a February 18th, 2012

  1. The Daily Holmes

    February 18, 2012 by myeye

    A new report in from Anne.  Holmes has not yet done anything terrible — good dog!  Great owner!

    Just wanted to let you know Holmes is doing great.  He is such a good boy!  We went for a ride to that organic dog food store yesterday.  He snacked the first couple days, which I expected, but his eating didn’t pick up after that.  He hasn’t been eating too well, so I got samples of a a few different gluten free foods to try, some frozen raw patties, and some dehydrated raw food.  He liked the dehydrated raw food more than the dry food – he ate pretty well last night.  Tonight I’ll give him the patties mixed with some dry food – I’m pretty sure he’ll like the patties!  He looks a little slimmer this weekend from when I picked him up, so I wanted to get him eating well.

    Josh comes home tomorrow, so I’ve got the Thundershirt ready.  He follows me around the house like a shadow, which I love.  He is definitely a very loyal dog.  Chloe is good too, but she is a little more independent with me, and is extremely attached to Josh.  They each have their own person, LOL!

    I am taking him to the vet on Monday to get his records in and introduce him.  I ordered the Dremel, so this week I will start working on his nails when it comes.

    I’ve been trying to get some good photos, but he moves so quickly!!

    I was wondering about the name tag on his collar – I love that! Where did you order it from? {Me – It is a Boomerang Tag]

    I also just wanted to keep you posted… I know he means a lot to you and it sounds like he didn’t have a good experience when he was away with one of the handlers, so I just wanted to let you know things are well and he is happy. I can’t wait to start obedience classes with him – I am really looking forward to it.  The classes start in March, but I’m going to start working with him at home.  I hope all is well with you!

    Thank you, Anne.  I miss my boy, but know he is happy with you and the kids — watch out, Josh!

  2. Rango’s In Denver

    February 18, 2012 by myeye

    Rango (Chase/Ditto) earned his first point today at the Plum Creek Kennel Club in Denver.  He’ll be 8 months old next week.  He joins his sister Riley who already has four points.  Thanks to Jessica Viera for showing the cute boy.

  3. He’s Sweet and At Least Part Cardi

    February 18, 2012 by myeye

    A local woman took in a dog that she thought was a Cardigan.  I went and picked him up, but don’t think he is purebred Cardi — probably some Cattle Dog mixed in.  The woman called him Pepper.  He’s about 9 months old and has lived in a back yard alone since he was a baby puppy.  He is so sweet, loves the other dogs and people.  He just wants to be touched.  The crate was news to him, the leash was a new experience (though he picked it up right away).  Since he’s not a purebred, he’s also not a candidate for the Cardigan Rescue Trust.  I’m hoping to find a home for him locally — someone that wants a sweet, responsive and very athletic dog.  He would be such a great agility dog.  I had trouble getting straight on head shots.  As soon as he realizes I’m looking at him, he launches himself at me.

    So, Heeeere’s Pepper: