When I started this blog, I did it more for a way to look back and have documentation of Capone being a part of our lives. And honestly, at the beginning it just felt like I was writing more for myself or even more-so, TO myself. As the months have gone by, it’s been so nice to be getting feedback and great comments about Capone and how much people enjoy hearing my stories about him. I hit 1,000 views the other day and I was pleasantly surprised at the fact that I’ve gotten that many people on my page 🙂 So a big thanks to everyone who has taken the time to give us a little visit!
Today Capone turned 7 months (all 80+ pounds of him) and we got a really awesome package in the mail! As some of you remember, we took some Puppy 1 classes a few months ago (here is a picture from that post, look how little he looked!!) at our fave doggy hangout spot A Dog’s Life, that included registration as an AKC S.T.A.R Puppy. Well, we mailed in the paperwork and look what we got!
Capone tried to help open the other parts of the package but all he managed to do was bump my hand and make the shot blurry 🙂
This is what he was after…
Woohoo! Capone’s first medal 🙂
Now that we have the basic puppy training classes under our belt, I’m hoping to get Capone into some more challenging (but fun) training classes, agility classes and finally get him into the AKC Canine Good Citizen program. I’m hoping to one day have Capone be a therapy dog to take him to convalescent homes or to rehabilitation facilities so that he can make someones day a little more goofy 🙂
Now that the weather is getting nicer, it’ll be easier to take him to different places and have him experience more surroundings. Speaking of the weather getting nicer, is anyone else shedding like crazy??
Of course, I don’t mind Capone’s dog hair since its grey and practically blends in with everything (except for his favorite blanket/girlfriend). So as of lately when we brush him, which ends up now being around every other day, we get a halo of hair that surrounds him when he lays down to get brushed! I can make a little toy hamster out of all the hair that I collect after his brushing/massage sessions. I actually use his grooming tool to pick up the hair after I’m done since it almost acts like a magnet on the carpet. That’s why in the picture you see a lot of carpet fluff 🙂
I’m so glad he likes it so much and in fact “reminds” us of it by dropping his Kong Zoom Groom in our laps. Its made out of this really tough rubber that is very durable. He’s used it as a chew toy since we got it the first week we got Capone. He probably sees it as his massage time rather than being just grooming time.
This is what we use. As you can see he enjoys every minute of it and gives us his best “good boy” sit to get his massages 🙂
Eventually he lays down and almost falls asleep while we do it!
Which works for me because then I get to clean his ears..
And my.. what big ears you have!
We can’t forget the teeth either…
After all of that, Capone is happy to get some snuggles from his favorite little boy 🙂
Until next time and hope everyone had a wonderful Earth Day 🙂