***warning, warning, cuteness ahead, cuteness ahead, do not proceed if you are allergic and/or intolerant to extreme cuteness***
Today we: went to a market, went on a little bushwalk in a not-supposed-to-be-dogs-allowed forest, bought Loki two kids t-shirts so he could wear them and get used to having things on, and did two sessions of ‘Puppy Exploring Time’ (at my school, I teach Prep-1 kids, so kids in their 1st and 2nd year of school, and every morning we do a play-based program called Exploring Time. I realised that what I’ve set up for Loki in order to continue to ‘clicker train’ him in a very informal fun, exploratory way, is basically Exploring Time for puppies), then ran around and took lots and lots of photos. Obviously, he was very concerned about his shirt and it impeded his movement (not). He’s such a little champ, I’m really having an awesome time with him, and he and Lu are getting along fantastically now – LOTS of Lumen playtime.
Hiking on the main trail, puppy-style.
Dogs on a log!
Puppies on a log again!
Loki experiencing Puppy Exploring Time and learning lots about interacting with objects…
About using his legs…
About being brave and balanced….
About getting on, in and over objects
About climbing, standing, rolling, and having movement under his feet.
And sometimes about tackling Nic and attacking him with a Love Hurricane (TM Badger)
So much love, so many legs.
He loves to tug…
His shirt says: “Cute and I know it”. Best shirt ever.
And run while tugging..
And then lay down for a bit of a chew…
And just take some time to look really adorable…
And a bit more adorable…
Taking in the breeze…
Then feeling a bit cheeky.
Tackling ropes is fun…
But running too fast for the camera is even MORE fun!
Run puppy run!
It’s like puppy lure coursing…!
Nearly got it…!!!
Check out that puppy weight transfer!
Somebody loves chasing toys…
Full speed, puppy style!!!
I didn’t have my fast camera and there probably wouldn’t have been enough light, so there’s plenty of blur.
Time for a break
Something’s on my face.
Hey! Am I cute or what?!
Somehow he’s managed to get a little cut under his eye. Possibly from running full speed all the time
There’s so much cuteness
You can tell he’s feeling tired when he lays down and stretches out…
Happy little fellow!
Hey! Put the toy down here!
Ha, look at him.