"For I know the plans that I have for you,'declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope." Jeremiah 29:11
Sunday, October 21, 2012
Happy Sunday friends~ I hope you are having a relaxing day filled with contentment and joy.
We had our daughter's dog, Lilly, here for the weekend and the two little white furballs got quite dirty; after the family picked Lilly up, I got the puppy shampoo and conditioner out and put our boy in the sink. This photo was taken about 45 min after the bath; I didn't blow dry him because the weather has been so nice. You can't tell but when he is wet, he does look pretty small. He and Lilly get along fabulously and we are so thankful that we can exchange dog-sitting without any problems. We've never been able to do this before and have used kennels for most of our dogs, so this is so comforting to know the dogs love each other and it saves us all money.
Yesterday was our last Obedience 1 class and we will have a break and then start back in again. We worked on Leave It again-this time focusing on dogs in yards that back up to an open space. Hunter did quite well but honestly isn't very successful in our neighborhood. We also, for the first time, worked on a down-stay for 5 min. All three dogs were successful; then the trainer took the dogs across the street to a park, for 5 min., while the moms hid; she wanted to have them just stay without fussing too much. Hunter cried a lot but finally decided their were two other dogs to pay attention to. She told me that she thinks his crying/whining will stop as he gets older and that to pass the Canine Good Citizen test the dogs can't whine at all. Humm-we'll see how that goes. It will be good to have a break but I know we must continue to work on our skills each day.
Tomorrow night we are having the family over to celebrate three special birthdays. Our oldest girl was born on the 23rd and the two son-in-laws share the same b.d. the following week. We will be having ice cream sundaes-they sound good already.
Hope you have a lovely evening.
Warm Hugs, Noreen & Hunter
I am a daughter of the King, saved by grace for 38 yrs. I am married to my best friend and beloved for 39 years. I was born and lived most of my life in Northern Calif. until moving to Colorado. We homeschooled our girls for years and I love encouraging my daughters and others in their homeschooling. Hubby and I are blessed to have two incredible daughters and sons-in-law and 11 grandkids. I love spending time with my family & our dog Hunter, friends, plus quilting whenever I can.