|Our family is doing great, as are Nikita and
Nike, the littermates we bought in September.
Niki and Nike, as we call them, have grown
amazingly fast since last fall. Now they're huge
and so pretty, like their mom. Both have
enrolled in Puppy II classes. They're very
smart, extremely affectionate and friendly with
everyone (even the local toddlers), love to
learn (for liverwurst of course), and play with
us, each other, and our cats.
|past pups Nikita and Nike
|Past pups Nikita and Nike
|Past pups Nike and Nikita
|Every time we bring them to the park with the playground, all the kids come to pet and
'ride' them. Everyone remarks on how beautiful and sweet-natured they are. Their
favorite pasttimes, besides using potpourri for chew toys, are rooting around in the yard
and mud for worms, and going on long runs in the park. Though Nikita was twice as big
as Nike when they were two months old, Nike has always been the alpha dog. Nike is
very vocal and somewhat of an attention-hogger, and she loves to be scratched and
rubbed on her stomach an ears.
|Nikita is gentler and is perfectly content chewing
her bone or having small children climb all over
her (as long as she can lick their faces). We plan
to take them up to the Santa Cruz mountains
soon and hitch them to some carts to see how
they fare as sled dogs.