A one lab limit!

The past week and a half we have been fostering little Avery.  Avery is another service dog in training whose official puppy raisers didn't want to pick up until they turned in their current dog for final training.  She just turned 16wks.


Having two labs in my little rented basement is just ridiculous!  At first we left Chuck in the kennels so we wouldn't have 4 dogs, 5 ferrets, and the cat in our little space.  Dealing with a puppy was work but it wasn't too bad.  Vito wouldn't come off the couch as the floor was dangerous with a puppy afoot; Lance was a bit more tolerant but still had quiet the evil faces going.

But then we brought home the Chuckles who was overjoyed to have his very own puppy!  Chuck can not bare to be separated from his puppy and follows her everywhere. They are constantly playing or running around together and just causing chaos!  Even when napping they must curl up near each other.  It is so cute it is sickening!


Chuck likes to grab a nylabone, walk over to Avery, and lay down with her while she chews on the end sticking out of his giant jaws.  They will do this for serveral minutes and Chuck will even move the nylabone around in his mouth so that it sticks out whatever side Avery is on if she moves a bit! 



Never again will I have 2 labs in the house at once!  Just don't tell Chuckles that she leaves tomorrow...

Training wise I just love having a puppy though!  They learn so fast and have no expectations of how things are supposed to work!

achieve1dream  – ( January 13, 2011 at 9:06 PM )  

Awww how cute! Poor Chuck is going to miss little Avery. Fostering guide dogs sounds like so much fun. :)

Catalina  – ( January 13, 2011 at 9:43 PM )  

Very cute, but whew! looks like lots of work too!

Kristine  – ( January 14, 2011 at 7:00 AM )  

I really want a puppy. If only I had the time, I would take six months off work just to train him. It would be amazing, no doubt.

I am sure Chuck is going to miss Avery a lot, but I agree, two labs is too much for one basement. Good on you for fostering him anyway!

Megan  – ( January 14, 2011 at 1:12 PM )  

Those pictures are adorable. Chuckles looks like SUCH A BIG DOG now! I can't believe it!

Do you only have chocolates? Or is it just coincidence that Chuck and Avery are both chocolate?

Poor Chuckles... I'll hug you and kiss you and smoosh you to make up for losing Avery... next time I see you... :)

Laura, Lance, and Vito  – ( January 14, 2011 at 7:32 PM )  

Nah we have all 3 color labs as out #1 breed used. Smooth coated collies, poodles, goldens, and doodles basically tie for the #2 spot, then mixed breeds from shelters.

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