Zip arrived last Friday and we have been faithfully walking them together everyday.
Tonight we muzzled them up for safety and let them run and play on the acre. It was beautiful. I have always loved watching the greyhounds run, they truly are poetry in motion, but the borzoi, they were simply amazing.
People have asked if I think they remember each other. I honestly don’t know, but I do think they will be best of friends.
The story actually starts in December. I remember the day well because I had just left Danny Bleu at the clinic not knowing he would never come home again.
Carol, one of Timber’s breeders asked us if we would like to have Zip. We talked about it and decided that yes, we wanted a litter mate. We agreed that flying wasn’t a good option and neither was driving from Oregon to Florida and back, so I contacted Shuttle Pet, a company that actually drives pets all around.
She said she would be happy to bring Zip to Oregon, except that we would have to wait until May when they lifted the chain laws over the mountain passes.
Not wanting to jinx anything, we didn’t say very much until the time got closer and closer.
Shuttle Pet was awesome, I’m so glad we waited. Zip was in great shape after being on the road for a week.
He arrived yesterday afternoon and we’ve taken many walks together, allowing all of us a chance to get to know one another. Zip has to be one of the sweetest dogs I’ve ever met. He is so affectionate, I’m getting pretty good at typing with one hand so that the other can be scratching his ears.
See the brotherly resemblance? I don’t think I have ever taken so many photos with my iPhone.
Let me formally introduce you to Zip, the newest member of our family.
Many thanks to Carol for giving us the opportunity to love another borzoi. He is amazing.
Timber’s surprise arrives tomorrow. Holy smokes! Deep breath, everything will be awesome.
I’m guessing this has to be right before Timber came to Oregon.
Now he’s waiting for his surprise. Patiently.
Thanks for the puppy pics Carol.
Yesterday Timber’s surprise was in New Mexico. Count down and wait is almost over.
Thanks for the photo Carol.
Timber’s treasure is still in the wind, well Arkansas actually. It will be there for two more days it looks like and then off to sunny Southern California.
Oh the wait!
In other news, Timber, Karen and I had our second private lesson with Lucky Leash today. This woman is amazing. We love her. Timber is doing so well and he is so darn smart.
Karen and I on the other hand have entered a very steep learning curve. Lola from Lucky Leash has her work cut out for her.
No news on Timber’s treasure as it travels from Florida. I’m guessing, just by looking at the map, that it must be in Mississippi or getting close.
The only weather alert there is pollen, so hopefully the thunderstorm and tornado alerts won’t be a problem.
64 hours A treasure map, whatever could it mean?
Of course you have to add some sleep time to that. So let’s say 8 hour days, stops in Naples, FL; Highland Beach, FL; Miami, FL; Starkville, MS; Bella Vista, AR; Bakersfield, CA; Atascadero, CA; Novato, CA and last, but not least, Salem, OR.
Eight days, 4,318 miles, 64 hours on the road.
Once upon a time, there was a litter of puppies.
Timber says, let the countdown begin, but he’s still not gonna tell you his secret.
Timber just wanted to assure you that his secret is REALLY big.
And yes, his secret is safe with him.