Henri is officially 8 months old! You may be thinking how is this month a significant number? I got Henri when he was two months old which officially makes me a dog mom for six months! He has been with me in his forever home in Chicago for the last six months and I couldn’t be happier.
We have had our challenges with potty training and chewing. I may have lost a few chairs and a shoe or two in the past couple of months. Overall, he is the best companion and buddy I could ever ask for. His breed is known for having separation anxiety and I think the feeling is mutual. Wherever he goes, I want to go and vice versa. He follows me around the house and I honestly love it. I just have to plan my moves strategically. When he is sleeping, I rethink getting up just so I can squeeze in a few more minutes of work.
Henri has recently found his bark. He didn’t bark for the first few months and it was so great! He finally found that he makes noise and can voice his opinion and fears of danger with a loud bark. He loves to protect me when he hears any noise and he barks at his own shadow or reflection in the mirror. He doesn’t like going on late-night walks because it scares him and he pulls to go home quickly.
I am very lucky because he is the friendliest dog. We love to go on walks to find friends to play with. He has a few girlfriends in the neighborhood and he has a doodle next door which is now one of his best buddies!
His favorite toys include this puzzle I found on Amazon. He taps it when it isn’t full so he can play the game and discover any treats. I also picked up some bones at my local grocery which keeps him busy. He loves to play ball and I will often find him playing by himself. He keeps the ball in his mouth and tosses it and then picks it up and does it again. Henri loves playing fetch with me and could do it for hours if I let him.
To all of those who have followed along and sent love to Henri over the past few months, thank you. I am so grateful for this sweet and furry addition to my life.
I am already brainstorming ideas for his first Halloween. What do you think Henri should be this year?