Red Girl arrived home in Calgary today, surviving the flight just fine. She came Westjet cargo and, because it's very hot here right now, I was concerned about her hanging out with the rest of the cargo. No problem - someone went out there right away and had her to me within 10 minutes of the plane landing even though the cargo terminal is not all that close to the passenger terminal. Even though Westjet contracts out their cargo, they're still awesome - friendly and willing to go the extra mile.
I'm not sure whether Friday and Rocky realise that she's here to stay, and not just another daycare puppy, but both are absolutely fine with her. Friday will fall in love as soon as he realises she likes tug as much as he.
She met some of my daycare dogs, and that went awesome, too. The one year old Chihuahua got a little snarky, but she handled that in stride. She was not at all intimidated by the giant Malamute and played for a while with the Pug.

Some pictures: http://www.rocky-dog.com/RedGirl/index.htm

It's 90degF in my house right now, and she's sleeping on the cool cool tiles in my bathroom, north side of the house, window wide open. Smarter than me, sitting in front of a hot computer in a room facing south.

Matt. Rocky's a Dog.
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It's 90degF in my house right now, and she's sleeping on the cool cool tiles in my bathroom, north side of the house, window wide open. Smarter than me, sitting in front of a hot computer in a room facing south.

How are you handling the day-to-day (minute-to-minute, given the whole puppy thing) aspects of having a puppy in the house, esp. with a bunch of adult dogs there? (Have I mentioned that she's a great-looking dog? She's a great- looking dog.)

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Red Girl arrived home in Calgary today, surviving the flight

Some pictures: http://www.rocky-dog.com/RedGirl/index.htm

Congrats! She is adorable.
Red Girl arrived home in Calgary today, surviving the flight just fine.

Awww. They are all so cute together. Any dog who can handle being sniffed at all ends after a long flight is the right dog for your home!

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It's 90degF in my house right now, and she's sleeping ... front of a hot computer in a room facing south.

How are you handling the day-to-day (minute-to-minute, given the whole puppy thing) aspects of having a puppy in the house, esp. with a bunch of adult dogs there?

I've had many puppies here without a problem, most recently a
12 week old Border Collie who comes Mon-Thur. My operation issmall (sorry, exclusive) and all dogs are regulars who come on regular days and I know them very well. I'm busy enough that if a dog doesn't fit in, they get fired; that's only happened twice, though, both unneutered males who marked inside.
That said, I've never dealt with my own puppy in such a situation, but I've dealt with all of the other puppies I've taken care of the way I'd look after my own: careful introduction, lots of supervision with lots of free will, crates for meals and down time, lots of individual one-on-one with me and individual dogs. Also, lots of outdoor group play time - Matt with a frisbee or ball in one hand and a book in the other (ergo the previous post on light reading, hard to read deep stuff when time sharing).
It's a full time job, especially with the number of puppies I've looked after. I'm not sure whether I've mentioned I'm the only daycare here which takes puppies.
(Have I mentioned that she's a great-looking dog? She's a great- looking dog.)

She is! Her eyes, her eyes! I suppose the blue will fade with age, though.
Plus, she's got a hell of an attitude: playful, but confident. A name just came to mind. I gotta think.

Matt. Rocky's a Dog.
Red Girl arrived home in Calgary today, surviving the flight just fine.(snip)

She's sure fine lookin' Matt,
She's somethin' else!
(as soon as I saw her photo, Tanya Tucker's version of "Something Else" ((duet with Little Richard)) started playing in my head)

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She's sure fine lookin' Matt, She's somethin' else!

Long time, Karla! Thank you.
(as soon as I saw her photo, Tanya Tucker's version of "Something Else" ((duet with Little Richard)) started playing in my head)

Is there a name for me hidden in that song?

Matt. Rocky's a Dog.
She met some of my daycare dogs, and that went awesome, too. The one year old Chihuahua got a little ... was not at all intimidated by the giant Malamute and played for a while with the Pug. Some pictures: http://www.rocky-dog.com/RedGirl/index.htm

Congratulations!
Good grief she's cute. I like her 'tude which shows in the photos. She looks downright confident for such a little gal right after a long flight!
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Hi Matt, you're welcome. She really is something else.

I don't think there's a name for your red darlin' in the song, but I think Sally or Fanny are worthy of consideration...
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