Monday, August 20, 2012

Lions Gold Outing

Yesterday was the annual Lathrup Village Lions Club Gold Outing.  The weather was perfect. We had 76 golfers. Hubby and I ran the Marshmallow drive, only this year instead of marshmallows we had peeps. I need to talk to some of the golfers to hear how they felt about it.  They were definitely sticky.  We had to run out and get baby wipes to wash hands and clubs afterwards. Penny went to as liaison from the Leader Dog School.  She did a great job and behaved herself beautifully. It was a good day.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Puppy Tales

Hubby has become really involved with raising Penny, our Leader Dog Puppy.  Make sure you watch his blog  Puppy Tales.  People keep saying to us. " How are you ever going to part with her afer a year?" I tell them it would be easy afer two weeks!

Thursday, August 2, 2012

The First Week with a New Puppy

We picked up Penny, an 8 lb 6 oz golden retriever puppy, from the Leader Dog Headquarters on Monday. It certainly is keeping us busy.  I forgot how active a puppy can be. She is into just about everything. We have gates to keep her in the kitchen.  At this rate Hubby and I will be able to do those "leg up" commercials for LaQuinta Hotels. Hubby has taken over the mid night "park" duties.  (Leader Dogs are taught to "park" (go potty) on command.)  We put her neckerchief on her but she was interested in chewing it off. (She chews everything.)  She sleeps in a crate in our bedroom. When we first put her in it, she wimpered but stopped when we talked to her.  Arnold who sleeps between us was apparently upset when she wimpered and so he barfed all over the headboard of the bed.  Penny gives Arnold a rough time, but he still stays nearby and only hisses at her when she chews on his tail or ears.