Macallan: Meet Tucson

 

A Poodle Should Match Your Decor!

A Poodle Should Match Your Decor!

Mac is a delight!

I sometimes trip over him because he is such a people dog and, as you see, he blends into the kitchen decor.

Mac Meets New Family in Arizona

Mac Meets New Family in Arizona

 
He and Kurt, our 3-year old standard poodle, have discovered that they are chasing buddies. Both were tentative for two days and now they chase and play to exhaustion. Reggie, the miniature, barks as a cheerleader and sometimes joins the chase.

 

 

Jake Finds a Welcome Home in Syracuse

Things are going along swimmingly, and we’re on Day Two of living here in Syracuse.

You are right that Air Canada Cargo handles the shipping of animals very well. We arrived at the office and were told that there would be a wait of up to an hour as the plane got unloaded and cargo got transported from another area of the airport. Then I noticed that one of the men quietly said something and in a few minutes Jake was there. I think he personally went and got him rather than waiting for the whole shipment to get there. We were beyond excited.

I followed your instructions and put on the collar and leash inside the crate, but Jake would not come out. A slight tug or two plus coaxing with the Air Canada guy’s pot of baked beans produced no response from Jake. Finally we sort of lifted him out under his armpits and he stood astonished. The car was pulled up to the door and he gratefully landed in Lucia’s arms. He had his own side but immediately crawled on her, snout under her arm and spent the entire trip snoozing, watching her iPhone with her, and not making a peep. Several stops for breaks with no results, but no complaints either.

Jake Reluctant to Leave Crate

Jake Reluctant to Leave Crate

We got home before midnight. I set up the crate near my bed and near the sliding doors to the deck. We stayed up an hour watching the news. He had an “accident” in the rush of getting things in the house, but nothing afterwards. The first few minutes in the crate he complained and knocked about, but I was so exhausted I could feel myself dropping off and he did too. We slept about five hours, woke up for a pee break and slept for another three hours. Jake dozed on and off all day, but did eat and drink, and poop outside.

Jake Snoozing in New Home

Jake Snoozing in New Home

 

The best part is that I must work when I’m home, and I have to concentrate. He is beautiful and just lays at my feet; snoozing, dreaming, getting up occasionally to walk around. I’m still figuring out the house arrangement to minimize puppy-teasing details such as books, wires, etc. Do you know what kinds of chew toys he likes?  He isn’t all that fond of anything I’ve bought, but does have interest in my boots, blankets, etc. so vigilance is essential.

All in all things are going well and you made a great match.

Barbara

An update on Waylon….

Last Thursday we had our first unofficial ‘Therapy’ day.  Waylon was amazing! The resident’s at the nursing home where I work loved him. He thoroughly enjoyed the love and attention he received. I brought along some of his kibble, and he enjoyed receiving some as ‘treats’. I was so proud of him. He was exceptionally well behaved on the leash, and sat patiently while I did some introductions, and organized my day. I brought along his kennel, so he happily napped in the afternoon, after a busy morning. My colleagues commented on his nature, they were amazed a puppy under three months would be so relaxed, and not jumping and barking out.

My three-year-old son and Waylon are partners in crime! Waylon does not get any planned table scraps, but he has realized that rice or cereal will occasionally fall on the floor, particularly under the seat of his buddy. So his favorite place to sit during meals is directly under the food source. They spend hours everyday chasing and playing in the house or outdoors if the weather permits. Once or twice I’ve let my son hold Waylon’s leash – in the condo hallways – and  Waylon happily jaunts alongside him.

Waylon is a wonderful puppy and gives us much love and happiness.

Strudel’s & Apple’s puppies journey to new homes in far off places

Jake: Travel Destination Syracuse, NY by way of Ottawa

Jake: Travel Destination Syracuse, NY by way of Ottawa

 Jake, from Strudel & Keeper’s litter leaves for his new home in Syracuse.  Patiently waiting for the holidays to be over and the weather to improve he flies out soon to Ottawa where his new mom will be eagerly waiting for his arrival.

 

 

Parrett puppy for California

San Francisco Here I Come!

 

 

Sandy’s new little sweetie-pie puppy will be flying across the continent to find a joyful new home in the San Francisco area.

