Monday, April 27, 2009

Update on Remi (Olive v Moosbach-Zuzelek)

We received a very nice update on Remi (Emma and Joeri's daughter whose registered name is Olive).

Matt wrote:

Hello John and Jolanta,
Remi is settling into her new surroundings, and has found Freedom to be a great playmate. Freedom has been very gentle and really enjoys her new companion.

Only once was there a little bickering, and it was from Remi. I wasn't paying attention and Freedom approached Remi when she was playing with a buck tail. Remi let out quite a warning and Freedom got the message and walked away. It is very interesting to see the change in her personality when Remi is in "hunt mode." She definitely takes on a different tone around anything that smells like deer.
After the raw venison dinner each night, she will walk back and forth to the laundry room, where I hand feed each dog, for 15 minutes with her nose from the ground to the air trying to figure out where the bucket of meat has gone. She is taking to the raw diet with eggs, bananas, oat meal, yogurt, etc. pretty well, but dinner is definitely her favorite... :)

She's had a few accidents in the house, but is getting better. She has no problem holding her bladder in her crate all night, and she doesn't seem to mind her crate at all.

We've done two liver drags, each about 75 yards with a couple turns. Neither was a challenge, each time she found the prize in under a minute. Truly amazing to watch!
She seems to like the lake, but hasn't ventured in far enough to swim yet.

This picture was taken when Peg and Matt picked Remi up. You can see John, Peg holding Remi, and Jolanta.

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