Sunday, January 31, 2016

(Ascott) Norman and (Mondavi) Mandy

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.

So there ya go. 

Tunie Goes Home!!!

Here's a Noogie for Tunie! Yesterday she moved from The Lodge to her new home in northern Wisconsin. Her dad tells me that they have 70+ acres of land to go walking on. I told him we're coming up and bringing our camper!

She'll be living with her mom and dad.

So happy for her!

Congratulations Tunie! Cant wait to see you on Facebook!!


Thursday, January 21, 2016

A Week In

On Sunday, Mondavi-Mandy's puppies went to live at Aunti Pat's house. We all enjoyed having those little boys here but Aunti Pat said she wanted them more - Okay! Wish Granted! Wink Wink

Mondavi-Mandy has settled in nicely. She is very well behaved in the house, is housetrained and just an all around good dog. I think she may be a little older gal, so if you're looking for someone who is a little more settled but still has good energy, this is your girl.

She is still a little shy and spooky but I'm sure that too will pass in time. She likes to chase the kitties and spends a lot of time talking to them so I dont think that when the time comes she should go to a home with kitties but you never know. 

We've been going to the dog park everyday. On Monday, when it was -5*, I put a sweater on her and lifted her into the car. On Tuesday, it was -2* and I still had to convince her to get in the car and lift her. Wednesday, she acted like she wanted to get in but still wouldnt but today, TODAY, SHE GOT IN THE CAR BY HERSELF!!!

It usually takes 3 - 4 days for the new arrivals to want to get back in the car. Mandy has been no different. 

It usually takes a while to get a good picture, too. Right now all i have is some dorky looking pictures. I'll keep trying but until then know that she is just about perfect. 

She will be spayed on the 29th of January but after that, she's ready for you, furever family!