Introducing the K litter…Kasey, Knuckles, and Kricket! The pups in this litter were born on July 1.
The K litter consists of two tricolors, who look very different, and a blue boy. They are an easy going group, always ready for a nap in a lap, but also very curious and the first to respond to some new sound, smell or happening.
At five months old, these guys show all of the characteristics considered special and wonderful about puppies. They will play tug-of-war, go bounding after a ball, chew on bones, nip at fuzzy ears and floppy lips, and give chase for hours on end. When they finally tire out, they’ll curl up for a well-deserved nap, preferably in the nearest warm lap or in a big puppy pile.
These boys are very well socialized and even though they like to play together, they all seek human companionship and eagerly compete to be the center of attention. All of the boys are making progress in their housetraining, although they are in the very beginning stages at this point.
Knuckles is the most adventurous puppy of the bunch! He is usually the first puppy to go exploring off on his own. Knuckles loves to play with the toys but especially loves the green ball. When he is lucky enough to possess his favorite toy, he will run all over the yard to maintain ownership of his treasure. Knuckles is also the first dog to sound the alarm when he hears a noise or knows that something is out of place. Knuckles is usually the last puppy to finally tire out, but then he is most certainly ready to snuggle with the nearest warm body, be it human or canine.
Knuckles has quickly learned the routine of his foster home. In the morning, he hurries to his crate for breakfast and then spends some time exploring the yard. He stays in his crate during the work day (usually about 7 hours). He’s very excited to have us come home so he can be out and about with the other dogs. He still enjoys balls, digging into the toy basket to find his tennis ball, but he will also run around with a stuffie in his mouth. For the past week, we have laughed as we watch him fly around the backyard, dragging a stick three times the length of his body.
Knuckles loves to be outside. He’s very focused on what’s going on out there. He will seek out every bird, squirrel and any other critter to be found. For several days, he was mesmerized by the storm drain just beyond our fence line. Based on Knuckles nose, we are certain that a raccoon was hanging out down there. Luckily, getting Knuckles to go outside is a piece of cake, so his housetraining is progressing nicely. If you watch him and make sure he gets out plenty of times during the day, he’ll be accident-free.
Once he has had his fill of the outdoors, Knuckles is happy to be inside with his people. He seems to love following his foster mom around, especially in the kitchen. He has quickly learned to sit for treats and his counter-surfing days are almost over. Knuckles is very smart so we are working on having him sit for other rewards too, like going in and out of the door. When Knuckles is tired, he seems to fall asleep no matter where he is. This boy is happy to curl up on a dog bed or lay flat out on the floor. We have noticed that he is a marshmallow when you rub the inside of his ears. His whole body goes limp! At bed time, Knuckles once again hightails it to his crate and settles right down for the night.
If you are looking for a smart, energetic pup, Knuckles fits the bill!
Steve, Teri and Miss Sydney Sauer hope that Knuckles can start exploring in his forever home soon!