Sunday, January 31, 2010

Farewell "A" Litter

Today was a day filled with lasts. The last dinner, the last picture, the romp around the dining room table. 8 weeks have flown by. The puppies have grown by leaps and bounds all weighing in well over 10 lbs and a couple reaching 15 pounds (sorry raisers no carrying these chubby wubbies).

With each litter I always think it is going to get easier (NOT), giving them back to begin their future is the next step in the process. Doug and I are excited for what lies ahead of these golden nuggets. They came into this world as 8 tiny reindeer and now are leaving us as future assistance dogs. They are ready. They have experienced multiple surfaces, from hard wood, to beaten down baby gates (yes beaten down by them), carpet, krinkle paper, dog litter, you name it they have felt it. They leave us with solid poop ( ok don't laugh but that is a big deal in the puppy world and it took awhile to get them there). They are sleeping 5 hours straight at night ( a few prefer to sleep in their crate). They have been introduced to collars and leashes, eye contact and the basic manners that if you sit in the whelping box you are the first to get out (Arnie is best at this). The 2010 "A" litter has been visited by close to 100 people, 92 to be exact. Wow that is alot but oh so good. They have had their first photo session and are the perfect models. The 2010 "A" litter is ready.

Doug and I want to thank you for taking the time to watch the puppies on the web cam, for following the blog and being interested in Paws With A Cause. We both know that you all wish them well and will prayer for their success. Success whether it be a Paws Assistance Dog, or whatever they choose to do. You all will be a part of their lives. You have enrich Doug and I with your encouragement and excitment about the puppies.

We both want to thank you all from the bottom of our hearts. The puppies destiny is yet to be deteremined but we know what ever it holds will be filled with wonderment and love. Tonight can slow down and give us our last moments with the puppies, the last hug, the last puppy kiss, the last clean up of poop and pee (an oh have we done alot of that). The last giggle and the last puppy pile and fighting for our attention oh yeah tonight can slow down. There will never be a last goodbye as these littles one will always be a part of our hearts. Our love and thoughts go out to the raisers that are going to conitnue on with their upbringing. We hope that you fall as madly in love with these guys and girls as we have.

Last but not least I would like to leave you all (for now until placement pictures that is) with the 2010 "A" litter names. Not telling who they are yet but I will give you their names. Welcome to the world of being a Foster Puppy, wear you back pack with pride and do your best, make Doug and I proud of you. Arnie, Atlas, Adell. Alley, Atti, Aggie, Amber, Alpine. Rock on A litter!


Cheryl said...

Thank You Amiee & Doug for sharing an incrediable 8 week journey on your blog. I've truly enjoyed watching them blossom and can promise we will do our upmost best to prepare Aggie for whatever journey God has planned for her. Its an honor to raise one of your babies!


Meghan said...

Thank you for sharing Hula's litter with us. You have set the standard very high and I'll strive to do half as good of a job with our pups as you, Doug and Hula have done.

I will have to find a new favorite blog to check first thing in the morning!