If you are wondering where the Henri updates and photos are, we are a little behind. Having a puppy at this stage is like having a toddler. OMG is he a lot of work. Henri hates when I open my laptop (see photo below) and prefers we play instead of work. If only this were the case! We are having so much fun together, and everything is very new and exciting.
A little backstory on Henri because I get asked the same questions a lot. Henri is a Mini Bernedoodle. The vet estimated him around 30 lbs full grown at his last check-up but it all depends on his 4-month weight. Right now he had a solid growth spurt so that final weight might go up. He is perfect just the way he is and I love him the size he is right now.
We had a few weeks of significant snowfall in most of February and it is finally melting. Henri loved the snow so much. He would go out and play and run around and even stick his face right in it. He would come in covered in tiny snow pieces and I had to dig ice out of his little paws.
He is growing so fast. I feel every time he wakes up and gets out of his crate, he is bigger. How is that possible?
I expanded his crate so he has a much bigger space to sleep. Sometimes, I will find him in there just because he loves it. I joke that he puts himself in time out.
He is headed to the vet for his second shot and hopefully, we will be able to socialize him more with other dogs. We just started going for walks and it really tires him out which is a good thing for both of us. We were able to get a nap on the couch together once when he was very tired. He is slowly making his way to the couch, but not the bed just yet. You will remember he had an accident once he got on my white sheets and I had to make a late-night laundry wash and dry before we could get to bed on a Sunday night.
Update: Since I didn’t get this post out until after his vet check. Henri weighed in at 17 lbs! I knew he was growing but, that is a big jump from the little 11 lbs guy I had just a month previous.
He has one more shot before he can start socializing in late March, early April.
His favorite toys are this green ball, his lamb (which he on his second one), and these Nylabones have been a lifesaver. I ended up buying a big bag at Target his week. He loves to play catch in the house. When he runs to get the ball his little legs slip under him on the floor. I throw him the ball or a toy and he runs to get it and then runs straight back to me with a little love push and puts his face in my chest and sits on my lap. It is the cutest thing! I wish I could video it.
Everyone told me it was going to be a lot of work. I knew it would be but I totally thought I could handle it. The last couple of weeks of cold temperatures and crazy puppy energy has been a challenge. His love and snuggles completely make up for all the trouble he causes during the day.
Thank you so much to all of you and your sweet words, message, and love to Henri. He sends puppy kisses and loves you right back.