Hi everyone! It's been an absolutely amazing first week with our little fuzz-ball! He is very easy to train and is probably the most hyper and feistiest puppy I have ever seen! When he plays fetch in the house, he runs so fast that all you see is a brown flash running towards the toy! He's pretty much house broken (we have the occasional accident... But he's only just shy of 9 weeks old), already sits on command, and when not distracted, has the lay down and stay commands. (I repeat... When NOT distracted, Lol). I am very happy with him. He does pretty well with walking on the leash (in our driveway) and is starting to grasp the concept of not pulling, and staying close to my left foot. My daughter loves to have him chase her around the perimeter of the house. He loves all of the attention from the neighborhood kids (I all of a sudden ended up babysitting six other children at the same time on Sunday... :-/ My daughter just turned 7 on Friday, and she was the 2nd oldest in this group of kids). Ranger Komi has become quite the popular "new guy" on our block! In the mornings, he loves to just sit and watch and learn about us crazy humans. He watches intently as people get out of their houses, into their cars, and drive away. He watches them drive off. The same goes for people on their bicycles. I carry him to my daughter's bus stop... I think he wonders why he can't get on the bus, too. He looks up at the sky and trees at all of the birds. He seems to think the airplanes are noisy birds. He hasn't quite figured out what shadows are. And he likes to try to stop the pinwheel in our garden from spinning in the wind. And he thinks the vacuum cleaner is a really cool toy! And... I think he gets mad at my weight set because whenever I finish lifting, he comes over to them and bites them and barks at them. ... Or maybe he wants to be able to lift them too... Who knows? He howled the first time he heard my daughter play the piano, and he barked at me when I played the flute. I translated that as my daughter plays nicely and I am horrible, Lol. ... But seriously, he likes music. I built a nice sized gate to keep him contained on my porch, but that only worked for a day, as he already jumped to catch the top of it with the tips of his paws, then used his rearblegs to climb over (I think I should take him with me on my next obstacle course race). I told Kim that I want a dog to be able to do lots of exercises with when he is old enough... I think his match making skills are nothing short of miraculous! Ranger Komi is definitely the pooch for me! Here are some pictures. -Carmen
Ranger KomiRaven x Choco
Posted 20 May 2015 - 07:00 AM
He is adorable! The fun is just beginning. Please keep us posted as he continues to change and grow!!
Posted 20 May 2015 - 07:41 AM
Posted 20 May 2015 - 08:31 AM
Thanks for the update.
(I type in multiple paragraphs, but for some reason, they are switched to one big paragraph when I post... Must be a phone thing?...)
In Internet Explorer, if you preview what you initially wrote, your post in the preview screen will look as you originally wrote it. If you post it from the preview screen, you will lose your formatting. After previewing, you would need to go back to the edit screen and redo the paragraphs. It can be a hassle for larger posts. I now use Google Chrome and I don't seem to have that problem any more.
Posted 20 May 2015 - 10:52 AM
Posted 20 May 2015 - 01:04 PM
Thanks... I will try something different later. I do everything on my phone, so I don't have Internet Explorer...but the default is Google Chrome. No biggie. I'll play when I can! I'm off to go home to my little fuzzy wuzzy now!
Posted 20 May 2015 - 10:24 PM
From your phone, put an extra space or 2 (returns) between paragraphs, and you should have no problem. It is your phone's way of saving space.
Also, people may have trouble downloading your phone pictures, as they are often full sized. I can scale them for you if it becomes a problem.
I love him, already, little Ranger Komi. Did you choose his name from the game of "Go", or perhaps from the Fighting Ranger?
Posted 21 May 2015 - 06:57 PM
Posted 21 May 2015 - 06:58 PM
Posted 22 May 2015 - 05:49 AM
there's an echo in here!
Make no little plans. They have no magic to stir men's blood and probably will not themselves be realized.
--- Daniel Burnham
Posted 22 May 2015 - 06:30 AM
Posted 22 May 2015 - 10:00 AM
So..... your triple spacing did not work.
"Preview" is your next step. In "Preview" you can change and put spaces between paragraphs, etc.
Phones do what they do, and try to save space. It is not as ideal as working from a PC.
I can delete your second post, if you would like.
Posted 23 May 2015 - 06:39 AM
Posted 24 May 2015 - 05:26 AM
He howled the first time he heard my daughter play the piano, and he barked at me when I played the flute. I translated that as my daughter plays nicely and I am horrible, Lol. ... But seriously, he likes music.
Elena is quite musical. When Clay plays guitar or Colton plays recorder, she will howl-sing on pitch with them. When Wyatt plays his violin, she will sit, watch, listen and bark if he stops...no singing...but she will sing with him when he pretends to put it away...funny girl...she just listens to piano...glad to read there are more song dogs out there! Watch out for kazoos, kids, and dogs...maybe I should bring some to the gathering...hmmm...Keep posting!
Posted 24 May 2015 - 05:50 AM
Posted 25 May 2015 - 05:24 AM
Who are his parents? He looks a lot like mine from Raven x Choco
Posted 26 May 2015 - 04:53 AM
I'm curious too...I thought the same thing nrrosque...
-Ancient Indian Proverb-
Posted 26 May 2015 - 07:25 AM
So, they really ARE song dogs!!!! I love this! I haven't had him listen to my mom play her guitar yet. I wonder what would happen. I gotta bring him over to my parents' house just to see. (I can see how that conversation will go. "Hi Mom! Can I bring over [Ranger Komi] so you can play your guitar for him?" She already "wonders" about me... this request will be the icing on the cake." Haha). ...
I love the Kazoo idea! You totally gotta try that at the gathering. To have a whole bunch of them sing together would be a great experience! Go for it! I won't be making it this year, but I'm sure somebody going can film it for us to watch!!!!
And yes, nrrosque, our pups are brothers. Lol... they really are twins, aren't they? We are so lucky!!!
Posted 26 May 2015 - 07:55 AM
A soft harmonica play helps the song fest get started too.
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