3/2/11: A note from Nugget's adoptive family in northern Minnesota.
I know that Mike visited with you by phone, but I Just wanted to report that Nugget is doing just fine here. He has calmed down nicely after a day or two – I think he understood he was here for keeps. He is quite silly most of the time. The first two days Kodi seemed to ignore him but now they seem like best friends. Nugget loves running around out in our big yard with Kodi and especially likes to fetch a ball. Kodi prefers to get both balls in his mouth and run – keep away from Nugget! We have discovered that Nugget loves nylabones and Kodi does too. We are thinking maybe we should buy stock in the company because it seems we are going through a couple per dog each week.
We had forgotten a little about the younger puppy energy and goofy mentality, but it wasn’t too Iong ago that Kodi acted just like that too. We have adjusted, so all is going very well.
3/6/11: Another update on Nugget from the F family.
Here are a couple of pictures. One of Nugget and Kodi playing in our yard and one of Nugget alone.
You can see in the one of Nugget and Kodi that we fasten a very long lead to Nugget and let him run so he and Kodi can play around more. When we are walking out on our trails, every once in a while Nugget will get on a bunny trail and off he goes and he does not come back when called. But running through the woods and brush with the long lead means that eventually the lead gets wound around a few trees and Nugget gets stopped so we can catch up with him and retrieve him! The trail walks are good for him and maybe tires him out a little, but he still seems to have endless energy. He is learning lots of commands and I think he is pretty happy here.
It was interesting that he was here a week and a half before he actually barked when we were all here (he may have barked when we were not here). We were beginning to think that he did not know how to bark, but Kodi let him know it is okay if you think something is out there. So, now Nugget finally barks following Kodi’s lead. I actually like that since I am hearing impaired I do not hear cars driving in so having the dogs bark alerts me to go and look out the window and check out if someone is here.
It is snowing here so Nugget and Kodi were just out romping in the snow. They love to wrestle constantly (both outdoors and indoors) and are continuously all slobbered up around the neck and ears!