Welcome to day one of my birthday week! I was all ears and an adorable little guy. Now I’ve grown into my ears and am quite a handsome fellow. To start off my week, I looked back and selected some of my favorite puppy photos from my first few months of life. Can you believe I will be two in a few days, January 18th to be exact? Mom and I talked about it and I’m ready to be the big two year old guy at our house.
Here we go! This is Mr. Nelson as Mom likes to call me, right after I was born. My puppy litter name was Banner and I have the red/white/blue ribbon. My fancy name is Ethos Let’s Go Crazy SWA SEE SCE SCM SEM RATO DCAT TKN CGC NW2 L1C L1V L3-I L3-E My litter is a music litter and Mom chose a Prince song, Let’s Go Crazy, to be my name since Prince is from our area and his full name was Prince Rogers Nelson.
There were eleven of us in my litter. Here is a shot of all of us after the last one was born. We all made quite a pile of puppies! Even as a new born, I was a smart guy, finding a spot in between everyone to help keep me warm.
Mom tried really hard to not get a puppy, but she just couldn’t resist. She decided it was time to get a man in the house, and she chose me. How would I get from Missouri to Minnesota? My breeder suggested using FedEx. The lady was real nice but she said it would not be a good idea to ship a little fellow via FedEx. I ended up getting a ride with my breeder to meet Mom in Iowa.
Lots of people tell me I’m a confident guy, and I think I am. This photo of me before I moved to Minnesota shows me confidently trotting across the yard. Being confident comes easy for me because I trust myself.
It seems that I was a bit chubby as a youngster. Food has been a love of mine from day one. This is a shot of me in one of my food comas. I think I polished off whatever my ten other siblings didn’t eat and then crashed.
Now I have a few photos of me right after I moved to Minnesota. In case you didn’t know, I’m really all ears! No wonder I tripped and fell over them a lot as a young sprout.
My sisters and Mom tell me I’m a crazy guy. I am not sure I agree with that, but this photo may be evidence for their case!
The family put me to work as a gardener right off the bat. Aren’t there rules about puppy labor? Actually, I enjoy picking up sticks around the yard, always have really. My goodness, look at my huge paws. Good thing I grew into them as they look like clown shoes!
Hope you enjoyed some of my favorite early puppy photos. Being handsome and all ears seems to be working out well for me my first almost two years! Stay tuned next week for more about me. I will post updates about Madison now and then as well.
I’m joining my friends at Living Laughing and Barking in Our Backyard for their Nature Friday blog hop.