Cricket is now 4 1/2 months or 20 weeks old, 24 1/2 lbs and about 16 inches tall. She is growing up.
She is such a mix of personality traits. She is very excitable, very stimulated by movement and she can sometimes seem so over the top but then a second later she is so awesome at controlled behaviors or being over the top and then snapping into working mode. She is already able to sit on a stay on the couch while another dog is clicker training in front of her. That just blows me away to see her doing that. She is also really good with dogs but she can be pushy, especially with Lizzie. She wants to play and she wants to play now. Lizzie who is all about getting along lets her get away with it, while Breeze and Skyler and even Chloe already seem to know that they better teach her what their boundries are before she grows up!
Not the best quality video but I wanted to shoot a little bit of her playing with the other dogs. Check out how Lizzie is not at all excited about Cricket jumping at her-but she does not want to rock the boat by telling Cricket off, poor Liz looks stressed when she is trying to deceide if she should put a stop to things, but then she will join in the play when Cricket stops jumping at her. Cricket is like Lizzie's shadow these days, this little black figure that follows her everywhere. Lizzie has always been such an over the top dog that it is really weird to see her seem like the calm girl now, LOL. My how time changes things. Cricket LOVES to tease Breeze and will grab the balls and just dance in front of Breeze and turn her head so Breeze can not get the ball, she knows Breeze's weakness is the ball, LOL. Breeze is smart and just watches her and waits her turn, the minute Crick puts the ball down, boom she moves in and takes it. They are a crack up to watch.
I was looking at the tape and gosh Cricket really can spread out her body and run, and those tight turns, humm, she might be a little fast one day!