Last night was our first session at Waggin' Tails and only the second time that all of the puppies have been together since they arrived in Edmonton. It is hard to tell who is who because they are all black. There are 3 boys and 4 girls.
Saturday, May 31, 2008
Thursday, May 29, 2008
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Dawn (DWW Puppy Coordinator) asked me to describe Breton in "one" word for the Spring News Letter. I said "Dainty" and she thought that was interesting because all of her sister's are real fire cracker's (so far). I told her, Breton has her moments too, but usually she has them with Bentley. It has been funny watching how good she is at keeping Bentley pinned to the ground.
Last week, I took her puppy bed and put it away as she can't stretch out in it anymore. I found she started sleeping on the carpet beside her bed at night, so I pulled out one of Bentley's big beds for her to have at night now. Thank goodness, the big bed makes her look small again.
Sunday, May 25, 2008
April 19 that lasted for two days. By the end of it, our backyard was as full of snow as it had been all winter.
Thursday, May 22, 2008
I found myself back at the Air Canada Cargo terminal a few nights later at 11:30pm greeting the seventh puppy who flew the same journey as her brother's and sisters, alone (the chew toy she had been given for company, didn't make it). Greg chose to stay home because the lack of sleep from Clipper's arrival was still fresh in his memory. Myself and Elisa decided that of the two names left to choose from, Schooner or Breton, that we would call her "Breton"(after Cape Breton). Breton and I drove home from the airport together and she didn't make a peep from the kennel in the backseat all the way home. When we arrived, we spent 45 minutes in my backyard together becoming familiar with each other and I waited patiently for her to relieve herself in the crunchy, cold patchy Edmonton snow that hadn't quite finished melting yet. When the deed was done, I took her into the house and placed her on her bed that lays next to me on the floor of our bedroom. It is important as a service dog that she get used to sleeping beside her future master, and so kennel training is not allowed. Bentley sleeps at the foot of our bed in his kennel. I didn't quite know it at the time, but this was to be the first night of having her sleep beside me for what will now be the next 12-14 months.