Monday, July 20, 2015

What A Week!

It's been such a busy few days, I am not sure where to begin.  

Jim enjoying his last time with the pups
My husband Jim had to say good-bye as Peach, the pups and I traveled up to Gayle's on Friday afternoon.   They were incredibly good on what turned into a four-hour drive.  A few whimpers for the first five minutes and after that not a peep!   There are a few tricks to how we get that success.   In our new business, Avidog, we put together Driving Home With Your Puppy, a free e-book that will help new puppy owners get that same success!

When they arrived they literally hit the ground running and have not looked back.   They checked out the chickens, met Una, Dreamer and Glee and settled into their new digs.  They have an indoor area with a potty box, beds and lots of toys.   Their outdoor area is like Puppy Disneyland!  I will post pictures of their play area tomorrow!
The Pups meet new friends!

Saturday we were invited to Connecticut to spend 
the day with our friends Richard and Margrit, who own one of our "Magic" pups, our friend Diane, who owns another "Magic" pup and four amazing women from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine and the Penn Vet Working Dog Center!   What a day it was for us and for the puppies!  We all spent hours down by the pool watching the big dogs romp and swim, and the pups had their own baby pool to get their feet wet in, too.

After a few hours we went up to the house for lunch and they joined us in an ex-pen on the patio.  At the end of the afternoon we all took a walk with the adult dogs around this magnificent property and ended it with a photo op on "The Rock!"

Dr. Otto, Richard and Dr. Mason with Peach and Mighty!

The pups settle in for lunch
Keira, Una, Spell, Peach and Fantine

Once again, the pups did great in the car both to and from the party!   By the time they go home traveling will be old hat to them!  

Today I spent much of the day trying to get the webcam to work.  I am frustrated by my inability to get it working, but probably less so than those who have been watching it faithfully.   I will try something new tomorrow to see if I can get it going.

Today was also a day of fun with visitors - our friend Noelle and her niece stopped by for a few minutes and Lee and Dave drove in from PA.  It was incredibly hot, so we decided to take the pups down to the creek for their first woods walk.  They did a great job and all of them ended up going swimming.   I have posted this rather long video, but they were so wonderful I wanted to share the experience with you all.

I put some more photos and video up on SmugMug and will post more tomorrow.  In the meantime, enjoy the video!!

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