Tuesday, June 10, 2014

The Spice Pups Turn One! Neely Update

When we attended the LDCRF adoption event in 7 Corners last July, it’s safe to say we were both excited and nervous.  While we attended with the hopes of adopting a specific puppy, it was another puppy that stole our heart and ended up coming home with us.  In the nine months since we brought Neely (FKA Cinnamon from the Spice Pups) home, he has been the center of our lives.  His social side came out immediately. He loves making friends with every dog and every person he comes across, whether in our apartment building, on our walks, or at the local dog park. Everyone has watched him grow both in size and confidence, going from the shy little puppy that was hesitant entering the dog park to one who tries to redirect us to the park every time we step outside. Neely has grown a lot from the 9 pound puppy we brought home, weighing in close to 62 pounds these days.  He is a quick learner and even more focused when there are treats involved.  He quickly picked up the basic commands and with a little treat motivation has learned to use a bell to tell us when he needs to go out.

Neely is always up for a cuddle or a game of fetch and his quirky personality always brings smiles to our faces.  He is curious and loves to explore new places outside (stopping to smell each and every flower) and look out the window when we go places in the car. He loves his antlers and ripping apart any stuffed toy he is given, making us hold them so that he can get better leverage.  This past winter we discovered that he absolutely loves the snow. He was always excited to see powder on the ground and love burrowing and running through it.

Whenever we have company, Neely is the first one to greet them and doesn’t leave their side, making sure they know they are one of the pack. His outgoing nature has made it easy to introduce him to new people, kids and the new puppies that have since moved into our building. While he likes his crate and will go in for a treat but he'd rather curl up with one us on the couch. Every day is an adventure with Neely and we can't imagine our lives without him.
All the best,
Erin and Aren

Friday, November 22, 2013

The Spice Pups Family Reunion - Huge Success!

Haley and Wolfie (being shy)
The Spice Pups Family Reunion held on October 13, 2013, at the Barrel Oak Winery was a huge success - despite the rain.  Four pups and their families attended along with both of the foster families!
Haley and Leiden (not a spice pup)

Joe and Wolfie revisiting old times
Joe, Haley and Wolfie!

Vixen (a friend of Antonia)
The dogs were shy around each other at first, but it didn't take long before some of them were playing like they saw each other yesterday!

  I know I enjoyed seeing the pups and meeting the families and fosters.  It's nice to have new friends that have common bonds - our beautiful, fun puppies. 

Let's do it again next year! 

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Count Down to The Spice Pups Family Reunion

The hint of Fall is in the air!  The Spice Pups Family Reunion is right around the corner.  We are hoping that all of The Spice Pups families will make time in their busy schedules to join us. 

As a reminder, The Spice Pups Family Reunion is being held on Sunday October 13, 2013, at the Barrel Oak Winery from 2 - 5 p.m.  Hopefully everyone will be within an hour's drive or less.

This is a great opportunity for all of the owners and all the pups, including mom, Jupiter, to get together - not for the last time, but hopefully for what will become an annual event. 

Your thoughts and suggestions are appreciated.  Please let me know if you are planning on attending so we can be sure to recognize you! 

Peggy Hoyt and Wolfie (Wolfsbane) phoyt1@cfl.rr.com or peggyrhoyt@gmail.com, cell 407-221-3614.

We are looking forward to seeing you! 

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Meet Curry!

Meet Curry - one of the spice pup girls.  If not for her, I would not have ever found the spice pups and Wolfie would not be a part of my family!  So a big round of applause for this pretty girl.  I'm told she's shy at first, not real confident around other dogs, but loves people and once she warms up, loves to play. 

If you are a  Spice Pup send us your photos, we'll get them posted!  Looking forward to the Spice Pup Family Reunion on Sunday October 13, 2013!  Mark your calendar and join us!

Wolfie discovers his tail!

Here's a short video of Wolfie as he finally figures out why he has such a long tail.  It's a new friend.  And, one that can't get away!

Monday, August 26, 2013

Spice Pups plan a family get together

It's time for a family reunion.  The Spice Pups are planning a family get together scheduled for Sunday October 13, 2013 from 2 - 5 p.m. at the Barrel Oak Winery conveniently located off Rt. 66 in Virginia.  Hopefully the whole family and some of their friends (human and canine) will be able to attend.

The winery is very dog friendly and we should be able to have a great time, sip some wine, share some family stories and enjoy the Spice Pups!  Hope to see you there.
Please come!

Friday, August 23, 2013

My New Life - Wolfie

One day you are happy playing with all your siblings and then the next everything changes.  In my case, I packed up and moved to Florida!  Even got to go on a jet plane - you remember me at the airport right?
Well little did I know what life had in store for me.  We got home late on a Sunday night and then bright and early Monday morning, I had to go to work with my mom.  Well, let me tell you, now I have to go every single day.  I like it for a while - lots of people are there, they all think I'm cute, I get to take a nap or two, I go on walks, eat my lunch, hang out, etc.  But it's the same thing every day.  Luckily, my dad has been coming to pick me up about 4 o'clock.  And don't think I don't know how to tell time - I do.  I start to get really naughty about that time, hoping he will hurry up and take me home.  Once or twice my mom had to work late and I did not like that.

She brings that little white dog - Leiden - to the office every day too!  She actually likes it.  She never wants to go home with Daddy when he comes.  She hides in the corner hoping he won't see her.  She thinks its her job to take care of our mom.  I was thinking maybe that was supposed to be my job.  Well, the other day, I decided I would take over Leiden's bed - she sure wasn't happy about that.  I just took my bone, curled up in her bed and made her sleep on the floor.  Haha.  Here's Leiden just in case you forgot what she looks like.
When she's naughty she stands on Mom's desk.  She'll only do it when Mom isn't looking though.

Last week I had to go to this place where they spend a lot of time poking around looking at all your pieces parts - your mouth, your ears, your eyes, your you know what.  Then they shoved something down my throat and gave me a shot!  Yuk!  I did get a treat though and they were pretty nice to me so I guess it wasn't all bad.

Here's my daily routine.  Mom makes us get up at 6.  She has a bunch of horses - these giant dog looking things - that she keeps in a building in the back yard.  First we have to go and feed them.  Then the cat, Black Jack gets fed.  Then she makes me wait and wait while she gets a wheel barrow and fills it up with smelly stuff.  After she dumps that and tosses some hay to those big dogs, we finally get to go the house and eat!  I love my breakfast so much - it's gone like in 30 seconds.  I eat so fast my mom makes me eat out of a special bowl that makes me work harder to get all the small pieces. 
After breakfast she harnesses up Tobie and Fawn on this special leash for two and then she puts my leash on and then we go for a walk!  I love to walk.  I'm really good on the leash and always stay right at my mom's hip even though those other dogs are walking really fast.  We walk a very long way, turn around and head back home.  Then I finally get to take a little nap while mom gets ready for work.

Then it's off to work and I already told you about that.  After I get home from work, I get to play, eat dinner and go to bed.  As they say, "It's all in a day's work!"  I'm having a great time and everyone has been really nice to me.

I did hear that my mom has been trying to make contact with all the people who have my brothers and sisters.  Hopefully they will write to me and send pictures.  I know mom got a few pictures.  I'll share some with you here.

Shadow (fka Pepper):

 Neely (fkaCinnamon) - Don't you think he looks just like me?