Puppy walking

An adventure in looking after a puppy until it is old enough to be properly trained as a guide dog for the blind.

Saturday, January 28, 2006

All we did (so far) is go for a walk today. Here is Rockwell, waiting on the stairs to go out.
Waiting on the stairs.
I have a stupid cold (again!) but it is currently 4C out there (going to 7C they say!) and sunny and fabulous so we just had to get out. The melt is making the snow all brown and there were puddles everywhere, so we were encouraging Rockwell to walk on the side of the road where there was still a little fresh snow. Here, he’s picked up a small stick and is chewing it with his eyes closed.
Dog chewing on stick.
It wasn’t a lesson kind of walk, just a get-out-in-the-gorgeous-weather kind of walk.
Here, he’s finished with his bit of stick and I’m making funny noises to get him to look at the camera.
Smile for the camera!
Home again, Peter rubbed him down with a towel and I occupied the toothy end to keep it away from the towel. When he was done however, Rockwell continued to just lie there, totally relaxed with me holding his paws. I wasn’t keeping him there and I’m exerting no pressure on his paws. He just seemed content to lie there for a while.
Finished with the rub down.


At 1:51 p.m., January 29, 2006, Blogger Furkids In Hong Kong said...

What beautiful weather - thanks for taking us along on your walk!

At 7:59 a.m., January 30, 2006, Blogger JuliaR said...

You're welcome Furkids! Unfortunately the weather has gone back to its usual winter self and today we are getting nasty freezing rain. But Groundhog Day is Thursday and Spring will be around the corner soon!

At 2:56 p.m., January 31, 2006, Blogger Sandy said...

Rockwell is beautiful and cute. We recently rescued a beagle, Boogalu, and I'm in love with hounds. He's been great. He also has a blog, boogalu.blogspot.com, but it's mostly a venue for getting cute pictures to friends and family.

At 7:00 p.m., February 02, 2006, Blogger JuliaR said...

Sandy, I agree that blogs are great for keeping the family in the know.


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