Finally got to give Kate a bath today. We were supposed to wait 2 weeks after her surgery. It’s amazing how relatively clean and nice smelling her fur stays, even though she loves to play and get dirty outside!
She’s back! I guess there won’t really be 365 puppy pictures of Kate after all. I’m going to try to post one every week for the second half of her first year.
In case you were wondering, Kate’s surgery last week went fine. She seemed so sad when we picked her up from the vet and moped around all night, but the next day she acted like nothing ever happened. In the photo you can see the spot where they shaved the fur off her leg for the iv.
In other news, I successfully walked Story and Kate together for the first time today. I’ve been trying out Story’s training collar (it’s the pinch kind) on Kate with great results. I was leery of using it with her since she’s so sensitive, but that thing is magical. It only took her a few minutes to realize that if she didn’t pull on the leash nothing unpleasant would happen, and now she’s well on her way to becoming a model loose leash walker. And now that she’s not jumping all over Story they’re a breeze to walk together.
It’s been so busy for us around here the past few months! I love the holiday season, buts it’s always kind of nice when January gets here and all the hustle and bustle is over. Time to relax, wipe the slate clean, and of course, make those New Years resolutions – like trying to keep your blog up to date! Here to help me in that regard is Kate, who is six months old today.
She’s relaxing here on my mom’s couch beside Matt’s shoebox full of Christmas treats. And of course, there’s no better way to celebrate your puppy’s six month birthday than by having her spayed! She’ll be getting that little gift tomorrow.