A Golden Retriever Puppy – First Year in Review

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Scarlett O’Hair-a entered this world on January 1st, 2016 as a New Year’s puppy. When she came home in mid March, Scarlett quickly reminded me of the never ending puppy energy. We adjusted pretty quickly and she has been a wonderful addition to the family.

Scarlett makes me laugh every day and has really bonded with Olive. I love to watch them together. Even Bubba the cat has welcomed her, and that’s saying something. This year’s challenge is for Scarlett to complete therapy dog training so we can begin visiting hospitals and other facilities that can benefit from a furry love bug.

With all the pictures I’ve taken over the last year, I created a slideshow/movie to summarize our last year. Happy birthday, Scarlett!

Her Royal Furness – Ten Week Puppy Update

Thank goodness Scarlett is in good hands. I’m heading out of the country for my retirement trip and my breeders are keeping my puppy until I get back. In the meantime, she is learning how to walk on a leash. Susan and her husband have been doing such a great job and I’m anticipating a fully trained, well behaved dog when I finally pick her up.

Okay…I’m just kidding.

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I know Scarlett and I have a lot of work ahead of us. Still, I appreciate their willingness to work with her on her leash and cat skills.

Isn’t she adorable?

 

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Puppy Love: Selecting Her Royal Fur-ness

At first there were three. Three of the cutest puppies I’d ever seen. How on earth was I going to select just one? I sat down on the floor and we opened the gate. Here they came, one and all. Her Royal Fur-ness was not going to make it easy. She wanted me to work for it.

After picking each one up several times, it became clear which puppy was mine. I held her close and she melted into me. She sighed loudly and relaxed as she tucked her head under my neck. Once I breathed in that puppy breath I knew it was her.

Let me formally introduce Lady Scarlett O’hair-a. Lady Scarlett was born on New Year’s Day and is a six week old English Golden Retriever, currently of Willow Downs.

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Now, that is one cute puppy. Of course, I am biased. Lady Scarlett will be joining Olive, her big sister, and Bubba, her older feline brother, in the next month or so. Scarlett will be trained to become a therapy dog, visiting hospitals and other places where people can benefit from a bit of snuggling from Her Royal Fur-ness.

And, speaking from personal experience, she’s already a master at the snuggle.