– Hannah –
2005 – The week's DaDane features Hannah, who was exactly 7 weeks
old when I photographed her. At 20 pounds, Hannah is a very happy,
healthy and robust puppy. She enjoys playing with her littermates –
2 female fawns, 1 fawn male, 2 male brindles, and 1 female brindle.
I enjoyed playing with all the puppies, however, I am awfully glad
I don't have to clean up after them. It's an endless job!
Update on Sam
Sam's transport to Canada went without
a hitch. He has settled in at Birch
Haven where he has already bonded with another rescue named Cletus.
Sam and Cletus are both black, and both are around the same age. Cletus
is very well adjusted and self confident. He is teaching Sam how to
be a dog. Gwen writes,
"Sam went to the vet
tonight. He weighs just over 114 pounds and he was given a full physical
exam. I brought Cletus with us to the
vet for 'confidence boosting' for Sam, and Sam did amazingly well.
He climbed right onto the weight
scale, allowed us to cut his nails, and looked towards
Cletus for reassurance when it came time for his blood work. He did
lean on me and the tech, yet he showed plenty of confidence in himself
handled by strangers. I am so proud of him! Cletus has done more for
Sam than I think I could ever do in terms of boosting him up. Their
bond grows stronger every day. Sam lets Cletus and Cherokee eat and
from his bowls without any problems and he has not shown any aggression
or possessiveness at this time towards anything.
It is amazing the
difference that Cletus has made to Sam. For the last two nights, the
two of them have done
nothing but play! Sam is learning how to play like a dog and Cletus
is now teaching him about toys and pull-ropes, etc. Sam is
very interested, yet he does really know how to play with
them. While Cletus is teaching Sam all the great things about being
a dog, he is also teaching him not so good things, like the notion
that there might be wonderful goodies hiding in the garbage!"
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