Wednesday, January 20, 2010

The Great Outdoors

The weather in Saskatoon has finally warmed up a little so I decided to take advantage of it and take the almost 6 weeks old puppies for their first outdoor adventure. In typical JRT style they rushed out the open door, scrambled down the stairs, and started tearing around the back yard. They have discovered coordination in the last week and no longer toddle about, their movements are deliberate and fairly precise for such small puppies and they have discovered they can jump and leap at things they want above their heads (i.e. Riley's face). They explored every inch of the back yard, climbing into my lap when they needed to warm themselves and then off again once feet were thawed. We all spent a good 20 minutes in the yard and I am sure they would have stayed out longer if I was not so worried about them getting chilled.

You learn to be the voice of reason early on when keeping JRTs as they will often dive head first into all their endeavours and rarely consider what outcome their actions might lead to.

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