As predicted, this was a long day for the puppies, but they were troopers! The day started as usual with breakfast and play time on the patio, then a snooze and some more play time before time to head out! There are a couple cute videos below of the morning. Then it was time to load up the car to head for Columbia! There was much carrying on for about 5 minutes and then everyone settled in and really didn't make another peep till we arrived at a little before 1 PM. I did find evidence of two puppies vomiting when I opened the back upon arrival, but they hadn't made any noise about it!
Everything is curbside so we didn't get to go in to watch the BAER tests. After about an hour, the Vet and a Vet student came out with the puppies. There were no surprises in the results. We have 9 out of 10 ears that hear and the staff pronounced them the highlight of their week! They were all well behaved and did not need to be sedated!
Pretty, sweet, funny, Rita is our uni. She hears in her right ear but not in her left. She's going to make someone a fantastic family companion. We love her to pieces because she makes us laugh all the time and she is so pretty to look at!
After the Imagine BAER tests, we continued to hang out in the parking lot for about another hour while our friend, Linda's, 7 month old Mini Bull Terrier - Buzz, got his! He's a handsome, funny boy who wasn't sure what to make of those spotted pups in the crate behind him! He can hear too! There was little doubt of that, but now it's official! While we waited lots of people asked to take photos of the puppies! I didn't get them out of the crate though because they haven't had any vaccinations yet and I didn't want to risk exposing them to anything.
So all told, those puppies were in the crate from 10:30 this morning till about 5:15 this afternoon, except to get out to be BAER tested. No food or water. There might have been one pee in the crate when we got home but nothing else. There was a bit of yelling by Jo Jo and by Rita when we were getting close to St. Louis, but they all settled down again and were asleep when I pulled into the garage. Very good puppies! Imagine that!
My brother arrived around 1PM so he and Dave helped unload puppies to the patio where they were treated to a meal which they gobbled down. Then we let them play till they dropped which took nearly 2 hours! Lots of pent up energy! Baili and Rhani were displeased that their dinner was delayed, and I'm sure my brother was hungry too because he left OH at 6AM Eastern time and didn't stop for lunch on his way. Human dinners were delayed till almost 8PM! We all survived though! The puppies took another big snooze in their inside pen and now they are back on their patio for after dark play time and going strong. I decided not to feed them again tonight as that will just further mess up their schedule. We'll begin again with breakfast tomorrow!
Oh and another good news piece today....the only thing broken on my lens is the filter. Dave is going to go to the last camera shop in St. Louis tomorrow to get it replaced. That will be a lot cheaper than buying a whole new zoom lens!
Several cute videos from today follow: "Teeter Fun", "Play with Me", "Our Return Trip to Grandma", and "Watching the US Open". Enjoy!
Until next time....
I like to keep a diary of the puppies as much for myself as for prospective puppy buyers and interested friends. Sadly my blogs for Lucy's and Baili's litters are no longer available due to legacy systems, but I saved them off as pdf's and was reviewing them last night. It was a good refresher on all kinds of things and brought back lots of good memories. Looking forward to Imagine memories too!