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What’s Your Guess?

Ellie is now 6 months old and 50 pounds. Her dad weighed 100, and her mom a little less than 70. So, I’m looking for children to guess how much Ellie is going to weigh when she’s full grown? I’d love to hear!

(And yes, in that above picture, Ellie grabbed my highlighter.)


“But the meek shall inherit the earth;
and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace.”
Psalm 37:11


My puppy is growing so quickly, and she’s now 5 months old. I’m grateful for her. She’s my lil’ buddy!DSC_7524


“I will sing unto the LORD as long as I live:
I will sing praise to my God while I have my being.”
Psalm 104:33

The Number One Puppy Training Tool

Or at least, so we think! Let me introduce you to Stewart’s Beef Liver Treats. We buy a large 21 ounce container from Amazon, which supposedly has about 475 pieces. (The Amazon links in this post are affiliate. Read our disclosure/privacy policy here.) Then, because the pieces are large, and we’re using them frequently to train, we cut each piece into 4-8 bites. I put those into a container, and I keep a sandwich-size bag stocked with them in my pocket for when I train Ellie.


You can see how large the chunks are on the right. I cut them into smaller pieces as you can see slightly to the left.
You can see how large the chunks are on the right. I cut them into smaller pieces as you can see slightly to the left.

Right now, Ellie is learning several commands, but her best so far is “Off.” I can hold a treat in my open hand, and she will sit there and watch. As soon as I say “Yes,” she will take it. I’ve tried the standard dog biscuit types of treats, and while those are so-so to her, liver is hands-down her favorite. I think you’ll find, as we have, that your dog will respond enthusiastically to liver treats.

So, need something to help with your dog training? Check out Stewart’s Beef Liver Treats.


Ellie's amazing with learning "off."
Ellie’s amazing with learning “off.”


“Blessed be the LORD,
who daily loadeth us with benefits,
even the God of our salvation. Selah.”
Psalm 68:19

Ellie Plays

It’s hard to narrow down pictures of Ellie. She’s so cute (but not as cute as my nieces/nephews). She’s done beautifully this past week and has definitely become my buddy. We’re training with basic commands, and she’s especially catching on nicely to the “come” command. She’s a smart dog. I’m also grateful Ellie is sleeping all night long! She’s growing up so fast–literally!

Happy 1st Day of February. Where did January go?!



The girls calling her to "come."
The girls calling her to “come.”
Ellie loves balls.
Ellie loves balls.
"You run, Girl!"
“You run, Girl!”
So much to explore.
So much to explore.
"What did you want?"
“What did you want?”
Anna and Ellie.
Anna and Ellie.


"Yes, good girl!"
“Yes, good girl!”

“Because thy lovingkindness is better than life,
my lips shall praise thee.”
Psalm 63:1