Yesterday, after a morning funeral, my wife, my daughter; Elissa, her friend Erin and I took the hour and a half drive to Lincolnton, GA to check out the puppies, exactly two weeks before we go back to bring them home.
Temperature was hovering around 100 degrees, which I suppose is not fun when you have a black, fur coat. In this kind of heat, the puppies were taking it easy, but were excited to get new visitors to play with them. Conversely, there aren’t many things that can brighten your day like a room full of puppies.
We took turns playing with them and sometimes just watching them being cute.
Kenzie spent her time going back and forth between catching a major breeze in front of a box fan and wrestling with Elissa’s sneaker laces. Big Red liked his ball and appears to be a fairly dominant male. He doesn’t like being put on his back and was in charge of “his” tennis ball.
The breeders are great people and have already started training the dogs as to when and where the “do their business”. We were treated to that exhibition also….”Good Dog”. (I’ll spare you those pictures).
Since they are living on Lake Thurmond…and they are Labs, we took them down to the water line and watched them play. Kenzie is a surprisingly strong swimmer, while Big Red is happy to frolic in the shallow water near shore.
Soon it was time to head back to Aiken and we left the puppies for the last time. Our next visit will be to bring them home and introduce them to Maggie, Snickers and our home. It will surely be entertaining to watch the energetic puppies play with the seasoned, old timers at our house as it was when we brought Maggie home to be with Chip.