Happy National Golden Retriever Day From Kirby

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Kirby At 16 Months

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His annual checkup elicited great results, and he weighs 66.5 lbs. Still very much a puppy. 93% adorable, 7% Hellbeast.

Yuletide Greetings

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Kirby Is 14 Months Old Today

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An early morning trip to the Dog Park was in order, so here’s a photo of Kirby in our backseat, looking out the door.

We Brought Kirby Home One Year Ago Today

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He still loves car rides. And he still puts a smile on people’s faces when they see him. Kirby is a very good boy.

Kirby at 13 Months

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It’s so much fun seeing him gallop at the Dog Park, and playing with other dogs.

Happy 1st Birthday To Kirby

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It’s hard to believe it’s been an entire year since this adorable goofball was born. Several chewed-up rugs later, here we are. One look at that face tells us he’ll always be a puppy. An 80 lb., occasionally-crazed Hellbeast, but still an adorable puppy. And we love the little guy.

The Tail Of The Escaping Kirby

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Kirby At 10 Months

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Kirby’s a happy, mischievous puppy these days. We’re thrilled. Exhausted, but thrilled.

Faceoff

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Kirby Is 9 Months Old Today

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Treats and belly rubs are clearly on the schedule for this Very Good Boy today.

Kirby At Eight Months

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He’s still a handful, but Kirby has become far less a Hellbeast in the evening hours. The last few weeks with him have been a lot of fun. He’s a sweet (not so little anymore) puppy.

Kirby’s Lashes

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Your Official Kirby Timeline Cleanse

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It’s been a rough day here in Brooklyn. Kirby would like to brighten your mood.

Kirby Is 7 Months Old

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Paw is healed, Cone Of Shame is removed. And check out those gorgeous blonde eyelashes!

Kirby On The Mend

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Over the weekend, Kirby was not himself, and developed a swollen back paw that began to bleed. Our veterinarian cleaned the wound and prescribed an antibiotic and anti-inflammatory. Kirby’s mood improved dramatically, especially after being carried up and down the stairs, and getting extra treats and lots of attention. But he hates that cone with a passion.

Kirby At Six Months

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On the left is Kirby at 2 months, the day after we brought him home. At right, Kirby on his 6 month birthday.

We sure got ourselves one adorable puppy. Kirby is a lovable ball of fur. And the HellBeast only emerges for an hour or so each day, usually mid-evening.

His health is great, his potty training is back on track, all his vaccinations will be complete in another week, and we love the little guy. How could you not?