The highlight reel of our mini Goldendoodle
Well, Puffles hasn't had a particularly exciting May. He had his little snippy snippy surgery the first week of the month and had to wear the "cone of shame", which wasn't particularly fun. No worries, we got him a comfy cone that we saw some of his Instagram pals wearing, so he didn't have to suffer too much, and overall handled it pretty well! As soon as he didn't have to wear his silly cone anymore, it started raining and raining and raining for over a week solid, so not too many good photo ops. Finally today, the rain cleared, the sun came out and the grass dried out, and I finally got the grass mowed! Puffles was in heaven and went tearing around the yard in maximum attack mode, playing with his toys and tossing them around! He had a great day!
Puffles has learned how to mark his territory by peeing on trees and lamp posts and fire hydrants lately! LOL! He also loves to sniff every spot of grass that's growing more than the rest, because he knows that's where other doggies have peed!
Puffles got another grooming again! This is his second full grooming since he was born, and he also had a partial groom about a month ago. We've figured out that it's much easier for us to have his nails ground down and rounded off by the groomers once per month, than us trying to do it ourselves. He suuuuuuuure was happy to see me when I came to pick him up, and pretty beat after he got home!! LOL! Poor puppy! He's definitely cuter all "puffy" with his fur grown out, but we don't want him to be too hot, and it does grow into his eyes pretty quickly, so we're trying to find the right balance. He got his last full grooming on February 15th (scroll down), so it looks like we're averaging about 6-8 weeks between full grooms.
Puffles was oogled over constantly while checking out the DC Cherry Blossoms! We lost count of the number of times we heard, "awwww, what a cute puppy! I want a puppy!" No! No you don't! (Just kidding! :) The two very pretty joggers in the background were beaming when they spotted him, and made a bee-line to come over and say hi to him. Puffles is totally a chick magnet! Lol!
Caught mid-yawn, look at all of those TEETH!!! He's fortunately through his super bitey teething phase now, and hasn't been nearly as nippy with everyone.
Play! Play! Play! Chasing bubbles, chasing humans, chasing his toys! Puffles sure did have a great time today!
Finally some R&R in the yard with his big sister. :)
Somebody sure was happy to see his family again! Puffles did great at his Mimi and GP's house for 2 weeks while we went on a spring break trip!
Looking so big and handsome in his yard. Huge difference from just a few months ago. Puppies sure do grow up fast.
Puffles has grown a ton and isn't just a little fur ball anymore!!
Puffles loves chasing his tire toy around the yard. We also got him a new harness that won't strain his neck, which is a good thing, because this little puppy is starting to develop some serious powah!
Katie and Puffles out for a run!
Puffles meets another Goldendoodle at the local dog park, but is generally shy of other dogs and seems to prefer his human friends!
Puffles going wild in the snow once again!
Puffles gets his first grooming! So handsome!
Taking Puffles for a run, or did he take his family for a run? :)
Puffles out for a run with his family. He loves running!
Puffles loves to run and jump and play in the snow!
Puffles has been teething a ton and found a nice stick to chew on in the yard. Happy as a clam!! :)
William taking Puffles for a walk.
Puffles got his first bath today too, after being worn out running around the park. He wasn't very happy about that!
Katie and Puffles in the golden morning light.
Trying to lick the snow off of his nose!
Tiny little Puffles feeling snowflakes for the first time! He's just a tiny little fur ball here!
Puffles going for his first vet wellness visit and new puppy checkup, weighing in at not even 5 pounds! So little! :)
Puffles already self-taught himself how to use his frisbee as a plate when turned upside down!
Puffles exploring his new yard.
Puffles comes home and officially joins the family!!!