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Saturday, September 17, 2011

My Mom finally figured it Out !

My name is Avalon and I am a KSDS puppy being raised my my foster Mom and Dad - Lynn and Don Schense who live in Papillion, Nebraska on an acreage.  I also have a four legged sister at my new home - Ruthie another golden who is a professinoal therapy dog along with a cat named Baby who really doesn't care much for me.  My Mom has been working on this Blog site for about three weeks so time has passed since I came home that I will need to update you on.

I was born in Washington, Kansas on June 6 at KSDS.  There where nine of us in the litter.  I think five girls and four boys but that seems so long ago I can't really remember.  I had a wonderful time learning the basics of life there until the day I met my new Mom on August 5.  She was so excited to meet me and brought everything pink she could think of. 

I am with my Mom - left front.
We left for home that day - it was a three hour drive.  I didn't do too well.  I got car sick which I still have a problem with.  My dad came home early to meet me but the first thing I had to do was take a poop.  My Mom and Dad kept saying "Hurry Up ?"  I tried to tell them I am but they just didn't seem to understand puppy talk. 

My parent's house is so cool.  They set up a great kennel/den for me with everything pink along with a pretty pink water and food bowl.  It is kind of small so I hope when I grow more they will get a bigger one. 

My new Den
My den is located in the hearth room so I can see everyone when I am in there.  My Mom stayed with me for the first three nights so when I woke up at night I would not be scared.

Grandpa and Grandma Keuter
My first outing was to visit the Vet with my older sister Ruthie who has allgeries and was getting a check up.  The Vet was so nice to me and even gave me some treats.  On the way home we stopped and saw my Grandparent's Ed and Mitzi Keuter. 

My next outing was to the Care Center where my other Grandma Maryann lives.  It was a long drive since she lives in another city - Wahoo, Nebraska.  Everyone there was so nice to me and wanted to pet me.  I had to be careful though of the wheel chiars so they did not roll over my tail.  It was a FUN day but again car sickness got the best of me.  I also visited the YMCA that week. 

Grandma Schense
The next week I went back to the Care Center with my Mom to visit my Grandma.  Car sickness again.  I also went to an outdoor concert and met my two legged sister Aunna then the following day I went to an outdoor music festival that my other two legged sister Meghann was at hosting a booth.  Many people came to see us and I so enjoyed all of the attention. 

My Mom and Dad are working with me to help me learn how to behave.  I am learining to sit, stay, down and come.  I am doing pretty good with them all but come.  I love to explore my new enviroment so sometimes I have select hearing when she calls especially when I am in the garden and have found something good to eat.  Have learned though some things in the garden are good to eat and others are not.  Hot peppers are one of them.  Most of the time we work on these commands at home but sometimes my Mom takes me to the outdoor mall and we walk around there working on commands.
Sister Meghann and Aunna with Dad
On August 27 and 28 I got to go back to KSDS for Puppy Days !  It is an annual event for all of the puppy raisers to get together and learn more about puppy raising along with socializing.  We left the day before the event since it was another three hour drive in the car with me getting car sick right when we pulled up to KSDS.  It was worth it though since I got to get out of the car and play with a whole bunch of others puppies and dogs from KSDS.  The next morning we walked to KSDS from our hotel and spent the entire day there with around 75 other puppy raisers and their puppies/dogs.  Five of my nine sisters and brothers were there.  It was FUN to play with them and to meet other puppy raisers.
One of my sister at Puppy Days

The first week in September I went back to the Vet but this time it was not as much FUN.  I received my shots and was
de-wormed.  That is all I am going to say about that.  I had to spend a lot of time outside making sure the de-wormer was working.  That week was also the first time I met LITTLE RED !  My parents are HUGE HUSKER fans and LITTLE RED comes out every weekend there is a game.  He is sooooooo BIG but I wasn't scared !  I had my first babysitter that weekend too sicne my parents went to the game in Lincoln and were gone for almost 10 hours.  It was dark before they got home but Ruthie kept me company. 

Little RED !
Today is Saturday, September 17 and I have caught you up on my life since I left KSDS at eight weeks old.  It is cold and rainy here and I have spent time in the mud room after going out with my parents to put LITTLE RED up.  Lunch is around the corner then a good afternoon nap before the game starts.  Dad is VERY loud during the game and it is hard to get some shut eye.  


  1. Looking forward to reading about all of your adventures!

  2. Gina and Paris say

    Great job Lynn, you are much braver than I am, I never attempted the blog thing. Keep up the good work. Looking forward to more!!