Thursday, June 26, 2008

Avi, give kisses.

Hope this works.

Avi was cuddling with Aimee when she asked him for "kisses", which is usually his cue to stop biting at her face and arms. On this occasion, however, he had a different agenda in mind.



Monday, June 23, 2008


Faint of heart... Beware! We've got a poo-eater on our hands!

Avi spotted a devoured a fresh pile of doggie doodoo and snatched it up in his mouth before Aimee could stop him. We were on our way to the car for a trip to our friend's house when he spotted the heap, gobbled up and, needless to say, foiled Aimee's attempts to fish out the feces from his jowels.

We had read that some dog's have an aversion to eating poo. What a curious dog habit! In any case, the canine Hershey kiss shown above is all that remained after Avi's attack.

What a little kid!


Thursday, June 19, 2008


We hit crisis mode yesterday for probably the first time of Avi's life.

Aimee took Avi to the vet for his 3-month check-up and to get his distemperment shots. What should have been a normal visit, aside from the vet alerting Aimee that Avi has a "hard bite" (no surprise) which is a "bad trait", turned to panic nearly two hours after the visit.

Avi had an allergic reaction to the shot, causing his whole body to swell up... eyes closed, lips and gums swollen, pads puffed to the point that he could not walk. She called the vet, got Avi some Benedryl (upon their suggestion), then called me. Because the swelling was not going down nearly an hour after taking the medicine, we took Avi back to the vet.

To make a long story short, he now has to get an additional shot before getting these vaccinations in order to counteract an allergic reaction.

...but our little guy is okay... and that is what matters most.


Thursday, June 12, 2008

Shout Out

No picture today...

...just a shout out to the Watts family and to Kelly, their 6-month old black lab.

Aimee was beaming about yesterday, when Avi met this new friend... and, evidently, she really liked Avi, too! Aimee said that this was hands-down the best interaction Avi has had with any other dog yet (and we're up to about 25 new friends since bringing him home from Reading, PA).

Sounds like Avi may have a new BFF!


Saturday, June 7, 2008

Giant Puppy

Avi is officially a giant puppy, weighing in at 29.6 lbs as he celebrates his 11-week birthday.

To put things in perspective, he weighed 5 lbs when we picked him out at 4-weeks old and had already reached 18 lbs when we brought him home at 8 weeks.

Bear cub.


Thursday, June 5, 2008

Avi's Favorite Toy

Since coming home from Reading, PA, Aimee and I have established different relationships with Avi. Now, as our pup is a solid 11 weeks old, we are seeing the fruits of our labors.

I've been stern and "boring" with Avi. I pet him when he's at his sleepiest and when he's in a playful mood, I always make sure there's a toy close at hand.

Aimee, on the other hand, has been the "fun" one. She runs around with Avi. They play "chase". He barks. He totally loves playing with this girl.

Long story short... Aimee is Avi's favorite chew toy. He chases her around. He bites at her clothes. He bites holes in her skirts. Bite. Bite. Bite. Scratch. Scab. Scar. He completely goes after her like she is the best toy ever invented.

Aimee doesn't think it's so funny (although when Avi comes at her she always laughs hysterically)... but I know she cherishes the special bond she shares with our pup.

More bites. More joy.


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