Growing up fast



We just got back from our first visit to the vet. Oliver’s doing great – though apparently he needs a little fattening up – and no surprise, he was incredibly well-behaved. He was given the next in his series of distemper shots, and since he’s starting puppy school next week, he also received his vaccination against kennel cough. He has another appointment with the vet in a couple of weeks, and at that time he’ll get the third distemper booster and his rabies shot. He’s growing up and starting to look more and more like a little dog rather than a puppy. People said he would grow up fast, and oh boy, were they ever right! It doesn’t matter how big Oliver gets though – and I do think he will eventually be a big dog – he’ll always be our baby!



12 thoughts on “Growing up fast

  1. Oliver is so adorable.Yes they do grow fast. I have a golden — Maximus. He is now 7 years old and still acts like a big baby. Got him when he was only 8 weeks old and looked very much like Oliver. One word of advice… hide your shoes! For the first two years of his puppy life, Max chewed any shoes he could get his mouth on.

    • David Patterson

      Thanks Emily. Maximus sounds like a lot of fun, and thanks for the advice about the shoes. We’ve noticed that Oliver has a keen interest in anything shoe related, especially those pesky shoelaces!

  2. Skip King

    They do grow fast. I can really see the changes in him. You have to take all the pictures of him that you can now because he’s only a puppy for a few months! And don’t forget the movies! As for always being your baby, wait til he crawls into your lap when he’s full grown! 🙂

    • David Patterson

      Oliver says thanks for the good wishes… he’s getting to know his name, and he’s a pro at sitting already (at least while he’s inside where there aren’t that many distractions).

  3. Thanks for leaving a Like on my post On Losing A Friend. You can see how I understand how you feel about Oliver as a new and very important member of the family. I hope you all share many, many years of happiness together, and whatever you do, don’t think you can ever take too many photographs. Every day brings new magical moments! Please go on sharing him with us.

      • Feline, actually, not canine – but there again, why split hairs – in many ways he was more like a dog than a cat. It’s just that I noted your disclosure about not having really been a ‘dog’ person, and in a way I think this makes the experience all the more special. Will decided to come and live with us and not the other way around, and our lives were never the same again!

        • David Patterson

          Oops… sorry. I’ve dog on my mind a lot these these days! Will does sound (and look) like he was one cool cat. Our Chester is probably a lot like your guy… he’s more dog than cat for sure, and I’m just glad that he and Oliver are getting along OK so far.

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