We finally got our German Shepherd puppy! Moses is from Select K9s near Menomonie, WI and came home Wednesday night. He has quickly become attached to Aaron and his little squirrel toy. He is only 8 weeks old as of yesterday and is definitely very much a baby. He loves to cuddle, especially if he can be touching both of us at the same time or lay on our feet.
He had a little bit of a rough first day and had to go to the vet and get antibiotics for an inflamed intestine, which is apparently a symptom of the stress of leaving his mom and siblings. We got him some canned food to start easing him into hard food because he wasn't eating much of the hard food alone. He has been crying at night, but we drown it out with a fan and some closed doors. We have been trying to wear him out by keeping him awake and making him run after us and use up all of his puppy energy. He already follows commands to sit and come, now we just need to train him to not chew on everything he finds on the floor!
We live near a bar with outdoor seating and people often bring their dogs, so we took him there the past two nights. It is a couple of blocks away, so we carried him, but decided last night that it was time for his first walk. He is getting more curious about things around him, but still follows along nicely (with a few treats involved).
Enjoy some adorable pictures and if you are friends with me on Facebook you'll be seeing fun videos!
|Sometimes we hold him like a baby... and he falls asleep.|
|He crawled in there himself.|
|He isn't as big as he looks in some pictures.|
|Keeping my lap warm at the Malthouse!|
|8 weeks old.|