I have decided to add a new feature to my blog. I am calling it Fergus Friday. It is hard to resist filling my blog with pictures and stories about Fergus, so I thought I would limit myself to the occasional Friday post.
Fergus is now 3 1/2 months old, and has he ever grown! This is most noticeable when you look at his ears. Adult West Highland Terrier ears stand straight up. The transition from floppy puppy ears to grown-up ears is both slow and hilarious.
Now that both of his ears are up the next step is for him to grow into them. From the front he looks like a rabbit.
The back view is closer to Yoda.
He is slowly morphing from a roly-poly puppy into a traditional Westie. I consider it a "cute for handsome" exchange.
Mischievous would be the one word I would use to describe Fergus at this stage. Turning my back on him for even a few minutes can result in scenes like this.
By the way, this puppy has settled the age-old question about why dogs love to chew on shoes. It turns out to have nothing whatsoever to do with liking the shape or taste of the shoe. It is all about the smell. How do I know this? Simple. He totally ignores the shoe that goes on David's scent-free prosthetic foot. When Fergus grabs one of David's shoes it is always the left one. The one David wears on his real leg - the leg with the real, smelly guy foot attached.