Daily Smurf.. Dog Blog

The Daily Smurf !

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 A picture ( or more.. ) per Day of Smurf

Day 191 - melon1

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Born July 1st, 2015

” Smurf “

Day 18

Smurf Day 18

First time i heard the word Samoyed was in the 90’s, her name was Candy and she was part Retriever, very friendly and a great dog..

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Next: Sandy

sandySmile

Part Samoyed and Retriever, smaller than Candy, she shared most of the behavioral traits that i loved so much and after much research on the breed my Samoyed obsession began.

After spending a few months alone without a dog ( rip Sandy.. i will always miss you… ) on December 13, 2014 i found myself googling and stumbled upon a Samoyed breeder right here in NB !

As much as i wanted a dog ” Right Now “, being self employed and working on starting a new business takes a lot of time. The timing, however, was perfect as Kandi ( Smurf’s Mother ) was not yet in heat and if all went accordingly, i should have a puppy by mid September 2015.. allowing me to focus on the electric bike business and put in a good season.

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Day 1 – July 1, 2015

Happy Canada Day !

And how happy  i was after getting the news that a litter was born.. Six Samoyed pups, 3 males and 3 females. Woooo Hooo ! .. just 8 Weeks to go !!!

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Day 47  – August 17 , 2015

The Visit !

Day 47 - Visit

My first face to face with Smurf !.

After the visit and an exchange of emails, i expressed my liking for Smurf, based on how he behaved during my visit, looking at me  eye to eye he was a hefty little guy at 13.5 Lbs ( heaviest in the litter ) one happy little fuzzbutt, they all were.. and sitting in the middle of a pile of white fluff was SOOOO much fun…. a dog lover’s paradise.

A lot of people pick their puppy from a litter based on color ( Seriously… i’ve asked a bunch of people how they picked their pup and a shocking amount of people answered with color related things ! ) .. i admit i’m biased, i like a white dog and these guys were all white so that was easy ! .. A white dog is easier to see at night, also makes really good pictures !

“Hey man, is that a GoPro Camera ? “

Day 47 - Visit2

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Day 52 – August 21, 2015

Getting ready

Day 52 - Supplies

Good o’l Costco has you covered, dog bed, Messy Mutt bowls, Kirkland brand puppy food, Toys.. toys… and more toys…  oh, and Poop Bags !

100$ already spent and i don’t even have a dog yet… daaaamn..

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Day 60 – August 29, 2015

The big day !

Day 60 - The Pick Up

Barely slept, excited and slightly terrified, but no turning back now… From a litter of 6 there were 5 left when i arrived, Smurf greeted me at the gate with his floppy ears !

On the way home, Smurf’s first road trip.

Day 60 - drive home

Made it Home without peeing in my neighbors car  ! = Win !

Day 60 - made it home Day 60 - made it home2

It was a very hot day and Smurf kept looking for a cool spot to hang out but was obviously not comfortable outside the air conditioned car.

Months ago it was decided, this dog will not be allowed on the bed.. yep.. no way am i going to spend the next 15 years sleeping in a pile of dog fur.. Sandy slept in my bed until she got too old to jump up on it and i allowed it because i worked 8 hrs a day and it was her preferred spot, head on my pillow…. and i changed my pillow case every few days. ( you get used to fur tickling the tip of your nose just when you find that comfortable sleeping position and really don’t want to move… . )

so yeah.. no dog in my bed.

Day 60 - give me AC

10 Minutes after arriving home….

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Day 61 – August 30, 2015

Day 61 - superman sleep

Sleeps like Superman

Actually, he spilled his water dish on purpose and laid down in it.. one liquid cooled dog !

Later that evening once the sun went down and temps cooled off… had him out for his first ebike ride !!!

Day 61 - 1 bike ride Day 61 - 2 sloppy kiss

 Above and below pictures by ” Deo ” thx !

Day 61 - 3 fish Day 61 - 3 fish2

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Day 62 – August 31, 2015

Temperature, still too hot…

Day 62 - water ooops Day 62 - water ooops2

Outside, this paws in the water bowl thing was cute. Inside, not so much..

Started giving him water while supervised and physically preventing him from dunking paws… those big feet soak up lots of water and those puddles are hard on laminate flooring !

