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THE BATTLE HAS BEGUN

Filed at 12:27 pm under by dcobranchi

I couldn’t decide between cute …

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and cuter …

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5 Responses to “THE BATTLE HAS BEGUN”


Comment by
Thanatos
December 23rd, 2004
at 3:48 pm

I respectfully disagree, Mr. Haas. The first one is infinitely cuter.


Comment by
Jill
December 23rd, 2004
at 7:47 pm

Tim – you have to tell me, who are Brava’s parents???

She looks so much like my dog I thought it was her!! Our Evy (who is the golden on the Seeing Eye xmas card this year) was a Eudora/Perry puppy. She was up at TSE for 8 months, made it thru the training easily, but then sat, and sat and sat because they had a very specific personality profiled as a match for her, and noone meeting that spec came in. The longer she was up there the worse her work was, until finally they just said she was too distracted by people and squirrels to do the job. (the official release reason was ‘distraction’) We had our first pupppy go thru easily, and we never thought Evy would be rejected, she was a million times more confident than pup #1 was. You just never know.

Would be willing to bet Evy and your pup are related. How many have you raised?


Comment by
Tim Haas
December 24th, 2004
at 8:23 am

Brava’s mom is Tempest; I can’t recall her father’s name at the moment, but I think it starts with a Z.

She’s our second — we raised a lab/golden cross named Marianne who’s now working in Chicago. We’re not sure about Brava; she’s smart and quick to learn, but seems to be getting a little neurotic about noises and bustle the older she gets.

We’re on the list for a shepherd for February (older son’s request; Lillian and I would be happy to do goldens forever).


Comment by
Thanatos
December 24th, 2004
at 8:34 am

Why, your older son sounds like a truly cultured and mature individual to request a German Shepherd. I laud his genius.


Comment by
Jill
December 24th, 2004
at 2:46 pm

I’ll hold a good thought for Brava. You never know – Simon (our lab/golden cross that is now working in CT) was absolutely freaked out by slippery floor surfaces. I worked with him continuously on this issue but only made slight progress. His trainer said as soon as he learned how to work on an escalator Simon never had a problem with slippery floors again! On the other hand Evy never showed a problem to me as a puppy and she flunked. Go figure 🙂

I am hoping to get Evy therapy dog certification in ’05. I also volunteer at Edna Mahon with the Puppies Behind Bars program – that way I can continue to socialize future guide dogs AND maintain some sanity with ‘only’ two full time dogs in my house 🙂

Let us know how Brava makes out!