Sunday, 29 July 2012

Summertime Fun!

Summertime, what a great time to have a brand new  puppy.  There have been so many opportunities to get Nugget out and about and socialized to people, places, sounds and other dogs.

On July 28th, KAOS was invited to perform 2 shows at the town of Chaplin's 100th Anniversary celebration. 

Nugget's part was to make her arrival carted in by Reese. It was 31 C degrees in the shade, and if you look really close you can see the Nug laying on her back in the crate as we wait for the introduction.
After a ride around the park. We stopped for Introductions and Nugget was sprung from her chariot.
Nugget handled the kids, the crowds and the heat like a pro. Of course the occaisonal dip in the paddling pool helped stay cool.

Sunday, 22 July 2012

Whiskey Creeks Precious Mettle

Nugget @ 7 wks old

It seems like a lot has happened since I last posted in June.  Of greatest note is that a friend and I made a whirlwind trip to Wisconsin to pick up a very sweet Chesapeake puppy  to add to our canine family.  Nugget is her name and she is a spunky wee Chesapeake that comes from Whiskey Creek Chesapeakes in North Carolina.

Nuggets  registered name is “Whiskey Creeks Precious Mettle”  The definition of “Mettle” is:  ability to cope well with difficulties; of extraordinary spirit and resilience.  Kathy Case gave Nugget this name, because at 12 days old, Nuggets 11 litter mates were gaining ounces while she was only gaining an 1/8th of an ounce.  After a vet visit confirmed there was nothing wrong with Nugget, Kathy took her home and began bottle feeding her.  She remains a small girl with a  ton of spirit and resilience.

Nugget’s arrival here seemed rather unexpected, but there are no coincidences and everything happens for a reason.  She fits in well and it feels like she has always been here.  She truly is a wonderful gift.  Thanks to Kathy Case of Whiskey Creek Chesapeakes, she arrives well loved,socialized and ready to take on what every comes her way.