it's just been oh...a few months...but here's my puppyraising 2011 in review! :)
January: Cobb was 7 months old and an only dog and very adorable as always!
February: Cobb was 8 months old, we had a leader meeting and Rio came as an adorable 9 week old puppy to come live with us! And boy was Rio adorable!
March: Cobb was 9 months and still a great puppy! Joaquin graduated as a guide dog!!! Rio barked a lot, but was otherwise awesome. Rio went to his finisher raiser at the end of March.
April: Cobb was 10 months. Hallie was born. Mandy came to visit...and Rio came to visit for a puppy sit for the weekend.
May: Cobb was 11 months and the greatest dog ever. He started to get to stay loose in the house all by himself!
June: Hallie came to Utah to be raised...she was 10 weeks. Cobb had his birthday. Cobb and Hallie had a photo shoot!
July: Cobb and Hallie had their first swimming lessons! Cobb got to go on a quickie road trip to California to Fun Day and meet his littermates.
August: Cobb and Hallie got to go on a road trip to Oregon that started with 2 other dogs as well who were on their way to training. Hallie went to a puppysitter for a few days, while Cobb and I went horse camping at the beach with Whitney, Carney and Jethro...and also the horses Max and Bug. Hallie got to visit family with me while Cobb stayed at Whitney's house for a few days. Cobb went to Fun Day in Oregon and got to see Tillman the skateboarding Bulldog. We all officially moved into a new house with my brother and his family. School started for me so my summer bliss was over.
September: Cobb turned 15 months and was officially eligible for GDB recall for training. Hallie turned 5 months and started getting to go to work with me.
October: Cobb went to CO for an evaluation, came home 2 weeks later and was cc'ed 1 week after that...he stayed at home to live with me forever! Hallie became the only GDB pup in the house and quickly adjusted to going on all outings with me.
November: Cobb adjusted very easily to pet life...he now sleeps on the bed while i'm at work all day, gets many treats and basically gets to do whatever he wants to do! Hallie continued to go on more challenging outings and continued to show awesome potential as a guide dog.
December: Hallie is now 8 months old and one of the sweetest pups i've raised. She loves to work, she loves to cuddle, she loves attention, she loves exercise...she loves life. She's a really nice puppy with TONS of potential as a guide dog...I am excited for the next 6-8 months that I have with her. Cobb is the most wonderful pet dog and companion dog that anybody could ever ask for. I am so grateful everyday that he's my very own dog forever and ever!