Time again for another Honeydew update.
She is doing very well - recovered from being spayed fairly quickly, which was helped by all of the snow and ice which made it impossible for us to go anywhere or do anything. She thoroughly enjoyed the snow, to say the least -- although, going outside in the freezing cold to break up ice to create a place for her to "do her business" on a leash was annoying.
We continue to work on training and good behavior. She is riding the bus and Streetcar like a pro, which is something we do nearly every day at work. She is continuing to become more mature and calm. She is still very dog distracted, but at least now she keeps walking in a straight line, even if her head is swiveled 180-degrees in the opposite direction so she can watch the dog across the park.
Photo 1) Honeydew enjoying our big "Arctic Blast 08" (where do the news people come up with these names) right after Christmas. The are predicting more snow tomorrow. What a strange winter indeed.
Photo 2) Puppy class -- where we had to run a "recall relay"...two teams, dogs across the gym on a "sit/stay", first person calls their dog but the other dogs have to stay put. It was complete chaos, to say the least, because once one dog ran - they all ran! We did it about 5 times, and finally the dogs understood. So, they mixed it up and we all had to recall a dog that wasn't our own...of course, when another lady called for Honeydew - she came...but she came to me instead of her - and then proceeded to run from the other lady when she came to get her. Geesh!
Photo 3 & 4) We have some new baby puppies! I can't believe Honeydew was ever this little! Look at those big paws and that puppy belly! The blonde one's name is "Futura" -- not sure I like that name, but she is cute enough it doesn't matter what her name is. :) Not sure what the cute black puppy's name is.
Photo 5) Last night we had to go to a gathering/party with another puppy club. They had a variety of games...this one was a "wag off" -- the dogs that had the best/most tail wags won.
Photo 6) Honeydew tied with another dog in the "wag off" -- so here we are going head-to-head for the grand prize. The other dog won - but she is being raised by a professional dog trainer, so Honeydew thinks the competition was rigged. But, our little girl got second place for wiggling her butt!