49weeks

49weeks, look at those legs.  Just got back from a quick run to the post office and Big Lots.  Such a good boy.

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Bluebonnets

Spring in TX means Bluebonnet pictures.  Naturally Grimm came along.  He tasted a few…shhh…

 

After pictures we stopped by Starbucks for some coffee and puppacinos for Grimm and Blue.  The weather was nice so we sat on the patio instead of taking our drinks to go.  Grimm is 48weeks, where did the time go?

Working

We had a big day over the weekend.  Took a trip to “Third Monday Trade Days” which is basically a big out door flea market.  They are not pet friendly but have started allowing small dogs that can be carried, and obviously Service Dogs.  Grimm did wonderfully ignoring all of the people (it was so crowded, super overwhelming for me), tiny dogs in strollers and carriers, and all of the food trucks and food on the ground.  Eventually it got pretty warm and my hips started to hurt so we ended our outing after stopping to buy some jerky (my  youngest son loves jerky).

We stopped at a QT to grab drinks.  Grimm did have a bit of trouble with the direction the cold case doors open, not his fault I need to figure out how I position both of us to make that work LOL.  He drank his water from a kiddie cup in the parking lot then we were off for lunch.  This was only Grimm’s second time at a restaurant and the first time sitting inside (last time we sat on a semi-indoor patio, he has sat inside at Starbucks).  He did so well, tucked under the table and just slept on my feet while we ate.

I know we have a long way to go with training and there will still be setbacks but I appreciate how well he is doing and the partnership we are developing.  One day at a time.

Poodles are refined

Before I owned a poodle I thought they were dignified and refined dogs.  Then I adopted Poppy.  Of course Poppy is a miniature poodle and a bit of a mess anyway so I would hate to judge a whole breed (and three types too) based on her.  Then Grimm came along…well….yeah….  At least he is cute.

38weeks

This week we had a big adventure, we went out to visit our friend’s Alexandria Papperman and her SDiT Liberty’s Chroma Winds of Fortune (Handsome) for a play date at their place.  Grimm was a little intimidated by Handsome at first (Handsome is very big) but after a little while he warmed up.  He also got to meet Trophy and Trouble the Border Collies, and Sin the cat.  He would have liked to bring Sin home with him, but we told him she just wasn’t that in to him.  Poor Grimm, the cats never appreciate him quite like he appreciates them.  He had a great time hanging out with us though.

 

When we made it home we were excited to find that Grimm’s new harness had arrived!!  Courtesy of Purple Poodles I had this custom made for our specific needs.  It is lined in black fleece with purple webbing and neon green embroidery.  There is a matching collar that is a little difficult to see with his ear floof.  The handle is for our future use (hopefully) but looks very nice.  I have a paracord pullstrap that matches it but I plan to get (or make) a matching braided fleece pullstrap.  I am so excited by how well made this harness is and how nice it looks on him.  I think he will really enjoy wearing this when he works.