Wednesday, February 27, 2008
That's what Lani herd today whenI took her on her 1st walk around campus today. Going around visiting friends in various offices. Everywhere we went she melted hearts.
We went into the president's office to visit the secretary there, she is a big fan of all our dogs. She had lots of questions about raising and while I was answering them Lani must have been tired, so she made herself comfortable on Meta's foot, using it as a pillow. Lucky Meta, thought it was precious.
Today was a big one for Lani, up until now she really hasn't been interested in walking around (the rain may have had something to do with it) but today she did several sets of stairs. Two flights in and out of the parking structure, up and down into my office and up and down into the admin building. Up isn't a problem it is going down that she needs a bit of encouragement. I need to get down on a lower step and really cheer her on. She gets this little hop and wag in her tail and she gets up her courage and she goes! It takes her a bit but she does it, and you can see how proud she is to do it. She usually takes the last two steps at a leap and does a little dance when she it done.
My girl can do stairs!
Now only if I cn convience her the living room rug is not and indoor potty!
Thursday, February 21, 2008
Well since you asked........(drum roooooooooooooooooooooolllllllllllll)
Phase 6 the Waffler has been working hard! I'm so proud, to get to phase 6 she has had to prove that she can do all her commands with distractions, has taken her blindfolded trainer on walks, and navigate the obstacle course. Yeah I am so pleased! Mom is thrilled, but still says 'but she won't be a mommy'.
I feel like my little girl is growing up.
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Lani is really a silly girl, I thought 3 months was too young to have the shuffles/sillies/rampages but she has her mini version. Her favorite route happens to be around the living room and under the living room chair. Don't mind the dust bunnies - I wonder what she will do when she is too big to fit.
Thursday, February 14, 2008
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
Ok Lani is finding life as working girl slightly boring. I work at a community college, in the office of student affairs, so my pups are always being mobbed by kids who want to play, walk, pet, hug, sleep with, ect.... with my girls. But because this is her first day at work, I've banned all students from my office. Which Lani thinks is pretty dull. Here she is spread eagle on my floor.
Can anyone tell me why pups like to sleep on their backs? I love her little legs, it is like they are made of jello so bend-y
didn't believe me about being pear shaped, this isn't even a food belly shot. Poor thing being a black pup means her tummy really stands out.
I called GDB and found out that her sibs are as follows: Lillybell, Lupe, Langdon, Langston, Lorado, Lunar, Luxor, all except Lupe are black.
Sunday, February 10, 2008
Dale (Waffle's 1/2 sister)
Jay -donated from the Samsung school in Korea
Their litter was born on 11/23, 5 males and 3 females - black and yellow. Lani and her brother (who went to the head of the Riverside group) Langston are both black. I am suprised that there were any yellows from that litter. Dylan is dominant in black so most, if not all his offspring are black. Lani has just a wisp of white on her chest.
Thanks to Amber and the GDB littermate group on Yahoo, I have found Lani's parents. It is kind of funny - Lani is Waffle's half niece. Jay, Lani's mother, is a Dylan pup and Dylan is Waffle's dad so we have high hopes for our little porker. Yeah, she is a little pear-shaped, and even through she is one of eight, she really bellied up to the mommy bar quite a few times. Underfed she is not.
Here she is little Miss Lani, she is a Jay x Dale pup. She came down with her brothers Langston - who I think was going to a raiser in Riverside. We love the name, I know London was a fav but Lani is perfect. Mom grew up in Honolulu and remembers when they had some statewide contest to name a cow (why? I don't know) but the winning entry was Lani Moo! so we are going back and forth between Lani moo or Lani dog. It is hard to tell we are all still so new to each other.
What I can tell is that she is more fiesty that Waffle but not the ADHD that was Tacoma. She has this huge knot at the top of her head-kind of like you find with a golden, and she has a pin head! meaning her head is small compared to her little fat body. Yup we've got a fatty, a chunky monkey, she is pear shaped. Which is cute for now
We're off to pick up her puppy jacket from a friend. I'll post more later.
Friday, February 8, 2008
I'm working this weekend so I won't see Miss 'L' until sunday, so if folks want to guess what her name is leave me some comments we will see get close. I forgot to ask for hints about the name - darn! I hope its cute, but we've extremly good luck with the last two (Tacoma and Waffle) we might be due for the Gudie Dog Karma
let see names I like: Lulu, Laurie, Lacie, Lani, Laurel, Lela, Lily, Lindsey, Lemon, Lime, Lucky
Names that (please dear god) I hope don't get used: Liberty, Latoya (two words: Wardrobe malfunction), Loyal, Lucitania, Limburger, Lydia, London, Lark, Lola,
alright get your guess in for the best and the worst
Thursday, February 7, 2008
Guide Dogs will always suprise me. Last week I was depressed because the Waffler had not moved up a phase, (thanks to everyone who told me to have patience) well this week she some how has jumped into Phase 5. Some how she has missed phase 4! or maybe there is a typo. In any case FIVE IS FINE with us.
Wednesday, February 6, 2008
So I had just put my application in the mail to my leader, when I get an email from her. I guess Guide Dogs has a bunch of puppies ready to go with no one lined up to take them. Rick (my CFR) will be in SR on Friday and is willing to bring down pups on Saturday -- so I guess I am getting my girl a lot earlier than I had planned. I had kind of hoped that I might get one of Chris's pups, but she went and had all boys ;) and then it did cross my mind to wait for one of Bruna's pups, but the timing works out better this way. I'm dying to know a letter, I think I will go on the boards and ask anyone if they know what litters where born in Dec.
But she is coming this Sat. I am sooooo excited, mom is too, she got out of bed late last night and came into my room to ask what kind of dog food we needed to get. So we all have puppies on the brain, plus tomorrow phase reports come out and I hope The Waffler has buckled down and learned her lessons and moved up to phase 4.
speaking of dogs on the brain I wonder.......
Will she like wearing funny hats......
Will she have imaginary friends....
Will she be sad if she can't have any cookies.......
Will she be naughty or nice......
Will she be famous........
Famous enough that they make potty's with her face on them.....
Will she like James Blunt....
Will she like baths....
Especially with friends......
Will she one day take her partner around the world....
Will she bring world peace....
I DO know that we will be bestest, bestest, bestest friends
and when she graduates......
We will party!
Can't wait to meet you.