Hawk's Schedule

8/4 Lake Mills
8/12 CCSDA Training

September 10, 2013

Best Friends

Monday September 9, 2013 will always be remembered as the day that Hobey met his new family.  This was the first of many interactions that will prepare Hobey for placement over the next seven months.

Our journey began when we met his boy, Luke, at Communication Innovations for a therapy session.  In the lobby, we had brief introductions and Luke, smiling from ear to ear, saying "dog".  Hobey tried to be good/calm, offering an occasional "kiss".

During the session, Luke wanted to show Hobey everything, while we worked on being still and quiet.  The first thing Luke scrolled to on his iPad was a photo of a dog.

 Later while drawing and tracing, he asked for Hobey's paw to trace it.


September 8, 2013

Growing Up

Over the weekend Hobey lost his last remaining puppy teeth.  Three of the four molars fell out during puppy playtime at the Dog Den.  He left a few red marks on his playmates and a trail of red on the floor, which I promptly wiped up.

This turned out to be perfect timing because he only had a four day supply of puppy food left.  He will be transitioning to adult food for the next week.  The recipes are very similar; the biggest difference is the size of the kibble.

Since we will be traveling again this weekend, we decided that it would be a good time for Hobey to spend some time without his canine companion; Monte is vacationing up north.  We have found that Hobey's ears work a lot better when he is not shadowing Monte.  On our walks, he explores on his own while maintaining visual contact with us and returning occasionally to check-in.

September 2, 2013

All Clear

Hobey received his freedom a week ago; no rabies, no more quarantine.

Three weeks after the "dog bite", my finger is still on the mend.  It should be back to normal in another seven days.

He has been making up for lost time: test drives, grocery shopping, Bucky Book pick-up & deliveries, office visits, and swimming.  He has grown to love the water.  Now our task is to keep him out of it.

The first of the month is always time for flea/tick treatment, heartworm medication, and puppy report.  This month we added nail trimming.