Wednesday, October 28, 2015

A Dose of Deedee on October 28, 2015

Are you ready for another dose of Deedee?  Last evening, she was a social butterfly!  


First, she met 6 Mormon missionaries when they came for dinner. (Non dog-related tip:  serving breakfast for dinner is always a big hit with the missionaries.  They all seem to love waffles with strawberries, syrup, and whipped cream, scrambled eggs, and bacon, and as a bonus for me, it's easy to prepare!) 

Photo:  Deedee, being held by one young Mormon missionary, enjoys attention from two others
After dinner, Deedee attended her first guide dog training meeting, held at our leader's home.  Although Deedee is not old enough yet to go out in public, we put a vest on her for a photo shoot with Ecru, another puppy-in-training.  My photo didn't turn out very well, but I think it is interesting to see the difference in size between a puppy who is new, and one who is just a couple of months away from returning to the Guide Dog for the Blind campus.  Also, note how the straps of Deedee's vest are dragging on the ground.  She has some growing to do before it fits correctly!

Photo:  Black lab puppy Deedee sits by yellow lab puppy Ecru.
When we got home, Deedee was all tuckered out.  She watched a bit of TV, then promptly passed out on the floor.

Photo:  Deedee watches an old movie on TV.
Photo:  Yellow lab Drexel and black lab Deedee sleep on the floor.  Deedee looks huge in this photo!
Even though that photo makes Deedee look like a grown dog, she is still a cute little puppy.

Photo:  Black lab puppy Deedee gazes adoringly at the camera

Deedee's insight of the day:


  • Kristi needs to communicate more clearly.  Yesterday, I got brownie points because I was quiet all night and Kristi got to sleep. This morning, even though I didn't wake up Kristi, she didn't give me brownie points.  She said something about she would rather get up in the middle of the night for a minute than have to clean out a crate and give me a bath first thing in the morning. She also said that she knew it was early in our relationship, and that she was sure I would figure out all the rules.  So, I guess it's OK to be noisy if I need to do my business.    Kristi hopes I remember that tonight!  

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Thanks for a quick-learning puppy!



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14 comments:

  1. Such a kind heart she has, forgoing her own discomfort by sleeping in a dirty crate, so you could sleep. :-) I hope tomorrow morning starts out better.

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    1. The crate and puppy are clean now, and the bedroom aired out. All is well. :-)

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    1. She's cute, and a good puppy, too!

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  3. OH MY ! I AM SO IN LOVE WITH THIS LITTLE SERIES! I have been following but my home computer has been down... lots of wind and rain is not conducive to conductivity I guess... go figure!

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    1. Oh, I'm glad you are enjoying it! It's given me a bit of inspiration for my blogging, which I have needed.
      Sorry I didn't get my 6 sentences written for last week. I started, but it was Monday night and the link up was almost closed, and my sentences just weren't sounding right. I haven't come up with an idea for this week yet, but hope to.
      I hope your weather cooperates soon so that you can have computer access from home again. Computer being down is buggy, and commenting from a phone is just about impossible.

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  4. Raising a puppy is hard work and time-consuming. I think you have the routine down to a science.

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    1. I don't know about that, but I'm certainly gaining experience with each puppy.

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  5. The puppy pictures of Deedee are cute but I love the photo of Drexel leaning on your shoes! Labs are such leaners!

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  6. I lurrrve this pupper so!
    When we had our foster pups and there were, um, digestive issues, and in the morning, the inside of the crate looked like it had been painted with, uh, poo. Both had to have an immediate bath, with special attention to the tails used as paintbrushes :)

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    1. I can't believe I didn't hear her. Her crate is right next to my bed so that I can take her out as soon as she needs to go. Hopefully tonight will be better!

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  7. Your dog is so cute:) loving your pup posts:)

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