Kind of weird at The Lodge today. Checker went home about two weeks ago and he'd been here since the end of May. In his place, Mondavi-Mandy moved in. Yesterday, Petunia Louise left and Ascott Norman took her place. Just feels different around here.
I dont have a lot of pictures of Mondavi-Mandy. She's a beautiful dog but she's been through some stuff - Talk about a hard knock life. She was spayed on Friday and while she was there, she also had to have eight teeth removed. Poor dear. So she's down for the count for a bit. In the meantime, she's a great dog, mellow, mellow mellow. She was enjoying running around at the dog park but she's on injured reserve a little while til her belly heals. She's housetrained and gets along great with the other dogs here at The Lodge. She was a little nutty with a naughty Golden Retriever Puppy at the dog park the other day but it was making all of us a little crazy - she just acted on it (and wound up on a leash til she behaved which was once she got in the car) - we've got some things to work on. ) She does know "sit" and "wait". We work on that daily.
After Petunia left yesterday, I picked up Ascott Norman from The Doggy Bag in Oconomowoc. He was there for a little meet and greet.
He's a pretty sweet dog. Seven mos old, soft soft coat and not too high energy. It would take a lot of energy to get that long body moving. We went to the dog park this morning and he ran around a bit but I suspect he'll be sleeping all day.
My kids are in love with him and I think he's pretty awesome too. I love his eyes. One blue and one brown - The native Americans say that he has "one eye on heaven and one on earth".
He got along great with all the dogs at the park this morning. He was a little freaked out when a different Golden Retriever was barking at him but we talked and he was cool. I picked up my friend Kristin and her Golden Retriever Mickey. The first words out of her mouth were, "WoW - he's shorter than he looks in the pictures." Yes, he's very long with shorter legs. His nose gets in a room about ten seconds before his tail.
He's got house training in his brain. We've not given him a chance to have an accident.
I got a few pictures last night. He's pretty photogenic and kind of silly.
Have a look.
|Ascott-Norman and Mondavi-Mandy - With his long body, it usually takes a couple of tries to get up on the couch - His coordination is not quite there yet.|
|One eye on Heaven ...|
|One eye on the cat.|
|This is Mondavi-Mandy's feeding station. Ascott-Norman finished before she did.|
|I dont know if you can really tell how long he is based on this picture.|