|Posted by nwkasgoodland on June 10, 2012 at 11:50 PM||comments (0)|
Hi, Just wanted to take a moment to say hello and give you a quick update on Anka. She is doing great...so happy....this is a dog that absolutely loves life! She plays constantly, has our clients wrapped around her little paw, and is just full of life. We are still very happy with her. She does get a bit crazy now and then, but we expected that with the Jack Russel in her.
Anka graduated puppy classes and is now in the midst of her Intermediate classes. She is finding it a bit tough at times, but we have a great trainer who loves Anka and wants her to be successful. She will pass!
We have acquired a few pieces of agility equipment, and will be training her to do some of that as well to help with her energy level.
She has now overcome most of her fears that she came to us with. The only one we can't get past is the vacuum cleaner, but I think most dogs tend to be affraid of it, so I'm not worried about it.
Anka is such a blessing to us! We hope to stop by and say hello to you sometime this summer.
Thanks again for our sweet girl!
|Posted by nwkasgoodland on May 17, 2012 at 12:40 AM||comments (0)|
After a very emotional loss of their dog Mike and Barb were able to adopt a dog from NWKAS. This obviously did not take the hurt away from the loss of one of their best friends. However we know how much happiness this will bring you. We are so happy that we found another outstanding home for one of our dogs. Thank you Mike and Barb and please send us pictures and updates!!
|Posted by nwkasgoodland on November 26, 2011 at 10:45 AM||comments (0)|
Look at our beautiful boy, Kathy! And for the first time, no doggy accidents today. Yet! Elaine
|Posted by nwkasgoodland on November 26, 2011 at 10:40 AM||comments (0)|
2:15 am Sunday morning, and I rolled out of bed to powder my nose (or something like that). This is night #2 with Mr. Miles being on the loose in the house so I tiptoed through the house looking for that dog. Twice I completely toured the inside of our house. No Miles. I found my eyeglasses and went through the house again, disturbing all the kitties, but finding no dog. You wouldn't think it would be THAT hard to find a 60-pound black dog. And you wouldn't think a hunnerd-something-pound woman making the rounds 4 times through the house wouldn't stir up even a soundly sleeping dog. This was serious business, so I got the trusty flashlight from the kitchen and made a thorough loop through the house, ending my tour upstairs in the bedroom where we are currently sleeping in the waterbed. I thought the best thing to do was to wake Mr. Ford and tell him the bad news that someone had stolen our watchdog. Something caught my eye in the small space between the bookcase headboard and the wall. Even the flash from my not-too-bright flashlight didn't disturb that trusty watchdog who had somehow managed to stuff himself back into that tiny space where practically nobody could ever find him. We may need a crowbar to pry him out tomorrow morning, but now that my heart has slowed down to a steady purr I believe I'll tiptoe back into the bedroom and join the rest of the sleeping clan. I'll try not to wake the watchdog nor the man of the house Reporting from the land of believe it or not, this is Elaine signing off for now.
|Posted by nwkasgoodland on November 26, 2011 at 10:35 AM||comments (0)|
Kathy, we are so very pleased and excited to have Miles as part of our family. He learns very quickly (except for the housebreaking part) and wants to be right beside us 24/7 Very affectionate, very quiet, rides well in the vehicle with us. We already love him to pieces! Thank you for helping us find Miles. Elaine
|Posted by nwkasgoodland on May 3, 2011 at 10:27 PM||comments (0)|
Hi, Kathy—just wanted to give you a quick update on Bailey. As to be expected of any dog taken from the only home and surroundings she’s ever known, Bailey was a little scared when we drove off for Monument, but she snuggled up against me for the first 30 minutes or so—not shaking but just still and willing to be held and comforted. Then she seemed to be a little more comfortable and moved over behind Randy and sat up, watching the goings-on. At a gas stop, she stood up and checked out the surroundings, but was at all times a little lady. When we got home, she took a stroll on-leash around the grounds and sniffed everything, as a Beagle will do! Our yardman came over and brought his two dogs with him (very safe and friendly), and Bailey absolutely loved them. She was off-leash in the fenced yard and ran around with them for about 30 minutes, playing with a toy hedgehog we’d gotten her. She walked the fence line with them, piddling away after they did, and she seemed really comfortable in the house with all of the people and the other dogs. She immediately found her water bowl, and happily ate her dinner (the Beneful that Roy said he fed her). After that, she was pretty tired and found our living room couch to be very comfy! I slept downstairs with her last night, and she slept all through the night. She is, as you had described, shy and I think it will take her a while to know her surroundings and us. In the meantime, we’re giving her lots of love and pets and the space she needs, and she’s showing us so many delights of a Beagle. From a standstill, she can jump up on our bed that is really quite high off the ground, and she’s taken to the many stairs in the house.
Just thought you’d like to know how her first few days have gone. Thank goodness for digital cameras—I’ve taken so many pictures of her already--here are a few. I won’t pepper you with emails constantly but will keep you up to date on how she’s doing, just so you’ll know. Thanks again for all you did to help us find our sweet girl.--Susan
|Posted by nwkasgoodland on March 27, 2011 at 11:20 PM||comments (0)|
Say hi to Oakley! Oakley found himself in the hands of the NWKAS. Oakley is an older dog that really just wanted to find a good home where he could be loved! The Mill dog rescue came through and helped the NWKAS out and with there help he ought to have a loving home in no time. Thanks again to the Mill Dog Rescue for giving this guy a chance.