Brady has grown into a good dog

me & BradyI recevied a note from the owner of Brady (formerly known as Cupid from Annie‘s litter).

I wanted to write and let you know how wonderful of a dog Brady is. He is so eager to please and is currently in training classes which have taken him from a good dog to a great dog. I can not express how happy I am having rescued him. I am attaching a few pictures and will be getting some more soon . hope you like them!

Here is my response:

Thank you SO much for passing these photos on to me! I remember you well, wasn’t your other dog named Bella? I am very happy to hear that Brady is giving you so much love and is being a good boy. I get to see his brother, Donner now named Bauer, every Monday at a free, off leash playtime I run. It is great to get to see my babies all grown up! If you are ever in the St Charles area you have to bring him by for a visit!

Thanks again for the update – it means so much to me.

Brady at play

brady and bella


Bauer Training Video

More video from Bauer’s family – this is great!  Here we see Bauer at 9 weeks, practicing giving paw, lying down, and sitting up.  Teaching these basic moves is essential for a young pup and Bauer is doing a great job!

February 1, 2009 • Tags: , , • Posted in: behavior, pups, story update, video • No Comments

Bauer versus Shovel

Ok, the cute meter is off the charts on this one… Here is a short video of Bauer and his antics with a shovel, taken during one of the snowiest winters Chicago has seen in many years.  Enjoy!

January 29, 2009 • Tags: , • Posted in: pups, story update, video • No Comments

Bauer Plays Fetch Video

Annie’s puppy Donner was adopted by his forever family and renamed Bauer.  Here is some very cute video of Bauer at 8 weeks old playing a game of fetch:

January 29, 2009 • Tags: , • Posted in: Annie, puppy update, pups, video • No Comments

An Update on Bauer

Bauer at 8 weeksWe have an update with photos and two videos from Bauer (formerly Annie’s pup “Donner”) and his forever family. As always we appreciate any puppy updates from adoptive families – keep sending them to us and we’ll keep posting them for all to see!

Today Bauer made a trip to the vet. He was happy in his crate on the way to the vet, and even more happy as I hooked up his leash and let him hop out of my car…but as soon as we got to the front door it was as though his puppy radar sensed this was a place where he didn’t really want to be. I had to pick him up and carry him in, but once we got in there he was fine. He won over the staff with his sweet personality, and even went so far as to show off all of his tricks for them…..he “sits”, lies


Last Four Pups Go On Their Way

And so the final four left yesterday…Little Cupid, Vixen, Dasher and Donner. I was sad but business-like once again. We let the pups romp outside with the family that took Cupid and that made a good memory for me of transition.



To you Cupid I wish for many long and lazy nights spent chewing a good bone, tired out from a day of playing with your doggy sister and from good, long, Cesar-inspired walks. Your new family will love you and more importantly, keep their attention on what you need to live a full life as a dog.



Vixen, to you with your spunky and happy personality I wish for you many silly games with your new little family member. I hope you have lots of doggy play-dates, long romps in big spaces, and I hope you learn to catch a frisbee. I know you will be a beautiful jumper, your tiny 8 week old body already so athletic. Be a good girl and learn the rules of your new home. Make me proud.



And Dasher, my beautiful boy, enjoy your new family – full of love, children and other dogs. Learn the rules of the house and teach your owners some new tricks. Get your doggy brother into shape and get your people out walking more often. And enjoy all the love the children have to give.



And finally, dear little Donner. You are so loved, I can see it in your new family’s eyes. You will grow up to be a beauty. Keep your happy tail wagging sweetness. Enjoy all the things life is going to give to you. Make new friends that honor the friendship between you and my son…for you were his favorite playmate, and his pride and joy. Remember how to give paw (both the front AND back!) and never ever forget how to dance.