Thursday, January 17, 2013
Valora 16 Weeks
I love this puppy! I love her vulnerability and her sweetness. She has invoked all my parenting instincts and I just want to protect her! Valora has had some intestinal issues for the last month, so we can't do food recall or work on Gentle Leader tolerance until she is off round 3 of the doggy BRAT diet, but I anticipate she will be back to a normal diet at the end of the week and she will catch up. She has been quite mischievous the last two days and I'm beginning to think she's on her way back to normal.
I'm up in the early morning hours to check the training phase list. It's become an early Thursday morning ritual to see if Yumi has made it onto the list. I had high hopes that this would be the week I'd see at least a phase 0 by her name, but I'm sad to say that once again my hopes were not fulfilled. It's hard not to worry. I know I'm told it can take awhile for a dog to show up in a string after being released from the breeding program, but she was released within a week of going back and she's been gone for 6 weeks. So yeah, I'm worried. Maybe next Thursday.