Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Wow, it's been a whirlwind of activity around here this past week and I couldn't be happier to report that all eight of our beautiful puppies have found homes. Not just ANY homes. I could not be more thrilled with the homes that they are going to. Truly it's a blessing just knowing how much they are already loved and anticipated in their new homes. Every new owner with the exception of one, have been previous Labrador owners and/or they still have a lab of varying ages at home. This is a huge relief because they absolutely know what to expect and look forward to it happily. Yellow gets to ride on Alaska Airlines to his new home on Friday. He is going to a wonderful family in Sitka, and they are both teachers so they have the summer off! What could be better! He also has another Lab brother named Steve to play with. I'm so happy for him. Turquoise is also going to a family of teachers who live in Eagle River. They have been coming over to visit him and I'm so excited for him and all the love and attention he's going to receive in his new home :) Getting to know his new family has been really fun for us, they have a 12 year old daughter so he'll still get his 'kid time'. White has found a wonderful new home that has another young Lab for him to play with and love - yea White! Sweet Mr. Green is going to a wonderful family who has had Labs for years and not only do they have three daughters but they live very close to us and walk the same trails in Kincaid park so it is a given that we will get to see him in passing from time to time :) Orange has officially been named "Titan" by the Sire's family and went home today (early I know) because they will be bringing him back for play dates this week and hopefully beyond. Lavender, our only little girl is going to a wonderful family who lost their older Lab a year ago and they have waited a year to get a new puppy. They have two young boys who will be loving on her. Lavender will be up to the challenge of two boys since she's gotten a little rowdy with seven older brothers! Our very near and dear friends, Rene and her son Nathan are getting Blu and they are keeping the name Blu. They live close to us and Blu will get to stay with us until July 4th which will be wonderful for us and Ruby since she won't lose all her puppies on Friday. Even better is that we see each other often and Rene's son is close friends with our kids (not to mention that she is one of my closest friends, lucky me!) so we will get to keep Blu in our lives. Blu will be their first dog and they are excited and preparing for the big day. Jorah has named Red, Cooper, short for Kupreanof Island which is where our cabin is. She has been reading and studying up on puppy training and I only have optimism for what the future holds for the two of them. In short this has turned out to be one of the best things that we've ever entered into as a family and I can only give all the credit to God. We are blessed. We will update with new photos when the puppies go home on Friday.
Friday, June 10, 2011
Well it is that time . . . the puppies are getting ready to go to their new homes and we meet this exciting time with both happiness for the puppies and their new owners and sadness as well since we love them ALL. Seriously, every puppy is sweet and special and I'm glad I don't have the job of trying to pick one to stay with our family. I'm in love with each and every one - big surprise :) Since our oldest Daughter Jorah is in charge of most of the puppy care and she has been chomping at the bit for our seal of approval, she will be the one to pick a new puppy for our family, which will be her dog. I don't think she got to pick really, I think Red picked her. He began following her around more than the other pups and that was all it took. She fell in love. I have to say I'm happy with her choice in boys. For her "first love" I couldn't be happier! I hope prospective owners have the same experience because if they have to choose without the puppy picking them . . . well it may take a while. They all have a way of special sweetness and it's not easy to pick a favorite. All that being said, here are the details: Lavender has been spoken for and so has Red. I believe the Sire's family has chosen Orange for their daughter, Alexis. I will know definitely about Orange later today or tomorrow. All the other puppies are still available. They are scheduled for their first shots on Monday, June 13th. They will be able to go to their new homes on June 19th, Father's Day, when they will be eight weeks old. What a Fathers Day gift they will be! :) Born Easter morning and going home on Fathers Day. I will be putting new photos on shortly. Yea for the Puppies!!