There’s been a distinct lack of action shots in this project so Dave and I took Butters to the park with his favourite squeaky ball. He gave me so many good shots it was hard to pick just one for the book but happy flying dog won in the end.

fit red pit bull dog running in park
fit red pit bull dog running in park with ball in mouth
fit red pit bull dog leaping in park
fit red pit bull dog with eye on ball in park
fit red pit bull dog running for ball in park
fit red pit bull dog pouncing for ball in park
happy fit red pit bull dog standing in the park
handsome red pit bull dog laying on the grass in the park with ball
handsome red pit bull dog laying on the grass in the park with ball
handsome red pit bull dog sitting in the park headshot

Butters is a pretty good boy for the most part but his obsession with wanting to play started to turn into reactivity so we hired a behaviourist to help us to get on top of it. And when I say us, it’s really just me. Like all our dogs, Butters behaves better when Dave is in charge. They all know I’m a soft touch.

Even though this series implies that Butters needs to read all those books, it’s really me that still has a lot to learn.

pit bull wearing glasses and tie with stack of dog training books
pit bull wearing glasses and tie with stack of dog training books
pit bull wearing glasses lying with head on pile of dog training books
red pit bull type dog wearing glasses and tie

I waited all year for the frangipanis to be in bloom for this week’s photo but then I couldn’t find a single spot that wasn’t mobbed with instagrammers and instadog moms. These not very frangipani-y photos will have to suffice.

red dog in front of frangipani tree
red pit bull type dog lying on wooden bench in front of frangipani tree
red pit bull type dog sitting on footpath covered in frangipani petals looking up

I had some tiny kitties in my studio for adoption photos and Butters came to observe (from his crate). He’s met cats before and been sufficiently respectful so we let him out at the end for a photo with a kitten. God love him he didn’t know what to make of the hissing, he was not happy to be in the vicinity of such a scary creature! hahaha

pittie and kitty
pittie and kitty
pittie and kitty
pittie and kitty

#12 in my Watch the Butterball Grow series. I’m cracking the bubbles tonight, I’m so glad that I can stop trying to find ways to make Bruno prick his ears every month. It’s been torture!

two pit bull type derpy drooly dogs on leopard blanket

Although that’s the last Watch the Butterball grow photo there are still five more weeks of the 52 weeks of Peanut Butter project, so stay tuned for the final blog post. After that, if you’re a die hard Butters fan, you can buy the book!


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