Dorothea, Alf's mom, and I have tried, on numerous occasions, to catch up with each other. We were finally successful last night!
We miss Alf terribly and each morning I look in my mailbox, hoping for an update on Alf. This morning my wish came true.
Alf is doing great! He's adjusted, wonderfully, to life in civilization. He has a growing fan club, both canine and human.
Most importantly Alf loves and is loved by his family, more and more each day! He and his sister, Sophie, are inseparable.
like they're attached at the hip.
Sophie seems to know that Alf is "speshul" and makes allowances his quirks and anxieties. She IS the angel she portrayed on Halloween!
Alf tried on a few costumes before deciding which suited him best.
The wig wasn't working for him
He looked dapper in the hat!
But, Sophie rocked the hat-look, too!
Finally, he chose the pirate-look
Once a rebel, always a rebel!
Alf and Sophie greeted trick-or-treaters at the door. I'm thrilled to death (and not surprised) that Alf loves kids!
As much as we miss Alf, I am pretty sure he never would have made the adjustment to civilized dog in Dirtville. Dorothea and her family have provided a life of opportunities for Alf that I simply could not, living in dirtville.
Last night, we spoke, for about an hour. Dorothea told me many stories of Alf's adjustments and escapades.
Alf still suffers from anxiety if left for extended periods, so he has a dog sitter come in when he's left for longer than hour.
No kenneling for Alf, he still can't deal!
Remember how much work it took to get him in the car? Now, there's nothing he likes better than going for a ride!
Dorothea wrote, "...It was great talking with you tonight. Here are a few pictures as promised. Alphy is the sweetest little boy, Sophie truly loves him. Poor Alphy has to put up with a lot...
Just cannot thank you enough for our sweet little boy."
As always, my heart overflows with gratitude to Alf's family for opening their hearts and home to this special dog.
If you're a new visitor to our blog, The Berner (now known as Alphonso Bernard Jacob Scout Billy Bob Berner)was a semi-feral dog trying to survive in the Mohave Desert.
Through the Pawer of the Paw Alf has a family of his own, He's living, well-loved and happily ever after, in sunny SoCal.
The Berner's story can be read in the posts listed below, in chronological order. If you don't have time, now, Alf's story can be read, at your leisure, by clicking his picture on my side bar.
#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
#26 The Berner Report: September 13, 2010