Raising a Puppy: Mia the Blue-Nose American Bully Pit—27 weeks old
A day in the life with Mia the American Bully (Bully Pit) puppy. 27 weeks old, 51 pounds, 18 inches from the ground to the highest point of the shoulders (the withers).
27 weeks old (6 months)
Amie brought the horse and pony over to the porch. Mia quietly and wisely checked them out from a safe distance.
Walking the Pack
Back Mia, slow down pup. You are trying to go a little too fast. Pace yourself. I know it's a challenge, but its mentally good for you and it's a heck of a lot easier on my arm.
Good girl, that's more like it.
The Camping Trip
Mia went on her first camping trip in a very remote area in the middle of the woods. She did great, sticking with the humans and not trying to run off.
Mia hangs out while the tents are set up.
Check out her body posture as she approaches humans. Look how level her tail, back and head are. She means no harm and is approaching in a very non confrontational way.
Mia! Quit poking your nose at the ants.
Spenser! Are you looking for ants too?
Mia, have you been nosing around in the sand again?
Who needs a bone when I have a water bottle?!
Woooo wooooo I have a water bottle. Hey, where are you guys going? I said I have a water bottle!
Here comes Mia again with the water bottle in her mouth.
Mia loves to carry things around. She always makes the wooo woooo sound as she dances around any human in the vicinity.
Mia brings Sara a stick.
Sara tries to teach Mia to take the stick to the fire pit.
Come on Mia, just a little further.
No go. Mia does not understand. She just sits down and watches as the humans gather wood.
Spenser knows how to get attention. Talk to the belly!
Running with Bruno
Mia cocks her head at the noise Amie is making with a blade of grass.
Cuddling with the pits
Getting shade behind the quad
Mia is not possessive and she does not guard things. She does not care at all if you touch her bone while she chews it. I believe it is harassment if you constantly test a dog over and over, but once in a while I do test her out to ensure she remains non-possessive.
Mia and Kung Fu Kitty are friends. Kung Fu likes to rub on Mia and playfully swat at her. No matter what the cat does Mia is not allowed to chase him and sometimes needs a reminder. Ideally I should have not used Mia's name when correcting her. I should have said "Hey!", but I didn't think about it. I just reacted. I don't think it was enough to associate her name with something negative. She had responded quickly and her concentration was still on the cat, she had just stopped the chase, which was all I wanted.
Curiosity Killed the Cat
Sara was pulling her car out of the driveway. Mia was in her way so she started honking her horn hoping that would alert her to move. Beep, beep, beep, beep... The more Sara honked the closer Mia got, cocking her head as she took another step, then paused to contemplate what was making that noise. Mia walked over to the car's grill where the noise was coming from and pushed her snout into it. Oh my, she's one brave Bully to take on a VW Bug! Reminds me of the time she took on the wood-burning stove. Mia, your bravery is going to get you in trouble one of these days.
Raising a Puppy: Mia the American Bully (Bully Pit)
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