Our 'little' puppy is now five months old. By little I mean that he's now bigger than our 55 pound Springer Spaniel, stronger than me, and more mischievous than a whole daycare of two-year-olds. When he's not 'stealing' pillows, shoes, bags and pieces of fabric from around the house, he's bumping into one of us, trying to cause havoc by his extra large, extra clumsy, extra-everything body that he can't quite control yet. For all that, he's one adorable puppy. Obedient, too. I know, I know, it doesn't seem possible that he can be obedient when he's such a rascal but he really is. He wants so much for someone to tell him how to behave.
But since a picture speaks louder than words:
This is what Maica has to put up with most of the time. In fact, this is what Kade looks like most of the time, and what we can look forward to with the weather turning cooler. Sigh.
You can see how excited Maica is about his antics...not that her disinterest stops him. He just dances around her until she finally gives in and responds. Doesn't take no for an answer, I suppose you could say. He's a little like the importune widow. Beating and beating on the judge's door--"come on, come on, open up, do what I want." And Maica, not because she's particularly inclined toward the activity (she's more interested in her morning nap, thank you very much), gives up, gives in.
Yep, we have a giant puppy growing up among us. A puppy who isn't, we've discovered, merely a dark yellow lab, but actually a Labrodesian. That is, a Lab/Rhod esian Ridgeback mix. And let me tell you, there's a whole world of difference between the two.
Thank goodness he's adorable. Because I'm telling you, it's going to be a whole lot of work training this puppy.
PS. Almost every Labrodesian puppy gets the same moniker from their owner--and we didn't even know it when we gave it to him: Cade-Monster.