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2021 Intervale Puppy News
Welcome to the world, Intervale Feona Byrd: Otie and Jazzy's big Chinook girl puppy born on 8/02/2021. New photos up weekly.
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Mom and Dad:
Dam: AKC CH Intervale Little Jazz RN CGC CA TKN, NO 1 AKC FAST Chinook
2016 AKC National Specialty Best of Breed, Judge James Moses.
Sire: UKC CH Intervale Coyote (Otie) CGC BN RE OJP OAP TKN RATI
Click on any photo to start a sideshow. Jazzy is a super mom and her pup Feona
loves to eat! Photos of pup's first two weeks.
Watch this page for photos and updates as Otie and Jazzy's puppy grows. Photos last updated at 8 weeks old.
Meet Mom and Dad!
"Since I am now twice as big as all my stuffie littermates, the stuffed animals went into my family's general toy box. My sister Penny picked them out and brought them all back to me! (I think Penny wants her own puppies!) My mom takes great care of me. It's not bad being a singleton pup as I have a family to teach me the ropes. I'm a big kid, my weight at birth was 1 lb 2oz."
Week 2 and week 3 - Things are Happening!
"My eyes have opened, ears too! I've learned to lick, to walk and check this out: I can run! My teeth are emerging and I've started on some "real" food: I give a big thumbs up to baby food! I've found I can wag my tail and hold it in a sickle curve just like the big dogs! I have a new favorite sleeping spot, guess where? (By the doorway to my room of course.) We are working on passive socialization where I get to have lots of different smells including books that kids have read. I topped 3 lbs at 2 weeks and 5 lbs at 3 weeks! "
Photos below were taken at 2 and 3 weeks. Click on any photo to start a sideshow.
Last updated on 10/11/2021
5 Weeks Old - Can you believe it? So much has happened this week!
"This week has been stellar! I am loosing my puppy shape and got a waist. My legs are growing me taller so that I can look out the window. I can also see the top of the bed where the big dogs sleep. (I think I like it up on the bed just fine and conquering the couch is next on my to-do list.) My color is changing and the red is back. I am being home schooled and learning the clicker with sit, down and touch and I really like to play with sis in the tunnel. At the beginning of the week I stayed close to home but now I am a rambler. I'm all over the land! Car rides? No problem. And my peeps thinks it's funny when I chase the lawn mower - they say that I am fearless. My ears are doing things, but not going up yet. I can problem solve: I know how to cry at the front door and it will open for me, I can figure out how to get on and walk up the ramp (it's tricky), and I know that if the front door won't open, there is a back door! OH, did I say that I am 10 lbs.? I can't wait to see what adventures are in store for me in my 6th week!
Photos below were taken at 5 weeks. Click on any photo to start a slideshow.
4 Weeks Old - What's going on?
"Lots! I can keep up with the pack and run out the door with my family, I do steps up and down! I like to bite and have the nickname: AnkleBiter, (I have a lot of nicknames these days - don't ask about Miss P.) I am very fast and have been exploring more and more in my yard though I do like the bushes best still. When I am tired, I put myself to bed in my crate, but to lie under the bed is pretty cool. My diet? I eat ANYTHING!" Oh, did I say that this week, I've topped 7 pounds? My peeps are teaching me to come to the whistle when they feed me, this is going pretty well and so all in all, it has been a super week!
Photos below were taken at 4 weeks. Click on any photo to start a slideshow.
"Remember when I was an infant?"
6 Weeks Old - A Week of Discoveries!
"I'm not a baby dog anymore, I can run with the big dogs! You should see me, I am FAST! And smart too! I am part of a pack and we ramble and run all over the woods together. My muzzle is lengthening so I am no longer a South Park look-alike. I have a lovely Chinook head. I am up and down stairs, sit for treats, come to my name(s). (I have several of them!) I am really good at problem solving - like how to get thru the gate when it is closed. Why, you might ask? I'm not sure but it is something that I just have to do. So here's the thing, I have been sleeping under things, and going to my room for naps, but now I am just starting to sleep out in the public areas where the big dogs sleep. House-training is going well. I am learning all about the car, I used to go under it but now I put my feet up on the door frame and get a boost in. Oh, did I say that this week I topped 12 lbs? My mom is still feeding me but just a few times a day. I am eating lots of different kinds of foods including something called a remote."
Photos below were taken at 6 weeks. Click on any photo to start a slideshow.
7 Weeks Old - Some of my Favorite Things
"What can I say? If I were already a Big Dog, I would have a string of AKC titles after my name! I am an athlete. I know "tunnel" and will take the agility tunnel just because it is there. I am fast. I will chase a white plastic bag on a lunge line and the "lure operator" must be fast too or I will catch the bag! I am a dryland surfer (wait til you see my movie!). I am a hiker. Sometimes I lead the pack on walks and explore the underbrush on our hikes. I am independent. I'll ramble the woods on my own, lots to do and see! I am smart. I know sit and touch and have a fantastic recall. I am fearless. I chase the lawn mower and play with the vacuum. Need I say more? Oh yes, I am well over 16 lbs at the end of this week!
Photos below were taken at 7 weeks. Click on any photo to start a slideshow.
"Eight Weeks Old and Wow, what a Beauty!"
("If I do say so myself.")
"The weeks are flying by! Below are photos of me during my 8th week here on Planet Earth. I have graduated from baby dog and really, I am running with the Big Dogs now. I told you I've had a lot of names and nicknames? Now it is time to get serious: my name is Intervale Feona Byrd -- Fee, Fee B, or Byrdy to my friends. No more "Miss P" for me! (The "P" stands for Puddles in case you didn't know.) Farmers' Markets are my thing and I am learning to walk on a leash. My favorite move is a SIT and I am very good at this. I have a spot on whistle recall and fly with my recalls. At the end of 8 weeks, I weighed 19 lbs, which is pretty big for a female Chinook pup. You wouldn't believe the muscles I have!"
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Feona is Nine Weeks Old!
You might ask, what is a Feona?
From the Urban Dictionary: "A Feona is a bossy and encouraging person and she is one that always know the answer to every question even if it is kinda stupid. Feona is a very jovial person and always knows how to change someone's mood from sad to feeling like you're the best person in the world! A Feona is a person that cheers you up sometimes but she sometimes disrespects you even when you're in your worst mood. A Feona loves to be called Fee..."
"A Feona is Fun. A Feona is Competitive. A Feona is Adventurous. A Feona is Goofy." Yep, that's Fee!
Fee is 9 weeks and 21 lbs! Click once on any photo to start a slideshow and arrow left or right.