Not much to report, here. I feel bad leaving Stumpy and Fenway in their kennels inside, to work with the Berner outside during the only part of the day we can be outside playing or walking. Add vehicle shopping to that and it's either too dark or too hot to do much of anything.
Alf didn't do so well in an extended (4 hours) in the kennel. I thought I would only be gone for a couple hours, car shopping. when I got home he was covered in slobber, had moved the kennel about 4 feet and chewed part of the cheapo plastic tray that came with the kennel.
There doesn't seem to be any residual effects from his anxiety. He's perfectly happy to go in and out of his kennel and rest there, too.
He's been doing so well, I'm sure we'll get this down.
He learned he better hang onto his bone for dear life or Fenway would snag it at the first opportunity. And hang onto it he did! For a VERY long time!
But there is big news
drum roll, please...
Please notice Stumpy in the back seat encouraging alf. NO!!! She is not there just hoping he misses a treat! She's absolutely there to provide moral support!
It happened quite by accident.
My son was here, loading Fenway's kennel and stuff in his Explorer. The back door was open and Alf climbed in!
After they left, we tried him in Red, the Trooper. It took a couple of snacks to convince him, but in he went!
And he's looking pretty comfortable!
We'll get him in there a few more times before we take him for a ride. Maybe he'll remember how much he likes to ride.
Especially when we take him to the lake or river for a swim in our new (to me) truck! That's right, folks! I am the proud owner of a vehicle tha't going to take us the hell out of dirtville!
Don't tell Alfy, but it's also going to get him to the vet's for his brain surgery, vaccinations, micro-chipping, and blood work. Then he'll be ready for his new home.
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. 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.
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, in chronological order, below. Updates are posted on Saturday.
#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