The drive to the school is about 10 hrs, meaning it would be a very long trip. So we broke the trip up and left Thursday night, drove to Jacksonville and spent the night, then drove the rest of the way in the morning.
The school was having a puppy raiser open house on the main campus. It was great because not only was there some great information, but Baity's siblings were there as well! This included Austin (See previous posts), Ally, and JoJo. Us raisers had a good time sharing things about our dogs and also figuring out if our dogs were related! (Their Mom is Misty, Dad is Bently)
From Left: Ally, JoJo, Austin, and Baity (4 out of the 8)
We then headed over to the kennels to have a tour. While we were going to the different kennels we were able to put our dogs in the vans (they are used by the trainers to take the dogs to different locations). It was good for the puppies to get an idea of what they are going to be ridding in!
We then got to head over the puppy kennels and play with some of the puppies. I knew that the new puppy we were getting would be there, but because they were a donated litter (the school didn't not breed them) and had only been brought back a day or so earlier, they were under quarantine so we could not see them. One of the workers did offer to take a picture!
Golden Retrievers (One of these is ours! [6 in the litter])
Playing with the puppies
New born puppies! (Note: The barrier is to keep the puppies in, not keep the mom out. She can easily get in)
We then headed to the beach to do a photo shoot with Baity. He was super excited to be at the beach and desperately wanted to go into the water. But because we are in a hotel and didn't want to worry about bathing him, we couldn't let him swim and get all dirty. We did sit and watch the water.
Back at our hotel I put Baity on his tie down right by my bed. He had no problem sleeping by me and anytime I would move throughout the night, he would pick up his Buddy (stuffed dog he's had since we got him), put his face right at mine, and wag his tail. It was sweet little thing he did that showed how much he cared.