Monday, October 13, 2008

MItcham update!

Mitcham, the Briard, is doing well here! He has never met a stranger, and is the biggest (or will be the biggest) cuddle bug I'll have the pleasure of living with. I thought Oliver was a 'daddy's boy' but Mitcham has him beat! If I'm in the kitchen at the counter making supper, he's between me and the cupboard looking up. If I'm laying on the couch, he's on my chest laying on top of me. If I'm sitting in a chairs, he's on my lap, lounging. He really is an extended part of me and I love it! The hair is getting longer and the grooming will soon start in earnest. He likes food so that's always helpful during training as well. The Cardis are not much for legs (duh) but Mitcham uses his legs like arms, like a monkey would, batting them at you for attention, to grab something or to hang on to a Cardi in play. I've got to get used to that part yet :)

Photos! Thanks to Sarah Keth for 'gently prodding' me into getting some new ones taken.





He's such a happy boy, and afraid of nothing. My hat is off to Denise Simenauer of Dior Briards and Nicole Johnson of Reine Briards on their amazing techniques of socializing them to all sorts of animals, people, noises, sights and smells! I'll definintely follow their practices when puppies are expected here!

9 comments:

Sharrie said...

He is darling! It is neat that he is such a love, also. It must be fun with the corgis and this growing puppy.

Corinne R. said...

Darn it, now I want a puppy!

Sarah said...

Yay! Good boy Mitcham. I was beginning to worry he'd be a year old before I saw new pix! I hope you'll bring him to Topeka in April. I might never speak to you again if you don't! ;-P

dreameyce said...

Awwww!!! Briards are ALMOST as cute as Cardis... (OK shhhh, don't tell the Cardis, but those BIG noses, and the luxurious coats, may actually BE cuter... Shhh!)

Keep those pics coming! Someday if I ever have the time for grooming, I'd LOVE to own a Briard. They really are a wonderful breed, but the coat... so daunting! You're one brave, brave man!

Nancy K. said...

What a magnificent animal! And beautifully put together! Please keep us updated as he grows....

P.S. regarding yesterday's post:
I like you just the way you are!

Cindy said...

He's gone from a super cute puppy to one handsome looking fella. Congrats Garrett, you will do great with him.

Sherilyn said...

He is SO adorable!! Thanks for the new pics! Sarah's good at the gentle "prodding", isn't she?? hehe After her gentle prodding, we went home and took 1 week photos of the puppies. Rus is working on updating the website and blog today, in between working his real job that gets in the way of fun!

Keep up the photos! :)

Hugs,
Sherilyn

coopercreek said...

Oh so cute!! I can't wait to get my hands on him.

Pamela said...

Now that's just too cute. Is he going to be used for herding? Quite an impressive breed.

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