My new puppy has arrived!!!
Her name is Tealgrove's Hat Trick..."Hattie". She is an 8 week old bundle of cuteness.
Here is Grandma Darbi hanging out with Hattie at training today.
Darbi is enjoying her retirement much more than I expected. She seems to get that she is done the hard training and is happy to be done. It surprised me a little bit, but I am so relieved that she is content. I didn't think she'd let go very easily, but I am thrilled to be wrong.
But of course she doesn't want to be too far from the action yet. She is shown here supervising me running Boomer on a test.
Meg, in the collar, is the working stiff in the family now. You wouldn't know looking at her that she had puppies just 8 short weeks ago. She is definitely happy to be back at it. She is a great mom.
Darbi still has a camera aversion, but thankfully the daughter and granddaughter are more happy to pose.
And another Darbi daughter, Asia, (Elmingo's Shanghai Surprise - Prize x Darbi 20011) has come for a visit. She looks a lot like her mom and is a very intense and intelligent retriever.