Wednesday, February 27, 2008

My Baby, Toby

This is an introduction to my adorable little baby, Toby! He was born December 12, 2007 and at 9 weeks old, he only weighed 1/2 pound!! I have been his proud mommy for 4 weeks...boy how time flies! He has grown so much in the past month. Not only has he grown physically (taller, longer and I think he's added a little weight), he is also developing mentally.

Toby is quite adept at getting wherever he wants to be in the house! He climbs up and down the 2 steps into my room and he also jumps the wood shelf used as a puppy gate in the living room. Yorkies are notariously bright dogs, but I never knew they were so nosy! ha Toby is convinced that he needs to be in the midst of everything happening. I have begun calling him "Tagalong Toby" because he is my shadow, as well as my mom's (his mamaw). Mornings are especially trying as we rush around the house trying to get ready for the day...he feels he needs to be part of every step I take...mamaw usually does a good job of keeping him at bay while I get a shower and get dressed, but after that he is on my heels. He is perfectly content to just sit and watch me while I do my makeup and blowdry my hair. He loves to take naps, but then again he is a puppy and as vet on tv said, puppies play hard and sleep hard! He does both with excellence! haha Toby successfully uses his puppy pads. We've also noticed that sometimes he pees just a little several times in a row to try to get more treats (small pieces of pup-peroni sticks). He is a little snuggle bunny and loves to curl up in your arms or at your feet and take a nap. Our first few nights with him were trying at best...waking up just as much as a newborn, if not more! I am happy to report that he now sleeps about 7-8 hours a night. He is a morning pup, but so is his mommy, so it works out okay!

He has a few toys that he particularly likes...a purple squeaky lambskin bone, a green dentafloss nylon bone, water bottles, a rubber chew ring, a sock and most recently, a plastic lid! Of course the cheaper the toy, the more he seems to like it. ha

Next week I take him for his second set of shots at the vet's office. He has done quite well with travel so far, so I think it'll go well. He likes sitting in his bag and looking out the windows the best he can! The longest trip he's made thus far was to Indy this past weekend to see my sister, his Aunt Jenna. She adores him and spoils him rotten (like letting him sleep on her bed!). He doesn't even do too bad with baths! Toby doesn't necessarily like being bathed, but he's so funny to watch while I blowdry him and even more adorable (if that's possible) afterwards when he's all fluffy!

Overall my little baby is growing like a weed! I can't believe how much his personality continues to develop. Enjoy the pictures I've posted here, there are many many many more on Facebook and Myspace! He is such a cutie, we just can't help but take pictures! haha


  1. Hey Gal! Welcome to the world of blogging! I've enjoyed the pictures of Toby on Facebook, and I'm going to enjoy reading about him on here. Have a great week.

  2. Hi Erin! I'm 'Jeans friend from good ole Southwestern... anywho I LOVE your puppy! How adorable is he and tiny.. my word!! Welcome to the bloggin world.. glad to have you!



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