Many thanks to Sandra, who delights me with her horses, dogs, prose, photography, gardens, culinary talents, insight and so much more at This & That for sharing Alfy's story.
I haven't even been able to work with Alf in the kennel since he ate the floor. For one, it's too hot (for me) to go anywhere to leave him in the kennel. And secondly, we are waiting for the new, inedible METAL pan to arrive from dog.com. Then we can go back to crate training.
We work on sit, in the mornings and evenings. He's getting better, but he's pure Berner in the way he does it. S.L.O.W.
Sometimes he's right on it!
Other times, not so much.
After almost two weeks of working to get him in the new truck, he finally decided it wasn't going to eat him.
He wants to get in, get his hot dog or cheese and get right out again.
He's absolutely and totally apathetic with regard to the battle I wage daily, on his behalf.
Lest you think Mr.B is entirely to blame, Stumpy also contributes to the war effort.
The Berner (now known as Alphonso Bernard Jacob Scout Billy Bob Berner)is/was a semi-feral dog trying to survive in the Mohave Desert. If you're a new visitor to our blog, the Berner's story can be read in the posts listed below, in chronological order. Updates are posted on Saturday.
If you are interested in adopting this handsome boy please refer to my sidebar and check out Petfinder's "New Dog Adopter's" Pledge. This is the home Alfy deserves. He will come to you house broken, crate trained, vet checked, neutered, up to date on his vaccinations and micro-chipped. Alfy will bring his crate, his bed, favorite toys and some food with him. Vet references will be required. A home-check is a possibility. Because of his wander lust a fenced yard is probably necessary. Distance may not be a problem. I'll be traveling east in the not too distant future. I have also had offers for transport help, when the time comes.
#1 Who's been sitting in my chair?
#2 Runnin' with the big dawgs
#3 There's a Berner in my living room!
#4 He's everywhere!
#5 He's gone
#6 The Berner: coming and going
#7 Berner News
#8 The Weekly Berner Report (March 28 - April 3)
#9 The Weekly Berner Report (April 3 - April 10)
#10 The Weekly Berner Report (April 10 - April 17);
#11 The Weekly Berner Report (April 17 - April 24)
#12 The Weekly Berner Report (April 24 - May 1)
#13 The Berner (aka Alphonso Bernard Jacob Scout Billy Bob Berner) Report: May 1 - May 8
#14 The Weekly Berner Report: May 8 - May 15
#15 The Weekly Berner Report: May 15 - 22
#16 The Berner Report: May 22 - May 29
#17 The Weekly Berner Report: May 29 - June 5
#18 The Weekly Berner Report: June 5 - 12
#19 The Weekly Berner report: June 14 - 19