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Day 63 – September 1, 2015

Pwoops…. All this cute puppy stuff for the last 60 days should be offset with some harsh reality, training a puppy is not always sunshine and rainbows …

Day 63 - poops

Despite being outside every hour or more Smurf still manages to drop a load or spring a leak when the urge strikes, without any warnings. Some puppies learn faster than others….  And at this young age you can’t really get mad at them ( yes, you have the right to be pissed off while cleaning poop from your floors.. but don’t show anger towards your dog ! ).. Ideal situation is catching them in the act, let out a loud ” NO ” and pick them up, this usually causes to them to clamp down and hold themselves while you run frantically outside to put them down in the lawn and tell them to ” Pee ” and finish outside. … .Then you go clean that mess up while they can’t see you do it, and clean it well because if they smell it, they will tend to repeat the offence in that same place.

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Day 64 – September 2, 2015

Day 64 - power nap

Power Nap !

This dog sleeps, a lot. .. At Day 64 he’s 9 weeks old and sleeps more than half the day away.. And when he wakes up, you better be on hand to put him outside, or you will get pee !.. it’s kind of automatic like that… it’s hot.. he’s drinking constantly and what goes in, comes out !

The litter of 6 had colored tags and his was blue, the breeder named him Smurf.

Nanook, Dexter, Chilly, Blizzard, etc… considered a whole bunch of names, but in the end decided to keep Smurf.

Day 64 - Blue Smurf

One cute little bugger….

Day 64 - Wooo

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Day 65 – September 3, 2015

” It’s good you say ? ” .. ” ok.. i’ll eat it after a nap “

Day 65 - carrot1 Day 65 - carrot2

Some dogs are voracious eaters, others…. not so much.

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Day 66 – September 4, 2015

Day 66 - cow hide

I think i figured out why he eats so much grass…. he’s part cow !.. check out that belly .

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Day 67 – September 5, 2015

Smurf’s First clump !

Day 67 - first brushing

Grooming a Samoyed is no walk in the park, look up google for breeds that shed the most and Samoyed is usually near the top..  Smurf has a soft fluffy puppy coat right now but once his adult coat grows, look out !

Unlike short stubby Pug style fur, Smurf’s coat falls out like little strands of cotton wool and bunches up nicely.. When he ” Blows Coat ” in spring i can expect massive chunks to fall out. .. Why on earth would i do this to myself ?

Well, turns out i’m allergic to everything, specially cats ( like.. if i gave one a hug i would drown in my own mucus and stop breathing within minutes and pass out… ) and some oily coated dogs also bother me to an extent… The good news is, Samoyed coats are hypoallergenic and smell free ! .. It’s quite amazing actually, they have very little odor and tend to smell like whatever they have rubbed into or from their environment !..  Reminder to cook bacon more often !

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 Day 68 – September 6, 2015

” Dude, a zillion things to smell out here and you want me to Sit ? “

Day 68 - Forest Walk

Short walks, as much as i can’t wait to take Smurf along on some hiking trips and day long adventures, his growing body needs time to grow and it’s not good to push them when young as it can turn into hip and joint issues later in life. Rule of thumb here is to walk and allow the dog to decide when he’s had enough without forcing him to keep going.

It’s often said that a tired dog is a good dog, and i agree.. but all in moderation.

Toys, toys and more toys ..

Day 68 - toys

If you value your furniture, shoes and everything else in your house…. have toys in every room… hell.. even the bathroom should have some on hand !

Those sharp little teeth cause discomfort and Smurf wants to chew for relief, i’m working really hard on not letting him nibble on my hands and clothes while i pet him.. and he’s so damn cute i want to pet him like.. all the time… so with a toy in one hand i can keep those jaws occupied while i pet him. we both win.

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Day 69 – September 7, 2015

” I swear, i was just minding my own business and that chair attacked me !!.. good thing i’m alright ! “

Day 69 - Chair Tangle

Trying to teach him some independence, but turn your back on a puppy for 30 seconds and they can get into a wollop of a situation, fast..  Check out that cord !!.. all without tipping the chair !  that’s some skill right there.

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Day 70 – September 8, 2015

 ” Am i doing it right ? “

Day 70 - doing it right 1 Day 70 - doing it right 2

Cracks me up… spending hours watching this little guy amusing himself in the yard…

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Day 71 – September 9, 2015

Been taking him for short rides in the trailer every day, he is not happy about it… but will totally have a nap under it !

Day 71 - Sleep under trailer

I intentionally expose Smurf to loud and different things, like the leaf blower and weed wacker.. today he met the pressure washer !.. Not overly impressed or bothered, he had a nap while i power washed the inside of the storm door one foot away from his head !!

