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Raising a Puppy: The 42nd Week in his New Home—Spencer the Blue-Nose Brindle Pit Bull

A day in the life with Spencer the American Pit Bull Terrier puppy. Spencer's 42nd week—51 weeks old, 79 pounds, 22 1/2 inches from the ground to the highest point of the shoulders (the withers).

Front side view - A large-headed, blue-nose Brindle Pit Bull Terrier is sitting in grass and he is looking forward.

11 1/2 months old.

Toad Pouncing

A toad is waiting on a driveway and in front of him is a blue-nose Brindle Pit Bull Terrier.

Just when I thought Spencer was all good and was going to leave the toads that hang out in our driveway this time of year alone...

Top down view of a blue-nose Brindle Pit Bull Terrier walking across a driveway to a toad.

…he pounced! Pup, leave those toads alone! They eat bugs and I happen to like them!

Barrel Racing

The back of a blue-nose Brindle Pit Bull Terrier that is laying on a concrete surface and in front of him are people riding horses.

Spencer watches horses and their riders as they practice barrel racing. The horses were running right by him and he didn't even flinch. I believe he has developed a respect for those big creatures.

A blue-nose Brindle Pit Bull Terrier is standing on a concrete surface and he is looking to the left. There is a person riding a horse around orange cones in the background.

Watching some racing in the outside ring.

The back of a blue-nose brindle Pit Bull Terrier that is being pet by a girl. They are looking at horses riding around orange cones.
A blue-nose Brindle Pit Bull Terrier is laying on a concrete surface and behind him is a girl in a grey sweater holding his leash.

Practicing Staying Calm around Excited Kids

A blue-nose Brindle Pit Bull Terrier is sitting in grass and he is looking to the right. There is a school with kids walking around behind him.

I can't think of a better place to practice staying calm around excited kids than to stand there as school lets out. He sat there calmly as he waited for Sara to show up.

Busted!

Oh you little squirt, you are so busted! The last time I looked, that plate was not that close to the edge of the table and your snout smells like salmon cat food!

The back of a blue-nose Brindle Pit Bull Terrier standing on a stone porch inspecting a white cat in front of him. A black cat is standing under a wooden table.

Yuck, No Bones!

The back of a blue-nose Brindle Pit Bull Terrier is sniffing a connected rid cage and spine of a dead animal through a closed chain link gate.

OK, now I know it's perfectly natural for you to want to get at those bones from that dead animal but last time I walked by that carcass I saw bugs crawling into it. My guess is that is a good way to give yourself worms! So no, pup you can't have it. How the heck did it even get back to the gate again? Like I should even have to question the how. I am sure YOU dragged it there again and whoever was walking you most likely made you drop it at the gate.