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Thread: A New Beginning: Meet Sawyer

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    Congratulations on Sawyer and also your little son Leon, you are going to have lots of happy times as they grow up together, I am sure you are going to be very busy.
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    and my two special boys Jasper age 13 and Ollie age 3.

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    It has been one month since Sawyer joined our family. Raising 2 teething babies has been a challenge, but I can't imagine my home without this little guy.


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    Sawyer is such a wonderful trouble maker, and is constantly finding creative ways to surprise us... he certainly lives up to his name. I don't think my underwear, socks, or shoes will ever be safe again. My husband and I have placed a set of doggie stairs up to our couch, and Sawyer loves sharing his "prizes" with us after galloping around the living room showing them off. Our previous cavalier, Butters, was never much of a retriever. However, Sawyer is quite the natural. We have been trying to curb his chewing habits with plenty of cow hooves, stuffed animals, and Himalayan chews... the Nylabones and bully sticks (our previous go-to chews) really didn't do much hold his attention. As our vet says, "He certainly is the most enthusiastic cavalier I have ever met." I am pretty sure that is code for... absolutely nuts. However, after seeing our Butters so sick, I can say it is a welcomed blessing to see such an energetic little guy. We have been enjoying plenty of walks, with Leon in the stroller and Sawyer trotting by his side.


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    We have been working on the training basics including sitting and staying, soft mouth, and appropriate manners around our 5 month old... particularly NO JUMPING! Positive reinforcement has been going very well for him, taking into account a lot of the Ian Dunbar basics. Sawyer is so smart and wanting to please. We had some concerns with teething on our son, Leon, when he first arrived; but, Sawyer has been learning quickly. We now can trust the two together, of course with supervision. I am sure in a few months we will be having the reverse problem, teaching our son how to be gentle around little Sawyer. For now, we are enjoying just watching the two entertain one another.


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    ... and, during the spare moments that Sawyer has fully expended his puppy energy, I can't help but admire how absolutely adorable he is


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    Mommy to Butters (06/18/2011-4/20/2013) and Sawyer (6/08/2013)
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    Your two babies are both so precious! I can't imagine you get much down time.
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    Fabulous pics. Two sweet babies with sweet pink baby tummies!!
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    Two sweet and beautiful babies.
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    cute pics...your baby is precious, and so is the dog.
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    Wonderful piccies!!! what a treat -
    Dillon tri boy and Lucy Goose our ruby girl & Katerina, that's me!

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    Thanks for sharing such wonderful pix of your two babies. Definitely brought a smile to my face this morning as I sipped my coffee. I can see you are doing amazing job bringing up Leon and Sawyer, as well as being an awesome photographer!

    Joan

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    Wow Leon is growing so fast! My pediatrician says Mr. Monster is not shy and seems to have a "quest for learning" which I know FOR SURE means your kid is nuts Pair that with a happy nut-ball cavalier and that about explains my two youngest babies. Yes, it can sometimes be challenging to live with "the crazy youngings" but boy is it fun. Fletcher has a special affection for Mr. Monster's underwear. Actually I think it only because Mr. Monster goes chasing after them and it becomes a huge game.
    Melissa
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    Sawyer looks like the sweetest puppy. Congratulations!

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