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Puppy Steps Archive: February, 2012
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Pups in the fast lane
Mon, Feb 20, 2012, 8:40 PM
We took Sparkle bowling Sunday afternoon (actually Betsy bowled and I handled pup and camera). It's a regular outing for the puppy club, and...
Taking care of business
Fri, Feb 17, 2012, 11:19 PM
It's by no means the most glamorous part of puppy-raising, but I'd been thinking for a while that I should address the issue of doggie potty...
A word on sidewalk etiquette
Wed, Feb 15, 2012, 10:42 PM
The other morning, we were doing our usual brisk clip around the neighborhood, with Sparkle pulling ahead out in front, me in the middle, and...
Sparkle's casual Friday
Fri, Feb 10, 2012, 10:59 PM
Friday was a routine kind of winter day, but I kept Sparkle engaged. After our usual morning neighborhood walk, I took Sparkle and Porter out...
Sparkle's all grown up
Wed, Feb 8, 2012, 10:57 PM
At the neighborhood pet-supply store, Sparkle weighs in at 63.8 pounds. When she was a small pup, I expected she'd top out at around 65 pounds...
A sweet card from Sparkle's mom
Fri, Feb 3, 2012, 11:30 PM
We got a wonderful surprise treat in the mail yesterday. Sparkle's mom, Velma, sent us a handwritten card and picture of her with her new litter...
Happy retirement, Viola!
Wed, Feb 1, 2012, 10:10 PM
One of the puppy-raisers in our club, Jordan Ortiz, knows first-hand the vital mission of a Seeing Eye dog. That's because Jordan, a 2011 Rowan...