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Week 25
1/5/20-1/11/20

Holy hell, this dog was dropping teeth left and right this week! They were all “premolar” teeth, as I now learned puppies don’t have actual molars until their adult teeth come in. The first one happened while I was brushing her teeth, it just tumbled out of her mouth. One day she lost 2 teeth within hours that we physically found on the floor. The next day she lost 3. I’m sure she swallowed some of them too. This week I think she lost 6 teeth that we found. Of course I’m keeping them in a labeled ziplock bag like a creep. I still was wetting her kibble this week.

She now hasn’t had any accidents for 25 days as of 1/11/20. I’ve continued to let her ring the bell to let us know when she has to go out. Except for first thing in the morning and right before bed. She continues to sleep in her crate with attached x pen. I haven't shut the door to the crate at night for months.

I had a mishap with clipping her nails, which I’ve done several times successfully. This time I skimmed the quick of her back pinky nail. She gave a short yelp and blood started to ooze from the nail (not squirt, thankfully). I always have cornstarch right next to me just in case. I quickly and calmly packed and held it on the end of her nail, cuddled her, apologized plenty, and gave her a ton of treats. She let me finish clipping the rest as there were still 7 unclipped nails left. Such a good girl. Then later that night she was running around like crazy during play. The friction of the carpet from changing directions and the stop and go caused the clot to dislodge from the nail. Which was noticed as there will little smears of red blood on the carpet. Oops! Again I packed some cornstarch on and held it. Then cleaned up the blood with cold water and paper towels. I didn’t let her run on the carpet for a couple days to ensure the clot didn’t dislodge again.


In the second pic, she looks like a little person to me!

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It’s so funny you ask! She has climbed out of the x pen once so far. And it was during week 25! A little over one week ago from today. My boyfriend wasn’t home and I was in the basement putting away the Christmas decorations. I had her in the pen so she couldn’t get a hold of all the fun decorations I was taking down and packing away.
From the basement I heard her fussing and making noise, then all of a sudden I hear the jingling of her collar tags at the top of the stairs in the living room. But she didn’t run down to the basement, probably knowing what she did was naughty. I kind of laughed about it and knew the day would come. This dog doesn’t even jump up on the couch (yet, thank god) but scaled the wire pen. I have always discouraged her when she starts to climb and I know she wouldn’t do it in front of me because...she knows...haha.
 

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Right? I don’t even know how I’d go about that, haha! The only thing I can do now is shut her in the crate if I need to be 100% sure she won’t get out and nobody is there to watch her.
Luckily she only has to be alone about 3-4 hours a day 3 days a week and we shut her in the crate during that time already (because I always knew she’d eventually learn to escape the pen!). Thankfully she does well being crated and left alone. Someday she’ll earn free roaming of the house when she’s older.
 

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Week 27
1/19/20-1/25/20

it’s been over a month since she had an accident in the house. If she’s already potty trained at 6 months I’m very surprised and impressed.

She is a difficult cutie and every day is a learning experience for her. I think she’s been in her teenage phase.

Oh...and a major haircut is in her near future. She may be going through coat change since it’s definitely more difficult to brush and comb her in a way it never was before. Especially her face.
Shes lost all her baby teeth except her 4 canines. Her top ones sprouted in front of the baby ones. Her bottom ones grew in on the inside so she has a double row of teeth there. Hopefully they’ll come out eventually. Or that it’s ok to wait until I spay her in about 4 months to have them removed.

The third pic makes me laugh for some reason.

in the last pic you can see she has a new favorite place to hang out between the entertainment center and cabinet.



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Week 28
1/26/20-2/1/20

Weight: 7.6 lb
Height: 12-12.5”

This week Lacey got a big groom. After the brushing and combing process became too tedious I knew it was time. I wonder if she’s going through her coat change yet? It seems like it. Her paws, upper back, and face were getting practically impossible to comb through. Surprisingly I haven’t had any problems with her ears or topknot.


Week 29
2/2/20-2/8/20

This week it actually got into the upper 30 degree (Fahrenheit) range for the first time since December. We were able to go on normal walks, which was nice. When it’s cold I don’t roam far from the house and will just run her up and down my dead end street for a short time because I need to be able to get back in the house quickly. I just can’t make myself bring her to pet smart for indoor walks, which is the only other option I have with my work schedule. Longer and warmer days will be here soon enough.



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There is no end to her adorableness! I can only dream of looking as good scruffy as I do cleaned up- but Lacey Rose pulls it off easily.
 

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Thanks, Newport! BTW, Violet is so adorable too.
I like some scruff, but I didn’t realize just how grown out she was until after I groomed her! She seemed to like her haircut. But cute either way. I’ll probably go shorter next time since it grows back so dang fast!
 

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Week 30
2/9/20-2/15/20

My girl isn’t able to jump up on the couch (yet). When she wants to sit with me, she’ll put her paws on it so I’ll lift her up. This week Lacey was suddenly more cuddly than ever. Before, she’d lay at the end of the couch and wasn’t interested in laying on me or next to me. Suddenly she’s crawling all over me and laying on me. Still lays at the end sometimes. I’m appreciating the extra cuddles.
I also let her sleep in bed with me twice this week. This is just a special circumstance and will only be on occasion. Thankfully she gave me the space I needed since I’m a tornado in my sleep and NOT up for cuddles when I’m in bed.

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