Happy Wednesday! I'm pretty sure almost everyone is experiencing this crazy Arctic Freeze that's making it's way across the continental US. It's finally creeping down here and it will be below freezing by late tonight. I mean, I know I've been begging for Fall weather for a while now so I can layer up and throw on my chunky boots, but I didn't ask for an ARCTIC FREEZE!! Lucky for us, it'll just be cold, no snow or ice. But because the temperature are dipping, we're figuring out what to do with our four month old German Shepard puppy, Steeler.
Steeler is now a little more than 4 months old and he is amazing. He's got such a big personality and he's ridiculously bold! We've got him in puppy training classes right now, so his behavior is getting better, little by little.
We got Steeler this past August when he was just 6 weeks old. He was so tiny and fluffy!! However, because he was so young, it's taken a lot of time for us to teach him how to behave and for him to get situated with us as his new family. My mom always says Steeler thinks I'm his "litter mate". And by litter mate, she means just that. Here's the story. When he was about 7 weeks old, I laid down in the living room floor and roller around with him for a few minutes. His little puppy paws got tangled up in my hair and he was literally having a ball. Unbeknownst to me, I was "acting" like a litter mate. Ever since then, Steeler thinks I'm his sister and not one of his owners.
But back to this weather and taking care of puppy... Mom and I went out to PetSmart last night and picked up a new crate for Steeler. When Steeler stands on his hind legs, he can reach my ribs. I'm 5'8", so he's already nearly as long as half of my total height. And he's only 4 months!! When we brought the crate home, naturally, he was a little apprehensive about his new indoor home. His new crate is so big, I could almost fit inside of it. But we had to make sure it was big enough for puppy (that's what we call him) to stretch out and sleep well. Check out the pictures below of the cutest, sweetest, biting-est puppy you've ever seen.
Addicted to belly rubs.
Long walks in the neighborhood.
Enjoys car rides now. (It took him forever to get use to them!)
Getting cozy in his new crate/kennel.
And still nibbling on my fingers. Don't let those baby teeth fool you! The can slice and dice!!
Wish us luck as we try to figure out how to all survive under one room over the next few days, and for the rest of the Fall/Winter season!! Keep warm loves and I'll see you back here tomorrow!
Hello, I'm Margo.
25 year old laid-back lady currently pursuing my MBA in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Just using my blog to share my growing faith, evolving style, favorite recipes, and exciting travels with you!
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