Some day I'll move on to other blog topics besides Kaia, but since these puppy postings are by far the most popular topic in the 4 years I've been blogging, I'm assuming it's okay to continue for a bit. So, more puppy pictures you ask?
We've been keeping her busy and she's been keeping us busy. Last week I had my second spring break. Two spring breaks in one semester is the best idea a university has ever had. And Matt was home too, so we spent our first full week home together in years getting to know our fuzzy muffinhead and going on some adventures.
More time in the dog run playing ball.
A first hike in the woods. This went over well, which is good news to us.
And a finally, a field trip into Boston to enjoy the spring splendor along the Charles River. Matt needed a few hours off of puppy duty to catch up on work and sleep, so Kaia and I headed into the city to meet my friend for a picnic and a walk.
April was brave and said she wanted to take Kaia for a run. And run they did. They were gone for about 10 minutes, while I read a little. And then I heard from afar, "Saaara!! Look!" There came puppy and her new running partner in a full out sprint heading back my way. Ahem. She really needs to be trained for those agility courses... At just 20 pounds, she's already a sprinting machine and she can turn on a dime. Think herding dog mixed with sled dog. Now are you getting the picture?
So all in all, Boston loved puppy and puppy loved Boston. People everywhere were clamoring to pet her. April said a woman on a cell phone said to her caller, "I'm sorry, I have to let you go. I have to go pet this puppy." She really has that effect on people. One lady pulled over and stopped her car and got out to pet her. Another woman on the street told me she made her day.
Kaia enjoyed all the stimulation - the people, the new noises like subway trains, long walks over bridges and up stairs, hissing geese, joggers and bikers passing by.
We are wearing her out good. And trust us, she needs it! She's not a perfect angel, of course, but she's wicked smart and is learning fast. She's basically a canine toddler ball of energy with the appetite of a growing teenage boy. Which sometimes means that the best course of action is just to tucker her out! Particularly so that we can get a little rest ourselves!