Saturday, March 24, 2012

Spring Break

Spring Break is finally here! The last few weeks have been pretty hectic, but I am happy to be able to post up some new stuff.

We had a meeting today at Spruce Creek's Firehouse Dept. Usually, we arrive at every meeting early,or on time and know where we are going. But this time we ended up at Spruce Creek's Nature Preserve. We ended up having to backtrack and then loop around in order to get onto the right street. We managed to arrive right at 9:30 A.M.but feeling rushed .

But that isn't really the main story. When some of our group members saw Beau, they were amazed of how beau-tiful( get it) he is. We also have Beau's brother, Sammy, in our group, so we let the two socialize with each other, you can tell they are brothers.

Quick note here. Beau and Newman love to play with each other. We have to let Beau get a little bigger before they can play together in the back yard , because we are worried Newman might accidentally fall on Beau or hurt him. But it is a clear sign they will get along well in the future.

Our group walked over to the fire department to let them hear some loud sounds and even meet one of the firefighters in full gear, since some dogs are afraid or unsure what to do when they see a firefighter or anyone in a strange getup. Newman seemed to like the firefighter and almost jumped on him. This is a good sign that Newman is not afraid of most things. Some dogs can wash out if they are afraid of certain things to the point where they can't perform.

Beau also strolled ahead to meet the firefighter. He was intrigued by the firefighter and had a curious look on his face. 

After this we did a quick group picture then took a walk practicing commands like left left, forward, straight, and others.  The small pups did the same at the playground. 

Tired Pups

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Great News!

I have great news! Shirley has been adopted! Shirley will have a great time at her new home. Shirley will be living on the water, which is a dream come true for Shirley. Shirley loves the water and is a pro swimmer.below is Shirley with her new parents ,I didn't get permission to use the picture so that's why I 'm just showing Shirley. 

Shirley looks very happy!

I am so proud of her!

Sunday, March 4, 2012

SEGD's26th Walkathon Vinoy Park

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We just arrived and were putting on our shirts and Newman was drawing attention he is a magnet .
No words needed  this is what its all about .
What a great   walk-a-thon! I would like to say this event was well laid out and a awesome location  very scenic,in the heart of downtown of St.Petersburg  Vinoy Park (very nice place by the way). After we turned in our donations and received our shirts( thanks again to everyone who donated)!

Newman is looking at me as if to say smile you are on Camera

 I was interviewed by a person associated with SEGD who was filming the event. I was asked questions about why I have taken part in SEGD by raising puppies and about Newman and my previous dog Shirley. By the way Newman did most of the work by hamming it up for the camera. It was exciting  to be interviewed,  I've only been interviewed a couple of times before in my life. Overall, that was a fun yet unexpected experience.

We also spent some time talking to different people, both newly acquainted and friends, and we even met up with Newman's brother, Ed.and family that was great to see them together.

Glenn from our group  going IFT 
My AC Jocelyn And Emily

 It's funny seeing fellow bloggers that you recognize because of the blogs we follow.

Newman did great on his 3K walk. When we finished the walk and went into the car and Newman took a long nap, and I don't blame him it was hot and and a lot to take in.But just resting up our day wasn't over we had some time to kill before heading over to the school.

Now you might be wondering who is this?

Well, this is a new edition! His name is Beau  who is a golden retriever. My mom and dad will be raising Beau, so he will appear from time to time on my blog. So far he is fitting right in and is very cute.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Tomorrow is the Walk-a-thon! The walk-a-thon is the major funding event for SEGD, since SEGD is not government sponsored. So come on down! Newman and I are fully prepared for this event. It is going to be very hot tomorrow, so I will make sure to have bottles of water for Newman and I. They also have a water station for the dogs, which is good or a few dogs may overheat/exhausted.

I have found a great way to enforce the down/stay command. My dad and I were playing Chess, and sometimes Newman would try to give his own insight by trying to move some of the pieces. Smart dog at playing Chess, but we had to have Newman resist from trying to move the pieces. After a few verbal "NO's" Newman got the idea. We will practice this again.

I will make sure to have lots of pictures of the event and maybe even a video.

P.S.: We will also have a little surprise tomorrow on the blog!