Chow hound

Labradors love to eat, strong motivation where food is concerned. I left Tilly with a 32oz empty yogurt container. Came back a minute later to find her stumbling around the room, like wearing a hat that was too large. In the yogurt container up to her ears bumping into furniture. She wasn't in distress, there was still yogurt to be had.
Labradors love to eat, strong motivation where food is concerned. I left Tilly with a 32oz empty yogurt container. Came back a minute later to find her stumbling around the room, like wearing a hat that was too large. In the yogurt container up to her ears bumping into furniture. She wasn’t in distress, there was still yogurt to be had.

Housedog, Waterdog?

Thinking about venturing out.
Thinking about venturing out.
Tilly, puddle
How does a house dog become Waterdog?
shoreline Town Creek
Investigating this thing called water.
Yes or no?
Yes or no?
Knee deep.
Knee deep.
tug
Stress relief. Learning about water, panel vans, fire engines, front end loaders, bicycles, live musicians, meetings, strollers, babies, trains uniforms. Sometime the little dog lets off steam with a game of tug.

Road Trip

Tilly trots Market
Town is a great place. 4700 people per square mile. Lots to see and do. But threats abound. Vigilance is necessary.
Crate
Packed the puppy for a Slabtown visit.
Town Creek
Bigger horizon, 67 people per square mile.
Room to romp
Room to romp
Room to roam
Room to roam
I keep an eye on the sky, don't want the puppy to be a bald eagle snack but the chances of that are slim. A relief not worrying about cars.
I keep an eye on the sky, don’t want the puppy to be a bald eagle snack but the chances of that are slim. A relief not worrying about cars.

Neonate with teeth

dinner rule 1 eat
There is so much going on for the young dog, forcibly removed from siblings and mother, dealing with new everything, food, surroundings, people, words, rules, order, life and death everywhere.
puppy on exam table
visited Georgetown Vet on day 2. Been going there since 1974.
11 pounds
get weighed, evaluated, osculated, prodded, checked out up and down.
asleep at the point of transaction
made lots of new friends, exhausting.
dog phrenology mistake
Back at home, mistakes to be made. Neonate with teeth, curious about everything, the curiosity can be deadly, so the little dog has to be taught, chaperoned, watched, socialized. Fortunately, she was very cool about getting her head stuck, she waited, calmly.
New challenges at every turn, stairs…
New challenges at every turn, stairs…
Learning new means of conveyance, puppy as camera...
Learning new means of conveyance, puppy as camera…
carpetbag
going to meetings and attending quietly.
Pearl the wonder dog
Introduction to other (fully immunized) members of the pack
stopping traffic on Market Street
Cars, walking on a leash. The limitations and dangers of the new world.

Aquinnah

west view
The protection of the clay cliffs is strictly enforced. A uniformed police officer frequently patrols the beach on ATV, handing out $50 fines for tampering with the clay or engaging in any other illegal activities. Under Massachusetts General Law Ch 272 Sec 59, a person may be arrested for disturbing the clay. The cliffs are also frequently patrolled by a member of the Wampanoag tribe, who explains to visitors about the importance of the cliffs to the tribe. The cliffs feature prominently in Wampanoag spirituality and myths.–Wikipedia

no Walmart
Cedar Tree Neck Sanctuary