Basil continues to settle in to her new home and is starting to show her personality beyond her sweetness. She is a gourmet! Basil wants wet food, end of discussion. Give her dry food, she tips the bowl over and stares at you. She will bury treats for later.
Putting shoes on is dangerous because you will get tail whipped as she expects a walk. At first she’d perk her ears up when she’d see people out walking. I wasn’t sure-even with tail wagging, what she was thinking. Now she makes a little play jump back at me, flaps her mouth shut, looks back at people, then me.....And she waits for me to let her move toward people to get attention.
GSD? She is 100% attention hound! She sleeps by the patio door at night, but does not ask to go out. She spends the morning outside when she can...rotating between grass, cement patio and rug. The squirrels must have seen her – they have kept their distance, staying high in the trees and running along the top of the fence line. She has also scared off the feral cats...thank you, Basil! Um....she has also become a pre-wash as I load the dishwasher (so now I don’t put the knives in until I am ready to run a cycle). I need to get some pictures today when the sun comes out. She looks “mahvelous” after her spa day.
Little brother and my nephews came to visit... Just thought you'd like to see how good Jasper is doing! We love Jasper so very dearly. Such a perfect addition to this family!
Here is first picture of Hank (above) from Brenda at Town Lake. I think he is living really well. So happy for the sweet guy.
Aries with her furry kitty friend snuggling on couch.
Just a quick hello. Patches, now Henry, is a happy boy. He's learning to be a running partner to my husband and loves the trails. He's the star of his puppy training class and a fast learner. He loves the park and the car and his toys and treats and everyone he meets. Though his lacrosse ball (gifted from his foster family) is still his favorite!
Some of Raven's puppies that were adopted this year!
Hare a few recent pictures of Reba. She's about 60 pounds now and just finished her first round of puppy school. She is a great dog, and LOVES our kids!! (They love her too!). She is a great "guard dog", barking at everything that moves outside our windows. She watches from the front porch every morning while my boys get on the school bus, and eagerly waits for them to come home. She is very smart, and has taken to simple training commands very quickly. She still loves carrots and ice!!
Roc is getting along great with our other dog, Gracie, although he trying desperately to be the alpha dog. It's quite challenging trying to train a new puppy when my other dog thinks she is being disciplined. She doesn't have an aggressive bone in her body - she lets him take her toys, go in her bed, eat her food, drink her water, etc. We have to watch him constantly and tell him where his bowls are!!! But, they are getting along quite well. He is walking better on a leash now although he tries desperately to keep up with Gracie - he wants to be in the front! And he weaves back and forth constantly. I can't wait to take him to puppy training! He's quite good in his kennel and knows to go to the bathroom outside. He's a love, though - he LOVES to be held. We pick him up constantly because we won't be able to do so in another couple of weeks!
I took him to the vet on Monday to get his skin checked out. She said that he is very dry and flaky so she gave us an oatmeal/aloe shampoo, which is good for moisturizing the skin. Giving him a bath with the hose last night was an experience - he sounded like he was being killed - he's got a loud voice!!! He did not like the water on his back, but didn't mind me bathing him with the shampoo - he enjoyed the massage! He's still scratching, but it's not as bad as it was. And the dandruff is a lot better today than it was. Otherwise he seems to be in pretty good health!
As promised, an update email on little Sylvanas - she's been a member of our family now for just over a week (9 days!) and has really blossomed from the shy, hide in the corner pup to a more vocal, energetic, and loving puppy. She's sharking quite a bit and we've got the wounds to prove it! Hard to believe she's come from.
She was having quite the life and death struggle with her collar and leash. She was doing the herpy-derpy dance trying to escape from that confinement. We've picked up a body harness at Target that has proven a little more successful in getting her used to leash activity and hope to begin walking her regularly soon - at least after her 3rd round of shots. Otherwise, her days are filled with sleep, play, a little eating (she's devouring about 2-3 cups of dry food - we're mixing Iams puppy with Acana puppy as we prefer the grain-free aspect of that diet), and some exploration of her new house. She's met our 2 cats (Stewie is the one checking out his eyelids in her crate above) - funny thing, she barks at Stewie all the time, but rarely does so to Baby, our senior cat. Baby did bop Sylvanas on the nose one time for getting to close to her Highness, but other than that it's been relatively drama-free.
Will have more info down the road - this will be an exciting (and sometimes exhausting) journey that we're all cherishing. Thanks again!
We are doing great with potty training. Aksel is so smart! Here is Aksel after his 1st grooming session. So cute! We are so thankful!!
Juanes loves to play outside!