We got Yoshi when she was just 8 weeks old. We brought her home on September 10th, 2013 and this was what she looked like then.
Here’s the last photo.
Can you believe it? She’s grown so much and so fast! Dave and I were just talking that we can’t believe we’ve only had her for 4 months and she’s quadrupled in size. She was 16 lbs when we got her and was 47 last time we took her to the vet. We are thinking she’s probably 52 or more now.
Since she’s growing so fast things she basically has to relearn things she doesn’t do often – like going down the stairs. We keep her on the first floor so she doesn’t go up or down the stairs much. She never has trouble going up but down is a different story. She always stands at the top of the stairs for a minute and looks at the stairs as if trying to figure out how to navigate them. Then she just goes and it she sort of half-runs half slides down. If you think about it her legs grow a couple of inches in between each time she goes down the stairs so it is like relearning how to do them all over again.
The other day she was sleeping on the ottoman to the couch and just rolled off onto the floor. She just laid there looking like, “Ugh, again?” Then she got up to come over and sit by me under the computer desk and when she sat down her head hit the underside of the desk. It didn’t reach the day before.
Even though when we got a dog we wanted something medium size or smaller and Yoshi is going to far exceed that, she’s an awesome dog. She is still a puppy so she has her mischeivous moments but overall she really picks up on things fast. She already knows how to sit, stay, lay down, shake, high-five, and sometimes she will even beg. She’s got a great temperament and lets Kora and Logan lay on her and she enjoys playing with them. She loves Dave too, one of her favorite times of the day is when he comes home. She gets really excited to see him, it’s so cute!
I’m thinking of getting her certified as a therapy dog where she could visit people in hospitals or assisted living facilities. I’ve done a bit of looking and need to figure out what classes she needs to take and what exactly she needs to learn to do to be able to do so. I think she’d be great at it and hope it will help her bring smiles to many other people as well.
What about you? Do you have a pet in your life that makes you smile?