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So... you know... this happened :D



This is Hero. He was very unexpected; we had no idea we were getting a puppy today, but my dad had other plans. I'm not complaining, lol. He's a German Shepherd x Husky mix, and he's doing pretty well adjusting so far. He's almost 10 weeks old.

He doesn't quite know what a reflection is, haha!














Hopefully I'll be able to update often, that's all for now, though. :)
 
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He's freaking cute! I love his ears, too!
Omg so cute!!! He is too much. And Hero is such a cute name.
Thank you guys so much! :D

Hero's adjusting pretty well! We took him on his first walk with us and since it was in the 40s and raining, we kept it pretty short:


We also learned that he likes to sleep in uncomfortable positions, like with his neck craned in an awkward angle:


Every once in a while, he decides to be normal:

 
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Congrats! He sure is adorable.
Very cute! Congrats and lots of luck with him :)
Thanks!

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He's a very good puppy. Confident when meeting new people, a little fearful around bigger dogs but we can work on that. The only problem he really has is that he has no concept of holding his bowels yet, which is a tad frustrating, but I can't blame him, he's still a wee little boy, and we've had him for only a couple of days. (The people I'm more frustrated with are my family members for not taking him out enough when I'm at school, causing him to have accidents more often, but what can I do? I can't force them to listen. /endrant)

Anyways, he's doing good.
Some more pics:















And this is what happens when you try to take a picture of two moving dogs:

 
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Just a few pics from the last couple of days:






I can't wait until he's old enough to run, it's about time that I get a running buddy, lol, but at the same time I don't want him to grow up. :p
 

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I llooovvvee those ears. He looks like he has a different ear set in every picture. So floppy. What does Crystal think of him?
 

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I llooovvvee those ears. He looks like he has a different ear set in every picture. So floppy. What does Crystal think of him?
I was thinking the exact same thing as I was going through the pics. What an adorable dog you have. He looks so happy. Congrats to both of you!
 
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I llooovvvee those ears. He looks like he has a different ear set in every picture. So floppy. What does Crystal think of him?
I was thinking the exact same thing as I was going through the pics. What an adorable dog you have. He looks so happy. Congrats to both of you!
Thanks guys! Crystal is doing waaaayyyy better than we expected her to; usually she just ignores puppies or is very neutral around them, but she actually attempts to initiate play with Hero. Hero is a little scared of her play tactics (he's unsure of her barking) but he is getting better with each day. I'm surprised she isn't even leash reactive with him, as she can be so so with other dogs on leash, but she's totally one with him! :D
 
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Hero's finally comprehending his potty training! YAY :D
He's doing amazing, I love him <3 He's such a genuinely good pup, eager to please, and very loving. Both of his ears stood up at the same time today, and it just reminded me of how fast he is growing up. He has a vet appointment next week so I'll get to see how much he weighs :)











 
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Another quick update-
Hero is 26.3 pounds as of today (almost 13wks old).
I tried to get pictures of Hero and Crystal together and 99% of them turned out with them either looking mildly disgruntled or barking at me for pointing the camera at them:

(why do they look so sad in this picture lol)





Hero's ears are officially up, I think, and they're big enough to have their own gravitational pull:






He cuddles with his German Shepherd stuffed toy:


He's catching up to Crystal, size-wise:


Overall, he's doing great. And training is going well. So far he knows: Sit, Down, Shake, Speak, Target, Recall, and 'Up', and he is learning how to Sit Pretty/Beg. He's a smart and mischievous little guy lol.
 
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I can't believe how big he is already!

I feel like he's either going to be breathtakingly handsome or adorably goofy hahaha. His ears are impressive! I kind of miss the flopping stages though. More pictures!
 

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