Tuesday, August 7, 2007

LW Is Here!

Although, I have been known to be dangerous with power tools, the past weekend was spent getting ready for the arrival of “LW” our newest Seeing Eye puppy. To keep “LW” off carpeted areas, a homemade, lattice puppy gate was constructed (add Tim Allen sound effects here…..uh oh oh..) and PVC piping was placed around the legs of vintage furniture (hey! you can’t be too careful! Those little teeth will find anything left unguarded!)

After much anticipation, “LW” arrived today weighing in at 8 lbs 6 oz! She is jet black, soft as cotton…and has that “new puppy” smell (how come that’s not one of the scent options at the car wash?)

The first hours were spent getting acquainted with her two older siblings Orlando (also a Black Lab) and Murphy (see: “Great American Shushkey” in the AKC book….ok maybe that’s less than official, but he likes to think he’s a designer dog….so humor him, ok? ) Anyway Murphy, aside from masquerading as a designer dog, is also the world’s best big brother, showing “LW” the ropes and playing with her endlessly. Conversely, Orlando now 11 years of age, spent most of his time avoiding the puppy’s needle sharp teeth (remember about things left unguarded above? You get the picture).

Now the fun begins with work on housebreaking and several simple commands. The staff, at The Seeing Eye, has already begun the training; at eight weeks old, she knows her name, comes when called and is also beginning to learn the “sit” and “down” commands.

Here’s looking forward to a hopefully “whimper-free” night.

More to come—thanks for following along!


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Anonymous said...

LW is a beautiful puppy! Best wishes for all the excitement that lays ahead!

Anonymous said...

It takes someone special to do what you are doing. I don't think I could raise and train a puppy, then have to give it away. It would break my heart. Good Luck, and God Bless, I know you're going to have your hands full, puppies are so much fun..