Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Another Anniversary

Yesterday was significant not because Eclipse has technically reached an age where he should be more "mature" *ha!* but because I arrived home with our giant black puppy a year ago yesterday. Granted we picked her up the 23rd but didn't arrive home for almost another 24 hours so that's the day that's significant to us.
^When I look at those pictures all I hear is a collective "AWWW"^

 Now she looks so grown up!
 But still oh so adorable!
 Although for the most part, now she's all shiny and black instead of having a chocolate undercoat she does still have chocolate points, like the tips of her jowls. She also has random white hairs that have appeared in random spots on her body.

While fun, it certainly hasn't been an easy ride. Tiki has her issues and sometimes (most of the time) I doubt she'll be able to graduate as a working dog. We're doing what we can with her, though, and hope she'll be ready to go back to school when she'll leave in the next 2-3 months. (She's due to be returned just weeks before this baby is due so will be returning a bit early). Because of her issues we don't love her any less, in fact she'll always have a special place in our hearts and when she does leave I know Eclipse will miss her but also be much easier to live with! The boy has zero self-control and since she plays just as hard and constantly as he does it's like a constant 135 lb wrecking ball in the house constantly!

She's a sweet, sweet girl, though and we love her, just the way she is!

1 comment:

  1. Aww, she's grown up a lot!
    We wish her the best with her training or the last few months with you!

    Rudy's Raiser

    P.S. Don't forget to stop by our blog THIS week and enter the "name game" contest I'm hosting, for my newest guide dog puppy - it only takes a few seconds to do... and you may end up being the winner!