Thursday, July 4, 2013

Hey, We Have a Puppy...


Many of you have been asking for more pictures of "the puppy." It's not that we haven't been taking dozens (hundreds?). It's just that she's been keeping us busy!

The aCappella crew is still "stuck" at Shady Harbor Marina waiting for the Erie Canal to open. It was scheduled to do just that early last week when Mother Nature threw another storm at the canal pouring down inches of rain on the already soaked towns. We've seen pictures of the destruction at some of the towns along the Erie Canal. So we're certainly not complaining about being stuck at a lovely marina with a nice restaurant and bar, swimming pool, Adirondack chairs under shady trees, and lots of other boaters to share docktails, potlucks, and boating stories. If we get bored, we can always watch the debris float by on the river.


It has allowed us to develop a routine for our latest crew addition, who slept until 6:30 the past two mornings! Training her is proving to be fairly easy as she is "food motivated." Seriously! She makes Dylan look like a picky toddler. She literally tries to climb the galley cabinets when her food is being prepared. Have a treat in your hand? You don't even have to say "sit."


When the food is gone she climbs into the dish forcing us to take up the water dish. Yes, she stands in the water dish and scratches at the food dish or stands in the food dish and splashes in the water dish. She's even taken to sleeping beside her food dish. I guess in case we sneak food in while she's asleep...


She's already added 50% (6 pounds) to her weight and is well on her way to becoming a full fledged member of the crew. She's still working things out with Dylan who is finally showing a bit of teeth when she goes too far. But then he comes back for more, as does she.


In another few weeks she will start losing those sharp baby teeth as well as gain more weight and height. She's already bonding with the Frisbee.


Dylan will have a new playmate in no time. We think maybe we'll keep her. What do you say, Dylan?

2 comments:

John said...

She's precious!

Pam and Dave said...

One word. Awwww.....

Since we arrived here in mid-May, we've had four days of no rain. And not only has it rained on the others, but it's rained heavily. It's taking its toll not only on boaters, but on area farmers too (Glen is west of Amsterdam in the Mohawk Valley) - http://www.leaderherald.com/page/content.detail/id/557203/Heavy-rain-punishing-local-farmers.html?nav=5011