Peggy Sue, Standard Poodle Born May 2019
It was just these two today. Best friends since puppy class.
Yes, we chatted with Peggy’s trainer and she was super helpful. She has personal experience with those dogs and was able to provide some good insight. I’m not going to share it publicly, out of respect for her. But thankfully Peggy is so far doing okay. Yesterday’s playdate was very chill. She’s been on edge lately, but I think that’s hormonal. About 8 weeks after each heat, she seems to get a little weird. Like, she barked at a horse she’s seen a million times before.What did the trainer say about the offleash dog situation? Or am I confused about who you where going to ask?..
Since the early days of their friendship, our trainer has been warning us this may eventually happen. I so hope it doesn’t! They do usually have some handsome gentlemen playing with them, too, and lately the Briard seems a little more interested in one of them. Peggy’s first heartbreak. Lol.I read a thread on adolescence before seeing these pics, and the combo reminded me that Mia had a falling out with her childhood BFF beginning around age 2-3. They had been fast friends since Mia was about 5 or 7 months old (Gabi was 2 months older), but their relationship changed in the later stages of puberty. Gabi took on a very submissive personality (I don't like using the S word, but it's a familiar expression) and Mia became a more typically selective female with eyes for Gabi's hunky older brother (alas, there would be no porti-poos). I bring this up because I know you're concerned about Peggy's spay, and if she and her friends go through similar changes, you might mistakenly attribute the results to the spay instead of maturation.
I’ve yet to notice any lactating. Does that happen every time with Sophy?8-9 weeks = pseudo-puppies due. Sophy has been very clingy, and slightly off colour - she is at about the same stage and is now lactating. Fortunately it doesn't last long with her, and plenty of good walks and exercise seem to be the best treatment.
100% their idea. I had to keep emptying and refilling it because they would play in the mucky grass and then go for a refreshing dip.It sure looks like they had fun! Was getting into the kiddie pool their own idea, or did they get coaxed in? And I love that last picture of them relaxing together under the magnolia tree!