These pups are all gone. I’m still editing photos of all their visits. These will be the last ones I put up. Everybody gets a kick out of the pups and kids, so I have to share this batch.
Miss Green went to southern Colorado to be a farm dog (dairy goats and chickens) and therapy dog. Miss Gold went to Virginia to be a Search & Rescue dog (their 3rd SAR dog from me). Miss Pink went to Washington state for Schutzhund, obedience and tracking. Miss Red went to Ft. Collins, CO to be a family companion and do obedience & nosework competition (their second dog from me). Mr. Blue went to the Denver area to be a therapy dog and family companion for two busy boys. Mr. Yellow went to Cheyenne, WY to be a therapy dog (her second dog & second therapy dog from me).
MM Litter, 48 Days Old, Visits the Children’s Library, page 1
(links to pages 2 & 3 are at the bottom of this page)
The library visit is a hoot: they invite all the young children who frequent the library to come for puppy playtime. This started when we began the Reading Dog program, where children sign up for times to come read to a therapy dog on Wednesday and Friday afternoons (Wednesdays a Chihuahua and Fridays one of my German Shepherds). Once the children’s librarian got to know me and my dogs, she asked me to bring my litters, and it’s very popular with children and their moms.
Laurie, Brenda, Denise and Cathy O helped with this visit. I had lined up lots of help to meet us at the library because the lawn where we have to potty the puppies before entering the library since it is a very busy place, with cars constantly coming and going. Once they’ve pottied, everyone picks up a pup and we head indoors. The children’s library has a great room that is officially a theater, but works great for us as it has linoleum floors plus big broad steps for the puppies to climb. The steps are about 6″ high, a struggle for puppies to climb but they manage it eventually, and about three feet deep. Miss Gold enjoyed exploring the steps and also got up on the stage to look around. The puppies played for about 45 minutes before all finally crashed. Some parents and kids stay the entire time; others come for a while, leave, and are replaced by new ones. We had about 20 kids all told. All the mayhem is GREAT socialization for the pups.
All the pups played very well with the kids, having a great time and playing VERY hard.