Sunday, May 17, 2009

NEW GUY PROGRESS

IT'S BEEN A WEEK
Heya Hounders,
Little Jenny here today. Our dad is making us do stuff about Radar AGAIN! He says that today is his seventh day with us so we need to do a one week report. Since we haven't met Radar yet, dad had to provide allth input. Dad says that Radar is really thriving now. He eats three times a day and will be off all medications this coming Wednesday. He has no signs of intestinal problems and his poops are well formed (TMI dad, TMI). He does well in the kennel in the detached garage and doesn't seem to pay any mind to the rest of us barking. he gets tethered in the front yard for fresh air and sunshine. The vet said he had spent so much time inside since being born that he needed sunshine at least 15 minutes a day (what if the sun isn't out?). Today Radar filled a very big seat. Chance was the only dog that was ever allowed to go on dump runs with the dad. Well mom and dad cleaned out a lot of junk from the garage to make room to set up Radar's kennel so today dad made two runs to the refuse station in the RSQWGN and he took Radar along on both trips. The pup was very well behaved (yeah, right) and laid down next to dad all the time and he didn't puke or nothing else gross (drats.). Radar stays very close to the people who are with him when he's out of his kennel but he is not afraid of walking, or running around. He has shown the ability to hold his business until he comes out of his kennel for his walkies so he may not be too hard to train. He bumps in to a few things but dad is trying to teach him "Stop" or "Slow" so that he doesn't bang his noggin. We guess he'll be OK once he's out of quarantine. He seems to get around pretty good for a totally blind puppy. I haven't even seen him yet but the dogs have, from the back deck stairs.
- Jenny and The Bumpass Hounds and those other two fat cats

BLIND PUP WALKING
video

11 comments:

dewdana said...

Yay! Maybe he should get a little helmet while he is learning. It is just such an amazing thing that a blind puppy can adjust so well and be so confident (at least he looks it while he is trotting away in the video).
Moose + Dana

Tracey and Huffle said...

In honour of my comment the other day about not mentioning that pup for a week, I'd like to know how my handsome friend Boru is today.

Huffle Mawson

Clive said...

That's a lot of progress one week - great to see Radar running around outside!

lots of woofs
Clive

Joey said...

Hi Jenny! Thanks for the report! I'm so glad Radar's doing well. I bet he'll have so much fun when he finally gets to play with everyone. Zeke always bumps into things when he runs around fast, too.

See ya!
Joey

Gus said...

Hey Guys, Radar looks Great. You shouldn't worry about bump(ass)ing into things. Muzzer does that all the time, and even her eye doctor laughs about it. (last time she almost fell out of the big chair!)

gussie d

The Island Cats said...

Hi Radar! It's nice to meet you! You sure are doing well considering you can't see! And just wait til you meet the rest of the gang!

DCampy34 said...

So wonderful to see all these great updates -
Woodrow, Sweetie & MJ

Maggie and Mitch said...

You are looking good, Radar! We are so happy to hear all the progress you are making! This is wonderful news!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Jan's Funny Farm said...

He comes out moving fast, doesn't he! Great to see him acting so confident.

Bob said...

After watching your video the title should be changed to "A Very Confident and Loved Blind Puppy Walking"

Steve, Kat, & Wilbur said...

I hate to say this, but if Radar is getting to go on special assignments with your dad, he's probably not a temporary family member. Just something to think about...

Kat

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