Monday, October 21, 2013

Miss Tahlia

Tahlia is 5.5 months old and doing ok. She's a very soft, shy and timid girl, except with people. She loves people but does some submissive urinating. She's a highly intelligent girl, knows sit, down, come, off and her name. She sticks around if she's out of the fence with us and loves Carter. She does have a problem jumping but it's getting a lot better.

She will be getting microchipped and spayed soon! She's a tiny little dog, I'd say she's the size of a 3 month old lab puppy instead of an almost 6 month old but that's ok. She's so sweet and loving!

Thursday, July 04, 2013

Active or Not?

As the wait for a puppy-in-training continues, we decided that we needed to get a dog to be our forever family. We learned that I'm not emotionally ready for a small dog, after the tragic loss of our Rizzo three years ago, I just can't handle it. We looked and looked for a rescue lab, we found one. She was an older girl who was very sweet and bonded to me quickly. However, she had some aggression issues and with a young toddler in the house and puppy raising, we decided it was not a safe situation and so she didn't get to stay.

So that brings us to this: a 3/4 lab 1/4 golden retriever, adorable, free, tiny little puppy we named Tahlia. She's a chocolate tinted black and oh so little. The owners of the momma dog took the puppies away from her at 4 weeks and had them locked out in a pump house all day and night. With the temperatures still dipping into the 40's at night and rising to the 80-90's during the day, it was not a safe situation. The person was getting rid of the puppies one way or the other. So this adorable little thing came to our home. She's incredibly sweet, loves to cuddle and play and she has bonded hard. It's hard to remember that she's only 8 weeks old since she's already been here for a month. We are working with her on potty training and introducing her to the clicker.

My hope is that whenever there is a PIT available for me, that she will be trained and vetted enough that I will be able to handle it. We needed to get Carter a dog that's staying, that he can grow with. It still breaks my heart that that isn't Eva but at the same time, I have to move on and trust that we did the very best thing for her that we could.

So for now, I will try and post updates on my sweet Tahlia and the adventures training her. Until then.

Thursday, April 25, 2013


Canine Angels newest litter is now a week old. No clue if I'll be getting one yet but I sure do enjoy hearing the updates and seeing their sweet little faces!

Once I get puppy news (whether from this litter or not) I will be sure to post!

Monday, April 01, 2013

This Blog Will Live!

This blog is going to get all updated and in the coming months will be active again. Not sure when, just yet, but this summer or fall we will be getting our next puppy in training and I am so excited! I'm expecting puppy raising with a 2 year old will be a lot of work but can't even put into words how I am feeling. I'm so excited to give raising another try and to have another service dog in training in the house. It will be nearly 5 years since my last young puppy, Eva was my last baby!

Speaking of Eva, she got adopted in early September and I saw a couple pictures of her. She looks great and very well loved <3 My heart still hurts for her but I am finding the peace, knowing she's doing well.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Eva Update

Eva is up on the rescue site for adoption. Turns out she has a vitamin deficiency. I have very conflicting feelings. I'm thrilled for Eva. I feel guilty. I'm sad, devastated, heartbroken and yet happy. I'm angry. I'm sad that Eva isn't here, she's not my dog anymore, I have no say and no way to make her mine again. I'm happy that she has a manageable condition and will live a long, happy, healthy life. I'm happy she is finally getting treatment. I'm happy because I know I made the right choice and if she was still here she would still be sick since we simply don't have the funds to have done all the testing the rescue did .

That being said, I'm angry. Angry I got handed a sick, poorly bred puppy that I fell in love with. Angry that instead of getting answers, the organization she was through just dumped her and didn't care enough to get answers. Angry that I was given information I believed and caused me to not push for testing of other things. Guilty that I didn't have the resources to get her the help she needed 3 years ago.

Eva will go to a wonderful, loving family and live a long, happy, healthy life. That's what matters. I wish I could have given it to her but I guess I did, in a way. I gave her the chance to get healthy in another way when I couldn't provide it.

Saturday, August 04, 2012

Random Update

This blog is a bit neglected but I wanted to update everyone who doesn't read my other blog.

The big news is that we are currently dog-less. Eva is ok, as far as we know, but we had to make the very difficult decision to release her to a golden retriever rescue. We are not in a financial position to get a bunch of testing done on her to figure out exactly what is wrong with her and therefore treat it. We never expected to be in that position, she wasn't expected to live to be a year old, much less be knocking on the door of 4. The vets before said it was her kidneys and/or cancer but last we talked to them they said it was neither and wanted to do more testing. We felt the best thing we could do is send her to a rescue who will find out exactly what's wrong and then either keep her in a permanent foster home or adopt her out to a fully informed family. I miss my sweet golden girl but know we did the right thing for her.

We presented Comet at the CAST graduation in June. She hadn't yet be re-matched with a family but I got an email a couple days ago from her new family! She's doing well and looks so happy with her girl!

As far as future puppy raising, I'm thinking that in about 6 months I will ask to be put on a waiting list for either a full lab or full poodle. I love the idea of a lab, Loden was my last labby and I miss having a solid dog on the end of my leash. On the other hand, I would love a poodle! I think they are amazing dogs and need to give one a chance to change my husbands mind about them.

As far as people updates, my baby boy is quickly approaching his first birth day. Although we don't celebrate birthdays, I can't believe how fast the time has gone and how much my little man amazes me, brings me joy, makes the world a better place. He's so funny, intelligent, stubborn and beautiful. I'm working on a first year video of him. He's almost walking, has a taken a couple steps unassisted so far.

I started a new weight loss goal yesterday. I'm so sick of feeling sick from the junk I eat and being fat. I want to be healthy for myself, my family and my future. So I plan on working out everyday and eating better. No actual diet plan, just striving to be a better, healthier me.

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

New blog addy

I'm still needing to get posts moved over but my new blog is up and running. Feel free to follow and comment!