Tuesday, March 2, 2010


Yes, we got a dog. An eight week old puppy to be more precise. She's a mix between a Border Collie and a Labrador. She's itty now but she'll be probably around 50lbs when all's said and done. Not the huge bear of a dog I had initially wanted but still a formidable size.

We named her Leeloo after one of our favorite movies The Fifth Element. Milla Jovovich, one of our favorite actresses, plays the character "Leeloo" but the resemblance ends there.

Milla as Leeloo.

Leeloo as, well, Leeloo.

She's been here since Saturday afternoon had fits right in. She's a good girl, easy with the kids, only accidents when she's overstimulated or isn't let out in time. We're crate training her and she barks a bit when it's bedtime but will calm and wimper when it's time to go out again. She's able to hold it for up to 6 hours at a time, though mostly goes between 2-4.

We're looking into a vet, natural feeding and giving our own shots. Before anyone gets in a tizzy about it, we'll be out on our land soon (please God!) and the vet won't be close. We need to learn if it's something we can do. Besides we'll be practicing vet on our goats, chickens and other livestock, why not the dogs?

Anyway, I'll leave you with a few photos of Leeloo's first photo session we did Sunday.

1 comment:

April said...

Hi I've been reading your blog for a while from Homesteading Today. Your puppy is cute! You CAN give "general" vaccinations to dogs yourself. They can be purchased for a few dollars with instructions at most feed stores. Puppies should be given these shots every few weeks, a vaccine schedule can be found online. Once the dog reaches a year old, the vaccines should be given once a year. Rabies shots must still be given once a year by a vet. Many areas have discount rabies clinics - ours is every May and costs $20 per dog.