“Hank has been enjoying his new surroundings, especially jumping in grass and soft hydrangea bushes. We are blowing the today leaves which will disappoint him because he sees every one as an individual treasure. He is eating well and the vet said I was over-feeding him. We are dropping down to three times a day plus chicken bits for training. He sits immediately if he senses there are treats in the vicinity. He is making good eye contact with me. He is rambunctious with my schnauzer who has been very tolerant but not playful. She was away for the weekend but came back late Sunday. Out of an excess of caution, I initially kept her on dangling leash but Hank can’t resist pulling on the leash so they are both running free in our yard. He loves fetch and will return the ball four or five times before moving on to something else. Today he will begin swimming lessons. He has slept through the night without accidents or in any way indicating he needs to go out. I am feeding him dinner at 7:30, removing water at 8:30 and taking him outside for the last time each day at 11:30. He goes right into his nighttime crate with the Snuggle Puppy by midnight. I had to wake him up at 8 AM this morning. He is the best puppy. We are crazy about Hank!
P.S. He inappropriately loves the duck…..he definitely takes after his father.” Nanci
Hank is a beautiful Phantom Blue Merle Male. The “phantom” means he has the big bold (non fading) copper that we only get from Humphrey puppies. He will look like Rusty when he gets bigger. Congratulations to Nanci on this precious one.