Day 71 - pressure wash

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Day 72 – September 10, 2015

Uhm.. Smurf ?.. you there ?

Day 72 - under bed 3

Hmm… nice fancy elevated bed.. sleeps on pavement.

Day 72 - under bed 2

Day 72 - under bed 1

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Day 73 – September 11, 2015

One wet dog !!

Day 73 - wet dog 1 Day 73 - wet dog 2

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Day 74 – September 12, 2015

” Damit.. i was so close.. “

Day 74 - Pee Woops

Still learning to hold it, had company over and was distracted, juts as it occurred to me that it had been a while since Smurf had a pee and i turned the corner.. yep.. 5 seconds too late.

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Day 75 – September 13, 2015

”  Ears 50 % up, but 100 % cute ! “

Day 75 - ears up

Just like Sandy as a pup, ears up one day, down the next.. eventually both up, with any luck.. Smurf had glue on his ears when he came home, to hold them together on top of his head, i was advised to keep doing this to insure they remain erect.. but i did not.

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Day 76

Smurf’ed his way onto the couch ..

Day 76 - couch 1 Day 76 - couch 2

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Day 77

Paws Up !

Day 77 - paws up

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Day 78

” Feed Me !! ”  .. ” slurp “

Day 78 - Food Time Day 78 - Drink Time

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Day 79

” A little privacy please .. ” .. having a Pup-Pee

Day 79 - puppy pee

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Day 80

Dead animal sticks are tasty !!.. much better than  the stuffed squeaky mouse !

Day 80 - animal stick

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Day 81

He who has the food.. .makes the rules !!

Day 81 - Food Boss

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Day 82

More Deography pics ( link to page once up )

Day 82 - Cruiser dog

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Day 83

Smurf’s first trip to the vet ! .. behaved like a perfect gentleman .. got lots of treats and more attention than he thought possible.

Day 83 - Vet office

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Day 84

Ribs !!.. Rrrooooaaarr.

Day 84 - Ribs 1 Day 84 - Ribs 2

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Day 85

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Day 86

Inside Toys – Outside Toys !

Day 86 - toys inside Day 86 - toys outside

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Day 87

” Damn you Treat-Ball.. you did it to me again.. ” .. kibble on his back and he’s looking for it frantically .

Day 87 - treat ball problems

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Day 88

BBQ !! Smurf wanted his Rare !

Day 88 - BBQ 1 Day 88 - BBQ 2

Grooming continues !

And the shedding increases !!

Day 88 - Shedding

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Day 89

Smurf’s first campfire !

Day 89 - Fire Pit

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Day 90

Sits on the curb patiently while my cell phone rings and i stop walking..

Day 90 - sitting on curb

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Day 91

See fly.. Chase and Eat Fly.. have a nap.. it’s a tough life.

 Day 91 - 1 flyDay 91 - 2 fly

Day 91 - 3 fly

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Day 92

Pouring rain  outside.. may as well make the best of it..

In hot pursuit !

Day 92 - indoor cardio

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Day 93

The Postman !

Alright.. how many dogs loose their damn minds when the postman shows up ?.. Sandy LOVED the mailman, hey, he has treats !! if you are nice to him !..

Day 93 - postman 1 Day 93 - postman 2 Day 93 - postman 3

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Day 94

Politics !!.. nuff said.

Day 94 - politics

Cooling down !!.. a brisk 10 Celsius out there and Smurf is loving it !

Day 94 - brrr

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Day 95, October 3 2015

” You feed me ? ” …..   ” NOW “

Day 95 - Food 1Day 95 - Food 2

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Day 96

Morning Walk !

Down to 2 Celsius today, frosty dew everywhere.. Damn he’s so cute it’s sickening.

Day 96 - Walk1Day 96 - Walk2 Day 96 - Walk3 Day 96 - Walk4

After a long day …

Day 96 - Walk5

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Day 97

My 2nd chin has never looked so good !

Day 97 - smurf chin

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Day 98

” Papa Smurf, what’s that LOUD sound i hear ? “

” That would be a train “

” Oh… sounds bad.. i’ll just hide behind your leg now “

Day 98 - loud1 Day 98 - loud2

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Day 99

” Sniff. .. Sniff… Hmm.. did i just far ? “

Day 99 - fart

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Day 100 – October 8, 2015

Are We There Yet Papa Smurf ?

Day 100 - church

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