GREETINGS FROM SOUTH AFRICA!
TOBY'S MAXMOM here...
Hello there to all my friends around the world!
It has been a truly glorious day here in Johannesburg, South Africa. We've had very pleasant temperatures recently - in the 20's (centigrade) - and clear sunny skies. Unfortunately the pool is still a little chilly for swimming, but it's been the kind of day to simply sit in the garden and enjoy the splendour of Spring.
All the dogs are well. King-Toffee is really quite comfortable with Toby now and Tammy-Girl has officially adopted the little pup.
Sometimes though, he's too energetic for her liking and she retreats to safer ground.
Our dear little Toby puppy has turned into a little
"Toned up, 'Telligent, Toby Terrorist!"
He is 8 weeks old now!
He's quite adorable and has made marvellous progress this week. He's been an absolute star during the nights and has made no puddles or landmines in the house either! He wakes up only once during the night for his garden call and is more than happy to go back to sleep.
I suspect it is all his physical activity during the day that prompts this restful night time. ASTA and TOBY are having regular "Puppy-Play Goup" sessions on week-day mornings and they romp and play with total abandon. It is a joy to watch their youthful energy.
Toby now responds to his name! He does excellent (and fast) "Toby" recalls and "Sits" nicely for a treat.
He loves his food and knows that he can come to me for protection (when he gets a fright or is a little uncertain). Generally though, he is a really confident little pup with an adventurous streak. He scouts the garden and has unearthed all sorts of things that I didn't know were there. In summary, he keeps me on my toes....and I am loving it!
Toby got his first bath today. This is NOT because he is dirty, but simply to accustom him early to this routine.
He was a little scared at first, but we worked through it nicely.
He also had his first nail trim as well as a trim of his fur under his foot pads.
(In a Golden Retriever it is important for them to get accustomed to these things....Their feet can be really ticklish and if you don't start early, you will always battle).
He looked absolutely gorgeous after his bath!...
All in all, it's been a wonderful week!
I'm sorry that I've not got around to many of your blogs...it's been a hectic week (besides Toby's arrrival). Please know that I do appreciate all of you - my special cyber-friends!
Thank you for your love and your friendship.
Wishing you all a very happy and wonderful week...