It’s the first week of a new year, and I’m so excited to introduce my new little “blank slate,” an English Shepherd puppy named Flint.  As many of you know, I lost my heart dog, Iris, early last year.  Life just does seem quiet right without a dog, so a few weeks ago, I drove to Kansas to pick up Flint and bring him home to New England.

sable colored English Shepherd puppy standing in the woods

English Shepherd puppy walking down a path

Puppies are so much fun because they really are “blank slates.”  Everything in the world is new to them!  Flint is constantly exploring and checking out even the simplest things.  He’s always learning too (whether I want him to or not!) He’s already figured out how to get on my desk to see what I’m working on and climbs over or around every gate in the house.  I can’t wait to explore the  world with him!  But the most exciting new thing for him this week was a snow storm.  This little guy had so much fun playing in the snow.

puppy standing in snow storm

English Shepherd puppy exploring in the snow

Flint the English Shepherd jumping in the snow

puppy running through the snow

puppy sitting in the snow with his eyes closed

The post is part of the Project 52 blog ring.  If you’d like to see more “blank slate” pet photos, check out Photography By Ashley Siemon in the Northern California Bay Area.  Keep following the links at the end of each blog post to see all of this week’s photos!