Raising a Puppy: Mia the Blue-Nose American Bully Pit—22 weeks old
A day in the life with Mia the American Bully (Bully Pit) puppy. Mia's sixteenth week—22 weeks old, 43 pounds, 17 inches from the ground to the highest point of the shoulders (the withers).
22 weeks old (5 months)
Mia is starting to understand that she is not to push ahead into the house when we are all walking in together. I had reached for the doorknob when Mia stepped up on the front step to rush inside. Before I opened the door I looked down. Mia quickly pulled her paw off the step and looked up at me as if to say, “oops.” I opened the door and she walked in a step behind me. Good girl, Mia
Mia is very affectionate. If you sit down on the floor chances are she will come over and lie down next to you. She's not overbearing with excitement. She will simply snuggle in for a pack nap.
Mia snuggling with Amie in the grass on a warm spring day.
Mia with Amie
Watch out Amie! The tongue!
Amie was sitting in the driveway when Mia walked over and sat behind her. It was a perfect opportunity for a picture.
A little later Amie and Sara were hanging out in the driveway when Mia came over to hang with them. Sugar, the cat, decided to join in as well.
A photo shoot with Amie and Sara
Just like Spencer the American Pit Bull, Mia also loves Uncle Tim, an autistic man in his 60s.
Mia visits a dog friendly beach and discovers sand and sea creatures are great fun!
Sara takes Mia down to the water.
Mia is super curious. The water keeps coming towards her and then running away again.
She stares at the wave as it starts to come at her...
...then decides she better back off.
Wait, it's leaving again?
What the heck, it's back!
It was a little too chilly outside for her to enjoy getting wet, so she has fun chasing the water back and forth.
Mia, lets chase the water back into the sea!
Mia and Sara walking along the coast.
Spencer the Pit Bull and Bruno the Boxer watch Mia and Sara run along the beach.
Mia finds a stick to chew on.
What ya looking at?
Mia at the beach
Mia sleeping with Spencer, the American Pit Bull Terrier in the back of the van after a long day.
Mia sleeping with Spencer, the American Pit Bull Terrier, at bedtime.
The horses were not in their normal spot. Instead, they were in the yard around the house. Mia walked out the front door and started barking like a guard dog. "Woof, woof, woof, woof!" As she ran towards them in her squared up stance. Her eyes are not great and she didn't know what they were. "Mia, leave it!"
Mia stopped and turned to look at me. She looked back at the horses. Oh it's those things...
She lowered her head and wagged her tail as she scooped up a clump of dirt from the ground. "Woooooooo, wooooooo" Her tail was wagging and her body swaying. Mia brought them a gift instead of sending them away.
Dude, you're really big.
Playing with Hector the Pug
Mia at 5 months old playing with 7-month-old Hector, the Pug
Mia seems to have very good doggie manners. She allows herself to be sniffed and does not try and dominate the play.
Bruno the Boxer, Mia the American Bully Pit and Hector the Pug playing
Looks like there was some puppy-fun going on here. Could this be why they all came in with dirt all over their noses and paws the day before? For the past two years I had tossed the rotting pumpkins that were out on the porch in this spot after the fall season and pumpkin vines actually grew come spring. Looks like that will not be happening this year.
Mia! There are a lot of folks out there who will not be happy that you are chewing on a Penn State rug! Spit that out!
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