2006 Magnificent 7 Puppies Born In Rescue: Olivia's Guiness

 

On August 3, his new family writes:

Thanks once again for all your help in getting Guinness home. He has adapted well and is either going 100 miles and hour, or sleeping! The crate training
is coming along ? he only complains for about 10 minutes before giving up and settling down and he?s managing about 8 hours of sleep every night.

 
 

 

From: [email protected]

Subject: [KBL] Olivia’s pup Guinness

Date: October 5, 2006 11:48:22 AM PDT

Rita, as the caregiver of Olivia and her pups you can take a deep, deep bow!

I’ve just come back from visiting Guinness who was placed with Steve & Chris

Gentles here in Alberta, Canada. That is the best dang Kerry pup ever!!!!

First off – he does not bark. Period. He may give a little play woof with

a toy, but I could not believe when I rang the doorbell that a Kerry lived

here. Mind you, I’m sure some of you on the list have perfect dogs that

don’t announce visitors, but I’ve never met one.

Guinness is learning to sit at the door to greet visitors, although the

wiggle in his bum is very hard to contain at only 5 months of age. He has a

wavy coat of lovely soft black hair, a beautiful head and the gangly long

legs of a budding little man. He is very happy and friendly and extremely

well behaved as Chris and I plucked some ear hair, inspected feet and

emerging testes, and discussed grooming.

Chris & Steve are taking Guinness to obedience class soon, but she asked

about teaching a sit/stay. Oh my goodness – I put him into a sit beside me

and told him to stay, 2 seconds and his bum lifted, put him back in position

and that was it – HE STAYED. Gosh he’s smart! Mind you, we didn’t push him

past 20 seconds, but he definitely had the idea. We played a little more

then Chris’ daughter Emily tried and he stayed for her, too. After a play

in the yard, we went inside to show Chris the grooming info on the web site

and Guinness was following us with wet, muddy feet. Emily picked him up and

put him in the sink for a foot wash. He quietly accepted the wash and

towelling before being released into the living room with a little hop and

skip to pick up a toy to present to me.

Inside the house, we tried a “leave it” command. He sat staring at the

treat dutifully waiting for release. He actually sat and stayed so well

that he wasn’t sure he should get up when we let him take it! He looked up

for confirmation that it was now OK to move and wiggled his way forward for

his treat.

This little guy is so smart and I’m sure he is going to be top of his

obedience class. The Gentles family are thrilled with his temperament and

head over heels in love.

It is absolutely heart-warming to know that out of the gruesome beginnings

in a puppy mill, these puppies had the chance to be born outside of that

life and into the kind of loving home every dog deserves.

Kudos to Chris & Steve Gentles for their “parenting” and to Rita Lockwood

for fostering this family and giving them such a great headstart. Bless you

Linda Grisley

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Rescue Coordinator


From: Steve Gentles <[email protected]>

Date: January 30, 2008 8:47:33 PM PST

Subject: Hello From Guinness (Son of Olivia)


A few Guinness shots for you. The movie is a post bath roll on the carpet. The sweater has come in handy over the past few days!

Enjoy!

 
 

 

 

 

 

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