From The East Coast
~Taun and Bacchus
Just wanted to give you an update on the two East Coast pups:
Taun is doing very well; we spend a lot of time hiking in the woods (and removing ticks). The other day we were walking down a back road and Taus suddenly froze and pointed toward the woods. I figured he was letting me know that there were squirrels out in the woods and urged him on. He refused to break point and turned to me and gave me this look that said, “well … ? “ Then he turned back and gave a sudden short lunge towards the woods and up flew a grouse that had been sitting in the roadside leaf litter not more than 4 feet from me …. He seems a much more accomplished hunter than I am.
Bacchus continues to incorporate himself into every aspect of our lives and Taun has really come around in the last week or so. They play together a lot now. I think Taun is trying to instill respect in him now in case he ends up bigger than him.
Bacchus is quite adapted to time in his crate. We have one in our bedroom for night time and downstairs for the daytime so he doesn’t feel isolated.
Challenges at this time are really working on the Piranha syndrome; he always needs to be biting or mouthing something.
Laura is working on fetch and recall and he is doing really well unless something in the compost pile catches his eye.
He will still pee in the house at times despite us getting him outside very frequently but he’s pretty well got it.
He excels at untying my shoes from double knots.
All in all, Bacchus has been pretty easy. He is quite smart and has a very loving demeanor.
Laura and I hope you are all doing well and we are looking forward to submitting our next application and deposit in the near future.
Best, Jon and Laura Kilroy