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Old 01-17-2013, 10:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I can't believe it was less than 2 months ago that Zoe came home with me. Separated from her mom way too soon, Zoe was 0.9 pounds when I brought her to the vet 2 days after I got her.

She was so quiet. All she wanted to do was crawl into my lap and sleep.

Now she's this huge furball of energy, and I'm wondering where did my calm baby go! Her favorite things to do are playing fetch and tug of war. Also chasing after my legs while I'm walking seem to be very fun for her, but not for me when she nips my ankles! She's also quite demanding. She sleeps with me at night, but if I get into bed without her, she will sit there and bark until I pick her up.

She's also very quick to learn. She knows how to sit, gives me her paw when I ask for it, and also learned how to play fetch! I am now working on the down command with her, and initially it was a little hard to get, but it's getting easier! She also goes on her pad 80% of the time. I'm going to transition her to outside once all of her vaccinations are complete and this cold (for SoCal) weather has gone away!

Of course, nipping is still the main thing I'm working on with her. It's not as bad as before. I notice that when I keep her away from certain people who encourage the behavior (by covering their hands or something to let her bite), she does it less often.

Last time she went to the vet she was 2.1 pounds! She has another appointment tomorrow to start her vaccinations. I'm hoping all goes well with that.

All in all, I'm so glad I took her in, and I wouldn't trade her for anything in the world. I actually had a person ask me what would I be willing to take for her, the answer: nothing at all, she's mine!

The day I brought her home:



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Old 01-17-2013, 10:34 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Oh so so SO CUTE!!! She looks like she's growing up to be healthy and happy! And your description reminds me so much of my Ivy's behaviors! I wish we didn't have a half a continent between us. I think your little fluff and mine could be bestest playmates!
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Old 01-17-2013, 10:36 PM   #3 (permalink)
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And I see Zoe has the same toy Ivy does, the little colorful one with the loops in the last photo. Ivy is lying on my lap chewing on it right now!
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Old 01-17-2013, 10:47 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Oh, I just noticed the other toy, the little rubber 3-bones that are looped together. Ivy managed to chew that up and I caught her just as she had a chunk of it in her mouth ready to swallow it. Scared me and I threw it away! I recommend really watching when your baby is playing with that one in case yours is able to chew off a piece too.
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Old 01-17-2013, 10:48 PM   #5 (permalink)
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She is so cute. Time does go by very quickly. I cannot believe how tiny she was just sitting in your hand. She has grown up to be an adorable little girl and by the way, I love her name....you spell it the same way I do as most people don't.
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Old 01-17-2013, 11:05 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Hello from pa Glad to meet you both. what a tiny babie-and so darling. Wow She was little-i bet you had alot of work to do.
Guess what my yogi does the chase my feet while walking and wow the biting hurts. this is something i still havent been able to work out. This Is the first puppy i ever had--not a good trainor.

But this site is great, they have fantastic advice and really know so much. They Are Always There to help.--Yogi is 10mo old 6 1/2 pounds. The Love Of My Life!!--He was bought for me at 12 weeks.
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Old 01-17-2013, 11:32 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Zoe is adorable! I can't believe so tiny she was. Amazing. I am sure she is bonded to you deeply.
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Old 01-17-2013, 11:44 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Oh yay! A Zoe update It's so good to see her!!

You've done a wonderful job! She looks SO GOOD! You should post more

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I will say this.... I wish, wish, wish I would have done pads and then outside training but kept the pads around. Because for times like now - spay recovery - it would be so much better if Grace would use the pads. There are just times when pads would be so helpful LOL

But great job! I'm so happy she found you
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Oh how sweet she is. You're doing a great job taking care of her. She looks wonderful!!
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Old 01-18-2013, 08:45 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Aww too cute! It's crazy they do grow up so fast!! Looks like a healthy & happy little pup!! TOO CUTE!!
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