Archive for the ‘Lyra’ Categoryby Northernmost on January 4, 2012 in Daily Life, Gemma, Lyra with No Comments
We had a big snowfall yesterday and it’s finally beginning to look like winter! Lyra is nearly five months old now and is going to puppy class once a week. She is also attending puppy school at home – where big sister Gem, and our other adult dogs, are teaching proper behaviour. We’re very lucky to have adult dogs who know how to educate puppies with a mix of fun and discipline. It’s not always easy to be a young Malamute pup but Lyra knows how to please her elders by showing plenty of respect.
Lyra will be 5 months old next week – isn’t she pretty?
We celebrated the start of the New Year by taking a long, invigorating walk along the coast. With a young puppy in the family we try to spend as much time as possible in the outdoors, going for off lead walks in different environments, training recall and just having fun together. So far, puppy Lyra is staying close to us but in a couple of months she will begin to explore and then we’ll probably have to paus the off lead training for a while. On today’s walk we brought 2-year-old Titan along. He’s a great role model for Lyra as he rarely wanders too far. Our two lovely “Sledog kids” had lots of fun together!
Lyra has now been introduced to all members of the pack, one at a time, and it has all been going well. Halfsisters Gem (4 years) and Lyra (13 weeks) spent a beautiful day together on the beach this weekend and Lyra showed that she’s definitely a Water-Mal – playing and having fun in and out of water. We still have warm weather here on the coast, not a snow cloud on the horizon. But this season it can change from one day to the next so we’re changing straw in all the dog houses tomorrow, making sure everything is all set up and ready for winter!
We have welcomed a new member to our family – Sledog Dream Leaper, aka “Lyra”, arrived from England in the beginning of November. We co-own Lyra with her breeders, Nicola Singh and Stuart Winterton of Sledog Kennels, and are very excited and grateful for this opportunity. A daughter of Mtn Home’s Spring In The Air, WLD, “Sunny”, and BPISS Sledog Forest Stream, “Aria”, Lyra is a half-sister to our Gemma, and related to our Titan through the Mountain Home, Oopik and Hyteton lines. Lyra is a bright and outgoing girl with a great personality. We will be updating her own page with more photos soon!