Friday, September 18, 2009

Rowan at 17 weeks

I gave Rowan a bath this week and let him lie on the towel to finish drying. Well, to my surprise I have learned that he likes using it for a pillow. And also to my surprise he has no desire to take it apart thread by thread, he just likes having it, so I haven't taken it away from him. It has become somewhat of a comfort item to him.

He goes to the vet next week and I bet he will tip the scales at over 30 pounds.

As Rowan gets bigger he tends to remind me of my 4th puppy "Gonzales", better known as Gonzo.

Gonzo graduated in May of 1999. He was a pup with a sense of humor, he was happiest when he made someone laugh. Rowan is that way, he also has the same good looks as Gonzo.

I learned this week that Gonzo died. In my opinion, dogs lives are so short. Gonzo will be missed.

As you will notice, I do keep Rowan on a leash in the kitchen. That area has become his "spot". I love this because sometimes the leash comes loose from the drawer and I will still find him there. He does like the tile floor. I will have to get a picture of him as a pancake on the floor for next time.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Rowan at 14-15 weeks

Well, tomorrow Rowan turns 15 weeks.

We visited the vet today for his vacs and he weighed 27.2 pounds. I believe the weight is all in his legs and feet (they are huge!).

Yesterday he lost his first tooth. One of the front middle ones.

Today on our walk to school, I attached his leash to his gentle leader. It was like power steering in a car - WOW, no pulling or lagging, it was great!

I have been putting his gentle leader on him at meal times and he is so excited to see it because it means something good is going to happen. Today we actually attached the leash to it. I knew it would help, but it was like a miracle.

While waiting for my daughter to finish soccer practice, my other daughter and Rowan were enjoying the San Diego type weather. I took some video clips of the day - enjoy.

Rowan was watching two boys play ball nearby and I knew if allowed he would play with them - he was so good! As you can see in the videos, he just watched quietly.