Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Off to Puppy Park!

The O litter pups were all packed up and ready to go for their next adventure - the ride to CCI National in Santa Rosa and the famous puppy park! Dawna came along to supervise their first car rides and exposure to the larger CCI family. Here are some of the Os ready to go.

On arrival at CCI we were greeted with a welcome surprise. The Breeder Caretakers for Nesbitt, the O litter's sire, were there to see the pups turn in. We had a great time meeting one another as the puppies were loaded into the giant laundry cart for the short ride to puppy park.

For those of you who may not have seen it, Puppy Park is this neat little area within the CCI complex that is off limits to all adult dogs and entered by people only after a walk thorugh the bleach water solution. All this to ensure no unwanted germies get to our little darlings before they have had their first shots and begun to build some of there own immunity. The park has a concrete floor, a wire fence and REALLY fun climbing structures, toys etc for all the little ones to run around and wear themselves out on before they head off to the kennels.  Being the O-Litter, the very first order of business was a drink from (swim in?) the water bowl.

As usual, for Dawna's litters, our parents hung out with Dawna at the bench outside the play area and Dawna carefully supervised both us and the kennel staff playing with and taking pictures of her pups.

Then she wagged goodbye as they were loaded back into the laundry cart to begin the next phase of life as a CCI puppy. This is the time when we get the official announcements of what regions the puppies will be placed in. So here they are: Orvis and Osita -- SW Olha, Olan and Ocala -- NW Orzo -- NE Odell, SE Ortega, Opie Coming to a PR near you. Look out world - the O's are off and running!

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