Sunday, September 4, 2011

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Heidi continues her motherly ways

For the first time in what seems like months, we have a wet morning here in Tampa.  Our cat, Mewes, came running in from the rain and sat beside me to being grooming himself.  Heidi joined in to help.  


Thursday, June 16, 2011

Freckles! aka Jerry Lee, June 15, 2011

We received an email from Freckles new family.  They've renamed him Jerry Lee and he is doing great!  We're hoping they'll keep sending us pictures and when they do, I'll post them.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Pictures of Heidi, June 4, 2011

Heidi doing her Happy Buddha impression

 Hanging out
 She loves her toys
You can see her physical improvement
 She's very good with drop/give

 These two pictures show her weight gain

 Don't let her fool you.  She's a marshmallow.


Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Working with Heidi for the CGC, May 5

On May 5, I started working more with Heidi on items that are required for her Canine Good Citizen evaluation.  There are ten steps that a dog must complete to be CGC certified (from the AKC):

  1. Accepting a friendly stranger
  2. Sitting politely for petting
  3. Appearance and grooming 
  4. Out for a walk (walking on a loose lead) 
  5. Walking through a crowd
  6. Sit and down on command and Staying in place 
  7. Coming when called
  8. Reaction to another dog
  9. Reaction to distraction
  10. Supervised separation
The first two videos are working on sit with duration.  The third video is more food routine work (which isn't part of CGC).

Patches heads to his forever home!

Patches was adopted on May 15.  Hopefully his new owners will share pictures!

Monday, May 16, 2011

Monday May 16, Heidi's showing some weight

The puppies have been gone for almost a week.   Heidi looked around as soon as she returned from the vet, saw that the pups weren't here, and went on about her way.  Pups are gone and she's spayed, and she is acting no different now than she was four weeks ago.

Here are two pics that show her weight gain.  Fewer bones!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Tuesday May 10, 2011 update

Tippy was the first to be adopted.  Velveteen was second, but the adopters really wanted a boy, so they swapped Velveteen for Freckles.  Piggy and Romeo are in a foster home, and we got Albert, Canada, Emma, Patches, Juneau and Velveteen back after they were fixed.  On Wednesday May 11, the six will head off to their new foster home.