Bud’s excellent day at the river
Bud is a great dog! He is big, strong, gentle and loving! He went to the river with his foster brother Duke the other day. What fun they had!
Buddy is wonderful in the car. He jumps right in and lays down for the whole trip! He’s an interesting boy in that he will play for hours (he loves fetch, and drops the ball at your feet – see his video), but he will sleep all day inside on a grey and dreary day.
Buddy had a great time at the river. He loved the water, and loved to explore. However, he was never out of sight of his humans. He had wonderful recall, and had a great time with the 10 other dogs there. Bud’s tail never stopped wagging the whole time!
Just about everyone who met Bud commented on how tall he is! He looks like he’s 90 pounds, but he weighed in at 75#.
Buddy is just a love!
Duke’s great day at the river
Duke went to the river the other day with his foster brother Bud. It was Duke’s first long car trip without a crate, and he did wonderfully! He rode shotgun, and delighted in the A/C coming out of the vent :-).
Duke had so much fun at the river! He’s a natural for water, and he was so comfortable with 10 OTHER dogs! His recall was excellent, and after about 10 minutes of sniffing around, he just stayed near the people. Even when he was investigating the new surroundings, he was never out of sight, and he came back each and every time we asked him to. He never ran off to chase critters. He doesn’t seem to be prey driven, unless it’s a tennis ball!
After the river, we went up to the meadow and played Duke’s favorite game, fetch. Duke will play fetch for hours on end, if there are enough people willing to throw the ball (the Chuck-it is best). He’s a gentleman even when he doesn’t get the ball, and plays very well with others. He seems to smile when he gets the ball, and prances back to have it thrown again! He was just a delight, and Mary and Rich have invited him back! Everyone loved him, and he seemed to do better with the more people and dogs that arrived. He’s just a doll! He slept the whole way home
Duke has shown himself to be a very tolerant boy. He doesn’t seem to care who noses in on his food, lets the puppies steal the tennis ball, and will share his bed with any of the dogs. He doesn’t even react when another dog runs into him. Duke doesn’t seem to have a mean bone in his body!
30 Nov 2008 03:55 pm
She’s sweet and oh-so-soft! She’d love to become part of your family!
I can’t wait to meet my forever family!
We seriously can’t figure out why no one’s adopting Kera. She has a fantastic personality and she’s so well behaved! This is a dog that is BEAUTIFUL, attentive, gentle, mellow, no chewing or excessive barking, GREAT with other dogs, loves to ride in the car, comes when called (unless there’s a rabbit she’s looking at) and super super sweet and really soft! She wants nothing more than to snuggle all day long. She’s learning quickly (already knows sit, wait, drop it and sometimes shake and git) and needs fairly little exercise to keep her happy. A short walk or run (or a long run - she’s up for whatever you are) or a game of fetch (she drops her toy every time, no chasing!) or an hour at the dog park and she’s good to go! She can stay in the house alone and not destroy anything (although if you leave food out, she will find it! She has an excellent nose). She deserves to have a home of her own!
24 Nov 2008 10:11 am
Pictures of Freckles!
Freckles loves her ball! She brings it back too!
She’s very patient waiting for her ball. -Too cute
24 Nov 2008 10:00 am
Freckles is getting settled in.
We have had Freckles for two days now. So far, she has made the transition from shelter to foster home seamlessly. Her eager-to-please and affectionate personality is delightful, despite that she is still recovering from her spay surgery. Freckles seems to understand boundaries when given them. She responded nicely to “down,” when she tried to jump up. With focus, she also responds to basic commands, like stay, sit, go, and back. Although, she could use refining and practice.
Freckles has been a great second dog. She is friendly and affectionate to our children, who are 6 and 4. She has had not had any issues with our 80 lb. Shepherd mix, Lady. And has been friendly and relaxed, never nervous, fearful or tense. Because of her surgery, we haven’t been able to take her out to exercises or play. But she has enjoyed watching the outside from an open back door, waiting for something interesting to occur.
Toys seem very exciting to Freckles. When she’s not playing with them or trying to engage us in a game, she carries them around the house and spreads them in various areas (especially if I’ve just put them away). Her favorite toys seem to be balls and squeaky toys! Freckles does not seem to be possessive over her toys. In fact, she has immediately let go of whatever is in her mouth, when we go to take it, including a snack bag that Freckles discovered in our 6 year old’s jacket. She displays this same behavior with Lady when Lady tries to engage her in a game of tug-o-war. We have found that this attribute is excellent for families with young children!
Here is picture of Freckles. It is adorable. I wish the resolution was better. (sorry)
She’s ready to fetch her ball!
Got home from a run
So I had this BRILLIANT idea to take only Kera out on a run. This was the first time I have taken her out alone, without Biscuit. It was a shock, but it went GREAT!!!! There was some intermittent pulling, but I’d give her a B-! She even passed, no less than 4 dogs and about 10 people and ignored them all. No pulling!!! Her heeling still needs a lot of work, but this run really gave me hope that she will make a good running partner, she just needs a little more training and to go without Biscuit to distract her!
18 Nov 2008 05:23 pm
She’s ready to rumble!
So you want the ball?
I’ll be right there!
Bud’s a handsome fellow that just arrived in rescue.
Lovin’ the lovin”!
If I keep the ball in my mouth, the kid can’t have it!
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