They say, though I have no idea who "they" are, that March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb. While this kernel of "wisdom" usually pertains to the weather , I have decided to celebrate the sheepish retreat of March by posting a plethora of pictures of my own little "lamb", who has been growing at an alarming rate. Thus rendering him not so "little" anymore. In hindsight, I guess raising a Miniature Schnauzer is not a good determination of Standard Poodle puppy growth. LOL Especially since Hunter is already bigger than Otto was.
This brings up another thing... His name.
The last time I posted anything regarding his name, I was still toying with Reese/Riesling and Einstein. Well, puppy decided to pick his own name. He would not respond to Reese, Riesling, Einstein or even Spot, thus he was simply being referred to as "hey you" and "come here puppy". One day I was making a joke about training him to Hunt for truffles. For poodles are used fairly often in Italy for such purposes. And lord knows Oregon has Truffles. Upon hearing the word "Truffle Hunter", he came running over and sat down. So I settled on "Hunter". Cause I had no intention of calling him "Truffles" ;)
The Big Day... January 17th, the Pick up in Hillsboro...
I decided I would go ahead and do a comparison.....
This was the first week after bringing him home... So he was about 9 weeks old.
In about 2 more month he will be about 2/3 his adult size. Ooooh Boy! Cause he already weighs 26 pounds.
True, he doesn't really look all curly like a lamb or an adult poodle, cause he is still sporting his puppy coat. His curly adult coat will start to grow in once he reaches 6 months.
OK, That is the end of the Proud Puppy Pappa pictures.... We now return you to your regularly scheduled blog-cast.