Well, today I am officially a year older.  It is my Golden Birthday; I am 27….wow, I am old.  My wonderful, caring husband took care of the babies this morning and brought me breakfast in bed; he made waffles.  There were no accidents in the crate last night so…..yeah!  They are starting to really learn and pick things up at this age.  Their personalities are there.  We can already tell who is the rambunctious one, the calm one, and the one who likes to think.  Cosmo Katie (Trixie; white & liver, female) was screaming up a storm last night so, Tim picked her up and took her outside and she went potty.  He put her back in the crate and she went right to sleep. She is very good about letting us know what she wants.  Baltimore Bracer (Kahlua; black & white, male) is a calm cute little guy.  The puppies sleep in one big pile outside and while they are sleeping Bahama Mama (Kahlua; black & white, female) crawled right on top of everyone and plopped down.  I did some individual work with pheasant wings with some of the babies today to see how their noses and skills are coming.  Tango (Kahlua; black & white, male) did good.  I threw the wing for him, not far, and he went to it and picked it up.  That is awesome; half the battle with retrieving is getting the puppy to want to pick up what you threw for it.  I was happy with that.  Captain Crunch (Kahlua; black & white, male) did fantastic.  I threw the wing for him, he ran over and picked it up and carried it around in his mouth with his head up in the air.  He was like, “look what I got, I am so proud to have this wing.”  I am so excited with that.  Bazooka Joe (Kahlua; liver & white, male) did good.  I dragged the pheasant wing all over the carpet in the living room and he tracked it all the way to where it was.  He has a good nose.  He picked it up as well.  Like I said, picking it up is half the battle.  Cosmo Katie (Trixie, white & liver, female) did good.  She worked the floor like Bazooka Joe did.  She as well picked up the wing.  She did not exactly want to bring it back but, that is ok…that is to come.  She wanted to hide under the couch with it; that is normal.  My neighbor, Peter, brought his dog over today; his name is Jack.  Jack played with puppies so gently it was cute.  Well, I am going to go train tomorrow in Brandon with the guys….Mini will stay home and I know that she is going to be very mad at me but, I can take the “rath of Mini”.  She can melt ice with that glare!  Keep cool and remember your poochies still need heartguard…the misquitos are still out!