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