Archive | March 2017

An Active Life

Strider had a very active week.

He’s getting to be a big boy so he is expanding his activities.

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He got to have his first walk down the driveway. It is a long driveway so he got to go outside the fenced yard for the first time and walk down the drive. He is still too little to walk the entire driveway, half mile long, but he got to go pretty far outside the fence! How exciting!

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There were so many smells, sights and sounds. Some familiar some new, like turkey tracks in the driveway.

He did such a good job on leash he was allowed to run home!

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His mom has been showing him some neat toys that he is not supposed to eat but run around. She calls them jumps, two of them, and one tunnel. At only three months of age Strider caught on right away and can run two jumps and a tunnel all in a row! Of course the cookie treat at the end is Strider’s favorite part.

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The Home stretch!

So Strider wants to know what you were doing at three months old?

Interspecies Relations

Strider is still trying to figure out his relationship with King Arthur.

Sometimes he seems to be getting closer to him.


But it can be frustrating at times.

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Most of the time, however, he finds himself in a power struggle and stare off.

Who will make the first move?

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When he gets too frustrated he likes to lose himself in his work and go through some papers in the office.

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Strider had a wonderful new experience. He went to the 3rd Annual North Florida VegFest put on by the Tallahassee Vegetarian Community (TalVeg).

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He met a lot of really nice people there. Clearly many were dog lovers. He met some nice dogs too. A couple got mad at each other and started barking. Strider used his bark he has recently been developing and told them to quiet it down. He smiled ad greeted every dog he saw, but if they yelled at anyone he barked at them to get them to stop it. Angry dogs really upset Strider.

Strider did have a lot of people fans there. They were so happy to meet him they took his picture. One nice lady even got a movie of him telling a dog to behave himself. She liked his new voice.

He took a break from greeting all his new fans and had lunch.

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After checking out all the booths and greeting everyone who walked by, he took a break to enjoy the park in his new t shirt his mom got him. Everyone said it was perfect for him.

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It was a long and exciting day. Strider was glad to get to the van and head home.

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The Adventures of Strider the Puppy!

After spending some time settling in it is time for work and adventure.

He has been real busy this week.

He has been excavating the yard and pulling roots.

He is getting to be a big boy.

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After a week of hard work it was time for a break. He went to the Red Hills Horse Trials Saturday and checked out the Clydesdales.

He took a selfie.

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It was a long day and a lot of walking and excitement.

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Stay tuned for more Puppy Adventures.


-Strider’s Public Outreach Staff