Raising a Puppy: Mia the Blue-Nose American Bully Pit—21 weeks old
A day in the life with Mia the American Bully (Bully Pit) puppy. Mia's fifteenth week—21 weeks old, 41 pounds, 16 1/4 inches from the ground to the highest point of the shoulders (the withers).
21 weeks old (5 months)
I took Mia down to the chicken coop to see what she would do around them. It had been a while since she was down there. She showed no interest in chasing them. She sat down from a distance and watched the hens, rooster and cats. Good girl, Mia.
Kung Fu Kitty seems to love Mia as much as he loves Bruno.
Sara teaches Mia to leave Bruce, the guinea pig, alone.
Mia does a good job not only being respectful of the guinea pig, but also resisting the urge to eat the loot Bruce left on the towel.
Mia and Bruce, the guinea pig
Mia is happy to hang out with Sara, Bruce, and the cats.
Mia, leave it.
Mia gets some guinea pig sniffs in.
Good girl, Mia
Mia decides to take a nap as Bruce, the guinea pig, hops all around her.
Mia rolls upside down to sleep.
I took the dogs into the horse field to visit Amie as she worked with her horse, Scooter. I realize now that I was not paying attention to what Mia was doing.
I remember being happy that she seemed very good around horses.
Notice her submissive body posture.
Apparently you were a very busy puppy eating all kinds of horse poop.
Mia was even nice enough to share it with me right on the living room floor. When I walked into the room Mia was working on eating her throw-up, which was mixed in with her dinner. I appreciate you trying to help clean up your mess, but your body got rid of it for a reason. I don't think re-eating it is a good plan.
A few minutes after I cleaned up the mess she puked two more times. I have had dogs eat horse poop before. It's what dogs do, but Mia, you ate a LOT of it.
Funny how horses never come in the house yet I manage to have their poop inside. Mia, no more horse-loot eating. You hear me pup? I hope this means you have learned your lesson, but somehow I doubt it.
Out and About
Good babies, share the van with the fruit trees.
Mia is so curious that she even walked up to a car in the driveway and put her nose in the tail pipe. "Something smells funny in there." Luckily the vehicle was not running.
Little Miss Goofy
"Mom, I think Mia is just about the goofiest dog I ever met." Mia loves to stick close to both Bruno and Spencer. She licks their faces and inside their ears. If she is not right by Spencer, she is right by Bruno.
Taking a nap
I found a couple of Mia's baby teeth outside on the porch dog bed. She's been teething and chewing a lot. Luckily, she seems to understand what she is allowed to chew on and what is off limits inside the home. However, she does chew a lot of sticks, rocks, and garbage outside. I am hoping when her adult teeth are all in her urge to chew will lessen.
Puppy No-No's—The Leash
Mia, don't act all innocent. I just saw you start to chew on your leash. "No, Leave it"
Puppy No-No's—The Sock
Mia! Drop that sock! Stop pulling the socks out of my boots like that.
Puppy No-No's—The Rug
I was sitting at my computer when it dawned on me that there was a gnawing sound coming from the floor.
I looked down and saw Mia chewing on the corner of the rug. "Hey! NO!"
Puppy No-No's—The Tree
Really Mia? A tree? You’re a tree chewer now?
Have you been watching the goats? News flash! You're not a goat. You're a dog and dogs don't eat trees. "Hey! Leave it!"
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