I can't believe Lyra is almost one already. Where did my puppy go?!! Puppies grow up way too quickly. To celebrate her 10 month birthday, we did a photoshoot last night, and boy was Lyra in photogenic mode. She looked absolutely angelic in all of the pictures!
And these two pictures I love, because she has exactly the same expression on them, and her head's turned exactly the same way! The first one was taken at 4 months old, by her previous owners.. and the second was taken just yesterday!
I really can't believe how far we've come... It feels like just yesterday I went to pick her up, but it really has been 5 whole months ago already! I still remember her being small and light and tinier than Cadence... now she's longer and heavier than he is! She had the attention span of a FLY... It took me 2 weeks just to teach her "sit" because she could not focus AT ALL. Oh and not to forget, Cadence hated her when she first arrived. He'd growl at her, bully her by biting her ears and legs, and just all round terrorize her.
Gladly, that is all over now (although they do have their occasional spats over treats and chewies and whatnot). They mostly tolerate each other--they aren't super close or anything; I think they would be perfectly happy if they had to live in different homes. They do play sometimes, but for the most part, they are neutral towards one another. That's completely fine by me--as long as they aren't fighting, I'm good!
In other news, just over 3 weeks till our first shows! Very excited, yet nervous. Glad that I won't be alone at the shows and will have people to hang out with. Can't wait to meet all the other dogs there, and also can't wait to see if Lyra will be winning any points. Right now, I'd be happy with just 2 RCCs (8 points), knowing how much competition we'll be having. Wish us luck!
Blog for the Dogs
Here's where I chronicle the dogs' daily lives, write reviews on dog products, and share tips on everything under the sun.