Growing Up Ezra

Carolina Dog puppy posing
Erza posing impatiently

My Carolina Dog puppy Ezra is 11 months old today! We got him when he was 9 weeks old. I can’t say that the time has passed quickly lol. He’s been a challenge – mostly because of me, not him. He is exactly what the breed is. I’m just not who I used to be haha!

By the grace of God we’ve survived him to this point 😂😆. I hope he grows into at least a bit calmer, more toned down dog. Hey, I can hope can’t I?

Ezra is a very high energy, super sassy, teen puppy boy. So that makes me and my husband grandparents raising a teenager 😆😜.

It’s a good thing Ezra is so handsomely cute 😂. I’m not sure I have room for any more gray hairs though at this point. I guess my eyebrows are next 🤣🤣🤣.

He’s a super-charged, super intelligent, super sensitive puppy all rolled into one 😳. I’ve got to laugh or I’ll cry too much lol. 😍💜🐕

The last nine months with Ezra has been a messy-mess, life-changing situation for me.

Carolina Dog puppy with a big stick
Ezra walks tall and carries a big stick
CD puppy sniffing
Ezra on his usual sniff ‘n’ hunt

As I was recording a chapter from one of my book, Animals Taught Me That, for my podcast this week, I realized each puppy has been similar.

The difference this time is I’m older 👵🏻😆.

So feel sorry for Ezra, not me – which I’m sure you do lol.

Hope you enjoy the video and pics of him. He’s not going to be a big dog in anything other than personality, but he sure isn’t little either. He’s also quite strong, agile and FAST – he was totally toying with me in the video the punk lol. Being a wholly naturally-reared puppy he’s far more so than his conventionally raised counterparts. That’s totally a consensus among those who have naturally-reared dogs as a whole. There is something to be said for honoring their nature as the animals they are – canine carnivores.

Here are the links to the breed clubs to learn more about the Carolina Dog – so you can be sure you are ready for one if you desire to get one. Do your homework as they are sure not for everyone. Very high energy should be the first thing you take into consideration.

1. United Kennel Club – Carolina Dog Breed Information
2. American Kennel Club – Carolina Dog Breed Information
Until next time…

Have a PAWSitively, tail waggin’, NATUROPATHICALLY healthy day!



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