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My name is Lesli Hyland. In my forty seven years on this earth, my home and my heart have been graced with the company of twenty dogs. Many came to me as seniors. All of them taught me something and helped determine the course of my life. I am a dog trainer because of them. I met my friends because of them. My husband and I are are forever bonded by our mutual connection to them. As a dog trainer I have access to other people's dogs and I am allowed to share in their unique relationships. The dogs make me a better person by forcing me to closely examine my motivation, my actions and my choices. Everything I do affects their behavior, safety and happiness. It is an awesome responsibility. The dogs keep me honest.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Puppy Teenagers

Mamacita's pups are growing up!  They are 5 mths old now!  Time flies...




I am very happy to be able to see Popcorn (now Cassidy) every week in Basic Manners class.  She is adorable and smart as a whip!  I LOVE her default down behavior.  When in doubt, most dogs sit, but Cassidy throws herself into a down position with a flourish!  Too darn cute!




Cookie (Rylie) and Biscuit belong to two related families.  I keep in touch through Facebook primarily.  Rylie's family just welcomed a human baby! Biscuit's family recently shared a photo of the two pups together at their home over the holiday.  The pups have turned out to look fairly uniform - very Corgi-like - even though as pups these two looked very different!  Rylie's coat is a bit shorter like her Mom.

Mamacita...you done good, kid!

1 comment:

  1. Wonderful! They are so cute. Thanks for keeping us posted who knew them from the beginning. And corgis are always the cutest! (I know I'm prejudiced but there it is.) Go Cita!

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