Sunday, April 4, 2010

bad, Bad, BAd, BAD BLOGGER!!!!

Holy cow! Where did the past month and a half go? It feels like I just updated. Until like looked at the little thing that tells me when I last posted. February 17! Yikes! Sorry guys!
But as most puppy raisers know, no news is good news! There isn't anything exciting going on here. Betsy went into season a week ago. So she is on house arrest for 3 more weeks. She doesn't like that idea, but she's dealing. I'm just glad she isn't a high energy dog. I would hate trying to wear her out without being able to take her out of the backyard. A game of tug or session of obedience is plenty of exercise in her book. Of course she misses her nightly walks, but they will be back before she knows it!
A side view of Betsy. She is in her puppy coat. The grass is fairly green and the sun in shinning

In other news, Betsy isn't on the recall list for May 9th or June 25th. Which comes as a relief to me...kinda. May 9th is the week before finals so I would hate to be adjusting to a new puppy! And June 25th I will have a girl from Texas here for 4-H exchange. The only bad thing about not getting a new puppy then is that now I don't know when I will get one! If there isn't a puppy truck in the beginning of July I might be in trouble. My puppy has to be able to stay in its kennel for 2.5 hours before school starts. I don't like to kennel them this long until they are at least 3.5 months old! Even though my leader says a 2 month old puppy should be fine in their kennel for 4 hours...I just think that's too long. I might be recruiting help from my puppy club for the first month or so of school if there isn't a early July puppy truck.
Betsy and I are laying in the grass. I am laying almost on top of her with my arms wrapped around her chest. She is wearing her puppy coat and looking at the camera

Betsy continues to be a great puppy. She basically has no issues and it just an easy going puppy. I'm glad I get to keep her through a good part of summer :)
Betsy is play bowing in 10 inches of snow!

In non guide dog news...I turned 16 last Thursday and got my license. That's been fun! :) 

That's about all the news I have for now. I'll try really hard to update more often, but no promises. 

Happy Easer,
Maddie and Betsy

PS those pictures were taken one day apart. We went from 75 degree weather to 10 inches of snow.! 


GDB Puppy Sitter :) said...

I LOVE the picture of you and Betsy! :) She is obviously having a great time with you showing off her big smile and teeth!

Sadia said...

Happy Birthday. Wow that's some crazy weather!

Ashley & Meeden said...

Congratulations and Happy Late Birthday!

Alphini's Puppy Raiser said...

What a great update...that's amazing about the weather!

Happy sweet 16 too! :-)

Mrs. H said...

Wow, a calm dog in heat... I wish I knew what that was like.. Eve seems like she gets more energy every day -- she could walk and play forever!

Happy late birthday!

Sarah and the Pack. said...

Happy belated b-day! We got that extreme weather too: one day running around in shorts and a t-shirt, the next was 5 ft of snow! Looks like Betsy is doing news is usually good news with puppy raising!

Mimi and CC Cabana said...

Happy birthday, and congratulations on getting your license! Wow, I can't believe Betsy is already in heat and that her recall is coming up in the next couple months. Glad to hear she's doing so well and is so easygoing. That's wonderful.