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Hermann Hesse


Friday, January 16, 2009

Denali got a Puppy for Christmas!


When we told Denali she was getting a puppy for Christmas, she was skeptical. Now that Sage has been her awhile she's figured out that he's a lot of fun to play with.  (There is something familiar about him....?) 

She's also figured out that he's pretty smart, so she's started the faux Kill the Beast lessons. It is really quite fascinating to see her demonstrate the moves and allow Sage to practice on a willing "victim."

Sage is an enthusiastic participant...Okay, so he's a puppy!

He's getting better at it every day - and they practice a lot!

Denali demonstrates another important lesson: Drama Queen! (Primal Scream?)

Sage catches on quickly: Double Primal Scream!

2 comments:

starrynights said...

Love the primal screaming! So cute. Thanks for sharing. I love seeing "my babies" growing up....

Heidi Dahlin said...

Yup, Phoenix likes her Christmas present, too--an interactive chew toy!

They are growing like weeds!