Hey everybody! Have you heard? Orent the little 8-week-old yellow lab puppy comes TOMORROW! Tonight, Max and I are driving up to Long Island to pick him up from Canine Companions for Independence. We'll raise him for 14-16 months, and then send him along for more training on how to be the best service dog he can be.
We've been getting ready for weeks. As you can see, Orent's lil friend Giraffe can't wait for him to show up.
We stretched the gate...
and locked it...
across our very, very steep stairs that the puppy is not allowed to go up. That's Robot's area.
We laid out the funny green brush...
and the collar and leash (and biodegradable poop bags). The nametag, however, got lost in the shuffle.
And how does Robot the cat feel about this whole adventure?
Well, she loves to scratch her face on the gate.
and she adores her perch from above, where she can watch us but the puppy can't come get her.
My guess? She's a bit freaked out
...and maybe even worried.
But at the end of the day, she'll make a great guard cat to keep our puppy safe!
Tomorrow - photos of Orent for my first day of the new 365 project! Check back then!