Yes, I know. Didn’t we just meet a new pet a couple weeks ago? You did. That was Blaze the cat, who unfortunately left home and didn’t come back about a week after that post. I’m hoping he went back to his original home, or that someone else took him in. I’m thankful that, wherever he went, we were able to get him vaccinated and neutered before he left.
But now I have a NEW adorable fur baby to introduce to you!
Her name is Skye (named by my son, Grayson, after his favorite Paw Patrol character), and she is an 8 week old English Mastiff. Well, she’s 9 weeks old now, but at the time these photos were taken, she was 8 weeks old.
She is one of the sweetest, most well mannered puppies I have ever encountered. She pretty much came to us from her breeder already potty trained. In the almost 2 weeks we’ve had her, she’s only had maybe three accidents in the house. Quite a difference from our almost eight year old St. Bernard, Kaylee, who peed in the house every 5 minutes at this age!
Speaking of Kaylee, Skye absolutely adores her!
I think she reminds her of her own mom, since she’s so big. Skye is always trying to cuddle with her or play with her, much to Kaylee’s dismay. She’s never been much of a cuddler. But Skye knows when enough is enough, and doesn’t torment her too much. I think Kaylee is happy to have a friend to play with, even though she’d never admit it.
Skye certainly loves playing with toys, and this orange stuffy is one of her favorites.
We stopped buying Kaylee toys a while ago, because she never played with them. But now that Skye has toys, Kaylee finds herself drawn to them, and is starting to love playing with them again. She’s never been great at tug-of-war, however, and if you try to grab the other end of the rope, she’ll let go, as if she’s saying, “Oh sorry, I didn’t know you wanted to play with this!”
The boys certainly love her! They’re always so excited to help me get her out of her crate, or to give her her hotdog treat when she goes into her crate! She’s still a little mouthy, you know, from being a puppy and all, so whenever she starts trying to bite on them, Grayson will yell, “No Skye! No bite!”
Another super adorable thing Grayson will say to her is, “Hi Skye! It’s me, Grayson!” And he’ll say it over and over to her, looking at her like, “Why aren’t you responding?” Haha! Maybe it’s just me, but I think it’s the cutest thing. 🙂
I’m going to try to remember to keep taking growth pictures of her every 1-2 weeks, so we can see how much she changes over the next year. At 8 weeks, she’s already 20lbs! She could get up to anywhere between 150-200lbs! Her mom is 160lbs, and her dad is 230lbs, so she’s going to be a big girl! She’ll definitely pass up Kaylee, who weighs around 95lbs.
And, of course, you knew it was coming! I couldn’t have a new baby in the house without giving her a proper “newborn” photo shoot! Doesn’t she look adorable and hilarious at the same time? I doubt she’ll even be able to fit inside this basket in a month! Maybe I should try, just to see the difference.
Here’s a closeup of her face. Isn’t she just so smushy and squishy? I even put one of my newborn headbands on her. Hehe! Ok, enough photos. I’m going to go squish that cute little face before bedtime. Stay tuned for more Skye posts, and to see how she grows!