Sunday, December 13, 2009
Monday, November 23, 2009
Friday, November 20, 2009
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Thursday, November 5, 2009
#2..Emmy (FYL)-the love of my life..Emmy was our 1st Simon puppy, MY 1st guide dog puppy to have from start to finish, my "heart" dog, and both Bethany & I's 1st graduate--of course..
#4..Quebec (FYL)-The sweetest puppy, maybe I had my perfect little Emmy again!? Quebec was CCed at 4 months old for an autoimmune disorder and placed by GDB due to it being in her best interest to not be around multiple dogs..
#6..Doug (MYL)-Back to yellow, but a BOY! What was I thinking!? Dougie is about as cute as they come-but DOUG!? What a name..Doug is a starter puppy so we will see how it goes with Mr. dougie dog!
#7..Marina (FYL)-A female yellow lab and niece to Claudine! Marina is a chenille puppy-Claudine's sister and a puppy I have been wanting since she arrived in July to another club member. Marina is a very timid pup that needs some confidence building, so hopefully we can help her get some self confidence before next summer!
And just for fun..The Day after the love of my life graduated, I went and bought a puppy..A dark yellow female lab-6 weeks old...She turned out to be a fox red lab that is the smartest dog I have ever met that entertains everyone everyday..Miss Sidney hopes she gets to meet Emmy someday :-)
Sunday, November 1, 2009
And below is a picture of Logger who we met at graduation. He is in Phase 10 of training and is a Simon puppy. Not only is he a Simon puppy but he is pretty much Simon's clone!!! It was one of those, WOW moments to see Logger. It was like going back 5 years to Simon.
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Dougie dog is almost 4 months old and continuing to have nasty poo in and out of his crate almost daily..Last Friday he went to GDB for some health evaluations..We think he will stay on campus until this Friday-and we have to say we couldn't be happier about that! My house can't take any more nasty pooping in the house! Poor guy-he finally decided he IS a lab and will eat his dog food and now it is just going right through him :-(..Other than that he is a sweet little puppy who fits in pretty nicely in our house and seems to like he will love going on outings!,p>
Tandy is continuing to work through her "teenage" months and bring us a new challenge every week, but is a very sweet girl. Next week she is being transferred to a new raiser family in our club as their 1st puppy. She will get to go to school everyday with the mom in the family & live with 2 teenage boys. We think she will be really happy to be a spoiled only dog in her new raisers home.
Sooooo..just when you think we will go back down to one PIT...my favorite PIT and little "mini-emmy" MARINA is being transferred to me NEXT MONDAY!!! I am soo happy! Marina's co-raiser went to college and cannot have her in the dorms, so I get to finish raising my dream puppy! Marina is currently having some confidence issues on outings, so we will have to take baby steps on outings, but I am confident that we are going to LOVE being together the next few months. I just adore her!! She has the best wiggle ever and my pet dog loves her as well. Only 6 days until we get our "Arina"!!
I think that is all for today!!
Ogden is still in phase TEN! Bethany is waiting..waiting..waiting..
Thursday, October 1, 2009
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Sunday, September 13, 2009
Friday, September 4, 2009
Ogden (who I started) is in Phase 8 of training for the second week!!! I'm so proud of him and so hope he becomes a guide (that is if he wants to of course).
And Meredith, a Simon/Cagney puppy raised by a good friend of ours and puppysat by us a few times, is officially.... a BREEDER!!!
We want to start one of her puppies if possible! Meredith is a gorgeous and big (65 lbs) female black Lab.
I have also heard that Fame (Simon/Loma), a cross of Simon's, is on breeder eval. And his brother, Furley, who we babysat a few days after his arrival for 5 days, is in class. He is going to be a fantastic guide dog.
Simon now has multiple daughters that are breeders. They include Chenille (Simon/Alanis), who is Claudi's sister and often mentioned Marina's mom, Rose (Simon/Hibiscus), Meredith, and possibly Fame.
And on other news, Tandy Andy is doing better and better. She was having some diarrhea and relieving issues in the house but the switch of foods and a course of antibiotics seems to have helped this.
Claudi however is fighting ongoing IBS issues. She usually has at least 2 days per week of having issues. We are considering a specialist. Has anyone ever seen a specialist for something like this?
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
Monday, August 31, 2009
We were kind-of hopeful that we would get a puppy from the Alanis or Kentucky litter so that we could have a half sibling to Claudi or Marina, but atleast the puppy will be related to Dinah :-)
Sunday, August 30, 2009
Sunday, August 9, 2009
We also have 1 pup IFT (Ogden), and many, many Simon pups we wanted to get a glimpse of so we had many things to keep us busy..It was very cool to be able to take Claudi with us to Fun Day..She was on her best behaviour as a CC dog and wore her red bandanna proudly (although it really didn't match her PINK hawaiian collar I got her!).
I was really excited to meet Marina's siblings & Bethany wanted to see Tandy's so we did that (see photos of course!)..We also gave Dinah to her new raisers..They have raised 1 puppy before, but are new to our NEW club & have not raised in a few years so are very excited to be getting Dinah..I hope they like her-she seems like a very nice puppy.
All of our dogs were very, very good for the long, busy, day! The day ended with us seeing Emmy's half brother (atrus's) puppies being delivered on stage. I was extremely jealous of the people who got Marley--not for his name--but he is related to EMMY--AND DARK in color--that for those of you that know me is what I wait for in every puppy we get! I am waiting for my dark red GDB pup. I have my dark red pet dog, now I want a dark GDB dog!!*sigh*...Notice in the photos..Tandy is the lightest in her littermate photos....:-)
On our way out Tandy & Claudi posed on the Puppy Truck that neither of them have even been on! All of our pups have either flown or driven in the past 5 years so we thought we might as well pretend to have a "puppy truck" photo! :-)