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20 April 2008 @ 10:51 am
Maple is 1 tomorrow.  
So here is her journey from then til now. I cant believe it has went by so fast.

Stealing the bed from her puppy siblings.

Lola says "take it back!"

Now Maple is way bigger then Lola haha


My baby is all grown up. I wanna cry!

*I know some of you may be against collar training. But it is working for her and Lola and hasnt affected who they are as dogs so we have been using them in their training. I'm very open to other people's opinions but just felt like I should put this as a side note in case anyone questioned it in the pics where she has it on. <33
Nancy: Stella Bella Blue - little lady 004thebabynancy on April 20th, 2008 06:12 pm (UTC)
Oh Maple is soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo very cute! Stella Bella Blue will be 2 on the 28th of April... seems like only yesterday! They grow up so fast! :D
Pirate Likes Oatmealpratelikesoatml on April 20th, 2008 06:12 pm (UTC)
I knowwww. As I was looking at all these pictures I was like oh my god she used to be so tiny. I cant believe how fast she got big.
Nancy: Stella Bella Blue - almost 12 weeksthebabynancy on April 20th, 2008 06:14 pm (UTC)
puppies should stay smaller just a little while longer... like 1 year as a small puppy... then a growth spurt... a small growth spurt a year! :D
Pirate Likes Oatmeal: maplepratelikesoatml on April 20th, 2008 06:16 pm (UTC)
Seriously. I wish she couldve stayed looking like a little guinea pig for a just a little longer. Now she is a little tank.
Nancy: Stella Bella Blue - puppy 001 (7.5 weeksthebabynancy on April 20th, 2008 06:26 pm (UTC)
Stella weighs in at 18.5 lbs. but she still acts like she can fit into the smallest spots in between her daddy and I on the sofa... or in bed. HA!
Pirate Likes Oatmealpratelikesoatml on April 20th, 2008 06:27 pm (UTC)
Lola is around that size but Maple is in the 20s. Its weird picking up Lola and then Maple and realizing how much heavier she is. Everyone always thinks Maple is a little pitbull cause she is such a little tank, while Lola is all petite.
vixvix on April 20th, 2008 06:20 pm (UTC)
These are so fun! What a happy little shit.

What is collar training? Anti-bark devices? I'm not familiar with the concept...
Pirate Likes Oatmealpratelikesoatml on April 20th, 2008 06:26 pm (UTC)
They could be used for anti bark but my dogs dont have a problem with barking. but everyone always asks if they are bark collars. If they do something they arent supposed to or if Im trying to get them to do something it just gives a tiny shock. We have put it on our hands at the highest level and it doesnt really hurt. Its just a small zap that gets their attention, and we have them on one of the lowest levels. There is also a vibrate button. I think the citronella bark collars are way worse then a small pulse like shock.
jennygel7: saysaysayjennygel7 on April 20th, 2008 07:14 pm (UTC)
Hmmm - I could use this for someone who bolts often!
lilsarapinup_devil on April 21st, 2008 05:44 am (UTC)
I just got one for my pibble an literally by the end of the day he understood the concept. It's on week 2 and I have already removed the prongs that administer the little zap and when he hears the beep he instantly stops and comes back to the porch. He can clear out 8 ft brick wall in a single bound and absoluty no other traing worked on him. Now when he hears anything in th ally he stalkes on the patio and talk poop, whil my Bosty is bouncinly like Flubber off the fence.
vixvix on April 20th, 2008 07:59 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the explanation; I've heard about the citronella ones and they don't always work so well depending on the pup.
Kimkimbalynne on April 20th, 2008 06:36 pm (UTC)
Aww, happy birthday Maple!

They do grow up way too quick :(
bitchsaid_yea on April 20th, 2008 07:04 pm (UTC)
Aww I remember a few of those vids and pictures. Happy 1st Birthday!
jennygel7: saysaysayjennygel7 on April 20th, 2008 07:16 pm (UTC)
So cute. I <3 the one with the hose.
Nancie: Partyeicnan on April 20th, 2008 07:29 pm (UTC)
What cute pictures! Happy Birthday Maple!
pandemoniumcheekydevil on April 20th, 2008 07:34 pm (UTC)
Maple is such a cutie! Yeah, we totally wish we took more pictures from when we took our baby Bruno home! He was a puppy for like 6 weeks and then suddenly he was a big 20 pound gremlin!
Defying Gravity: Tuffystarlit12 on April 20th, 2008 10:47 pm (UTC)
What a sweetie! She's adorable!
Joannamiss_upsetter on April 21st, 2008 03:14 am (UTC)
oh my goodness...what a happy bunch of dogs!! Maple literally looks HAPPY in every photo!

especially this one:

Anastasia: crazybabyanarie111 on April 21st, 2008 01:26 pm (UTC)
Maple is so adorable :D Happy Birthday!
Stephanie Scott: Not Fairsassypugmama on April 21st, 2008 10:48 pm (UTC)
I have to ask, what kind of camera do you use? I'm in the market for a new digital and your pictures are fabulous. Especially the one with the rope toy.

Also I am considering a shock collar, but the idea kind of scares me. You said yours isn't that strong and also has a vibrate setting which I think would work well in my case. Can I have the details on that too.. :)
Pirate Likes Oatmealpratelikesoatml on April 22nd, 2008 12:30 am (UTC)
those 3 pics, the rope toy and 2 below) were taken by my ex with his Canon EOS 5D i believe.

And im not postive on all the details of the collar. let me see and get back to you.
Genevieve: lulu babyalwaysgenevieve on April 23rd, 2008 01:43 am (UTC)
aweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee Maple. Happy birthday!! she is seriously so gorgeous. these pics made me so sad though. It's like looking at my lula.. i didn't know she had black and white siblings. lulu did too.. and was bigger than hog! haha
(Anonymous) on April 29th, 2008 10:40 am (UTC)
Awesome pictures

these are really great pictures you've got of my favorite breed. And hey, you know the story goes that Border Collies are the smartest dogs....but when you live with a Boston Terrier, we owners may disagree. What do you think?

Jess ♥xoxo___jess on May 20th, 2008 07:42 pm (UTC)
you know that i must come steal her from you now, right?

she's beautiful.
and i love how she is always smiling, except for when she's wearing clothes :p