Tag Archives: Border Collie growth

I Couldn’t Resist. Another Ryder Then And Now.

Going by the week, four weeks to a month, Ryder just turned six months old. By birth date, August 1st will see him six months old.  My, how time flies when life is smacking you around.  Despite no serious formal training other than housebreaking and some basic manners, he still has turned out to be a really good dog. Gotta love those Border Collies.  They can’t help but learn things, taught or not.  I can’t wait to see who he becomes as time goes by.

A picture opportunity presented itself tonight at dinner and I couldn’t help but grab it.  Enjoy!

At 7 1/2 weeks - I'm too tired to eat my supper.  A new home is very tiring.

At 7 1/2 weeks – I’m too tired to eat my supper. A new home is very tiring.

I'm getting plenty of exercise while we're babysitting Grandma's Shnoodle.  My family calls her 'crazy Daisy'.

At six months – I’m getting plenty of exercise while we’re babysitting Grandma’s Schnoodle. My family calls her ‘crazy Daisy’.

On a side note: For those of you following Le Tour De France, here is a cool video of the switchbacks on Lacets de Montvernier that the riders will be climbing today:

 

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Ryder at 20 Weeks

I thought it would be interesting to show the difference that only a few months can make in a puppy’s life.  Ryder came to us at 7 weeks of age and was 9 lbs at 8 weeks of age.  He is now 20 weeks old and 33 lbs. It is amazing how much he has grown!

Remember this little guy?  Aww, isn't he sweet?

Remember this little guy? Aww, isn’t he sweet?

How about those ears!?

How about those ears!?

He made himself at home pretty quick!

He made himself at home pretty quick! To think he was so tiny not so long ago!

These days he pretty much fills the crate!

These days he pretty much fills the crate!

Our little disc dog.

Our little disc dog?

Isn't so little any more!

Isn’t so little any more!

He was so tiny next to my foot!

He was so tiny next to my foot! I was afraid of accidentally squishing him!

And he's not even done growing!

So big now!  And he’s not even done growing!

Get that ball! It's almost half his size!

Get that ball!  This Jolly Ball survived its previous owner (Jake) and has been passed down to Ryder.

Mine!

Mine!

He does love his ball!

“Catch me if you can!” –  He does love his ball!

What's that? Attention puppy style.

“What’s that?” Attention puppy style!

Attention pre-teen style!  Note the foot on the frisbee staking his claim.

Attention pre-teen style! Note the foot on the frisbee staking his claim.

Such a tiny bundle!

Such a tiny bundle! Not even a lapful.

Now he doesn't fit in my lap at all!

Now he doesn’t fit in my lap at all!

I hope you enjoyed the past and present comparison.  It certainly is astonishing how fast they grow!