I drove down to Virginia where I was meeting my cousins to pick up Gracie. I brought her home to a new bed, new toys and more treats than she could shake a paw at! Friends came over at that late hour just to see the new addition to my home and in playing with her we found out just how smart she was at only 8 weeks. I had bought Martha Stewart small pink tennis balls, figuring I would teach her to fetch as soon as possible. She was running around and I just happened to pick up one of the balls and toss it down the hallway. She chased after it and brought it right back to me. I swelled with pride at my smart little girl who had only been here a few hours. Of course I jumped up to grab a bag of training treats to reward her but it took me so long to get the bag and open it the connection was lost on her. My suspicions where confirmed when I threw the ball again and she ignored it! LOLOLOL
But that was not going to stop me! The next day I had a pocket of treats and a small pink tennis ball and from that day on running after balls is her favorite pastime!
These were taken by a friend who came to visit that first week. I find some of my best pictures of Gracie are taken by someone else while I have her distracted.
This one made us laugh. She was running back with the ball and it fell out of her mouth, she dropped her head to pick it up but her forward momentum flipped her over…
But then after all that hard work it is nice to have a little rest…
Say goodnight Gracie