The handsome Copper has found a new home! Copper was not meant to be a pack member, he thrives on one on one love and attention. We have been looking for a new home for Copper for a couple of months and have found one where he will be the best buddy for the whole family. Copper is joining a family of 6 - dad, mom and 4 kids to run and play and throw balls for him alone! I am so excited to have found a perfect match for this lovely boy. My sister in labs, Joan over at Lab Tails was the breeder we got him from and he has been a joy to have around. I wanted to give him the chance to be the best he could be and he couldn't do that with 10 other dogs. It was a sad to see him go, but I know this was meant to be. The whole family is tall and lean like Copper and the kids are all redheads!
While we will all miss Copper, we know this is the best we can do to give him an opportunity to be a hunter and runner and playmate to this wonderful new family! Butt rubs to the big guy!
It has been the warmest couple of weeks, 2 Mondays in a row with record highs of 91! In February and March - I change to shorts every night as soon as I get home! WHEW! The furkids have their pool back and boy are they loving it! Addie and Sig where very interested and had no problems getting in and getting wet. It helped that Copper is a water baby extraordinaire - he gets in while the pool is filling!
They all had a grand time and can now cool off during the day with these 80's being the normal high lately.
Hoping every one back East and Midwest has dug out! I am planting the garden this weekend, have to get the lettuce and peas and spinach in as they don't do well in hot weather. The beans, tomatoes, peppers, cukes, pumpkin and melons are outside to get used to the weather and will go in tomorrow or Sunday. Then we have to convince DJ (darling Jeffery) to get the fence up to keep the dratted rabbits out!
Ruger has 2 weeks to graduation for obedience, Champ is in week 4 and doing much better this time around. Ellie is going back to the Rally ring the 21st of this month, we are hoping to finish her Rally Advanced title and we will give Champ his first shot in the conformation ring! Wish us luck and if you are in Tucson, we will be at Rillito Park both days of the Canada Del Oro show! We will be taking the babies, Sig and Addie to the CDO fun match in Sahuarita the 28th of March and we are hoping to get to Phoenix in April for the Kachina Kennel Club match! Spring is always busy with shows, Arizona is too hot in the summer and we may be very warm in 2 weeks at the park!
I raise and show Labrador Retrievers, happily married with 2 children - ages 28 and 10. At present 7(!) furkids. I work full time, teach obedience training for dogs, hunt and fish, and have an addiction for the printed page.