Monday, May 24, 2010

Lots and Lots of Fun Outings for Don

So much has been going on lately, I haven't had time to blog! With the end of school coming in a couple of weeks, my life has suddenly gotten very busy. I am really looking forward to the summer and having more time to blog. Don is doing great; I've taken him SO many places recently. We are still working on dog distractions though. He celebrated his first birthday on May 7. His buddy Maya came over, who is a goldendoodle. They had a lot of fun together, chasing each other around. His friend Silky, a sweet black lab being raised in my club, also came over that week. Don and Silky were quite the energetic pair. At first, they wanted to chase and chew on each other, but then they decided to play tug. It was very cute :) Don is so giant; he just stood there with the tug toy in his mouth while Silky pulled and pulled with all her might to try and get it from him. Don went to a SF Giants baseball game two weekends ago. It was a great experience for him, though he had a little trouble fitting under the seat because of his enormous size. This past weekend, our puppy club went on an outing to San Francisco. Yesterday, I took Don with us on a hike along the beach. It was a very windy, 5 hour hike but Don did really well. I have lots of pictures, so I'll put them into another post. For now, here are some birthday pictures.

Don and Silky loved playing tug, though Don had a little bit of an advantage with his massive size.

All Don had to do was stand still while Silky did all the tugging.

Pool time! Don absolutely loves water. Yesterday, he had so much fun swimming at the beach.

I tried to get a birthday picture, but Don wasn't very willing to look at the camera.

Don eating his special birthday dinner.

Playing with Maya, my friend's goldendoodle.

I though this was quite how they both sat away from each other. The second I released Don from his stay, he went right back to playing.
Maya was very nice and brought Don a birthday present- a new kong!
I can't believe Don is 12 1/2 months old now, which means I've only got a couple more months left with him. I am working on his dog distractions every day, so hopefully we will get there. He's doing really well and is even maturing a bit. Only 2 more months until Fun Day! Can't wait!!
I'll be posting about all our other outings soon.


  1. Well Happy Birthday Don! It's cool Don's Birthday was the same day I got Breeze I guess I will always remember it haha!!
    Seems like you are having fun with him. That stinks that he will be leaving soon. Good luck on the dog distractions!

  2. That so cool! Its funny how I remember all of Don's info- his ID, birthdate, and the day I got him. There was this blog post awhile back on Guide Dog's blog and it said, "you know you're a puppy raising if you know your dog's exact birthdate and the day you got him/her." :)

    I'm definitely having lots of fun with him!


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