Miss. Daisy turned 8 years old last Thursday April 22.
She is still very active but has slowed down over the last year she does not demand fetch as often as she use to and she does not jump on our bed as much. This girl loves laying outside in the sun and when she gets hot she moves to the shade.
Daisy has developed nasal Hyperkeratosis on her nose its like a dry crusty area. Every time I try to put aquaphor or baby oil or something on it she wipes it off. It is quite common in boxers and nothing to worry about.
I think she is a bit pudgy right she does not have a waist but she is getting older. I have cut back on her food again we will see what happens. About a year ago I started feeding her and Zoee separate so she would not eat Zoee’s left overs.
The pictures of her looking away Zoee was in the den window in the house and Daisy was keeping her eye on her lol. It is easier for me to do pics when they are outside alone.
Daisy is a very sweet boxer dog whos favorite game is playing fetch with a Chunk It ball. We now buy the large size ones because the mediums in Crickets mouth disappeared and I was so scared she would swallow it.
Daisy is aging quite well and really does not look her age. I love my Daisy Girl even though she is spoiled rotten.
Miss. Cricket is the first one to get to do Clover pics this year.
With our 3 dogs its much easier for me to do pics of them one at a time.
Cricket is 13 months old and probably still about the same weight of 150#s she seems like she has gotten taller.
She loves to eat sticks, wood and play fetch for about 10 throws at the most believe it or not she runs fast.
When she’s running toward you it will scare you to death because you think she is going to broadside you and knock you down but she always avoids doing it.
She loves to put her feet in her water bowl not sure what that is all about. Sometimes I catch her splashing in the water bowl and she has a trough that she can actually get it but rarely does.
Her food intake is 2 x a day 3 cups each feeding.
Sometimes this year Cricket will be bred for the first time. It has to be after August because registered dogs have to be 18 months old to breed the first time. Cricket is dual registered so she is super special lol.
We tried several things with these pictures full sun head-on or shaded by Jack who was standing in front of her on the laying down picture. Her actual coloring shows better in the full sun picture. Look at the size of her head! When she puts an XL Chunk It ball in her mouth it disappears. You do not even know she has the ball in her mouth.
Dogs have a way of stealing your heart and melting your soul but most of all changing your life forever.
Three and a half weeks old and when they see people here they come for some attention wagging their tails.
I love that their colors are all so different. Our daughter has studied genetics and understands this a lot more than I do. The colors of the mom and dad produce the colors you end up with. I think her combination seems to be working out well because all these colors are beautiful.
I think our grandkids have spoiled these little cuties. Yesterday they were holding them wrapped in towels while they were watching tv. The towels were in case they happened to pee on them lol.
Little Lady was so big I honestly thought she had 5 pups in there. Last Tuesday she finally had 3 pups.
Two of them are quite rare the black one is a full piebald tuxedo this one is a female. The multicolored brown is a shaded red OR a chocolate-based red it is a male it depends on the nose color and that changes a bit. The brown is a solid chocolate female.
They weighed .85, .80 and .65 on day 6 Monday morning. Not even 1 pound yet lol.
They are AKC registered miniature long haired Dachshunds.
These pictures were taken on Sunday I was using a metal bed Jack had made me to use in newborn pictures and a wooden barbie doll bed my dad had made.
The joy of fuzzy little puppies make everyone happy.
The boxer dogs are doing fine and seem to do quite well putting up with Cricket.
Daisy can get a little sassy sometimes when she gets aggravated at Crickets rough play.
Zoee goes with the flow shes easy going and laid back.
I snapped these pics Saturday while we were in the backyard with Karina and Sophia they were picking up crawdad mounds. It’s a lot easier for the little ones to do all that bending over than it is for us. We did not count but I am figuring since they dumped their bags 5 times there were at least 250 mounds that they picked up.
Zoee seems to think the girls belong to her if they are laying on the rug in the den she is right beside them. If they are in our room watching tv so is she where ever they are she is right there with them.
The beauty of boxer dogs in natural light enjoying the day and they did not even realize they needed to pose.
For her 9 month adventure she ate a 3 year old crepe myrtle tree and a remote control for the tv. No worries the batteries were still in the remote.
You have to be on your toes all the time with this young lady.
It was not like she did not have large balls, small balls, toys, full size tires, large sticks, ropes and a place to dig along with a water tank, swimming pool and large rocks she moves all around the yard to chew on.
Just when you think you have enough chew things in the yard for her she decides to find something new.
Cane Corso puppies are a great deal of fun but they need constant entertainment if not boredom catches up to them and they ruin something you wanted to keep. My knockout roses are in a large raised square bed that had large wooden round orbs on each corner. She ate the orbs that were bigger than her mouth.
Everything they eat when they are bored tends to be something that is not intended for dogs.
I will be so glad when this puppy stage is over for the big headed Cricket.
Shady Acres Rosharon should be having puppies in mid December from Raven and Zelda both Cane Corso’s Females are bred. There has been a list of people waiting for months for the next batch of puppies that have already put down deposits.
Mako bred both the females this was the first time for him to be the stud since he was 19 months old. He is the Formentino (dark beige color) male she got as a puppy that has the best personality.
I am still guessing her weight to be about 115#s. Hopefully we can get by the vet or Petsmarts scale soon.
She is still growing and her appetite is increasing.
We wake up around 4 -5:00 a.m. and its doggie potty time. By 5:30 a.m. Crickets whining and moaning for breakfast. Daisy and Zoee do not do this but Cricket is very vocal with her opinions.
Cricket gets 3 cups dry food plus one heaping tablespoon of canned mixed up with 1/8 cup water 2 x a day. She does the same moaning and whining for evening food around 4:00 p.m.
Zoee and Daisy get 1 1/2 cups 2 x a day mixed with water and the heaping tablespoon of canned food.
Daisy had to go back on her Iiams dog food but now she is on healthy weight version. She was getting to be square no curves lol. I think the other food is to high or protein for her at her age. She is easy going so the transition went just fine.
Jeanelle and I read about dry food causing bloat so now our dogs get it mixed with a little water usually about 1/8 cup water seems to be working out well for everyone.
The dogs have been enjoying the cooler weather and seem to be spending more time outdoors that is a good thing for Cricket and Zoee who are always rowdy and wrestling.
Daisy is calmer and prefers to be where we are she likes keeping an eye on us.
We take turns letting the dogs walk down the road with us and they all enjoy that. It is a disaster to take all 3 at the same time.
We switched everyone to the martingale collars I like the design it slips over their head and tightens if they are pulling on a leash. Since our dogs do not wear collars full time they get so excited to see the collar and leash and start doing jumping flips. The collars come in different widths and Crickets is the wider one the boxers the narrow one. I found ours on Amazon they had some nice aztec patterns.
Life is good in our 3 dog family we just go through a lot of dog food with Crickets appetite.