Puppies, particularly high drive puppies, take a hell of a lot of work.
To explain...our dobergirl is just like this puppy. She's brilliant, stubborn, easily bored, and constantly needs supervision, even at 8 months old. Until this week, we had her in two classes a week and she'd still drive us nuts. She is a great dog, and we're starting to see glimpses of the lady she'll become once she gets all the puppy wiggles out of her system, but it means I just don't have time for the blog lately.
She also has me on what I've dubbed the Puppy Diet - I'm down 10 pounds and might actually have a chance hitting my goal weight in a year. Soon, we'll start working on dog sports as well as her other training, so any free time (and excess weight) should be melting away. :)
Unfortunately, time for the blog has basically dissolved. Chris should have something up soonish about the HQL, I think. Maybe.
I still read blogs, and I still comment when I get the time. But this face has taken priority. I hope y'all understand.