Saturday, July 21, 2018

Here’s another picture of Isla

Hi Don,

Most likely conjuring up some plan for mischief on tomorrow morning’s walk/training session in the woods!

Do you think she’s a bit too lean for a pup (you can easily see her ribs in this position… not so readily when she stands up though). I’m used to lean dogs, but thought I should check with you given that you know your pups best from direct experience.


Dreaming of tomorrow s walk

Muddy Isla

Hi Don,

It was another great early morning romp in the bush for Isla.

In addition to being able to find almost anything in the forest, Isla specializes in finding mud holes and hollows… which means I need to find her a lake to swim in before we return to the vehicle!


Muddy Isla

Brandy Pic


Willow & Brandy

Pics of two very special pups attached 😉  (Willow 5 months, Brandy 3 months).  

They seem to enjoy spending time together - they get along great!  ..... Must be because they're related lol



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Thursday, July 12, 2018

Perils of over exercising pups

Here is an article about proper exercising pups and the damage caused if improper exercise.

Bing update

Hi Don,

Had “Bing” to the vet today for her booster shots etc. She’s 20.2 lbs (from 11 Lbs when I got her from you). She doesn’t get treats and the vet says doing very well (not overweight).  He also says she’s going to be a “Big Girl”!

She’s a beautiful dog and we’re trying to do all the right things with her. We have all kinds of things for her to chew but she has found a couple of network cables and the rungs of the kitchen chairs (among other things) to add to the list.

We’re having a great time with her.

Please find attached, a photo of her on the floor of my truck today. She loves the truck and is usually asleep within 5 minutes.




Brandy is Dad's Garage

Brandy is Dad's Garage Dog in Training lol  She likes hanging out with Dad in his garage and I guess she will sometimes crash with him on the sofa he has in the garage lol and today she was helping herself to Dad's cooler to help her cool off lol  She liked eating some of the ice and playing with/splashing in the cold water lol  She also tried to help herself to a bottle of Coke and a bottle of water, too! lol She seems to be keeping Dad on his toes! lol  She's pretty busy! lol  She sure is a cutie and she makes Dad pretty happy, which is really nice to see 😊  Brandy seems to be doing well and has settled in.  I've attached a few pictures to this e-mail for you 😉 


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Tuesday, July 03, 2018

Proud Canadian Dog

Happy Canada Day

Mckinley at 9 months


Here is a picture of Mckinley at 9 months. 
He such a great dog Don!!

Allan and Jane


My beautiful handsome Gander tonight

The pups, Gander and Puffin are doing great.  Gander is turning into a big powerful lab and Puffin is very athletic.  They are smart and affectionate.  Can't ask for much more.  Storm must have been one heck of a dog!

Jack and Lorie


A bigger thing to retrieve please

Hi Don,

This morning Isla was doing her thing… a water retrieve or two and some general messing about in the lake. She saw this small log was partially floating close to shore so she decided she needed to bring it closer so I could pull it out of the water… she pulled it about 10’ before it got grounded… close enough for me to pull it out though.

Here she sits, with her prize. We’re going to need a bigger log in about 6 months!

Her biggest retrieve yet! HA!

The other thing she did this morning was funny… I threw something into the lake (just along the shoreline) for her to retrieve. Problem was, it sank to the bottom (in about foot and a half of water) by the time she got to it. No problem though… Isla’s head and shoulders disappeared under the water and up she came with the object in mouth and brought it back to hand. She is officially a submariner now!


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