•February 2, 2013 • Comments Off on

83 DAYS OLD:  the last baby leaves. ben, stewart, zach, marni and rover get ready for the trip to rover’s new home.

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all set to go. zach and ben look so very happy. rover is going to have an absolutely great life, such a lucky little boy!

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now i get to have my bedroom back . . . hopefully for only a month or so. ‘one’ is ready to go in season, more puppies in april?????

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•January 29, 2013 • Comments Off on

79 DAYS OLD:  quiet day yesterday, at least in terms of doing anything exciting. rover is still bereft over the fact that everyone has left him. in the evening we played in the kitchen and he kept running up to molly, who was not happy she had to stay in her crate while rover was running around free. we made up for it today. had to get some more puppy food down in westfield. because he is a little big at this point to sit on my lap while i am driving and the trip would involve actual ‘traffic’, i put him in a little travel crate. aaaaaaaaaah, the indignity of it all and a pink crate to boot – how embarassing for a boy dog! rover definitely let me know he was not happy the whole way down the hill, but finally resigned himself to the fact when i wouldn’t take him out and the rest of the trip went peacefully.

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this is joe at westfield feed.  rover really liked him.

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we stopped at the vet’s office. such a big boy, i was curious to see how much he weighs. mandy, the vet tech, put him on the scale. he weighs 10.2 lbs.! i think rover is going to be just like his great grandfather, spock, who was a ‘dog’s dog’ and a gentle giant.

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then we stopped at the library just in time for the blandford knitting club. bonnie had to get some puppy love. while there, we showed the ladies the pictures taken of the knitting club last week.

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pat came in to get some books for his grandchildren’s visit tomorrow. he and rover had a real male bonding . . . or maybe rover was just fascinated by pat’s mustache.

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back home again and into the puppy pen with rover very loudly letting me know he wanted more adventures. while i was updating the blog it all of a sudden got real quiet . . . then i felt some scratching on my leg. guess who finally figured out he could climb out of the puppy pen! back into the pen, this time with the top on. now rover is taking a nap. he is going to be so very happy in his new home with the two boys keeping him busy.

•January 27, 2013 • Comments Off on

77 DAYS OLD:  oh no, emma just left. lisa, jim and ben came to get her. ben is holding emma.

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mom, lisa, came over to say hello.

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then mom got to hold emma. such a perfect name for a perfect little lady!

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a moment for a family portrait.

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then into the car for the ride to her home where she will meet oliver and libby, her new tt brother and sister.

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and then there was one . . . .

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•January 26, 2013 • Comments Off on

76 DAYS OLD:  emma leaves tomorrow, so we made the ‘saturday rounds’ of blandford one last time. first stop the dump, where we ran into carolyn.

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after vernon and tim finished emptying my car. tim had a chance to say hello/goodbye to emma.

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then off to the library where janet, the director of the library said hello to emma. emma was a little nervous on the counter.

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but when she was put down on the floor she made the library her own. here she is helping janet restack the shelves.

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then she ran laps around the shelves. on one of the laps she found janet’s gloves.

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then it was off to the children’s section where she just had to inspect the heating vent.

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after about an hour of fun in the library, we went across the street to the market and said goodbye to roland.

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then it was off to sheepgate to say one last goodbye to maureen . . . but because of this extreme cold spell they had run out of gas, so maureen was home in the warm while her husband bob was holding down the fort and waiting for the gas man.

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long adventure for emma. when we got home rover was so very happy to see his little sister. after a joyful reunion, emma took a very long nap.

•January 25, 2013 • Comments Off on

75 DAYS OLD:  tango just left. tiffany was holding tango while his new dad was filling out the paperwork.

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then everybody got ready to go.

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rover and emma were not happy – lots of barking and complaining when tango didn’t get put back in the pen.

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and then there were two . . . .

•January 24, 2013 • Comments Off on

74 DAYS OLD:  last adventure in blandford for tango. he leaves tomorrow for his new home. we went to the library. at first he was a little overwhelmed.

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then he walked around a little bit. still checking everything out.

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finally decided it was okay.

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then it was off the vet’s office for a follow up exam. everything checked out! he doesn’t look too happy with hazel examining his little boy parts.

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•January 23, 2013 • Comments Off on

73 DAYS OLD:  today was coby’s turn to leave. we met p.j. and her son, joe, in palmer, mass. we went through all of the paperwork and got coby settled in their car. coby was real happy to see p.j.

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he gave me a kiss goodbye.

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then with his new travel harness securely on, it was into the back seat with joe for the ride to his new home.

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and then there were three . . . .