Sunday, July 26, 2009

Get your motor runnin'

Age:  12 Months

What more can I say? :)

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

First Birthday!!

Age:  1 Year Old!
Weight:  105 pounds
Height:  29.5 inches

Wow!  Can you believe it?  Piston is 1 year old already!  Time sure has gone by quickly.  We've seen a real change in our boy in the last 6 months, he's starting to mature a little bit.  Maybe the teenage "hearing loss" is almost over.

To celebrate his birthday, we took Piston over to his favourite park and gave him some off leash play time to do some of his favourite activies....sniffing, sniffing, some running, sniffing, sniffing, little more running, and last but not least, a nice dip in the creek to cool off and get a drink!

Enjoy the quick little photo gallery! (The last 2 photos in the gallery are actually movies.  To see them, you'll need to click on the still picture to open up the web gallery.)

Monday, July 13, 2009

Meet Otto-bot!

Age:  11 Months

We went to visit family at a rent cottage for the weekend and unfortunately they do not allow pets.  So Piston got to go stay with a friend and her new 5 month old puppy Otto.  Otto is a recent rescue and at best guess is a German Shepherd/Lab/Great Dane type mix.....FULL of energy and attitude!  Piston was so patient with the pup, despite the non stop requests for play.  They went full out, non stop for the entire 3 days they were together!

Monday, July 6, 2009

Channeling his Wild Side

Age:  11 Months

While visiting family in PA for the Family Reunion, we decided to go for a hike through the State Game Lands behind Grampa's place.  (These are the same woods from our Walkin in a Winter Wonderland blog post.)

With all the shade from the trees, I had a real tough time getting any decent photos they all turned out so dark.  However here are a few that made the cut.  But the green and brown of the forest was such a nice backdrop for his grey coat.  Sure had our wolf-ish boy looking right at home :)

Oh, and of course a video. Doesn't he look wild coming through the woods?  :)

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Little Red Riding Hood

Age:  11 Months

While visit family, 4 year old Emily took quite a shine to Piston and he to her.  I wish I had gotten some better photos as our wolfy pup seemed like such a great match with her red dress :)

Here Emily was trying to give Piston the "wait' hand signal, but
he thought it was the universal sign for "sniff my hands" ;)

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Meeting "cousin" Cloe

Age:  11 Months

During the 4th of July family reunion, Piston got to meet another playmate!  Cloe is a Golden Retriever/Yellow Lab Cross.  She is about 6 months older than Piston and they had a great time playing chase.  She is a great runner!  Piston prefers to trot, but he did kick it into high gear at times to keep up with her.

Click on any of the above photos to see the complete web gallery.