Tuesday, May 15, 2007
Friday, May 11, 2007
Let sleeping puppies lay.
Then came Ru. He is learning to come when he's called.
And his big brother Jack helped supervise.
Another trip to Vinalhaven.
To see Charlie. He is a rescue dog from Second Chance Boxer Rescue. He is a fabulous boy that just needs to polish up some of his manners.
He loves his Kong toy.
This is Xena. She is a flyball dog in training. Not a client but a friend. She was at knitting last night schmoozing with everyone. There is literally no lap she doesn't love. She was adopted from the Bangor animal shelter. (Yes you can find cute small dogs at shelters to adopt if you are patient.)
"Oh no, the paparazzi have found me!" Photos don't do her justice. She is even cuter in person.
And another of our foster Dash man. I finally caught him (on camera) smiling. He is headed to his new home tomorrow. I am going to miss this face. And his grunts. (the grunts are just to cute for words) I am supposed to be getting his stuff and paperwork together right now. And he needs a bath. Instead I am blogging. Can we say denial anyone?
Monday, May 7, 2007
Can you say ouch!!
Authors note: Do NOT mess with quills. They do not deflate if you cut them off. One client tried that, we had to sedate his dog for just a few quills because we couldn't get a good grip on them thanks to having nothing left to work with. We also lost a bulldog to quills once because one migrated from it's chest into it's heart. (a necropsy was done to confirm) There is also the risk of infection setting in. If your dog gets quilled, get thee to a vet pronto!
Sunday, May 6, 2007
And here is he posing for me.
This was Missy last night. I'm quite sure she was thinking something along the lines of "All these darn puppies are wearing me out!"
And here is one of those puppies to whom she is referring:
Pretty darn cute isn't he? He will be staying a few days for some beginning training and socialization. He is an 8 week old chow chow puppy.
I ain't afraid of you!
I had to add this one. Dash is about to pounce.
A perfect example of Dash's lack of spacial issues. He sits where he feels like it.
Friday, May 4, 2007
I evaluated a litter of 8 week old Chow Chow puppies. Some of them are coming to stay with me for some training and socialization before they head to their new homes.
The boys. How cute are they?
This is Pippa. She is a springer spaniel client originally from England. Would you believe this is where she went and what she did when I wasn't interacting directly with her? She did not read the springer handbook apparently. VBG (They are usually much more active than this when awake.)
This cutie is Baxter. He is a labradoodle. (lab/poodle cross) Most of the doodles have a curlier coat than this. Though you can't see them in the pics, he only has some whiskers and a few furnishings on the legs. (The whiskers are adorable I must say.) He is learning some basic obedience and puppy manners.
And here is Duke, the prison dog, wearing a cone of shame. He decided to pull his neuter sutures out and had to go back to the vet to get them re-done. Silly boy! Now he is having some tummy issues so he is back at the shelter until he stops er, being so "messy".
Here are a few cute pics of Dash. It looks like he will be going to a home in Mass if everything checks out. I wish he was going to be closer to us so we could visit. At least he will be in Red Sox territory. He will have a Boston Terrier brother to play with. :-)
Caught in the act! He isn't allowed toys on the couch but he occasionally tries. I snapped the pic as he was trying to act casual about it. (Kong? I don't see a kong??)