14 Weeks

Hooch is now 14 weeks old!  I can’t believe 7 weeks have passed since we brought this little nugget home!  

He has grown and changed so much in those 7 weeks! 

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Here is a side-by-side picture of Hooch the first day we met him and today, at 14 weeks!

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This week Hooch mastered “Down!!”  Check out the video below:

3 Months

On August 24th, Hooch turned 3 months old!  He is making great progress with “sit,” “down,” and “come!”  He has even ventured into the baby pool, and has gotten over his fear of the hose! (Hoping by 4 months he jumps in the lake all by himself!)

Not the greatest picture, but you can see the water droplets on him from going in the baby pool:3 months

Hooch playing in the baby pool and the hose:

Saugerties/Woodstock KOA, Saugerties, NY

We stayed at the Saugerties/Woodstock KOA, located in Saugerties, NY for Cello’s dock diving event at the Dutchess County Fair.

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The hosts could not have been nicer at this KOA! They met us at the gate (even though we arrived after hours) and led us to our campsite.

We stayed on site #32:

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This campground also had a lot of amenities:

  • 24 Hour Laundry
  • 50 max amp
  • Basketball
  • Big Rig friendly sites
  • Bounce House (Free)
  • Free Wi-Fi at your site
  • Full Service Store
  • Game Room
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Dog Walk
  • Nature Trail
  • RV Clubs & Rallies
  • Pool (5/24 – 9/2
  • Firewood ($)
  • Propane ($)
  • Pavilion
  • 100ft max length
  • Fishing
  • Bike Rentals
  • Cable TV
  • Mini Golf

We would definitely stay here again!

 

Dutchess County Fair Dock Diving Event, Rhinebeck, NY

Cello participated in the Dutchess County Fair dock diving competition hosted by DockDogs WorldWide.  Although she did not perform well, Cello had a blast diving into the pool, Hooch enjoyed MUCH attention from visitors, and Brian and I had a nice time spending the day with fellow dock diving competitors! 

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While at this event, Cello met another dock diving GSP named Cody!  Cody’s parents found him listed on Craig’s list!!  They saved this handsome GSP, and have seen him through cancer.  Cody is a GREAT pup.  A couple of weeks after this event, we have received the sad news that Cody has cancer again.  He will be going through chemotherapy treatments – please keep this baby in your thoughts and prayers.

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Cody is an awesome diver!!

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Dave, Cody, Brian, and Cello:

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This fair was HUGE with lots of cool competitions involving horses and blacksmiths.

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A parade of Clydesdale horses and a carousel came by every day!

Cello’s results from this weekend:

Saturday:

17′ 7       19’4″       DID NOT PLACE

19’2″      19′ 4″      DID NOT PLACE

19′ 0″     18′ 9″      DID NOT PLACE

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Sunday:

18′ 10″        19′ 4″         DID NOT PLACE

18′ 9″           19′ 1″        DID NOT PLACE

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Cello in action:

Cello in Slo-Mo:

Overall, it was a fun weekend at a HUGE and interesting fair!

The Sand Stand, Medford Lakes, NJ

 After helping us complete a home visit for potential adopters for the GSP Rescue of NJ, Cello and Hooch enjoyed some vanilla ice cream at a local favorite spot…

The Sand Stand!

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Cello enjoys her vanilla ice cream reward for helping us with the home visit:photo 1 (1)

Hooch tries his first taste ever of ice cream (vanilla!) and loves it:photo 4

 

Brian and Cello enjoyed sitting on the bench outside The Sand Stand:photo

Rita visited the Sand Stand for the first time as well in May 2016!

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