Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Reyna’s Progress In Class!

Reyna laying on the grass at 8 weeks old with a leaf in her mouth.

Yes, that is right! I got the call. Reyna is in class and will graduate on the Oregon campus December 4th! I could not be more pleased :) I am amazed she has gone through training and is in class in 2.5 months!! That's the fastest I have seen a dog go through the process. I am so proud of her! I guess it is time to start getting ready for my trip to Oregon :)

Friday, November 19, 2010

Vienna Update

Vienna laying on her dog bed.

For the past few weeks, I haven’t posted much about Vienna.  That is because we haven’t been doing much of anything.  Vienna had to have surgery, and she is still not back to herself yet.  She still has an upset tummy.  So until she is completely back to normal, we have been totally laying low.  She has been sleeping a lot, just taking it easy.  We are in the process of changing her over to a new food to see if that helps, so hopefully that will do the trick.  She has been on rice and cottage cheese for so long that she is starting to look boney.  So right now I am just trying to get a food that agrees with her tummy, and get some weight back on her.  Hopefully, I will be posting about some new adventures soon!

Reyna’s Progress. Phase 8. Week 2.

I am sitting in the front seat of the car with Reyna in the back as she rests her head on my shoulder.

This is Reyna’s second week in phase 8.  It is strange to think that one year ago in December, Wendy graduated with her partner, Glenda.  Maybe Reyna will graduate in December, too!  I can only hope for a match like Wendy was so fortunate to get.  That match is so totally perfect, I can only hope for the same thing for our little Reyna!  So I continue to wait….hoping that some good news comes soon Smile

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Reyna’s Progress!

Reyna when she was a little puppy standing on the steps of the swimming pool cooling off!

Well, our girl did it! She is now in Phase 8! I am so proud of her and I hope she continues to do well and that she finds a good match. Of course, as a puppy raiser, I worry about who Reyna is paired up with. I hope that it is someone who is not too serious and it is someone who can appreciate her fun personality. She has a personality that fills up a room, without being too over the top. She is pretty perfect and I can’t wait to hear about what comes next for her. Good luck my little girl!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Home Depot Shopping

Vienna standing next to Tony on the lighting department at Home Depot.

Today we took Vienna out for a little shopping at Home Depot.  She has been just resting over the past week because she had to have surgery about a week ago.  She is doing fine, and I am starting to do some socializing with her again.  Of course, she did great and she was happy, calm and confident.  She is really such an angel and she is so easy to take along.  We walked over several different surfaces, met a few people and ignored others.  I think she was just happy to get out of the house and do something.  We worked on walking nicely on leash, which she did perfectly.  Vienna is just a really cool dog!  I am so lucky to be raising her Smile

Vienna walking nicely next to Tony at Home Depot.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Reyna’s Progress!

Reyna when she was a puppy sitting on the deck with her stainless steel bowl in her mouth telling us she thinks it's time to eat!

11/4/2010 – Reyna – Phase 7!!

Woooo Hooo! Only one more phase to go. These last couple of phases make me really nervous because I have heard of several dogs who were dropped in phase 8 recently! You never now how things are going to work out. So it is basically just a waiting game at this point. If she does make it to graduation, I will be taking a trip to Oregon! That seems so strange being from California. I am so used to the San Rafael campus. It will be neat to see the Oregon campus, at least it will be something new and different. I know a few puppy raisers who are interested in going to Oregon if that happens. Glenda and Wendy definitely want to go with us because Glenda became so close to Reyna while I was raising her. I shouldn’t peek around the corner, and I know I just need to wait to see what happens Smile