Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Puppy's Big Adventure

We took Connor to town yesterday so he could see that there is more to the world than the farm.  He got to go to TSC and meet all the Christmas shoppers - oh, the things I do for my animals!  Fortunately, Connor thought Christmas shopping was a lot more fun than I do.

We also took him for a walk up Main Street.  He did remarkably well, especially considering that the first time I put a leash on him just a week ago he had an absolute meltdown.  You'd have thought I was pulling his legs off the way he SCREAMED and trying to keep him from completely freaking out and somehow hanging himself was like trying to reel in a king salmon.  I have never seen a puppy have quite such fit at the idea of a leash, but then, Connor is developing a bit of a reputation as a Drama Queen.  The King of all Drama Queens to be exact. Luckily he is also very smart and extremely food motivated so it didn't take long for him to figure out how to walk politely on a lead.  We've been working at it a little each day and he looked quite civilized walking next to me in town yesterday.  Looks can be so deceiving.

Before heading off to the big metropolis, he and his new best friend, Kelsey had some fun.  These two are going to be quite the pair once Connor can keep up with her better.  Poor Kelsey, she has no idea what's in store for her....


  1. You have made my day! What could be better than pictures of puppy Connor and my girl, Kelsey? Hey, wait a minute....what about Scout? He's even a better babysitter than Kelsey!

    1. What's better than watching a puppy play with toys? A puppy playing with other dogs!!!

  2. Oh wow, he has almost exactly the same markings and expression as Kip, a BC who I loved and loved me. I miss that dog.

  3. oh my I had to giggle at your description of Conner on the leash ~ glad he is making progress .
    He is a lovely pip of a pup !

  4. It is so much fun to watch dogs interact and play so well together!
    I'm glad you are pursuing the leash training too! So important.