Silver at 7 weeks oldSilver was a surprise for us. We'd been casually talking about getting a puppy, as we only had our older dog Alex at the time. My husband came home one day and said, "They have Lab/Husky puppies for free." We jumped in the car. All the way there we were thinking HUSKY/lab puppies. Imagine our surprise when they all looked like black labs! We were still unable to resist and Marco picked out the shy one of the bunch and we took her home.
Silver was 7 weeks old, looked like a black lab except for the small white line on her chest. We've been asked several times why we call her Silver, it is the white line that makes for a Silver lining.
Look Mom I'm six videos tall!
Somewhere I thought I'd read that you weren't suppose to let new puppies sleep in your bedroom. It had been 10 years since I'd had a puppy. So we put Silver just outside our door in the hallway. Her crying got to me and I ended up going out and sleeping in the hallway with her. Then when she was sound asleep, I would go back to bed until her crying woke me up again. I did this for two nights straight, until we were able to let her sleep with Alex. It wasn't until sometime later that I read the information again and it said to not have them sleep in your bed, but next to it for comfort. We were new owners, we made mistakes. :)
After a couple of days she started going to the door to be let out. There were still plenty of accidents to be made, but it was the fist sign of how smart she really was. She was so tiny I had to carry her down the deck steps to take her out to potty. At the time Luigi (our duck) occupied the fenced in area of our yard and Silver's play area. It didn't take long to figure out that wasn't going to work. Luigi got the work out of a lifetime those couple of days!! We secured an area for him and Silver would run up and down the fence line trying to get him to come out.
Silver brought new life into our little home. Especially for Alex. This old stubborn dog made sure she knew her place and that her trust was going to have to be earned. It took weeks of coaxing to get him to play with Silver. It wasn't long before she's won Alex's heart and they were inseparable.
Silver was hyper. She had a ton of energy, so we would take walks out in the back field quite often. Must have been the Husky in her. Silver is the only one whom I can still let run loose off a leash. She was such a good puppy but she got into plenty of trouble. Next Monday Memories we'll find out how Silver learned to work those sad, hungry eyes when Grandma came to visit...lol
Until then take a nap in your shoe!
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