Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Passing of a friend


We said goodbye to a dear friend.  Kael has been a big part of our family for nearly 10 years. He enjoyed paying with the kids and swimming as offend as we could get him out. My wife Danielle spoke with you recently about dogs for autism, although my son's ASD is not severe enough for a service dog Kael has been a great source of comfort and I am not really looking forward to trying to explain that he is gone. 

Thank you all of your help in the early years, our vet always raved about how beautiful he was. His temperament was incredible, the best behaved and mellow lab I have ever known.



Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Charley update

Here is a pic of Charley - 88 lbs of muscle



Still Living Large

The latest trek - Powderhorn mountain trail. Merlin climbed the mountain butprefers to ride on the back of the ATV then run along next to it! 


Merlin is from Puck's first litter. 


Merlin still living large!

Dusty the kangaroo is convinced he is a dog

Ashley Stewart and his family farm at Wittenoom Hills, 60 kilometres north-east of Esperance, in Western Australia.Mr Stewart rescued the joey after its mother was killed when hit by a car in a road accident.

"We weren't sure he would even survive but we fed him and of course he's just taken off from there," he said.

"He lives on the back patio. We've actually had to go and buy a third dog bed for him to sleep in because he used to pinch one of the beds from the dogs.

"Mr Stewart said Lilly the golden retriever and Rosie the border collie loved their kangaroo."

He thinks Lilly is his mum, he's always grooming her, they're always together and if Lilly goes out of the yard he pines for her and sort of hops up and down the fence until he's let out to go with her."Mr Stewart said Dusty, the kangaroo, wore a collar like a dog.

"When he was little we let him out during the day and then we'd get him at night and lock him back up in the backyard and we couldn't find him because they don't make any noise and they just sit very still so I'd have to go out in the dark with a torch."So I got a collar and I put some reflective tape on it so it would shine out in the torch light and I could find him." 

Lilly, Rosie and Dusty the kangarooLilly and Dusty the kangarooLilly, Rosie and Dusty the kangaroo

Murph (pics)

We are all enamoured with him! Thank you!



Sunday, November 19, 2017

Remi update

Hey Don,

Remi is growing like a weed, 20 pounds at 12 weeks. He’s going to be a big boy I believe.He’s what I would consider house trained now. Goes to the door and scratches when he wants to go out and no accidents in the house in over two weeks.Sleeps through the night and goes in his kennel by himself for naps during the day as well.He’s very playful and loves going for walks on the trails behind our house.I couldn’t have asked for a better companion.





Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Litter of pups

Our Dog George

Hi Don,

We thought we’d send you a note regarding our yellow Lab – George – who we got through Doindogs in February 2015. He was born December 23, 2014. If I remember correctly there were 8 in the litter – 2 yellows (George and his sister Wink, whom I believe you kept with you), and 6 black I believe.

Simply-put: George is a wonderful dog. He has the most unique personality, lots of energy, is keen to hunt with my husband and is a very handsome boy. We are so enamoured by him, we felt you should know what an amazing dog he is!

George gets along very well with our older Lab, who is almost 8. They like to wrestle and play tug-of-war, but then curl up together for a nap – all within an hour! 
I mentioned his personality above, which is his most incredible trait. He loves people, is very affectionate and keeps us in constant laughter with his funny ways. His favourite way to sleep is on his back, four legs in the air. You never know where you might find him, having a big snooze. He does everything with gusto – he plays hard and sleeps hard. Everyone who meets George, loves George.

He is very active as part of our family – in the winter he’s running along beside us as we snowshoe, while every weekend in the summer he’s either running along the beach or swimming in the lake. (This summer he even went on a Miramichi fishing trip with David and some friends.) In the fall he’s been keen to hunt and retrieve ducks and geese. He’s a natural.
So, just a thank-you – after a couple of years – for such a great dog. 

We’ve attached a photo of Georgie with his cousins!

Jill & David

Fredericton, NB