Stella weighed in yesterday at 27 pounds at just over 19 weeks old. She is losing teeth at a rapid rate with her adult teeth coming in nicely. Tonight I was playing some tug with her and she stopped for a second, spit out a tooth and then came back for some more play. We finished one set of puppy classes this week and I am very pleased with her behaviours. Potty training is pretty much complete unless we are idiots. She had one mistake last week during a rambunctious play session with Riley which was totally our fault as she had been sleeping quite a while and we hadn't taken her out. I think that one surprised her as well as us and has been her only mistake in quite a long time.
Riley is getting much more interested in playing with her now. Unfortunately for Stella that sometimes means he gets the zoomies with her and he isn't very careful and has run her over a few times. Riley currently weighs in at 107 pounds so there is an 80 pound difference between them. She is quickly learning to stay out of his way when he gets crazy :o). They will work out a good play style that works for both of them over time. I love to watch them tug because he could easily whip the toy from her but instead he self handicaps to keep the game going. I think he will be in trouble in the future because she is getting faster every day and will be way more agile then he is.
Here are some pictures from this week.