 

 

 

Two traveling companions head to the sunny southwest USA

Two traveling companions head to the sunny southwest USA

Traveling together to Phoenix, AZ  these two puppies are finding a double bunk that is just right.  Strudel’s pup, Mac, final destination Tucson, AZ and Apple’s puppy with a new home waiting for her in Austin, Texas are traveling together.  It makes puppy sense and saves people some cents, too!

 

 

 We can always find room for just one more in the puppy road vehicle and this little girl decided to join the gang on her way to a new home in St. John’s, Newfoundland.

PS – Just found out my new name is Ruby – how great is that!!

puppy for BarkerOops: This kennel is too big for little me!

Oops:This kennel is too big for little me!

Rigley

Rigley

Rigley

Just a quick note to let you know that Rigley has settled in here really well. I don’t think you could possibly have picked out a better puppy for us. He loves it outside and plays really hard in the yard and is a perfectly calm well-behaved puppy inside. He didn’t make a peep on our snowy drive home and was quite content sitting in the back with the girls. About 20 minutes from home one of them started feeling car sick and he snuggled right up to her and just stared up into her eyes as though he knew she needed help and didn’t take his eyes off of her until we got home.

I knew standard poodles were quite intuitive but was surprised to see this at such a young age. It is astonishing how smart he is. We haven’t really had to house train him. We took him outside once, he did his business, we cheered and made a big fuss, and now he goes to the back door whenever he needs to go out.

He’s also learned that if he goes to the back door and picks up his harness that we’ll come even faster so yesterday he did that and when we came running he dropped the harness and ran to his bowl so I guess he’s figured out how to tell us his bowl is empty, too!

He’s also figured out that our teen daughter will sit and rub his belly if he rolls onto his back so the moment he sees her he throws himself onto the floor beside her and kicks his feet in the air. He’s such a sweetie. We absolutely adore him. Thanks so much!

The Talbot family

Phinnaeous of Fredericton

Phinn: travel front seat or don't  travel at all!

Phinn: travel front seat or don’t travel at all!

When we left your farm, we thought it was going to be a painful drive. Phinn cried – it was so sad. Before we got on the highway to head back to Fredericton, we stopped to put his collar on to take him for a pee. Well, he wanted to get right back in the car. We situated him on a large kennel pillow on Bev’s lap and he didn’t make a peep for the whole seven hour drive! Between naps, he would look out the window and snuggle.

 

Poodle Boudoir: A Room with a View

Poodle Boudoir: A Room with a View

As you suggested, we put the kennel beside our bed. He didn’t cry but needed to feel my hand on his nose for a few minutes. He slept for 7 hours for the first night which, as it turns out, was the shortest duration so far. He regularly sleeps between 8 and 9 hours per night without interruption.

 

 

 

First Class Travel with sleeper

First Class Travel with sleeper

He had a great Christmas! On the 23rd we went to a gathering in Woodstock with my family. We thought we would have to kennel him while we had supper but he was not an issue. We made the rule that he was not to be fed from the table so he just hung around for a while then laid down. Because of the weather, the trip was about 2 hours each way and he slept for the most part and didn’t make a sound. On the 25th we went to Bristol for Bev’s family gathering. Again, he mostly slept during the drive, only getting up to see where he was and to reposition. He was on his best behaviour at the gathering and again, lying down for most of the meal.

As for the house training, he has had a total of about 4 piddle accidents at our house. He will sit in front of the gate (baby gate at the top of the stairs) when he needs to go…. it took us 4 piddles to realize what he was trying to tell us.  We have started bell training to help with the “need to pee” notification process. In less than 24 hours, he rang the bell for the first time but he prefers to just sit in front of the gate…. work in progress.

Respect the Boss!!

Respect the Boss!!

He is also being trained by our cat, Chloe. We/she have set some boundaries but after two days, she has nuzzled him under the chin. This morning, he took his ball out to the kitchen and dropped it for Chloe to incite her to play with him. She has had to give him a slap when he got a little too exuberant but kept her claws in. Phinn also likes to watch the cat eat but he  knows he can’t get too close because her food area is out of bounds and she might slap him.

We are so pleased with Phinnaeous! He is simply a brilliant pup and we are so happy he has joined our family!

Kent & Bev
Fredericton, NB