Hi! Rue is
doing great! We have been loving her and spoiling her. She is
the best puppy I have ever had. She is potty trained and hasn't
has any accidents in the kitchen, the house, or even her sleeping
kennel. She is so sweet and perfect!
We have decided to have her official name be Rue Merida Johnson.
The students in my class have really enjoyed seeing her photos
and hearing Rue stories. The boys even put a Halloween costume
on her for a little while :) Thank you for precious Rue!
We just put
Dove (aka Deena) to bed. She proved to be an excellent traveler,
never carsick, no whining, and no accidents! She was perfect
in the hotel room, a very quiet roommate who awoke at 5:00 ready
to go, but took a good nap right after. We love her to pieces
and think she is the most gorgeous collie on earth. That didn't
take long! I'm sure she misses her home and siblings, but is
so happy-go-lucky, she seems to be glad about everything. What
a great dog!
you posted from time to time about her progress. She will do
Joan and Maddy
(and Dove) Woodward
I don't know where to begin...Do I start with thanking you for
parting with one of your best? Or do I mention that everything
you said about Madison was true? You can imagine my feelings
of elation when Greg arrived home with Madison earlier this month
after his journey from NC to Colorado, her pictures definitely
do *not* do her justice. Not only is she a beautiful, healthy
Champion, who is impeccably behaved, and has a temperament that
should be bottled and sold, but she is also a loving, intelligent
companion that we are so blessed to be able to share our home
and hearts with!
We eagerly await her new coat to come back in this Fall so we
can enter her at the local AKC conformation shows with the ultimate
goal of earning her "Grand Championship". We are so
fortunate to have the best of both worlds, not only a finished
Champion, who will be a delight to exhibit, (and who by the way,
is in love with her new owner-handler, Greg -- mind you, the
feeling is mutual!), but also an amazing, playful Collie who
has adjusted to our home and family as if she has lived with
us all her life.
One simply can't ask for anything more...
Thank you for entrusting Maddie to us and for your willingness
to share this special Collie. We love her dearly and are so happy
you have allowed "CH Cyndella's Miss July" to take
up residence in her new 'forever home' here at 'Doe Run' in North
(Doe Run Collies)
for this beautiful, sweet little girl who has captured all our
hearts. She slept most of the way home. We stopped at PetSmart
and got some bullychews and a small collar and leash. We have
bigger ones but nothing to work with her while she is small.
She was quite a hit in there and very good even when we met some
small horses (danes almost as tall as me). She got lots of holding
and spoiling right off the bat (LOL) -Brent adores her. I worked
tonight and guess from all reports she did fantastic with everyone
in my absense. She is sleeping in her crate in our room. We had
her in the crate in the kitchen with the door open all evening
so she could come in and go out at will. We fixed her a large
plastic storage box of shavings and she doodled in it. She's
gone pee outside twice, ate well and drank a fair amount of water
when we got home. I actually fed her a bit of the dry food, broken
up into small pieces on the way home. She seemed to like that.
So that's the update on today. I think she will adapt pretty
quickly, she's smart and very attentive. Keep us updated on Justin
and Sabrina (pictures too). Will send some along in a day or
so of Ayla. Talk to you soon.
I can't believe
how smart she is, she already has partially learned a few commands,
she slept very well last night. I will have to say that her new
best friend is my 3 year old black cat Nefertiti. The cat loves
the other Collie, Idril, but hugs and rubs all over Rhona. Rhona
followed her into the laundry room where we keep the cat food
on top of the dyrer, the cat saw her and stopped eating to hang
her head down to touch noses. Rhonna really likes her too! I
have never seen a cat and dog take to each other like this is
the twenty years I have had cats with dogs. Thanks for all the
socializing and great care she has received.
exam went great! My Vet said she is a beauty and very healthy.
There is no doubt that she is part of the family already. We