Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Doggy updates

It's been a while since I added to our blog, so here are a few updates!
We said bye bye to our beloved dog Bingo at the end of January. He was 15 years old, and was in a lot of pain, and could barely walk anymore, so we had him put down. :( It was a very sad day. The kids all said goodbye to him in the morning before school. Bingo was the best dog in the world! He joined us 8 years ago, before we had kids. He was abandoned by our neighbors when they moved. We kept him hoping to find him a good home, when we realized what a great dog he was and decided he could stay! He has always been loyal and gentle with the kids, and had no bad dog habits except for occasionally rolling in dead salmon!

We now have a new dog, a pure golden lab named Honey! She is almost 3, actually her birthday is a week after Ashlen and Matthew's. She was given to us by a nice family who didn't really have the time to spend with her anymore. She's a very loyal, loving dog with lots of energy. Brennen has become her best buddy! Every night she goes to the kids' room to check on them, like she's saying goodnight, and comes to greet them in the morning.
She loves to go on walks too, but is terrible on a leash! I hope I can train her, but at least there's plenty of beach by our house and a few trails to run on leash free! Not Ward Lake (where this picture is) though. I guess Bingo wasn't good on a leash either! They just pull too hard. The kids are enjoying having a more playful dog, since Bingo had really slowed down in his last years.


gpa john said...

Yay! Been waiting for an update!

Anonymous said...

I'm a little slow seeing this. Sorry to hear of your loss of Bingo. It is always hard to lose a great dog! As for walking on a leash - I highly recommend the "Gentle Leader" head harness. They sell it at the Ktn vet hospital or you can buy it for much cheaper on Amazon. Totally worth it. They can't pull with it because it causes their head to pull back. They tend to fight it at first and put their ears back. wah! Just stick with it and you'll have a good walking dog where a leash is necessary! Hope that helps and that you are still enjoying your new canine family member!

helen said...

Time for another update lovey!!