Sunday, June 19, 2011

Oh the hard work a Puppy has to do!

A quick post tonight. Most of the family are ill with typical winter colds. It has been cool to cold most days and wet on and off for weeks (months really). I’ve had the bug too and am busy trying to shake it off.

Lilli is growing rapidly. She’s been with us for two weeks tomorrow. Like most Labradors she is very clever and eager to please. She has already started learning the things she will need to know to keep her humans happy.

She has well and truly already got the idea of house training. She leaves a few puddles because she is still only a baby. But already she asks to go outside to do her business. Deb taught her to sit in about 20 seconds the other day and she now knows she has to sit before she gets her meals. Hard work for a puppy!

She has been for her first few walks on a lead. She already thinks going for a ride in the car is exciting and must be going somewhere interesting.

Like all puppies she is chewing everything she can get in her mouth. Io (our middle daughter took some shots the other day).

Lili says ‘I’ll just see if this planter needs a little adjustment.’‘This old garden border looks chewable.’‘Lies all lies, I don’t chew all the time! Would this face ever be naughty?’


Old Kitty said...

Beautiful Lilli!! You do no wrong!! You are just adorable!!! And so so so sweet!!! :-)

I hope all in Al's household get better and have plenty of rest and vitamin C! Take care

Linda G. said...

Awww. She's such a cutie-pie! :)

KarenG said...

This is so adorable! We had a black Lab years ago. They are just wonderful pets. And so fun when you take them near water.

mshatch said...

my lab was just as cute when he was a puppy but sadly, not as smart. It took him a long, long time to get potty trained. Good thing he was cute, eh?

Claudia Del Balso said...

AAWWWW! Lilli is so adorable! OMG I want to hug her :) I LOVE puppies. Chewing is like when human babies are teething and need to chew to soothe the ache. Congrats on your new baby, Lilli!
Happy Father's Day!
P.S. Is it Father's Day in Australia today?

Sarah Ahiers (Falen) said...

gah! So cute! I want to kiss her squishy face!

Jai Joshi said...

Aww! What an adorable puppy!


Susan Fields said...

What a doll!

Piper, our Golden Retriever, doesn't chew much anymore, but she did when we first brought her home, even though she wasn't a puppy at the time. Just today a friend returned my copy of Hunger Games and it's front cover is about half-missing from where Piper chewed it.

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

Oh, Lilli is lovely! Puppies are so much fun (and work)! Soon you'll be trained very well, Al. :)