Sunday, March 21, 2010

Team HumDog Grows by One - Welcome rOaDie

Pepper and Snoopy welcomed Snoopy's long lost litter-mate and brother on Sunday Mar 14. He was released from his duties (duties he didn't take to very well) at a near-by cattle ranch, to pursue work hopefully more to his liking with Snoopy, Pepper, and I, in our mushing adventures! Thanks Ralph!!
Snoopy, above, is a dog with heart. His tug lines are always tight. He follows commands easily and works honestly. He gives all he has got with a smile on his face. If his brother has half the heart and drive that he has, he will be an awesome sled dog.This dog's given name was CODY> But we have taken to calling him O.D. ...or rOaDie. O.D. is for Other Dog...or Over Drive!!

Above, a calm moment between brothers. Snoopy has been very aggressive with him. Pepper, below, has been on the outskirts of most of those interactions. She seems annoyed by it all, but will eagerly play with O.D. when they are alone in the yard. Snoopy, with time, will mellow out... i hope...
rOaDie is very submissive. He lOVES to roll over. He rolls and he rolls over and over in the grass until he rolls right down the hill!! :)
He is a very good looking pup!!! He is so skinny....but that will change.
rOaDie is inquisitive and handsome. His confidence is growing everyday and he is adjusting well to our routine and rules. We already love him so much. He has learned/experienced so many things in one week: He has ridden in a car, walked on a leash, hung out in the house, gotten neutered, gone to doggy day-care at the vet, taken more car rides, eaten new foods including roast chicken for a good 'down'! He has gone to the river (and even jumped in!) played with toys, chased a tennis ball and learned to stay out of the kitchen and the girl's rooms. He has gone up and down the stairs, and learned to not jump on the table, and to avoid chasing the cats! We are measuring him for a harness this week, and hope to play some with him in it, by the first week in April. Yahoo! Go O.D.!
Good boy! Below, Fun times in the VOlvo.......On a side note: wanted FREE 4x4 beaterToyota for mushing truck!
Snoopy! You little licker!
Remember me bragging about a REAL musher coming to South Fork? Well she did. Lorraine Temple gave an awesome and informative assembly on the 8th. xoxo Jj