An Update on Joelle, The Pup Next Door

I first blogged about the new German Wirehaired Pointer in town back in April. We’ve indeed taken some side-by-side walks over the months, but we still haven’t really had the time or felt they girls were ready to play together off-leash. BUT, I got to hang out at her house a bit last week and wanted to share these photos.

Joelle (or Joie, as she is mostly called) has gone from this …

To this … (her mustache and beard are a hoot!)

And from this …

To this … (that’s a black Kong stuffed with bananas and carrots she has)

Joelle weighs about 55 pounds these days and has been through two puppy training classes down in Golden. She frequently goes to doggy daycare at the daycare/kennel we looked at last fall, where the dogs pretty much spend all day playing with other dogs. Great for Joie. Not so much for Lilly and Ginko.

They have a live online puppy play cam at this place, but I haven’t had time to watch the pool parties they have many afternoons. I’m told Joie thinks that’s pretty funny.

I had a good laugh, after shunning her for jumping up. I asked her to SIT, then I asked for DOWN, and she immediately flipped herself into ROLLOVER. Who doesn’t want to see a puppy throwing behaviors?

We played a little tug. Watch your hands!

And, I sat on the floor with her while she played with her Kong.

Joie is definitely in that gangly, wild (almost) adolescent phase, but she is a terrific, very social girl.

I’m not sure she and Lilly will ever be more than walking buddies, but it was fun to hang out for just a bit with a puppy since I’m having such puppy envy. (Several more friends have gotten new puppies recently. So jealous!)

Roxanne Hawn

Trained as a traditional journalist and based in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, USA, I'm a full-time freelance writer for magazines, websites, and private clients. My areas of specialty include everything in the lifestyles arena, including health and home, personal finance and other consumer interests, relationships and trends, people and business profiles ... and, of course, all things pet related. I don't just love dogs. I need them in my life. Seriously.

Kristine - November 16, 2010

I love this breed. Their appearance, their energy, they are just so much fun. Thank you for sharing her photos.

My dog trainer just adopted a Borzoi puppy so I know all about the envy. It’s not easy to hold myself back.

Catalina - November 16, 2010

Oooo her beard is so cute!! And funny!

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