Raising a Puppy: Mia the Blue-Nose American Bully Pit—44 weeks old
A day in the life with Mia the American Bully (Bully Pit) puppy. 44 weeks old, 65 pounds, 18 1/2 inches from the ground to the highest point of the shoulders (the withers).
44 weeks old (10 months)
The pack goes on another trip. This time camping in the middle of nowhere. On the way we stop at a rest stop to gas up and gas out. The pups wait to be picked up after doing there business and filling the RV tank.
Before getting back in the RV they all get a drink of water.
We're here! Time to set up camp.
Mia, no-no. Leave the mower alone. We have to cut the grass around our camp area.
Some other campers showed up to camp with us. When they first arrived Mia let out a little bark and was hushed.
The campers brought all kinds of things for her to watch, quads, motorcycles, a tractor, grills etc. Mia watched them unload. Then she decided to go visit them. She happily trotted down and wiggled all around as she got pet.
Mia peeking out of the bushes after doing her business. Good girl for going to the bathroom away from camp.
Mia watching something.
Rolling in the sand
The blue-nose babies taking a break.
Mia, you're not so little anymore.
"Mia! Where are you? Come here girl!" Oh there you are, down visiting the other campers. Of course. Good girl for coming when called.
Besides her trips down to visit the other camp, Mia stuck close. She didn't care to run off and explore. She preferred to stay with her pack.
Mia lays down with Sara.
Finally, Mia crashes.. "Mom can you get my jacket?" "OK" thinking Sara is cold.
Nope, the jacket was for Mia. Sara, if you keep folding that ear down it will never stand all the way up like her other one does.
Sara puts pieces of left over dinner in front of each dog. "Wait"
Then she tells them to "get it". Good puppies
Mia brings everyone a gift. Notice the stick in her mouth.
Thank you Mia, that is very nice of you. Now be careful you don't poke anyone with that thing.
Mia drinking some water from the water bottle.
We are making great progress with Mia's first reaction of barking at unknown things. Mia did awesome the entire trip. She took everything in stride, more looking curiously at things instead of barking.
Bringing out the Grizzly Bear
Mia the 10-month-old American Bully looks like a little trouble maker as she plays with Spencer the American Pit Bull Terrier. Spencer rarely barks, and more often sounds like a grizzly bear.
Present from the Cats
No, you can't have the bird, even if the cat's are willing to share.
Guard Dog and the Unknown
I was cooking a pot of spaghetti sauce. As Mia walked by, the pot popped as sauce spit smacking into the lid. Mia stopped, looked up at the stove and let out a quiet half bark. "No, hush" I told her. The pot did it again and she let out a very quiet growl, still looking up at the stove. She is too short to see the pot itself. "No!" Mia sat down leaning against the back of my leg as I stirred the sauce. She tilted her head backwards and looked at me. She still didn't know what it was, but mommy told her to hush. She was going to stay here just in case I needed some back up.
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