|Bella with one of her litter mates.|
|Bella and Shiloh's first outing after leaving Alabama. The went to Petsmart to get collars and leashes.|
|A wild bunch in the counseling office!|
With time, and lots of outings, Bella and Shiloh learned to walk on a leash. They learned to sit, wait, stay, and down. They learned to come when called. They enjoy car rides, but still get car sick sometimes.
|They have taken a lot of naps.|
|They discovered new things.|
|They find water in unexpected places.|
|They sleep on top of crates.|
|They have learned to love the cats.|
|They go on a lot of car rides.|
|Adventures wear them out!|
|They have learned that when the rooster alarm goes off on our phones, that it's time for Tanker meds and everyone goes to the kitchen for treats.|
|With lots of walks, they eventually learned how to walk nicely on a leash.|
|Which makes them tired.|
|They chew on sticks.|
|They play with toys.|
|They play with the cats.|
|They share their food.|
At six months old, they are bigger, smarter, and and well-behaved dogs!
Full bellies mean nap time!
Now that the puppies are six months old, it was time to get them spayed. Our vet quoted us $300 to $600 per puppy, which is outrageous! I talked with some of my animal rescue friends, and one good friend who volunteers with the Prince William SPCA told me about the Neuter Commuter. There is a low cost spay and neuter clinic in Shenandoah Valley that performs the surgeries for an affordable price. Prince William SPCA facilitates transport between here and Shenandoah Valley so that their services are available to residents of Northern Virginia. We signed Bella and Shiloh up. It was only $65 per puppy. We also paid to have them microchipped because I feel that microchipping is important for all dogs and cats in case they get lost. We spent less than $200 for both puppies!
Bella and Shiloh come home tomorrow morning and I'm sure they will be tired and sore. I'm sure if we ask them, they won't call this a normal BS Adventure. They'll say that this adventure was BS! Poor girls. We will have to pamper them a little extra over the next few days.