Puppy Steps Archive: February, 2012

Pups in the fast lane

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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... Read more
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Taking care of business

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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... Read more
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A word on sidewalk etiquette

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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... Read more
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Sparkle's casual Friday

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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... Read more
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Sparkle's all grown up

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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... Read more

A sweet card from Sparkle's mom

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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... Read more
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Happy retirement, Viola!

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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... Read more