My baby brother brought his bride, daughter, son in law and grands over after the storm last week...the kids all used the electric shovel. My brother helped to shovel...they moved lots of snow so that made it easier for me.
Here they are hiking back to their house. Photo taken Wednesday December 30.
Later that day my other baby brother came and moved a lot of snow with his big old snowblower.
Here he is moving snow behind the bird feeders.
On New Year's Eve day we puppy sat for Baxter.
He did not like being left with us. He was a turd. Good thing I put a leash on him or he would have ran back home. He ignored us both for most of the time he was here, I walked him outside and we played on the snowbank named June...he likes being up high and sliding down the snowbank...he also chased some leaves....but he was just miserable. He would not take treats from my hand until I had him on the leash. Most of the time he was here he hid under the dining room table and closed his eyes every time I got down on the floor to make eye contact with him....it took him almost four hours to get his toy off his blanket and drag it under the table.
Oh so pathetic!
He is a 17 week old puppy...he let me touch his ears and nose and he has a soft mouth and finally ate some dog food out of my hand. He growled at me several times....I growled back! He is right at the age where he is bonding with his pack and he has decided I do not belong. My brother and his bride hiked over again yesterday...I had my brother put him on the leash...I took him to the snowbank to play and to do some leash work and then I released the leash and praised him....he promptly ran to my brother.
We will work with him a little at a time. I think he is a little stuck on himself...but will eventually like me. I am not sure if he is stubborn (like G'Day Mate was) or just needs more socialization. My brothers Grands went home...so he is a puppy adjusting away from some of his pack. He has only been with my brother for 12 days.
Baxter is a work in progress.
Looking toward his home feeling real SAD!