We have a new addition to our family. His name is Ilo (pronounced “eye-low”) which means “joy” in Finnish. The pronunciation is not quite how it’s said in Finnish, but we think it’s easier for us to remember this way. Regardless, he’s a charmer and quite a handful being only four months old now, even if he’s a Yellow Lab.
Having a puppy has been quite an experience. He’s exploring everything (and is constantly chewing up everything in sight). Fortunately he’s starting to show signs of mellowing out a little, and we can all breathe a sigh of relief as the days start getting a little easier. He’s still full of surprises though… he created quite a scene as he captured a live bird (how he did this we still don’t know), then proceeded to bring it into the house and let it go in our bedroom.
It is pretty amazing though to see the changes and growth on a daily basis as he matures. It’s also wonderful to see things through his eyes as he explores the world.