First the good news, Emma and Jori did fine during my week in Santa Fe. It’s extremely hot here and that is not doing Jori any favors. We’re taking it one day at a time.
My trip to Santa Fe was wonderful. The workshop was excellent, I learned so much and really enjoyed the entire week. I have posted a few photos on my other blog if you want to take a look. http://terrijacobson.com/2014/07/southwest-paradise/
My plane was delayed leaving Albuquerque. It didn’t stop the best welcoming committee from meeting me at the airport when I did finally get home though.
It was an awesome trip, it’s even better to be back home.
The boys love their story time. Well, really, they love their treat time.
And you thought it was just for race cars!
Timber and Zip are officially Salem celebrities.
Here’s a link to the article in our local newspaper the Statesman Journal.
Timber is so happy with Zip here. He’s just a whole new dog. In the last two weeks he has spent a whole lot of time just watching Zip.
He always used to squat when he peed. Now, he’s lifting his leg.
When Zip drinks, he dives to the bottom of his water bowl with his nose. Timber used to rest his nose on the opposite rim of the water bowl, ever so delicately drinking. Tonight I caught him diving his entire nose into the water bucket.
It’s actually very comical to watch them.
This is what happened when I let them out for their noon time run.
That big rug used to be in the living room. When it was time to switch it out, we thought we would just throw it out on the rocks for them to enjoy. Oddly enough, all of the dogs love to lay on it out in the sun. This was first time I’ve seen either of the boys laying out on it. They usually prefer one of the cushions.
Timber is so happy having Zip here. He really loves the company of another borzoi.
We took them out yesterday twice to play in addition to their daily walk. They raced after each other and participated in a little rough house.
I think Timber was a little sore today, he wanted to play, but his get-up-and-go wasn’t quite so eager.
We will be forever grateful to Carol for sending her boy our direction. We are head over heals in love and Timber is thrilled.
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.