Getting good pictures of these three live wires was pretty tough -- although Bob seemed to enjoy posing for the camera!
Bob's so adorable with his wrinkly puppy face!
We thought it'd be nice to get a group shot of the raisers and their puppies, but none of us had our leashes outside and the puppies didn't feel like cooperating. That's Tracy on the left with Celia, who's in the middle of making an escape attempt; I'm in the middle with Alfie; he and Natalie are the only ones actually looking at the camera! Bob's on the right there with Natalie, looking like maybe he'd rather go play with Darrell. Oh well, we tried!
We all enjoyed the time to relax and the pups had fun wearing themselves out. Meanwhile though, Tracy and I decided to try a mini-puppy swap, giving our pups a chance to expand their experiences with a new handler and new set of situations. Alfie will go on an official (and longer!) swap later, but I thought staying with Tracy for a couple of days would be a great addition to his education. She runs the Greenwood School, a learning center for children, and on any given day she's got about a couple dozen little preschool kids running around the place enjoying all kinds of activities. What a great experience for Alfie, don't you think?