22 August 2016

Kip at Sixteen Weeks


 Kip's round milk belly has been replaced by a nipped waist and gangly legs.  His tail seems to be growing at a rate that makes us tease he's part kangaroo.  A few red dots mark where his razor-sharp puppy teeth were and a glint of white promises new teeth are coming in.  Thankfully the biting has slowed down a bit...as I glance at the ripped t-shirt I've earmarked for the rag bag once this phase has passed.


The grounds of Paletta Mansion are perfect for outings with a new puppy.  It's a short drive away with a few paths that we can lap until Kip tires out so we're never very far from the car.  The lake sits at the end of a lawn dotted with waddling geese.  Ducks float on the stream and we've even seen a loon.  The mansion is a popular choice for weddings and as a backdrop for engagement photos.  While we were there last week a photographer asked a bride and groom to hold their pose while he walked over to pet Kip.  They didn't seem to mind having a few minutes to themselves.


Oh Kip...you handsome boy!

6 comments:

  1. My goodness, he is growing up quickly, and growing up to be a very handsome chap.

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    1. A handsome chap that will eat anything, and everything, all day long...if we let him. Kip jumps and licks his lips for blueberries, which is very, very cute!

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    1. Devilishly so, Karen! The little monkey...

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  3. He's almost out of puppyhood already! Very handsome young man.

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    1. There's a six month-old lab two doors down from us that seemed to turn into an adult-sized dog overnight! At this stage we had better not blink.

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