Sunday, November 1, 2009

Picture Post and Tandy goodbye (by Bethany)

Ok so to start here are some pictures from the recent Pumpkin Patch outing. For multiple reasons only two puppies, Tandy, and Doug's sister, Deanna were able to make it. But they were quite happy with all the attention to themselves. Here they are at the "fake" Pumpkin Patch. Deanna liked the pumpkin tops so we had to work to get a shot of her without her mouth on the pumpkin:)

Little Deanna...

Tandy and I...

This picture is from a walk Tandy and I took this week to work on distractions and to get some good pictures of her before she leaves for her new raiser tomorrow:(

And this is Doogie!!! (Doug) on our drive home after graduation on Saturday. He was gone 8 days for his vet eval but is back and is doing great. He got a lot taller while he was gone!

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.

And below are picture of Marina. The first is a recent one of her at a hockey game and the second is one of Kim and I holding her right after she arrived to her raisers last summer. She will be coming to us tomorrow as Tandy moves on. It will be bittersweet....

And because I am feeling sentimental about letting Puppy #16 go here is a list of what I love about Tandy.
1) Her spotted ears.
2) The way she always checks with me when someone else tells her to do something.
3) Watching her play with the Jolly Ball.
4) How great she is in her crate at work.
5) How she walks on a loose leash and you almost feel like you are not walking a dog.
6) How much she loves dog beds.
7) How much she loves kids.
8) How she notices everything in a way that always reminds me of a kid seeing something for the first time.
9) How she always looks sad but I can tell when she is happy.
10) Her good people greetings.
11) How hard it is for her to know what I want from her sometimes but how she will repeat the same thing over and over again if she thinks that is what I want.
12) That she is gangly looking and I will never get her confused with any of my other puppies.
13) That she loves me.
I know I am making a good decision for her in the home she is going to and that she will LOVE it there. Sometimes I just wish I remembered before I said yes to taking a new puppy that no matter what age it is always so painful to say goodbye.


Reddunappy said...

Such cute pictures from the pumpkin patch, we didnt get to make it to the pumpkin patch at the farm we went to, too many people!!

Doug has the same expresions as Dublin LOL
Did GD tell you if they figured anything out with him? Dublin is starting to have poo accidents again, 5 am baths the last two days :0( poop all over his ears and feet.(and kennel)

I really am bonding with Dublin now and I want to get this problem figured out!

Kim, Bethany and the girls.. said...

Oh I'm so sorry. Doug is super sweet as it sounds like Dublin is.
They have him on ID food (basically food similar to the ingredients of rice and cottage cheese) and only 3 cups a day, even though normally a puppy his size and weight would get a little more than that.

So for now he is ok. We are hoping it lasts...


Sarah and the Pack. said...

Glad to hear you at least have something to try for Doug! It seems like it is hard to let them go no matter how long they have been in your life. Good luck to Tandy with her new raiser!

Kristy and "Kashi" said...

I'll be thinking of you guys tomorrow :(. Glad Dougie is back!

Logger looks so much like Niguel, too. So crazy!! Big head boys!