Several of Barbara's friends have asked when will Ambrose be allowed to post on my blog. The short answer is - not in my lifetime!
Does he look like he has a thought in his head worth posting?
Would you want someone who looks like this to post on your blog?
I realize that Joey is now sharing his blog with Zeke (who seems like a very thoughtful guy), Maggie lets Mitch post, Big Pupi and Stanislaw compliment each other very well on their blog and even Mango lets his pee wee brother, Dexter, post sometimes. Many of you share great blogs. But none of you have been saddled with a goofy brother like Ambrose (for which you should be very thankful). So unless he miraculously grows some brain cells, don't expect to see him post anytime soon. Barbara, will of course keep putting his pictures on the blog because she thinks he is so cute.
Ambrose did get to go to Phydeaux, my favorite pet supply store, today for an all important fitting. He was Red Boy in the litter and his breeders gave him a nice red collar and leash when he came home with us. Barbara put an id tag on it and he has been wearing it ever since.
Every week Barbara checks the fit and adjusts and loosens the collar because Ambrose is growing so fast. It is important that collars fit just right. Not so loose that we can back out of them and not so tight that they choke us. When Barbara worked at an animal shelter she saw many dogs whose evil people left chain collars on their puppies and never changed them. The puppies grew up and the collars got embedded in their necks! That of course is real cruelty.
Ambrose is now 31 lbs! Notice that Barbara can barely get two fingers between the collar and his neck. There is no more room to loosen it so it is time for a new collar.
Here is the one they picked out and Barbara added his silver rabies tag.
I always wear a well fitting collar and my jewelry (id and rabies tag). I have several collars but I am wearing this plaid one here. It is important that we wear our jewelry so that if we ever go Astray someone can help us get back to our people. I am also microchipped as is Ambrose. I hope you are too.
I think his new collar looks pretty nice and I hope he doesn't grow out of it too soon.