Mollie, future Guide Dog mummy.

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  1. Boogie

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    We took Mollie and Tatze for a long Boxing Day walk today - carrying Mollie all the way as she's not had her final vaccination yet. Luckily there were six of us, so we took it in turns. Mollie was fascinated by all the sheep, horses, dogs and people - she was good as gold and didn't wriggle at all :angel:
     
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    Muuuum! When you went out to get dressed my bed exploded!!



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    Oh no, I've heard of these exploding beds! Thank goodness you weren't hurt :)
     
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    Oh My Mollie, was it a loud bang :chuckle:
     
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    Happens all the time. it was like that when you got there wasn't it Mollie?
     
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    Goodness... the face on Miss Mollie. It's enough to convince you that not only did she NOT do that to her bed, in fact YOU did and should feel very ashamed of yourself and very sorry for her. And that the ONLY way to make matters right just may be a cookie and a cuddle. Even then, you are likely to be in the doghouse for a while until she can forgive you.

    It's a good thing Mags is raising her...she would walk all over me, that's for sure. :wasntme:
     
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    Tricky things, those exploding beds.

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    I keep showing oh pictures of Mollie to soften him up but I didn't show him that one :)
     
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    Mollie has learned 'down'. Good girl :D



     
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    What a clever girl :inlove:
     
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    Just look at that dear little face 'wasn't me' bless :*
     
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    Proofing against exploding beds - done - tick!! xx ;)
     
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    Mollie is 15 weeks old on Tuesday - the time has flown by.

    She's in full crocapup mode now but still very gentle compared to the others! She's on three meals a day and she's still very snoozy. She has breakfast at 7:30am then goes back to sleep until 9am. We do our training in the morning and go out at lunch time to shopping centres, garden centres, cafes etc. I usually give her her midday meal while we are out, then she sleeps all afternoon! She's funny in the car crate - she gets settled then doesn't want to come out - she just looks at me as if to say 'I'll stay here where its nice and warm'. She's going to be a Guide Dog mummy when she grows up - I think she'll be great at lying around feeding and licking puppies! She often takes lots of her toys to her bed and gathers them up round her, as if she knows and is practicing.

    Tatze adores her as she does all the pups and lets Mollie maul all over her, then Tatze goes to her chair when she's had enough.

    She has her crazy hour from 8pm to 9pm, I find cardboard boxes are the best 'toys' for her to use her energy on and Tatze often joins in too. Then we all go in to the lounge to watch TV and Mollie has another snooze until bed time at 10pm.

    She has her final injection at 16 weeks old - I can't wait to get her out on free runs, she'll love them! Her lead walking is pretty good for her age, she doesn't pull but occasionally forgets she's on her lead and takes off to run at full pelt. People round here are brilliant at ignoring her and often say "ooo oooooooh I'd love to fuss her but I know she's in training" if they do I usually pick her up so they can fuss her. She already knows that picking up = lots of fuss and on the ground = none. I won't be able to do that for much longer, she's getting heavy!

    Here she is doing some essential cafe training - hard work but someone has to do it lol. She's eating a hedgehog chew here, she still enjoys rice bones too.


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    Lovely girl :)
     
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    What a wonderful update, thank you Mags! She sounds like she is making such great progress. Wish I could just drop in again and give her and Tatze another cuddle. :inlove:
     
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    What lovely photos of Mollie :).
     
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    Oh Mollie you are so sweet:heart:
     
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    A great way to keep dogs and pups entertained! One is a Buster cube, the other is like a Kong wobbler but made by Star-mark Calle a Bob-a-lot. I put a handful of their kibble in each and it takes them about 15 minutes to get it all out :)

    The video shows my pet dog Tatze and GDP Mollie (14 weeks) batting two toys around the wooden kitchen floor.

     
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    And now a game of bitey face :D


     
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