Thursday, April 14, 2011

One Year Later


It is so very hard for me to believe it was a year ago today that we were busy whelping puppies and Rosie became a mom for the first time.  I don't know much about what is going on in the lives of these not so little puppies, but I will share what I know.  

All the puppies left us and moved on to foster family homes last June.  They have been busy learning basic obedience and good manners.  They are all doing well according to the reports I get.

Kingsley's Raiser, Angela, reports, "Kingsley's toy drive has really kicked into gear in the last few weeks.  We play fetch until he is exhausted, and Kingsley still brings the toy to me and drops it at my feet.    He is currently weighing in at 68.6 lbs and 26" at the shoulders.   So he is a very tall puppy.  Especially next to me (I am just 5' tall).   He gets a ton of comments wherever we go -- "such a beautiful dog", "so well behaved"."  

Kingsley 4/13/11

Keeley has transitioned from the PAWS program and found another important career as a scent detection dog and is currently doing very well in her scent training.  She will eventually aid in law enforcement, from what I know.  

Keeley on Halloween

K's at Meijer Gardens

Kingsley and Kaden playing in the snow.

Rosie has been bred again and we are keeping our fingers crossed that she is pregnant.  

I have to put out a plug for PAWS with a Cause.  I know that there is a need for foster homes both for Puppies and for Breeding Stock Dogs.  If you are looking for an amazing service opportunity that can combine a love of dogs with helping people with disabilities increase their independence, please consider looking into the volunteer opportunities that exist with PAWS.  Here are two upcoming events, if you are not local here in GR, you can still volunteer, please contact the wonderful PAWS staff below.  

Join us for a Foster Puppy orientation at PAWS Headquarters in Wayland, MI - Monday, April 18th at 6:00 p.m. Come learn what's involved with raising a future Assistance Dog! For more information, please contact Julie at

Come to our Potential Breeding Stock Host Home Orientation, Thursday, April 21 at 6:00 p.m. at PAWS National Headquarters. For more information, please contact Aimee at

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