Friday, June 1, 2012

Pupdates and a Recall Date

Oh my goodness I have been soo super busy! I am going to go ahead and put everything we have been doing into one long post so that I can get it out of the way and move onto new things!
Last time I posted, I introduced you to Partner!
Since then I have gotten to know him a little better and boy oh boy is he an easy puppy! 
The first night, I put him in the kennel all prepared to have to listen to him scream for at least a few minutes- but he didn't make a single peep! He just went to sleep! 
So I went to sleep too- fully expecting to be woken up a few times in the night to relieve his tiny bladder. But again- not a peep! I kept waking up in the middle of the night to make sure he was okay. I woke up at 2, 4, and 6AM and each time he would wake up and smile at me but he didn't cry so I let him stay in there.
Finally at 6:30, I got him up just because he was so cute.

The next day, I drove a few hours stay with Emily for a few days with both Carrie and Partner. We took Carrie and her puppy, Keith to Bass Pro Shop, the mall, and hiking. 
Carrie did really well everywhere we took her! At Bass Pro Shop, she met some taxidermied animals and saw some fish! She was interested in the animals but not fearful at all! It was great to be able to expose her to so many things there! 
She also had fun on the hike with Emily's dogs! They got to go to a river and splash around some which Carrie loved!
While we were there, my leader called. "Are you sitting down?" she asked.  Right then, I knew what she was going to say. Carrie got the June 9th recall date. I was pretty surprised. My leader had said before that they weren't going to call dogs back before they turned 15 months old so I wasn't expecting this. My leader told me that Celeste felt that even though she is younger than 15 months, Carrie is more mature than the dogs older than her right now which means that she is going back.
I'm really proud of her and I hope she does well in formal training but I am going to miss her so much! 


  1. I can't wait to read all of the adventures with Partner! Make the best of the last days with Carrie! Will be praying for you!

  2. I'm sure you have so many mixed emotions. Hope you have a great week with Carrie. She's going to do so well in training!

  3. Looks like you have done an excellent job! Partner is a real cutie. I look forward to seeing him grow up.