Sunday 17 February 2013

Release the Baird!

Hello everyone!
First a very belated Valentine Day to our bloggy friends, we haven't been able to get online and spread some slobbery love! 
If you can recall our last post Mum was complaining about how she misses Summer, she can be so melodramatic sometimes. But the weather dogs bless us with snow again, boy oh boy do we love the snow! Mum says its weird, because in March last year the UK had a really big heat wave, and it was so hot all the humans wore or summer clothes and sandals- but this year its snowing, weird huh? The even weirder thing is that it snowed furiously for the morning, but by the afternoon it was all gone.

We sure do love the snow though- when ever we play in it Mum gets her camera machine and ruins our fun by making us look at it! Did you know that Baird is Mums first 'winter' puppy, the rest of us were born in April & May, so all our toilet & lead training took place in the glorious sunshine- poor Baird (and Mum) drew the short straw I think. Not that Baird seems to mind...

I also like to do my favourite snowy past time, catching snowballs! Well, I make Mum throw them, then I catch the snowy deliciousness and eat it! Best. Game. Ever!

Anyway, Baird has been to the V-E-T-S for his final vaccination, here in the UK us doggies only get 2- and his microchip. At 12 weeks he weighed in at 22.2kg (chunky monkey!) Mum informed me that he was a very brave boy! The little Fawn tornado has been getting slight cabin fever (or driving us mad) so the whole house couldn't wait for him to get out and blow off some steam.
Mum has been taking him out to different places before his vaccination, such as her friends houses, carrying him (until l he go too big!) into pet stores/the park and car rides. She says early socialisation is key, but she had to be careful with him as he wasn't properly immunised till his final jab. Eventually the time rolled around for his very first walk, our favourite place the beach. He was a very good boy, there were lots of new sights,sounds and smells for him to process. But I'll let the photos do the talking.
 Mum kept him on a 10ft long training lead until he fully knows his recall-better to be safe than sorry! Baird was only allowed on the beach for 15 minutes, it is important that growing doggies (especially us Giant breed doggies) don't over do it when we are exercising. Baird has been out by himself, with just one of us, for some lead training and for ice cream over the past few days!
Baird constantly looks at us for what to do- I do hope we teach him well. Sorry for the photo heavy post today, but we had lots to tell you about. Now we have made a new furrend here called Max and he is holding a contest on his blog. All you have to do is send his Mom a picture & story about yourself by the 1st of March and the winner will win an awesome secret prize! So get your tails over there and enter the AWESOME competition!

Have a great start to your week everyone.



  1. WELL NOW.... I had a whole bunch of stuffs to say to you... until I saw the I Scream CONE... now I can't remember ANYTHING.

  2. You're getting so big so fast Baird!

  3. Wow, are there four of you guys? We have four furry kids here. I suppose everyone is receiving mixed weather all around the world. It's cool and a little cloudy today in Vancouver. Tomorrow it's supposed to rain. again.

  4. OMD!! You guys sure looks like you had a great snow day!! Wows, that snow looks lovely. Baird sure is gettin' BIG! I just love this stage where it's all abouts the EARS!! BOL
    LOVED all the pics!

  5. We know you will teach Baird all he needs to know. We usually have to teach the youngest manners and stuff. We'd love to come to your beach. AND of course, we'd like an ice cream anytime.

    Baird weighs more than our huge bag of kibble!

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & roxy

  6. Baird! You gotta grow into those ears, dude!!

    Bart , Ruby and Otto

  7. Way to go Baird, you are one cute puppy! Your mom is right, early socialization is SO important. I'm currently trying to rehab a dog who had no early socialization, and it is very very hard. I'm so glad that your family is making socialization a priority!

    Fabulous photos - I can't pick a favorite because they are all so great!

  8. I loved all the photos!! More please. Glad you all are doing well. And that Baird is so handsome. Once again MOM is a puddle of mush over Baird and you of course. Should I be jealous.?

  9. Catching snow balls is great...but catching ice cream is better!
    Y'all are looking super cute, whatever you are up to!


  10. Bet your mum is glad she doesn't have to carry him anymore!
    It is nice when you can get snow to play with for a while and then it goes away.
    He is really enjoying that ice cream and growing up fast.
    Thanks for asking, Mum is feeling much better aside from still having a cough and feeling a bit washed out :)
    Dip Bridge and Elliot x

  11. Wowb he is growing fast! Looks like you had great fun

  12. You sure have grown, Baird! I can probably stand under your tummy and you probably won't even notice. BOL.


  13. We love all the pix and we like to see you guys out and about having fun in the sun and ice cream too. Have a marvelous Monday.
    Best wishes Molly

  14. I LOVE the "photo heavy post"!!! Not sure which was my favorite pix though, but Baird eating ice cream was pretty tempting! Thanks for mentioning my photo/story contest too! Max and me send Chihuahua sized hugs that feel big as Sampson hugs!!!
    PS I am sooo jealous of where you live - such beautiful surroundings...and pup parents too!!!

  15. Awww bless. He sure is getting big. Another 11 kg and he'll be as heavy as me!! Deccy x

  16. Oh Baird you are a lovely big boy - how fast you are growing. Love your ice cream photo :-) woofs and licks from Magic xx

  17. You are all beautiful and Baird is sure getting big.. Heat wave last summer, we blinked and missed that one..BOL ..Oh you mean it got up to 18 here..Bawaahhaaww. Love all the photo's. Have a wonderful Monday xx00xx

    Mollie and Alfie

  18. Awww Baird is growing up sooo fast!!!!!!

  19. Those a wonderful pictures. Baird is getting big!

  20. We totally love seeing all of these pics!!! xoxo Chloe and LadyBug

  21. Smile With Your Tail....
    I've been a stranger in these parts of Blogville--again!!--it feels so good to be back!! ;-D
    Melodramatic!! Ha!! This is an official Drama Queen commenting!! ;)
    Snow!! What fun!! Rose likes the snow as well!! She is always so curious about it!! ;-D
    Ice cream?! Really?! Baird.... You are every canine's envy!! ;op
    Love, Raelyn.... Plus Rose, my BEAUTIFULLY UNIQUE "Mystery Dog"!!

  22. Hi there !!
    Wow, we missed so much of your adventures lately !! We didn't know you had a new brother! Congratulation !!!!

    We love snow too, but we didn't have much this year, you're so lucky !!

    Love your pictures as always.

    Woos of love.

    Echo & Link

  23. The picture where you are trying to get the snowflake is sooooo precious and funny! Love you guys!!! :)

  24. Smile with Your Tail....
    It has been eleven days since this Blog post!! I miss you, Friend!! ;op
    Love, Raelyn.... Plus Rose, my BEAUTIFULLY UNIQUE "Mystery Dog"!!

  25. WE loved each and every photo and were especially pleased with ice cream photo.



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