly, up until now I was a cat person as had cats my whole life until I met hubby and even then my Mom took over my senior kitty care just so we could get married as he would have been miserable health-wise. When we started our own company the opportunity came for a dog and Buddy is everything we hoped him to be.
He was extremely ill last weekend, he actually scared us as has never been that sick. He likely ate something in the yard (one of his few downfalls) and nothing would stay in him. Finally after lots of love, attention and cooked chicken with broth he is back to 100%. Every time we were going to take him to the vet he perked up a little more, apparently he doesn't like going to the vet. He is my constant companion, always has to be with one of us and follows us from room to room. When we leave the house he gives us the evil eye but patiently waits until we return then acts like we left for two weeks. I can't believe it's only been two years that he has been with us as he is such a huge part of our life. So glad you came into our life Buddy!