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koalathebear

Elbie, Hoover, Dodge & Friends!

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Elbie's our new puppy. He is 3/4 kelpie and 1/4 border collie.

This is him in his original crate used for toilet training

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This is him in his new crate

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Elbie sleeping

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Elbie waiting for food

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Elbie with rawhide bone

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Elbie on his cushion

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Elbie in the yard

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Resting on the deck

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He's now almost 11 weeks and has wonky ears - they can't decide if they're going to stay down or stand up :(

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He starts puppy classes next week and obedience classes in June.

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oh he's so little and cute! Great shot resting on the deck :(

and I guess you mean he is 11 weeks and starting puppy pre-school rather than 11 months?

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oh he's so little and cute! Great shot resting on the deck :hug:

and I guess you mean he is 11 weeks and starting puppy pre-school rather than 11 months?

Ooops :( You're right. He's almost 11 weeks!

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Guest Clover   
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What a cute baby :provoke:.

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Kirislin   

very cute puppy and gorgeous pics. I love the "Elbie with rawhide bone" :provoke:

and I love how you've labelled them, although stating the obvious I find it really sweet: Elbie waiting for food, Elbie resting on deck. Elbie on his cushion etc. :wave:

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Leithy   

ETA Double post.... and love the socks!!

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Thanks for all the kind words :thumbsup:

He's actually very smart, too :thumbsup:

he's doing a high five and shake hands :thumbsup:
he's waiting for his food (im)patiently :rofl: If he would quit biting us, he'd be the perfect little family member.

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Thanks for all the kind replies. I can't believe how quickly Elbie's been growing! :rofl: He keeps us very, VERY busy but we adore him to bits.

This is what he used to look like when he wanted attention

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Elbie's poor massacred chew toy - the unfortunate horse

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Elbie with his "not me" expression

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Elbie's very sociable. When he's not with us, he's in the yard on the deck nearby and he always comes if he hears a sound in the kitchen. When we surf the net, these days he sits nearby in his dog bed playing with his toys. He might even join in. One day we picked him up and he decided he preferred the think pad over the mouse

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As a puppy, he runs out of energy fast.

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He has many, many lovable looks

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Canberra's getting very cold so at night, we give him a hot water bottle and tuck him in. He has learned that the sound of the kettle means that he's getting a hot water bottle so he leaps out of his crate and sits near the the kettle to supervise. We inevitably do not make his bottle fast enough because he will make plaintive little honking sounds that are as cute as they are bizarre. The look below is the one he shoots us when he's tucked in and using the hot water bottle as a pillow. Almost like a: "Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat?" :rofl:

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He has a very proud way of sitting up - that makes his ears look even more indecisive :rofl:

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I get this look from him a lot where he wants some attention or playtime. He'll put his little head in the palm of my hand and just look up at me soulfully

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He is incredibly settled in his crate these days and we can't believe how well-behaved he usually is. At nights, he gets one toilet break at 4am and then the crate door's open again again at brekky at 8am

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Sometimes he's a bit of a monster. Here he is with a chew toy. We did go through a bad few weeks where he thought that *we* were his favourite chew toy and we had to seek help here at the forums. Thank goodness he finally settled down because it was becoming impossible to even just pat him!

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He's such a sociable dog that resting in his crate puts him to the side of the room so we got him a dog bed that we can move around to wherever we are

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He had some difficulty getting in and out at first but you can see

that he's got the hang of it now.

He seems to like it a lot :rofl:

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He'll generally play in there on his own but we'll look up from time to time and see very hopeful puppy eyes

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His ears still don't know if they're going to be up or down

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We don't mind because we love him dearly

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Kirislin   

Elbie is the cutest little thing and he's mastered the range of heart melting looks with those gorgeous eyes of his perfectly.

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