Jarett being instructed about the different types of harnesses they use.
That's me...how exciting.
I told her I was too chicken to walk with the blindfold.
After the Juno course we walked over to get lunch where we found most of our group. We ate together and let the dogs relax a little.
Tenaya at the lunch break.
The other golden in our group, Gidget. Apparently Gidget's father was a hunting champ and has no breeding lines in service work.
After lunch we headed back to the booths because the first time around we couldn't find the sleeves. Found the sleeves, looked around at what we wish we could buy, and headed out where we made a pit stop in the kennels. There was a little station in one of the kennels were you could try out grooming your puppy blindfolded. This was an eye opener because..... well the dogs still have toothpaste all over them. It let me have a better understanding at how important it is that we work with these dogs on their patience while being groomed. Our dogs did great but poor Halette, when I brushed her teeth I forgot to look for the small side of the toothbrush and jabbed the large end into her mouth.
Jarett is brushing Tenaya blindfolded.
Jarett brushing Tenaya's teeth blindfolded.
Halette and I getting ready for her toothpaste bath.
Halette with that crazy look on her face must be thinking I was crazy trying to shove the big end of the toothbrush in her small mouth.
Here is Don from The Puppy Raising Journey. He looks so much like his brother, Donner. Too bad he didn't show but I am glad I got to meet Don and Lauren.
After we meet Lauren and Don we walked and sat down to watch the puppies that are handed out to their new raisers on Fun Day. On the way I spotted another Halette look-alike, and sure enough it was Hana.
Halette meets Hana. Halette is on the right. You can see the toothpaste all over Halette's ear.
Here we are waiting and waiting for the puppies. I enjoyed just sitting under the big pine trees. The shade was cool and Halette loved the bark. We talked with some other puppy raisers and passed some time. Halette and Tenaya took this opportunity to catch up on some sleep.
Halette passed out.
Another shot to express how wiped out this pup was.
And look at that NICE jacket sleeve, ha no but really I'm glad I at least replaced one.
Too cute. My girls
with their toothpaste.
We waited and our wait paid off because we got to meet Lance for a quick second. It was worth it because we got to remember how excited we were to bring home our little or now big golden girl. After that we headed out for our car ride home. It was bittersweet knowing that this would be my last Fun Day with Tenaya.
This is Lance, one of the puppy's handed out at Fun Day. He was the only pup I found that is related to Tenaya all day. They share their father Mazel. Lance is from Erin and Rocco's puppy raising group. Here is Erin's blog My Time as a GDB Puppy Raiser.
Do you think they look alike?
Here is Tenaya the day we picked her up from the GDB campus last year.