Happy Birthday from Hoss and us to all the Story/Nero August 2, 2009 pups! Hi from Hossey to Sarah, proud 'LilMomma! We hope all the new puppies and their future homes and people enjoy their Story/Nero 2010 puppies as much as we enjoy our sweet Hossey boy. He is our big, teddy bear, loves to play big goof, that we love very much!!
Photo Taken August 1, 2010, Hoss finding a cool place to hang out on a hot day.
In the loft of our cabin, Hoss is in his 'Hossey's Hideaway, Ole!', which is behind the sofa where the high pitch roof line comes down behind the sofa and makes a little place where he likes to go and can see what is happening downstairs. The pine posts are part of the stairway that goes downstairs.
This photo was taken mid June a few days before we moved. Hoss actually stayed at a nice boarding place while we did the UHaul truck moving, and he enjoyed playing with several other dogs at the kennel. In the photo he is enjoying a bully stick amongst all the packing and chaos, and sea of boxes. Isn't it amazing how much older he looks in the more recent photos (the other two photos in this post)--taken just six weeks later!
Each night when we go to bed, Hoss has his nylabone and donut toy to sleep with. In a previous post (Lovey Puppy In The Morning), we described how in the morning Hoss takes each toy to the living room, drops it and waits for us to come give him lots of praise.
Well, the other afternoon, Hoss picked up his donut toy on the living room floor and took it to the bedroom and then immediately turned around and raced out to the living room with the donut toy in his mouth. He dropped the donut toy on the living room floor and looked up at us with his happy Hossey face, waiting to be praised.
Of course, we made a big deal about it and gave him lots of praise and lovey puppy affection.
This shows how smart these Shiloh Shepherd dogs are! Hoss figured all this out on his own. This also shows how praise motivated he is, which is great for training and having a loving, loyal companion.
After Hoss received lots of praise for taking his donut toy to the living room on his own, he was all excited and proud, and started the racing through the house zoomies. We cracked up laughing. He loves to play!
Like his father Nero, Hoss likes to eat his kibbles lying down. After finishing his kibbles, he gets his mush, and either some sardines or raw chopped up chicken livers and yogurt, and then a couple raw chicken wings to munch on. Yum, yum!
We measured Hoss a couple days ago, and he is 31 inches tall.