Monday, May 7, 2012

Happy Monday friends,  I hope you had a delightful weekend, ours certainly was.  We did have lots of giggles and doggy kisses that made it such fun.  On Saturday morning we went over to our oldest daughter's house, to see a fort they are building for the kiddos.  I also wanted Hunter to see Lily again and the kiddos.  What I thought would be a short visit ended up being quite lengthy but it worked out perfectly.  All the kiddos wanted to hold Hunter and he got used to them right away; they were all so calm and good with him.  He smelled Lily a bit but didn't get into playing yet-I'm hoping this week.  Saturday evening our kids took us out to dinner, for my birthday back in March and so we set up a wire enclosure in our kitchen with Hunter's bed, food, toys.  Our youngest daughter did this with her mini-schnauzer and it always worked wonderfully.  We got home in under two hours, after a wonderful dinner, but Hunter was not in the enclosure but upstairs in our room.  Humm, I thought, and then I found his special treat on our bed.  AT this point I didn't even think he could get up on the bed.  Thankfully there were no surprise packages for us but it showed me he is much smarter than I thought.  I also realized that when I looked at his birth date, he is five mos. old not just four.  Yesterday afternoon we also had a commitment and so we got our big crate out and hubby made a divider to make it smaller.  I am pleased to say that when we left he wasn't whining and when we got home he wasn't whining either.  We will leave it open and give him special treats for it so that he will get used to it.  I will also confess to you that after some talking between hubby and I, Hunter now sleeps at the end of our bed.  All of our dogs, except one that was not meant for our family, have slept on our bed so why I did I expect anything else.  I will say that he only needs to go out once a night and I can live with that.  I do love being awakened by puppy kisses and nuzzles.
He gets to meet our vet today and I will set up a grooming appt. for later this week.  I can tell you that he is a love and we are so thankful for him; I do see some puppy mischief coming out though and am quickly letting him know, in a very gentle way, what is allowed and what is not.
I hope you have a wonderful day and that the sun is out in your area.  It has been raining since last night, Hunter doesn't like it too much, and is cold and dreary-almost like a California winters day.
Blessings, Noreen


  1. So glad to hear your weekend went well and extra glad to know Hunter has figured out the bed situation.

    We just wanna see more pictures.

    Good luck at the vets today.

    Bert & My Vickie

  2. Of course he sleeps on the bed, I thought that's where all us dogs are suppose to sleep. It's where I sleep, except I get to pick first where on the bed and then MOM takes whats left over. Sounds like Hunter is one smart pup. Glad he is bringing you so much joy.

  3. Such a great report!!! So glad Hunter is the perfect fit!!!
    : ) Kris

  4. Sounds like a fun time, have a great week too. Hugs

  5. So happy you have a new furry friend. He looks adorable. I've been thinking about the training stage. Our last adoption of Molly was when she was 1 year old so already potty trained....WONDERFUL. But that first year with someone else basically ignoring her has left us with lots of other UNTRAINING and new socializing to do. The next dog I would love to have a Goldendoodle and that will be from a puppy up. So I'm trying to absorb from others what they are doing so I have that in my brain....ready to commit to it. Love on!

  6. sounds like a fun weekend for everyone...people and pets! good for all of you!
    have a great week.

  7. Glad to hear all is going well and Hunter is bringing you so much joy! Enjoy your day....HUGS

  8. sounds like a great introductory weekend. Glad it all went so well. We can't wait to see more pics of Hunter and hear more about his adventures.

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  9. Well...I concur with Bert we need more pictures!!! How about before and after his trip to the spa!?!?! :)

  10. This all sounds so good Noreen!! So happy for you !! It sounds like you got a good one!!
    Bambi was 5 months old when I got her too!!! So happy for you!!

  11. So glad things are going so well, although I never doubted they would. Crates are wonderful things and used properly can give dogs such a sense of security. When our household gets too noisy with guests our Ellie will go down to her crate for a bit of respite. We no longer crate them while we are away but often come home and find Ellie asleep in her crate. Lucy chooses the more comfy bed in the den.

  12. It sounds like Hunter is making a great transition to being a sweet new family member with bed privileges. I am so happy that he is fitting in so well. xo Diana


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