Friday, September 17, 2010
The Berner Report: September 13, 2010
Alf's mom, Dorothea, has emailed me a few times since I left dirtville. Due to my lack of internet, I didn't receive them until Monday 9/13. She included a lot of pictures, too :)
Alf's mom writes:
"...Alfy is doing terrific. He is the apple of our eye. Sophie
adores him, and he is the first dog we have ever had that actually
retrieves his toys. He loves to empty his toy basket. I am constantly
picking up, and as soon as I'm done he empties it again. It is too
He follows me everywhere, loves to ride in the car, and go for
walks in the park. He loves children and has made a whole bunch of new
doggie friends. His training continues, and he does very well
He loves Brandy and Alan. You can't wipe the smile off his face when they
walk through the door.
The kennel stressed him incredibly, so I broke
it down and back in the garage it went. He does fine inside, except
for throwing all the pillows on the ground and scratching a bit of the
laundry room door. Just a bit of anxiety, that will pass.
I let him roam around free with Sophie and he is fine. Never had another
accident in the house. So curious about everything, it is adorable. He
tries to entice Sophie to play the way Stumpy used to do him. He loves
to go for walks. He is healthy, happy, and loved.
I'll never be able to thank Dorothea and her family for opening their hearts and home to Alf and providing a REALLY perfect environment for him to live and love forever! This really is a dream come true!
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.
He has a family of his own, now, and is living. well-loved and happily ever after, in sunny, SoCal.
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.
#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
#20 The Weekly Berner Report: June 27 - July 3 (Experts weigh in, please)
#21 The Weekly Berner Report (July 3 - July 10)
#22 The Weekly Berner Report, July 17, The Details and Boatlaods of Gratitude
#23 July 20: Vegas, Baby!
#24 The Berner Report: New Beginnings, July 23
#25 The Berner Report: August 7th Update