Happy Birthday Stig Nation!
As today is Stig’s 2nd Birthday, I thought I would write about how far he’s come (rather than making a homemade bday cake, putting a hat on him and making him pose).
Feels like just the other day he was 16 pounds and easy to carry around. 60 pounds later he’s finally grown up and still causing trouble.
And, while he’s not been the easiest pup to raise, he’s worth it.
A Little Training Goes a Long Way
Thanks to Rocky Mountain Dog Training, his trainer Melinda, and a lot of hard work, Stig finished his private lessons last week. We worked on loose-leash walking, impulse control (for when he sees other dogs, rabbits or squirrels), and some fun tricks too (notice the “easy” button in the photos).
Next up I’d like to get him certified as a Canine Good Citizen and eventually a Therapy Dog by his 3rd Birthday. So, here goes to more hard work!
Man’s Best Friend, and More
It’s definitely true what they say. Somehow this four-legged guy has not only been a good companion, he’s given me a lot of strength lately…
Sometimes I think God gave me Stig as a reminder to be strong in times when I need it most. Because, with a tough past year, whenever I’m sad or lonely I’d look around and he’s right there…
Stig, Skeet and Bentley wish you the BEST Birthday ever! We miss playin’ with you!
Happy Birthday Handsome Stig:-) You are doing an excellent with him by training. Have a great weekend:-)
Happy, happy birthday Stig! Sorry that I stink at life and had it in my calendar wrong!! I hope you got lots of awesome squeaker toys 😉