Thursday, June 12, 2008

Hank the Tank: 4 months

He's growing like a weed. Just this morning, we took him to the vet for his next round of vaccines, and we weighed in at a robust 46lbs. I'm sure he would have weighed more if he would have gotten breakfast before we left.
Brother has been training him to walk on a leash. Whenever he would get out the front door, he would make a beeline over to Mom's house. For the longest time, I figured that he just liked the attention from "Grandma". Later, she revealed to me that whenever he would come over, they fed him string cheese.
The housebreaking has gone really well. We've had zero accidents for a while, unless you count the time he puddled on Mom's kitchen floor. We think he was just excited about the cheese.
Brother has been teaching Hank to "speak" when he wants a treat. While this might be a cute trick, Hank now barks whenever someone is eating. Even a bowl of cereal.

A little more benign trick would be to "shake" or "high five", which he does well with those beefy paws of his.
Hank still loves to play, and when he's not playing with Sam, he's trying to chew on feet. He especially likes to chew on mine when I am attempting to go down the stairs in his favorite game of "Make the Lady Fall Down the Stairs".
The vet also told us that he is now cutting his adult teeth. I told Brother to "hide everything". I haven't figured out what I'm going to do about the larger pieces of furniture.

His poops are getting bigger, and his land mines are easier to spot in the back yard. I don't walk in my back yard barefooted.
Not anymore.

6 comments:

bobbie said...

I can't believe how big he's gotten!! Hiya, Hank ~ Seamus sends slurps!!!

Kristine said...

He is sooooo cute! BTW, did you ever post pics of the QT wedding? I've been waiting and I don't think there's any way I could've missed that.

Heather said...

Still waiting for Indy to fork over the memory card...

Faith said...

The nibbling at the feet thing will go away. Jake stopped doing it last month. And while there's still some biting that happens now and again, it's usually due to incidental closeness to a puppy throwdown that's going on. They follow me around when I get home, and fight over who gets to have attention from me the most. They haven't figured out yet that the more they fight, the more NEITHER of them get any attention from me, cuz I just wanna get the fuck away from them when the growling and gnashing of teeth begins! Stupid puppies...

He's so cute! I love the look on his face all the time...

Melinda said...

He really is adorable. After a hot day, sniff his toes - I read somewhere that puppy feet smell like popcorn.

Or don't, if you like popcorn and don't want to forever have that reference in your head....

Rph Mommy said...

Oh wow! What a cutie! Wee One would love a puppy.