Happy Halloween! (Hooch’s First Halloween)

Happy Halloween!  Hooch’s first Halloween began with a visit from the Great Pumpkin!

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Cello and Hooch enjoyed their Halloween toys!DSC08393

Hooch is loving that new toys arrive on his kitchen bed on all holidays 🙂

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Jenny’s nephew James was dressing up as the Lion from the Wizard of Oz, so we stuck with the theme.  The Lion, Dorothy and the Tin Man were off we were to see the Wizard!

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Cello as Dorothy:DSC08403

“There’s no place like home”DSC08420

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Hooch as the Tin Man:DSC08475

Has anyone see my oil can?DSC08476

James as the Cowardly Lion:

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Cello wound up having some “wardrobe malfunctions,” so we had to fall back on Wonder Woman and Superman for the rest of trick-or-treating:

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We hope everyone had as much fun as we did on Halloween!

Chesapeake DockDogs Halloween Fun Jump, Jenny’s First Attempt at Dock Diving, and Meeting Ruger at Detour Winery, Keymar, MD

Now THIS was a fun dock diving event!

Cello participated in Chesapeake DockDogs’ Halloween Fun Jump, held at Detour Winery in Keymar, MD.

Our friend, Kim, made Cello her dock diving suit!  Check out Kim’s Super Fly Suits by clicking HERE!

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This event did not count toward any rankings or titles – it was just for pure fun!

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Cello in action:

Anyone was allowed to jump a dog… so Jenny jumped Cello for the very first time!

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Jenny and Cello in action:

Brian and Cello beat Jenny and Cello by only 2 inches!!  Cello jumped 22′ 9″ for Jenny!  And both teams made the finals!  How fun!

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Our friend, John (Kim’s husband) jumped Cello too!

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There was a costume party too!  Superman and Wonder Woman were there 😉

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and BEST of all… Hooch was reunited with his REAL brother and litter-mate, Ruger!  Ruger’s parents brought him to this event so that the brother could be together again!

Meet Ruger!

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Hooch and Ruger “meet” for first time after being separated at 7 weeks of age (Hooch is in blue)

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Brotherly love!

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 Ruger’s parents hope to get him into dock diving – the 2015 season is going to be fun with the 2 brothers getting to spend time with each other and compete at events together!

Beautiful Bella, the German Shorthaired Pointer Puppy

We received a post from the GSP Rescue of NJ about an owner-surrender situation.  Someone had purchased a GSP puppy from Tennesee, not having researched the breed very well.  The puppy arrived to NJ at 8 weeks of age, and 8 weeks later, the owner was in over their head.  They could not provide this pup with an appropriate amount of exercise to diminish the GSP puppy craziness, so they decided to surrender the puppy to our rescue.  As soon as I read 16 week old female puppy, I could not help myself!  We agreed to foster this baby until a forever family was found for her.

On October 17th we picked Bella up from her home.

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We immediately fell in love with Bella!  She was loving, playful, and got along with Cello and Hooch so well!  We actually gave thought to adopting her ourselves!

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Hooch could’t keep up with the girls!DSC08090

How can you resist this face?!DSC08074

Bella had a blast running off lead in our yard! DSC08066

Bella has one ear that is shorter than the other…our vet said it looks to have been “cut” off. DSC08059

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…having fun and being a happy puppy!
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Bella also has a really cute tan area that you can see in this picture:DSC08010

In just 6 short days, Bella was adopted by a family that lives not too far from us.  We hope to get all our pups together for play-dates often!

Bella is now known as Pepper, and is just loving her new life!! She is living with an AMAZING family who just adores her, has a HUGE yard to run all that GSP energy off, and has (2) very beautiful and loving 2-legged sisters, and (1) 4-legged sister named Mocha.  Mocha is a Viszla/Weimaraner mix who looks like Cello’s twin!

Mocha and Pepper:

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Pepper is a very lucky gal to have found such an awesome home, and we are so thankful for having met her new wonderful forever family! We are SO happy for Pepper!

German Shorthaired Pointers are often discarded, given up, abandoned, and returned due to their high energy level and strong hunting drive.  Some are discarded by hunters because  they won’t hunt, or they may be “gun-shy.”   We have fallen in love with this often misunderstood breed. ..So…Cello, Hooch, Brian, and I have been volunteering for the GSP Rescue of NJ.  We have made phone calls to vets for background checks and references, visited GSPs in shelters to evaluate them and offer the help of the GSP rescue, called potential adopters for initial screening and application review, transported GSPs to their foster homes, temporarily fostered, and have done home inspections for potential adopters.  Cello and Hooch have even volunteered as donation dogs, wearing a donation vests and “working the crowd” with their cuteness at events such as the Ocean County Gunning and Decoy Show in Tuckerton, NJ.

Live in the NJ/NY area and want to help GSPs in need?  Contact our rescue today!

Want to help dogs in your area but don’t know how? Click HERE to see just some of the ways you can help!

Thinking of a GSP?  Think rescue! The National GSP Rescue lists regional GSP rescue groups across the United States and Canada. If you are interested in adoption, volunteering, or would like information on how to surrender your dog to rescue (Please do not surrender GSPs to a shelter or abandon them!!!!), please contact the group that covers your state or region.  If there is no contact listed for your state, you can email the National GSP Rescue at rescue@gspca.org .

A GSP rescue will help match you up with the perfect GSP for your family!