One week ago this was the scene in the “Puppy Palace”Now this is the scene….kinda. We do have the star of the show but he’s hiding inside the BIG people house. Which is where he wants to be with the BIG dogs.
Before the baby Sundogs left we decided to send them off in style by having a little going away party. But SOMEONE got his paws muddy before the party while I was tending the garden. He had to get his first puppy bath. Guess who? Yup, the star. Ahwahnee One Eye got a bath.FIRST shake!! Puppies need socialization you know. So we invited lots of kids to “Puppies and Pizza”. Alida and Owen enjoyed the food on the beautiful spring evening. It was not too sunny but Owen felt he needed some eye protection.Emily spent a lot of time in the puppy palace and was very gentle with the puppies. Marley could not stop hugging the pups and had a smile from ear to ear the whole evening.Cathy had been waiting all week to see these puppies. She said the pizza was good but judging by her smile I think the puppies won her over even more.
Friday, the day before the dreaded “pick up day”, was a day to put away the “to do” list and just hang out with the puppies. What a glorious afternoon, I did not want it to end.NOW is not my favorite part to post. I HAVE to give the puppies up because you see….I have FIVE yes FIVE grown up dogs. But I was happy the puppies went to good homes. Here are some photo’s of the lucky families.This is the Salamida family who traveled all the way from Hayward to get Shoshoni. They all have D names so Shoshoni’s big dog name will be Duncan. This is their FIRST dog. I am in close contact them in case they have any problems their first week with Duncan. I made sure they knew they might not get much sleep in the coming nights.This is the Deary family. The came to get Cheyenne. Cheyenne gets to live with Bessie who is her 4 yr. old sister. They have a swimming pool in the back yard and the dogs get to swim in it. Oh boy 🙂 Cheyenne is going to stay Cheyenne. Yeah!Lori and Mama Maisie were sweet enough to let Cheyenne have one last drink before the long ride home to Elk Grove.This is the Blake family. They were in the running with two other families to adopt Lakota and as you can see they are VERY HAPPY to have him. They are still exploring the name Lakota among others. I don’t think Lakota cares what he is called. Lakota will live in Roseville. Not far from yours truly lenses.This is Christina Hesson and her boyfriend John picking up Tenaya for Lynn Hesson who could not make the trip. They were one of four families in the running for Tenaya. I picked them because they are BIG animal lovers and their 3 year old Golden Loki needs a friend. Lucky girl. Tenaya won’t be far from this lenses either. She will live in Auburn.
And….DARN DARN DARN I had a memory card mishap and could not retrieve the photo’s of Chinook’s new owner Sarah Wade. Chinook got to stay with us one extra night and made the trip all the way to San Diego with Sarah and her boyfriend on Sunday. On the list of things to do now is ….call Sarah and have her get a photo of them together on the beach.
After Saturday watching FOUR puppies leave I had to dry my eyes and do what ever I could to get my mind off the emptiness. So Sunday morning before Chinook left we had a play session with the BIG dogs. BIG dog socialization. None of the little guys got trampled either.After that the little guys got real thirsty.Ahwahnee thinks nursing is easy as pie now. Not much competition.And guess who gets to be Ahwahnee’s baby sitter and best friend now? Why of course big sister Sasha. Sasha has no problem clearing the puppy fence to come to Ahwahnee’s aid OR steal his toys.I wonder how long this little stuffed donkey will last?Sasha says “not long”.