Monday, June 20, 2011

Puppies and ponies

Our puppy club was invited to visit the Sonoma Horse Park in Petaluma. We went last summer, too, so this was our 2nd annual outing. The manager, Ashley Herman Griffin, took a minute to hang out with France.
Apparently, France thought Ashley had been working too hard and needed a puppy pick-me-up.

Here are the puppies and raisers who were able to make the outing. Elizabeth (4th from right) is with her new breeder, Jaika. The black lab next to Jaika is Zia, a new transfer puppy. Welcome to both the new BLFs!

The horse park was busy. This is a young rider in the hunter competition. France enjoyed watching them in action . . . from a distance.
Here Ava and Canasta (puppies L and R) are walking with Nancy and Carol (humans). There were lots of horses and ponies, and lots of puppies and pet dogs.
Elizabeth taught us the right way to feed apples and carrots to the horses. Keep those fingers flat! Just like giving a piece of kibble to an excited pup who is on food protocol. France politely uses his lips to get the kibble.

We walked down the line of stables to meet more horses and see them in their stalls. Who's more interested here? The horse or Joe, Sharon and Bill's career change lab.
Three black labbies hanging out in a bit of shade. They are Zia, Jaika and France (left to right).

Great carrots!
France passed out as soon as he got into the car for the ride home. It was a big day for a little puppy.

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  1. Wish I couldve been there!! France is so cute :) Do you mind if I put a couple of these pics on the club website?

  2. Hi Mary Jo,
    I heard from Sharon when she proofread the newsletter that Elizabeth Cella's new breeder's name is Jaika, so I will be changing that for the newsletter. Just thought you'd like to know.

  3. @ Cooper -- Thanks for the correction! I made the changes in the blog.

    @ Lauren -- Yes, yes. Feel free to use any of them for the website.