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Sunday, 30 September 2012

Jax Goes to the Queens Park


The main thing this week has been those teeth Jax is loosing teeth like mad and the od bit of blood on his toys as they come out. He likes Raster man above and he likes chewing him as he is firm but not to hard. He has been a bit mouthy as his teeth hurt so we have kept a good supply of Bones to help him. He has lost the bottom two fangs but still has the top two and they are the ones that cut you. Touch wood he hasnt chewed anything he shouldnt.


One of his teeth its not often you find them and its surprising they have no root unlike normal teeth.


He was 5 months old this week and he went to the Queens Park for the first time this is a large park about a mile from our house with ducks, geese, swans and other wildlife and a large lake. It a good place to take dogs as its a stopping point as there is other country walks a few feet away that go for miles. So if the dog is tired you can stop in the park and rest or if he is ready to go carry on further. Its a good place to introduce them to wildlife as lots say they are bad with ducks as they see them as dinner. Jaz was very good and sat by by the ducks etc and didnt chase them or anything. He plonked him self on a seat for a better view. A short trip to the football field and he ran round the circle like an idiot time and time again. He now has about a hours walk in the morning up to two hours at 12 oclock then a hour at 6pm and hour at 10pm. It seems about right as he sleeps after half an hour of getting home and then sleeps from 11pm to 8 am.


Sunday, 23 September 2012

Jax Battles the Hoover Monster


One of Jax’s fun games is to battle the Hoover monster he chases it around howling barking and attacking it. It take twice as long to do the hoovering when he is around.


He is still teething and off his food a bit but still we weighed him this week and he is 30 kg  66lbs. We are giving him los of large bones to help with his teeth and touch wood he hasnt chewed anything he shouldn't.


As winter is coming Jax had a new collar this week which shines in the dark as he is getting darker it will help at night.

Sunday, 16 September 2012

Jax Has a Mobile Phone


Jax has his teeth coming through now thick and fast with some bleeding from his gums. We are giving him lots of Bones, chews and toy to chew on and so far he hasnt chewed any furniture. One of his toys if a  baby mobile phone that plays different tunes when you press a speed dial. He has Mr giraffe, Mr crocodile and others on speed dial and all we hear is these tunes all the time.  


He has now found a new place to lie by the front door were its colder with a stone floor if you want to get out you have to sweep him along the floor.  He is now 20 weeks old

Jax is following the Alaskan Malamute code which is

If I like its mine
If I saw it first its mine
If its in my mouth its mine
If I can take it from you its mine
If it looks like mine its mine
If I had it a while ago its mine
If you have something and put it down its mine
If I chew something up  the bits are mine
If it used to be yours get over it
If its broken its yours
If you get in my yard you aint getting out
My house my yard your ass another perfect day
Burglars please remove jewellery before entering as the dog cant digest them when he eats you

I dont chew old slippers only new ones

Sunday, 9 September 2012

Jax gets his chip


This week we went to the vets for Jax to get chipped. The vet weighed him at 21.1KG so he is still putting on 1kg or more a day and doubling his weight every 3 weeks or so. He is now 22inch in height at 19 weeks. His colour is still changing as you can see below it looks like he is going to be mostly black & white as he get his new coat. He has now got new teeth coming through so he has started chewing more but up to now nothing in the house as we keep him well supplied with toys chews and bones. I will be glad when those puppy teeth go as they are like needles.


He loves chasing flys and moths and searching for grubs and things. Its worrying but in there home land they often live by digging for bugs and things so its natural for them to do it. As they survive in the most hostile place on earth he should be ok. Apparently one Malamute is equivalent to 3 huskes in terms of pulling a sledge.

He is getting a bit more lively and we are getting ready to increase his walks but it has been to hot in the day to take him out at the moment at mid day. Once the weather cools he will be able to go to the park for 2 hours like Max used to do. He is a pain at night as he goes to sleep outside and come bed time I have to carry him in still asleep and at 46 lbs its no simple job. I wonder what he think when he goes to sleep in the garden and wakes in the kitchen?

Sunday, 2 September 2012

Unzip Me


Jax still enjoys his time in a paddling pool killing bits of paper as its still a bit hot for him and he thinks he is a Newfoundland.


His colour keep changing this week as he get a new coat on his stomach he has a black line as if its a zip to undo him. He is going a lot blacker and it changes very fast. This week we had our first howl off him its well know they howl and ambulances set them off but this is the first time he has done it. As we are on the main route for ambulances we expect a lot more to  come. He has now learnt to bark at the back door if he wants to go out which is a good thing in most cases.


To keep him amused we tied rope ball and hung it from the stairs and this keeps him buzy chasing and pulling at it