Monday, May 14, 2012

Baity's Report Card #2

Today I just got sent Baity's report card for April. He has progressed so much since last month and we are very proud of him. He is still in phase one of his training which is: curbs, straight line, harness and turns. He is not being noisy in the crate anymore and is continuing to improve! Here are the comments from the trainer:

Baity continues to do well. He has stopped vocalizing while in the training crate, which is great. He hasn’t quite gotten the hang of jumping up into the upper crates, but we give him an A for effort. He is doing well learning his guide dog work, but is a little miffed that the treats are starting to disappear; he’s getting over it though and still enjoys receiving praise!  He lives in a community with 6 other boys and they all get along great. 

The comment about him not being able to jump up into the crate definitely made me laugh a little. He was always apprehensive when it came to jumping up and down from high places (which for him was the car) and is a tad bit on the clumsy side :) Glad to know he is getting along well with his group of boys and we are excited for him as he continues to learn!

Good job Baity, keep up the hard work!

Charlotte Update

This is a much needed update that I have finally been able to write. School is finally finished! Which means more time to update the blog!

Charlotte is already 4 months old which is hard to believe. She is growing quickly and is about 30 lbs at present!

The last few months haven't consisted of many things because Charlotte still hasn't had all her shots.

About a month ago we did have a very scary vet experience. She went in to get her shots, we took her home and then an hour later discovered that her entire face was swollen and her eyes were almost completely swollen shut. It was very scary for all of us since she was still so small. We rushed her to the vet and they were able to get her treated. Turns out she had a reaction to one of the shots, which isn't uncommon for this particular shot (Lepto). She had to stay the day to be monitored and we were told that from now on she was going to have to be monitored for the day when given the Lepto shot (she has to have it 3 times).

That all being said, her shot schedule is now having to be spread out incase there is another reaction, which means she won't able to go to many puppy meetings or have many exciting adventures for the next month or so.

I'm hoping to be able to take her to school with me this summer (I have a summer class) as soon as her shots are completed. I know this will be a great experience for her, and Baity loved it!

She is growing very quickly from dog to puppy and is a fun little bundle of energy who keeps us on our toes!

Here are some pictures we have taken of her over the last two months. Enjoy!

At the vet

Enjoying a ride in the car!

At church

 At Ben and Jerry's

Easter Bunny!
Until the next adventure...