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Hello all! I have been planning to do a 52 week thread for my girl, so here it is!

This is my baby, Lacey Rose. Her original name from the breeder was Rose, and I wanted to keep that in her name, so I thought I’d have that as her middle name. Lacey was the name of my favorite childhood doll I took EVERYWHERE with me. I spent a month before I got her agonizing over a name. But I kept coming back to Lacey.

She is registered as a red miniature poodle. I don’t think she’ll end up being red or the size of a typical miniature poodle! Looking at the skin on my girl’s toes, and the fact that her ears are darker color than the rest of her makes me believe she will fade out to a lighter color after she’s a couple years old. You never know with “reds!” :) I don’t care if she fades. I just find it funny that she’s registered as a red. Her dad was a cream color and her mom was a dark red.

Another funny thing is her size. Supposedly she will get to be 10-12 lb. I have a feeling she might not make it to 10 lb. I wasn’t specifically looking for a tiny dog, just a smaller size, like less than 20 lb. I had a miniature black male poodle before and he was about 17 lb and very fit.

No matter the size or color she ends up being, she is everything I’ve wanted for the past 7 years. I’m so happy she’s home with me. I’ve had her for a little over a month now. She came home with me one day after she turned 8 weeks old. She’s currently between 12-13 weeks old.

At 8 weeks old she weighed 2 lb 12 oz.

At 12 weeks old at her most recent vet visit she weighed 4 lb.

I can’t wait to continue to watch her grow and see the dog she becomes! She has had a big personality since the day she came home. She bonded with me right away. She’s very strong willed, loves meeting new people, and is all about playing. There were 3 total in her litter. I met her twice before she was old enough to come home. The first time I met her I knew for sure she was the one! So much work (and repetition and patience needed for training). That’s why puppies are cute to get us through that difficult stage. :angel:


P.S. in the 11 week pics I had trimmed her muzzle hair since it was getting too long and kept poking her in the eyes. Total hack job if you saw it up close, haha! I am going to be doing all her grooming so lots more funny haircuts to come.
 

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Oh, my, is she cute or what? Looking forward to reading about Lacy Rose’s adventures and yours(!) in her first year.
 

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Lacey Rose, I love the name. She’s so cute I just want to pick her up an cuddle her.
 

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Oh my goodness!! I want more photos of Lacey! She looks like a perfect teddy bear!! Loving her color. Cant wait to hear more about her and see her more!!

The photo of her by the water bottle is sooo precious! So small!!
 

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Please move if able :)

I need a moderator’s help.

When I created this thread I specifically used the link from the sticky in the “52 weeks of dogs - the rules & table of contents.”
The one that says: make your own new thread in this forum SPECIFICALLY for this challenge and nothing else (click here to make a new thread!)

For some reason that link just creates a new thread under “poodle pictures.” Instead of the “52 weeks of your poodle.” I just now realized that.

Can this thread be moved to the “52 weeks” sub-forum?

Thank you!

P.S. more pics to come once this is in the right place!
 

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I need a moderator’s help.

When I created this thread I specifically used the link from the sticky in the “52 weeks of dogs - the rules & table of contents.”
The one that says: make your own new thread in this forum SPECIFICALLY for this challenge and nothing else (click here to make a new thread!)

For some reason that link just creates a new thread under “poodle pictures.” Instead of the “52 weeks of your poodle.” I just now realized that.

Can this thread be moved to the “52 weeks” sub-forum?

Thank you!

P.S. more pics to come once this is in the right place!

Try posting this question in the Technical Assistance thread at the homepage. That's likely going to get you an answer faster :) and faster for us to see more cute photos!!!!
 

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Thanks, Samie! I posted in the technical assistance thread. Hopefully this thread can be moved to the right place. I’m going to post my 13 week pics because I don’t wanna wait anymore! This little girl is way too cute.

Week 13 is when I feel like she’s finally understanding her training in a meaningful way and really understanding her place in the family. She also is starting to understand the word “no.” Not that that will stop her from doing what she wants to do after hearing “no.” But she’s more thoughtful and looks me in the eyes now. She has a long way to go but she’s on the way to an amazing adult dog.
She’s not much of a cuddler. unless she’s tired from a walk or zoomies from the occasional times she’s allowed to roam around the around the house.
She has been good about letting me clip her nails both times I’ve done it and is calm when I trim the hair around her eyes. She weirdly LOVES having her ears cleaned. She’d have me do it every day if she could. What a strange dog. I wish she felt that way about being brushed. :yield::yield:
 

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Ugh SO cute!!! She is precious, it sounds like she is already is a wonderful pup and will only get better!
Norman loves when I brush his teeth!! I wish I had started to brush his teeth sooner to get him more comfortable, but now he just sits and waits! lol! He still tries to eat the toothbrush so we are working on that :)

Also, I think she may come around to loving cuddles! Norman HATED cuddles at that age, he just wanted to GO GO GO! Now, this 53 pound ball of fur, wants to do nothing by lay on me!! I love it, but sometimes his sharp elbows to my ribs hurt :p

You're lucky to have such a gorgeous pup! Good luck on the brushing... if you figure out how to make it work let me know!! I still argue with Norman over it LOL!
 

