Wednesday, May 30, 2012

12 week old puppies

I had this picture of France when he was 12 weeks old. That was quite a while ago -- April 2011. 
France is all grown up now and is in Phase 0 of his formal training. He is tall and lanky, just like his Daddy, Ozzie. And France has a sweet, gentle personality. He was fairly timid for most of his puppyhood, but seemed to come into his own just about 5 or 6 weeks before his recall. France is the first of our puppies to actually be recalled. Both Maren and Silky were cc'd at the last minute.

Now for Dan: Here's Dan, who will be 12 weeks old tomorrow. And, just for his birthday, he gets to meet Dr. Vet and get his 12-week puppy shots. Oh, boy!
Dan is settling in. He's been here for nearly 2 weeks. Dan is super cuddly and wants to spend all day on someone's lap. We're working on his oral fixation -- seems to need to have something in his mouth all the time and he doesn't really care if it's a nylabone or one of my fingers. He's never met a leaf he didn't like.

Dan's quite confident, walks pretty well on the leash and is mastering relieving out doors - although that is still a work in progress.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Welcome, Dan.

Here's a picture of Dan, our 4th puppy. His parents are Simon and Tess. His birthday was 3/8/12 - exactly 14 months after France was born.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

France @ 1 year

This is France's 1 year old birthday picture. January 8, 2012. Jim took France to the Brickyard Cove Marina and captured our puppy's expression in the late afternoon sun.
Handsome guy!

France's last day at Yoshi's

France has gone with me to Kinuko's hair salon once a month for the past year. He owns the place. Today is his last visit to Kinuko's. France's recall date is May 21 (although it still needs to be confirmed). We are beginning the period of recording France's "last" visits to all the places he has frequented since March 19, 2011.
He also owns Yoshi, haircutter extraordinaire!
 And Yoshi's wife, Hitomi. They love France and have loved him since the first time they saw him.

France always enters the salon in his puppy coat. He sleeps in front of the chairs while I am shampooed and shorn. Then I take his puppy coat off and he visits with Yoshi and Hitomi. It's hard to tell who enjoys the puppy rubs more.