Sunday, March 7, 2010

Puppy Camp

For the next 3 weeks, the puppies in our puppy raiser group will be "camping".

Not camping. Just "camping".

What's the difference? Well, "camping" is a puppy swap. The Great Puppy Swap of Spring 2010.

Yesterday, we had training at a police station where the puppies went through a few commands, then got to meet a police car with lights and sirens going full blast (Cindy Jae walked right up to the speaker and licked it; she's fearless!), a segueway, and a bicycle.

Then we walked over to the fire station and got to check out the engines and gear. Afterwards, we walked around the little downtown area and came back for the Great Puppy Swap.

Cindy Jae was handed over to a nice family whose senior daughter will be taking over her training for 3 weeks. She will have lots of fun "camping".

Don't worry, we won't be lonely for the next 3 weeks. We got a "camper" of our own.

Meet Cindy Jae's sister, Angel.

She's the only yellow lab out of a litter of 6 and she's having quite a time with our family.

She went with us to the library yesterday.

Then we went to some friends' house for dinner. I don't think there are any kids in her raiser's house, but last night she got to hang out with 5 little girls and they LOVED on her, taking her off to play outside and all over the house. I finally rescued her as it got late and she gladly curled up at my feet and fell promptly asleep.

This morning, Angel is a kid in a candy store as she's checking out all of Cindy Jae's toys. There are new bones to chew and a big ring to toss and chase (she does both her own tossing and her own chasing).

That ring used to hold a big set of puppy teething keys, but Cindy Jae chewed those right off. There are new smells to smell and nooks and crannies to explore. On the whole, she is much better behaved than Cindy Jae with a more subdued personality, but we'll see how long that lasts once she gets used to this "camping" thing.

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