Thursday, December 17, 2009


With puppies, you send a lot of your time, watching them, containing them and making sure they aren't going to get into trouble. Its a LOT of work, managing that, and with the constant changing of dogs in my house, I rarely reach the point where I can just let them loose in my house...well with out some apprehension.

Since Bubbles and Texas are my constant companions, they for the most part, have earned their "freedom" in the house. Though if they haven't "done both" outside, they will not be left loose while I am gone, and even then, only if I'm going to be gone for 3-4 hours.

With the others, I mostly crate them, unless I'll only be gone for a short amount of time, and then I'll baby-gate them into the kitchen.

Well Victoria probably earns the award for being the dog I've had the longest this year, so she'd gone from the crate, to one room, too two rooms; no accidents and no chewing...

Today I was able to give them an extensive amount of exercise before I left for Wilderwood Graduation Week so I decided to go for the ultimatum....leaving them all loose in the house. No restrictions.

I came home, the house was still standing...(amazing cause I forgot and left the oven on!!!) nothing chewed, destroyed, or anything!!!!

I am very proud of my babies.

And of course just as we reach this point....I get the news Victoria leaves me next week. :((((((((
"Puppies WAIT"

"Puppies COME, COME, COME!!!"



Alphini's Puppy Raiser said...

Aww, I love the picture! Yeah, that's how it is...just when they're getting good it's time to say goodbye! You've got to be so proud of Victoria... :-)

Sierra Rose said...

Oh Victoria!!! Tell us more...what a sweetie, hope she has been a joy being with all of you.

Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
Sierra Rose