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Ugh SO cute!!! She is precious, it sounds like she is already is a wonderful pup and will only get better!
Norman loves when I brush his teeth!! I wish I had started to brush his teeth sooner to get him more comfortable, but now he just sits and waits! lol! He still tries to eat the toothbrush so we are working on that :)

Also, I think she may come around to loving cuddles! Norman HATED cuddles at that age, he just wanted to GO GO GO! Now, this 53 pound ball of fur, wants to do nothing by lay on me!! I love it, but sometimes his sharp elbows to my ribs hurt :p

You're lucky to have such a gorgeous pup! Good luck on the brushing... if you figure out how to make it work let me know!! I still argue with Norman over it LOL!
Thank you, Samie, and everyone else who gave nice compliments on Lacey. I always tell her what a pretty girl she is. :)

You’re giving me hope that Lacey will want random cuddle time. But at the same time I do make sure she gets plenty of time alone to entertain herself with her toys because I want her to be an independent girl. I’ve never been a huge cuddler in my life when it comes to humans. But when it comes to my dog I just want to hold her, pet her, and look into her sweet eyes. My other poo was never a cuddler, he hated being held and was very independent. But was still very sweet!
 

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Here’s week 14 for Lacey. I’m sorry but I have to post more than one pic a week of her.

You can see between the first two vs the following pics that she got her first big haircut. At first I had just trimmed the hair on her head. But it looked so out of proportion compared to her fluffy body that I decided to cut all of it shorter.

I used curved shears for everything, and a pair of short shears for some smaller areas like around her eyes, and her sanitary areas. Don’t worry, I disinfected the shears after using on the sanitary area. ? She is definitely not ready for the andis clippers. I am working with getting her used to the sight, sound, and vibration while getting a stream of treats. She’s scared of the clippers and tries to bite them. Just gonna keep working in short sessions to get her used to it.

She really wasn’t liking her new haircut. The next day she barely ate, got cold easily, and seemed a little self conscious, haha. I can’t believe it, but I got her a sweater. I never thought I’d get clothing for my dog. It suddenly got very cold where I live, 30 degrees or colder in the morning and at night. She surprisingly doesn’t mind wearing the sweater, maybe even likes it. For now I just have it on for walks or short periods of time.

I set up a camera so I could check on her while I’m at work. I use the Alfred app. Then you set up your “camera” which is my iPad. I can check my phone whenever I want at work and reassure myself she’s ok. She’s always quietly laying down and sleeping when I check. Yay!

Also exciting, I signed us up for puppy kindergarten class. That should be fun. It starts in about a week.
 

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Here are Lacey’s 15 week pics.

She’s definitely growing her bond with her dad, which he’s happy about (and so am I). It always makes my heart swell when he gets her out of the pen to cuddle, play, or even just take out to potty. He wasn’t excited about getting a dog, but knew it was what I needed and wanted for so long. He also understood there was going to be a lot of work involved and is great about helping with the day to day stuff. He also is willing to take direction from me regarding her training so we can be consistent with her. He thinks she’s cute and definitely has love for her.

Lacey starts puppy kindergarten today. I’m soooo excited. I can’t wait to get more training tips and get her more exposure to other dogs. She enjoyed my neighbor’s poodle schnauzer mix the couple times they’ve met. Ive never done any kind of training class with a puppy.


She goes to the vet tomorrow for her 16 week vaccinations, the final(/annual?) DAPP-L and first rabies vaccine. She did really well getting a shot at her last visit, didn’t even flinch while I held her. Hopefully that will be the case again. I’m not sure why she needs the DAPP-L again though. She had the equivalent of two rounds of DAP (distemper-adenovirus-parvovirus) from her breeder and one DAPP-L booster at her 12 week appointment. The vet clinic told me this DAPP-L is different than the one she got 4 weeks ago. I believe they said this one is stronger? I’ll have to clarify tomorrow. Can’t wait to see how much more she weighs too.

I love this dog so much. ❤
 

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She is so very cute! Just for reference, my boys also weren't very interested in cuddling til after they turned 5 months. Not so very long after, it got to where we couldn't sit down without getting a puppy in our lap, or by our side, or cutting off circulation in our legs lol.

It's possible that once she gets to that place brushing will be more accepted too since it involves close contact and soothing stroking :).
 
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