Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Puppy update

Pulled into the parking lot of the 4H Building where last nights meeting was taking place and there outside on the sidewalk were 5 little puppies working really hard at sitting and standing and downing (is that a word?).

And mixed in with the 3 yellows and 1 black labs was our newest puppy Diesel...a German Shepherd!

Yes... I know I said in an earlier post that GS were not raised in this area but M, who began the program at the same time as I, has raised and trained GS for years. She and one of her GS just won several ribbons at a national competition.

So having Diesel among the Labs will be interesting. Labs will work for food, Shepherds not so much.

As for me...it's still up in the air. After talking with the coordinators this afternoon I may babysit Persia for a month or so in December. She's the sister of Primrose & Paulson. Her current raiser is a true "puppy raiser". She/He raises the dog until they're 4-5 months old.

Which works well for those who wish to raise a dog for GEB but cannot be home to care for a "baby" (multiple feedings, outside to potty, etc). They get the puppy when it's old enough to be crated a few hours and no longer needs that mid day meal.

But Persia is not local and may be able to find a permanent placement. If so, it will probably be sometime in January before the next group of puppies are brought down.

So that's the puppy update.


Becky said...

Diesel is a great name for a German Shepherd! I bet it'll be neat watching the differences in the puppies.
That would be really nice to get an older pup. Not having to stress as much about letting them out constantly would definitely make it easier.

katiegirl said...

Aww, I bet Diesel is cute. Hopefully the lab pups won't tease him because he's different. LOL. I hope you get to puppy sit in December!