Bear is doing well in his new home. He's already been to see and meet his new vet. He's getting along well with the other dog in his home, once he made it clear that his food dish is off limits. Like most rotties, Bear is very protective of his food. He makes a huge, fierce sounding growl if another dog approaches his food and he will back up the growl with action. Fortunately, the two dogs settled things between them and they came to an understanding about Bear's food. Now they are best friends. Amazingly, Bear is well behaved indoors, no accidents, and he goes to the door when he wants out. This is a dog who was living outdoors on a chain in West Virginia. It just confirms what I've always known, rotties are smart. I've never met a stupid one. They only fight to protect what is theirs, and they know how to handle people.
A comment about Hercules showed up on my Facebook page, saying that they can't keep him out of the hot tub. Herc liked the water when he was here too. He'd run like crazy playing ball in the pasture and then dive into the water tank getting his long coat completely soaked. It cooled him off. Apparently he still loves the water. Fortunately they also have a pool for the summer. Herc will love it.
Holiday continues to thrive in her new home. Apparently she is either learning new commands or finally acknowledging that she already knew them. She is also showing that she has some prey drive, but they must be managing it pretty well.
Does anyone remember Flirt? She's pretty hard to forget, being the tallest dog I've ever had and the only Great Dane. She is doing well, walking off leash now (in the country), and getting along well with other dogs. Flirt is still very thin, she just won't gain weight, but there are worse problems to have with weight, believe me.
And finally there was email and pics from the folks who adopted Ellie from me. Poor Ellie was bounced around to a couple homes before we found the right one for her, but she hit the jackpot at last. Below is a picture of Ellie at Dewey Beach.