Boogie Blogging Friday - A Retrospective

Friday, December 26, 2008
We got Boogie when he was four months old. He was shipped to us from his breeder in Sebastopol, California.

The picture on the left was taken on his second day in our house. As you can see, he arrived with his ears wrapped - a common practice in dog breeds where ear cropping is the norm. We didn't want our dog with cropped ears - in fact we were planning on waiting for a pup with natural ears, but there was a cancellation at the breeders for Boogie, and we decided to take him, instead.

After he'd been with us for a while, we took the bandages off. Man, was that a chore - the tape stuck to his fur, he was crying and struggling to get away, and my Smart Daughter and I were both in tears by the time we got everything off. Needless to say, we chose not to wrap them again, but instead let them go where they would.

As you can see from the picture on the right, he looked like he had some sort of weird antenna cone-head thing going on for a while, until the cartilage straightened up and they could stand up on their own.

The raw carrots were a recommendation of his breeder - they were good for him, and helped him teethe without destroying everything around him. He still likes carrots, although now he's a discriminating pooch - he only likes baby carrots.

It's hard to believe he started out looking like a Muppet and ended up the handsome boy you see today.

3 comments:

Anne C. said...

He is a handsome boy! I would have cried at taking off the wrappings too.

MWT said...

That's a huge tongue he came with too. :)

Janiece Murphy said...

Went to see "Marley and Me" this afternoon.

What a mistake.

Now my head's all stuffy and my eyes are itchy from all the crying...