Monday, November 19, 2018

First and Last


Today Dora had her first surgery that we hope will be her last. Dad took her in early this morning to Seaside Veterinary Clinic where she was scheduled to be spaded. Dora's dad stayed with her as she woke. She did fine and was home before noon.


There will be no stair climbing or jumping up and certainly no going to the dog park for the next few days. That means she can't sleep in the master stateroom. Don't worry her dad will be taking good care of her. Such a spoiled girl...


November 20


Today Dora received a beautiful bouquet of roses and a get well card from her friends Oliver and Muffin on Big Woof! Feeling better already.

Monday, November 12, 2018

An Important 1st

Since Dora joined the Red head crew, she has been racking up one first after another. Pretty much every place she goes and much of what she does is a first for this little girl. Last week she checked off a really important first - her first overnight cruise.


So how did she do? Terrific. Of course, it helped to have 2nd Mate Dee Dee there to show her the ropes.


Where was 1st Mate Dylan? Just chill'n.

Monday, November 5, 2018

Another Amigo


Faithful followers of the blog will remember the many fun-filled days Dylan, Dee Dee, and their best buddy, Gracie, spent at the beach in the Bahamas. Mom loved those times so well, she chose the above picture for her iPad background. If you've missed them or just want to put a smile on your face, check out the entries from 2015 and 2016:

http://www.takingpaws.com/2015/02/theyre-retrievers.html

http://www.takingpaws.com/2016/03/its-deja-vu-all-over-again.html

Red Head has been "stuck" in Southport while Dad works on some below deck issues. It hasn't been the best time for the crew. Mom rented a car a few times so Dylan, Dee Dee, and Dora could visit a mediocre dog park nearby. And the crew went on daily walks around Southport. Not bad but not great.

Then Dad heard from Gracie's people. They were nearby in Holden Beach visiting their beach house with Gracie. Plans were quickly made for a visit including a romp on the beach.


It was just like old times, with the addition of another amigo.


How did the newest addition do? Just fine.


This was Dora's first exposure to the ocean and to ocean waves. She handled it with the typical aplomb of a Red Head crew member.


It was certainly a day Dora will not soon forget.


The day was bittersweet, though. While the crew enjoyed yet another ocean romp with Gracie, they won't be seeing her in the Bahamas this winter. Gracie and her people sold their DeFever, Carolina, last year.


It was great to see you, Gracie!