Monday, December 1, 2008

In Motion & Puppy Kindergarten

Brian is learning to come when called....He comes with enthusiasm. It's fun to see puppies run....

Run Brian Run
We started puppy kindergarten...We actually now have 5 other puppies in class Brian is the token yellow male.

Here is a picture of Brian with Kai and Kenley.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

GDA Evacuated.....home for the weekend

When I woke up on saturday only to hear that GDA had been evacuated at 1:30 a.m. and the dogs where safe but in a Santa Clarita parking lot. Some of the puppyraisers in that area took dogs home and the rest where loaded back into the vans and driven to the Rose Bowl. We are very lucky and where able to get Virtue back for the weekend.

Here is a link to a news story done on the evacuation.

A few pics of her time home. She settled right back to her normal routine....she went to Chruch and to a Koi Auction. She was very excited when we picked Brian up from the Murphy's and they played the rest of the afternoon.

Brian laid on top of her like a stuffed animal....

When we took her back to GDA on Monday she was not reluctant at all....she was in a hurry to get to the kennels we stopped and spoke to Dave Ponce and Linda two of the trainers she was happy to see both of them. When the kennel Tech took her she never looked back. I will miss her terribly but look forward to whatever the future holds for her.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Puppy In Training

J-Brian was picked up on Oct. 31st. Here are a few pics of his first weeks

He went out with us for is is asleep under the table.

Encouraged Marcus to collect canned foods for the Cub Scouts

He came face to face with Mika one of our cats.
He is absolutely certain that Jasmin should play with him. She is just hoping he will loose interest in her and stop following her around.

He's found a soft place to rest.......

Likes to watch TV..........

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Virtue "In for Training"

Virtue has been turned in for Formal Training. We have really enjoyed raising her, she is a sweet, sweet girl. Marcus & Madison spend time with Virtue

Playing with Ethan

Big Sis to Brian

She's so good she can take herself for a walk

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Puppy Pick Up "J-Brian"

October 31st we picked up our 6th GDA puppy "Brian" a yellow male lab.....cute as can be. Here are a few pics of our day.

He is a sweet boy...
Here he is with Virtue Running to keep up
The next adventure begins...Virtue has a repreave from Formal Training till next saturday.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Balboa Island

On friday we took the Balboa Ferry to Balboa and had a grand adventure. We started out at Dutch's house and we played for awhile. Here are a pics of our day. We had lunch and went for a long walk. We stopped and played in the surf for awhile. Then Dutch and I took a shower to try to get some of the sand off us.

Resting while the humans had lunch

Yeeehawwwww we found the water..............

WOW...this is fun....... Dirty dogs need a shower

A shower is not the same as a bath.....I know I'll get washed again before the day is over

Beach Cruisers and wet dogs...sounds like the beach to me !!!!

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Have bus will travel

The OCTA had a training day for service dogs. This gives service dogs of different types the opportunity to ride public transportion. There were Guide Dogs from all three schools in California, Canine Support Teams and CCI also attended.

They had three buses for us to ride, the buses where equipped with wheel chair lifts, lots of noise, muffled PA system, air brakes, pull cords, etc. The drivers gave us the opportunity to get on and off at the stops.

We stopped at Knott's Berry Farm we here we ran into some of our friends......

Lex Dutch Virtue Derby

Fountain at Knott's

Nap time after riding the bus

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Partner's Dinner

Last night I went to the Partners Dinner with hopes of catching a glimpse of Yaeno and Caleb. I was not disappointed. Yaeno was there with that wonderus doodleboy and they were great. She told me of all her adventures and much she loves him. Well those of you who know me know that feeling is more than mutual.

She is a busy woman......Dancing, Pottery, Cruises and is planning a trip to Japan.

Yes...He did hug me..he laid his head om my shoulder.....

Virtue had a Great time too....she wore a gold collar with some bling and pearls...I hope to get some better pics without the devil eyes...but here she is "Ms. Virtue".

Friday, August 29, 2008


Virtue aka Miss Sissy Lou
meaning: "Work of Great Merit"

Just alittle background on my current pup in training...Virtue is now 19 months old and had an original turn in date August 08..... BUT she was up for breeder consideration. That was not to be she has TVD and will not be a breeder. However, she will still be going in for Formal Training on November 1st.

Here she is as a puppy discovering our toy box. It's been interesting with the pups to see who will chew up stuffed toys and who does not. Virtue loves her stuffed toys and does not tear them up. She likes to always have something in her mouth when she greets someone at home.

This is the longest we've had a dog before we had to turn them in. It makes it very, very hard to say goodbye. This girl has a personality that will just steal your heart, and yes she's definately stolen mine.

  1. Noah was turned in just a week after he turned 15 months and was working well before two.
  2. Landon never got turned in and was nuetered and career changed at approx. 12 months
  3. Caleb was turned in at 17 months and working before he was two.
  4. Dawson was turned in at 16 months and career changed about 3 weeks after that for severe hip dysplasia
  5. Virtue will be 21 months when she gets turned in

She's a big girl now..........

Pictures in Jacket

Pictures with some of the other animals she lives with