Saturday, August 25, 2012

The Duck's Demise

Madi may be a duck huntin' dog, but she is also pretty destructive.  The duck and his quacker were disemboweled today.
Any suggestions on some tough, long lasting toys that can stand up to these guys?!  They love to chew

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Bath Time

The pups got their first bath this week.  We had a moment of insanity and thought it was a good idea to bathe them at the same time in the kitchen sink.  This was the only decent picture I got before they started leaping out onto the counter.  They didn't love it, but we loved having clean dogs!

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Back to School

...puppy school that is!  Madison and Morgan start their second puppy class on Monday at Petsmart.  We are looking forward to some improvements on last week's lessons and mastering this week's lesson.
Last week focused on sitting and getting the pups to pay attention.  No easy task since that was the first time the little monsters had been out in public.  They were like kids in a candy store...or puppies in a pet market.  Every corner held a new smell to sniff, new toy to grab, or new dog to try and meet.
 I've been working on sitting with hand commands, and they are both catching on...if they don't get distracted.  As our instructor said, they have the attention span of a gnat at this age, so anything and everything is a distraction.  It is a work in progress.
 "Good Boy!"

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Meet the additions to our family

Madison and Morgan--Madison (~10 wks old) is a female black lab mix and Morgan (~14 wks old) is a male golden retriever mix

These cute little puppies were adopted in Madison, GA and were originally rescued from Morgan County Animal Control.  We decided to give a little nod to their roots with their names.

 We are just in love with these little monsters.  They are into everything and love exploring the back yard.
 Morgan especially loves the kiddie pool, and it is a great way for them to cool off on these hot summer days.  Of course, he tends to be pretty dirty and wet most of the day.
Madison is full of energy and a little younger than her "brother."  She is very attentive, and you can almost see the little wheels turning in her head.
Cary is teaching them to sit and fetch, and we are both trying to teach them simple manners like no biting or jumping.  All of which is an on-going process to say the least!  Having 2 allows them to learn from each other...the good and bad. 
We know it is going to be an ongoing process and a lot of work, but we are looking forward to this new chapter in our lives.