Penny’s growing up in more ways than one

Penny turns five months old tomorrow. Five months is no time at all, but Penny’s managed to squeeze in lots of mischief, mayhem and adventure.  However, one thing she can no longer squeeze into is her baby crate. While Penny grows in maturity, she also grows in size and the puppy crate is now too tight. That’s why it was time to help my little hermit crab find a new shell.

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Penny was quite perturbed when I moved, disassembled and cleaned the little crate. It was her first home! 

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“Hey buddy, what are you doing to my house!?”

I broke out the large crate Eko used to use and set it up extra comfy for my pup. Eko’s old digs would be perfect as Penny’s new digs. But Eko and Penny didn’t see it that way at first.
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Eko immediately claimed his old spot, and Penny stole Eko’s bed

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Both pups were not pleased to give up their old homes, but I had planned for just such insolence

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No pup can resist the appeal of a bribe!

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“Alright, now if you guys eat these treats it means you have to leave your old beds and…”

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“Yeah, yeah, whatever, just give us the treats!”

I’m happy to report the gang has gracefully let go of the old and embraced the new. It’s an important part of growing up. Speaking of which, Penny isn’t the only growing pup in the family. Check out this shot of Auggie.

When did this happen!?

I have a trip home planned for October and I can’t wait for Auggie and Penny to see each other again. Times have changed just a bit.

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Hard to believe they were ever this small

We’re going to need a bigger bed for these two to share, that’s for sure!

28 thoughts on “Penny’s growing up in more ways than one”

  1. Eko’s brother, Bauer, spent ten days in a kennel when he turned a year old. After that he became crate phobic and would bust out of it no matter how we secured it. We finally gave up and relegated him to the bedroom when left home alone where he did just fine. Btw, we just returned yesterday from moving our daughter into Notre Dame for her freshman year of studies…talk about how did they get so big so fast?

    • Whoa, small world! Not sure if you knew it, but I went to ND as well. I may actually bring Eko and Penny up for a tailgate this year, so your daughter might do a double take if she sees us. If you have any recent photos of Bauer I would love to see them. You can drop a link here or shoot me an email at willandeko@gmail.com. Go Irish!

    • Whoa, small world! Not sure if you knew it, but I went to ND as well. I may actually bring Eko and Penny up for a tailgate this year, so your daughter might do a double take if she sees us. If you have any recent photos of Bauer I would love to see them. You can drop a link here or shoot me an email at willandeko@gmail.com. Go Irish!

  2. Was afraid you were going to have to buy them matching beds 🙂 Can’t believe how big Penny and Auggie are getting. Tell your Mom Auggie is still snuggably adorable! Have a great week!
    Marty and Mom

  3. Getting so big so fast, wow 5 months already. She is looking great. As for hunt test, there are different clubs that host tests. Most clubs hold two hunt tests, one in the spring and one in the fall. Each state has their own clubs and test. We are very fortunate that we live in the midwest where we have a long hunt test season running from April to Sept. Southern states don’t have this luxury as it is too darn hot in the south to be running all those tests. It turns out that there are 2-3 hunt tests a month, all held on the weekend. We are nearing the close of the season so it happens we have 4 in a row. Then it is done and it is hunting season.

  4. So adorable!! And puppies really do grow at the speed of light. Especially for big dogs. One moment they fit on your hand, next moment *poof*! They can’t even fit on your lap anymore. Haha! Enjoy it while you can!

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