Wow, Mason has really matured in the past few months! He is as gorgeous as ever. I took the time to "stroll" through this thread from the beginning, and he is really such a lovely fellow. ♥
I am one of "those Mums" who becomes misty watching her children grow, and yes it is the same with our pups!
My "baby" starts College in January, and I drove him there yesterday for his initial meeting. Watching him walk on Campus and through the Main Doors left me quite misty indeed, but I am a bit of sap anyway.
Mason's coat is just gorgeous, and he's still a puppy really. He hasn't hit the one year mark. Today's Puppy of the Day is now 1 and a half, but all the pictures shown are of him as a puppy. If I hadn't re-read this entire thread, I wouldn't have thought to mention that, but there really is no rhyme or reason to the way these pups are chosen to be featured.
Henry was featured as a "Grown Up Puppy" when he was barely six months old, and although I submitted tons of photos, the ones used weren't my favourites necessarily. I've never known a dog to be both the Puppy of the Day, and featured again later as a Grown Up Puppy of the Day. It really doesn't matter as long as our pups (grown or not) are celebrated. I think it's high time the DP featured at least one or two Deerhounds, who live in England.
Keep the photos and stories of Mason coming as we are all enjoying him! He is such a handsome boy.