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Sheba at 24 weeks old

I am astounded at how fast my little puppy is growing.  She was only 6 pounds when I brought her home at 6 weeks old.  Last week, when I took her in to be spayed, she weighed 29 pounds!  I am estimating that she will top out at around 40 pounds.

Quite a contrast to my 11 pound Sunny.  I took pictures of both of them this afternoon, but Sunny needs grooming so badly that I’ll wait until I get that done before posting more photos of him.

This month has been a month for doctor visits and tending to medical matters.  We are hoping to get to the Blue Ridge Mountains in August.  We’ll see how that pans out.

Not much other news.  We are waiting for the searing weather to pass so we can enjoy the outdoors again.

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  1. I think Sheba is so cute! I want a dog! But the hubby has not been convinced and we do have our hands full already.
    But she really is darling!

    • Thank you, Lynne. We are really smitten with the new addition to our family. :)

      I love cats, too, but haven’t had one since a Siamese in the 70’s that could handle traveling. Your beautiful kitties seem pretty content, though.

  2. Bill Brown

     /  July 27, 2012

    Nice dog! Makes me think “Dog days of Summer”. I am excited about the coming Fall weather where we can get back to the outdoors and enjoy some good times around the campfire! Wait for it!

    • Bill, we got a propane campfire last year. It’s convenient and sometimes I enjoy it. But there is nothing like a real campfire to celebrate being out in crisp fall woods! It will be worth the wait! :)

  3. What a beautiful dog. She looks so happy and she seems to be saying, “Ok, master, what can I do for you now.” She will give you great pleasure throughout the years to come. I had a wire haired Jack Russell that weighed 32 pounds. He loved to travel with us. He would sit on my lap just like a human sits with his right leg and paw up on the window sill. He would ride for miles and miles that way looking at everything around us as we travelled.

    • Marilyn, for a while we thought we had bitten off more than we could chew in getting her. We even discussed trying to find a home for her with younger, more energetic owners. I am SO GLAD we waited out the roughest spots. Sheba is a delight–so very loving and sweet. She “talks” to us. So funny… I don’t understand what she is “saying” but I keep the conversations going because she is so funny to watch. Sometimes she gets so disgusted because she realizes I don’t understand what she is putting all that effort in trying to convey.

      I’m sure we’ll understand her better as time goes by.

      Your little Jack Russell sounds precious. I enjoyed the mental pictures of his traveling. :)

  4. Elizabeth in NC

     /  July 28, 2012

    Darling puppy!! I bet she is anxious for cooler weather too!! So do you think that there are lots of places that allow dogs too in the Blue Mts? We have never camped in them, but been there a couple times. Such gorgeous scenery!! Hoping to make it to Cherokee next month for a couple days.

    • Elizabeth, she will definitely be happy when cooler weather is here. She likes being in the house where it’s cool, except when the urge to run strikes her!

      So far all of the forest service campgrounds in NC that I’ve checked into do allow dogs. The only exception are the trails inside Great Smokey Mountain National Park. You can have dogs in the campgrounds, but they are forbidden on the trails there.

      Most of the public campgrounds do not have electric and water hookups, though, but I think we’ll be okay with the solar panel.

      We wanted to stay at Mile High Campground on the Cherokee reservation (near Cherokee) for the fantastic views. But they don’t have a dump station there and our trailer would be too tongue heavy for the truck with a full black tank.

      Hope you do get to go and that you have a fantastic time there!

  5. What a beauty! Darling dog.

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