Raising a miracle.....

Stinson II (1/24/12 Celine II x Oz III), a Golden Retriever/Labrador cross.

Stinson's age.....

PitaPata Dog tickers

Monday, May 30, 2011

Final Approach to AT

Final physical exam
The final weeks before the return of a puppy are busy - puppy parties, physical and eye exams, 'proofing' commands, visiting his fans and, finally, lots and lots of kisses and snuggling.  It's good that I was so busy - kept me from thinking about what was coming.  The awful-wonderful, sad-happy, solemn-cheerful, quiet-boisterous, and always tearful day that all puppy raisers work so very hard for - and dread.
Having the eye exam at Dr. M.A. Salisbury's....

and - our last big puppy party with the gang

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Three months to go...

Gilligan and Chewy are really good buddies and like to snuggle up (here at Patrick's for lunch)
We all got together at Barbs' again - Chewy decided the cows weren't scary after all.

Meet Paco, a new CCI puppy in Sarasota being raised by Heather.

Chewy spent a week with Tamali in December.  He really loves spending time with his NCR family.
Thanks, Aunt Cheri & Uncle Larry!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Finally-New Year, New Post :)

 Chewy and I have been very busy since our last post. 

The Community Foundation of Sarasota County http://www.cfsarasota.org/ featured us in their new Annual Report, so we had our portrait taken.

Chewy loves going there to 'work' three afternoons a week.  Everyone loves Chewy (and respects and understands the rules).  It has been a great experience for him with stairs, elevator, office machines, strangers, food, large functions (200+), and even children occasionally.

 I took all three dogs to our friend, Dr. Jack, at Nokomis Veterinary Clinic for their annual checkups, vaccinations, etc.  Chewy loves going to the vet and was very brave about getting a skin scraping done.  Now, he's 'street legal' and ready to go!

Chewy has a wide social circle, but one of his favorite buddies is Tamali, a 6 month old CCI puppy from the North Central Region. They have a great time playing in the backyard and grinding each other into the dirt!

Chewy trying REALLY hard to ignore the napkin on the floor.  He was sucessful!

We went to an outdoor
festival and Chewy got to meet the Mounted Patrol horse.

And, finally, Chewy has almost completely overcome his fear of the smell of smoke/burning things.