We've had our new boy for 1 week, since 8 weeks old, and he's healthy and happy and Minka and he play and run and rough-house together immediately well. About the only behavior Minka could do better is that we hoped she would help out and sleep with him, but she wants none of it -- she wants her own usual small sleeping crate. We bought a larger crate that they could both fit in. Maybe in time?
Minka's just 10 1/2 months herself and still the puppy, and so we do have to reign her in a little to not overdo the rough puppy play. But he's no pushover and goes after her just about as much, such as you see him in photo already standing atop her, and needing things to yank on and such -- her hair, ears etc...
His name is Tully. Which comes from, thinking of his parents names, which are Tiger and Elli, thought of combining them but didn't want Telli, like a tv
, so instead it's Tully. So he's named after his parents. Not after Tully's Coffee really... although he IS a Seattle dog, and we like visiting Tully's Coffee when in Seattle, as opposed to Starbucks (in fact, Tully was already inside a Tully's Coffee last weekend).
To join all the other New Puppy posts here and egg on those with Multi-Hav-Syndrome,
, here's some new photos from this week. He is just past 8 weeks old here and nearly 3 lbs. He was actually the runt of the litter but is still bigger than Minka was at same age. As you see her here, Minka is still under 10 lbs.
In the last photo, that's a little squishy toy. Minka is nuts for playing with little balls and Tully is already picking them up too. Minka goes chasing after her balls and it's so funny to see little Tully running after her. But when Minka went into full-bore Run-Like-Hell mode, Tully seemed a little astounded, LOL.