Sunday, January 22, 2012

Rogue (update)

Hey Don,

Haven't spoken to you since Christmas, thought I'd give you a little updateon Rogue. First off, hope your trip to turkey went well. Glad you'respreading quality pups around the globe. :)

I've been taking Rogue to the dog park almost every day for the past threeweeks. She's a different animal since I started, an hour or two runningaround with other dogs has changed her in a way you wouldn't evenunderstand. She's so calm and relaxed, Nicole put her in the kennel at 5 pmtoday, and at 7 pm when she went to let her out she actually had to wake herup to get her to come out.

She still won't fetch at the dog park, even when we're alone, i thinkthere's too many distractions, however I'm not giving up on it.
She's starting obedience classes in February, and I think a few months afterthat I'll have a canine life partner. I love her.
I've included a few pictures, cause I know you love them. Some you may havealready seen (sorry, all I have is a cellphone camera, lame).


Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Buck Update

Hi Don,

First of all, I love all the pictures and updates you have on facebook! Sometimes I feel like I'm looking at pictures of Buck! I saw a post about you being in Turkey...great story!

Buck is doing great...He'll be 2 years in April - it's hard to believe really. It didn't take long for him to become a permenant fixture in our lives! We don't go too many places without him, and he's usually the guest of honor...which he loves of course!

I've been training throughout the fall/winter for a half marathon that is coming up in February, and Buck has been my faithful running companion! Someone asked me the other day how far was too far to run with Buck and I don't actually know the answer. I am in no way a speed demon when I run, and we've been training for quite a few months so we've gradually been adding km's. And typicall we run 4 times a week, with one long run a week (for example today I ran 18km).

I figured I would base his distance on his behavior, but I have yet to see him slow down or seem too tired to keep going.

I'm just wondering if you have any thoughts on this?? I Googled it, but you know what the internet is like - hard to find anything very definite or reliable. Anyway, I'm sure you're very busy, but if you do have any advice that you could pass along whenever you have time I would love to hear what you think.

Here's a few pics from the past few months!

Thanks so much, Jenna, Nick & Buck




Tucker and Nala

Hi Don,

It has been a bit since I sent you an update. Both Tucker and Nala are doing well.   We did not get out hunting as much as we usually do this season.  The dogs did well when we did go, so I guess I will feed them for another year! I attached some photos.   Sometimes I wonder what Nala is thinking. The photo where she is dirty and wet represents her well.

All the best.




Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Turkey Pups

I have landed in Turkey with the two pups. I am much more than pleased with what I have found here than I expected. The buyers are truly interested in labradors and what is best for their dog. I couldn't be more pleased! I have been treated like a king and so have the pups, lots of pictures as proof. We went to a waterfront restaurant for dinner today and the owner of Dubi insisted on taking his pup with us. We were met at the door, the manager said that this would be the first but invited us in! Don

Friday, January 06, 2012

Mutt and her pups

Here is a picture of Mutt and her two pups I am taking to Turkey tomorrow
Mutt and her two pups

Thursday, January 05, 2012


Hi Don,

Long time since our last update to you however we check your website often and really enjoy all the pictures and updates folks send you.  Ollie just turned four a few weeks ago and we thought we would send you a few recent pictures.  He has grown into quite a handsome fellow we think and he gives us lots of pleasure and exercise as he still loves his walks at the beach.  Hope this finds all well with you and Pierrette and all the best for 2012.

Ed & Anne



Monday, January 02, 2012

Last holiday season walk.

Hi Don,

Today was our last holiday season walk. Between Dec. 23 and today we walked 42 miles!


New Pup (puck)

Here is a picture of my new pup, his name will be Puck.  He is still in Australia but can come by end of February, I may be able to bring him home with me then.




Puck in Australia

Puppy death prompts woman's Kijiji pet warning

Here is another example of uinformed people buying pups! I just spoke to Momberquette, her vet suspected parvo but didn't even bother to check. Parvo is extremly contageous and deadly, a good vet would have confirmed his suspicions so he could properly protect the other dogs in his care and to also warn those who have been in contact with the pup! I suggest you Google Parvovirus, you will see that it can even be taken from one place to another on car tires!! The virus can even live in the ground for several months, ready to infect other dogs. Kijiji pup shoppers are expected to be uninformed, otherwise they wouldn't be there. 

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