Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Happy Holidays from Pearl (and Viggo)!

Pearl and Viggo are enjoying the holiday season! This year, they had their picture taken with Santa at Canine Companions for Independence's Santa Paws fundraiser. They were good sports and smiled for the camera.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Pearl's 7th Birthday!

Pearl turned 7 years old on Wednesday! At seven, she's looking like a kid again, having spent the past six months keeping up with her grown son Vico (AKA Viggo). She's lost those extra lbs. and often beats Viggo to the ball at the park (though after the first three balls, she's ready to give him a chance). Although she's fully retired as a breeder, she is only semi-retired as a school 'tutor'. However, she sometimes lets Viggo take her place at her weekly sessions at the elementary school where her person teaches . . . she's a retiree after all, and her son needs to follow up with his education!

[Above, Pearl and Viggo take a break from the ball chasing.]

Congratulations 'A' Pups!

Pearl wants to share her pride in her youngest pups ('A' litter) who are now at CCI college. A few weeks ago, she got to go to the ceremony and see three of her kids for the first time in over a year. They were all grown up and looking great.

How fast they grow! She feels that it was just yesterday that she was blogging about their puppy antics. (See her posts from July, 2008).

Afterwards, she got to share a moment with Avila . .

. . . and have a chat with Adian . . .

. . . and get sniffed by Atticus.

She hopes that they will all work hard and have fun at school.