I actually just got off the phone with my dad. He was telling me that the vet came to the house to see the dogs last night. The puppy is now 39 pounds. When they brought her home, she was only 7. She’s about 5 months now. She’s quick, solid, and super-smart. Satin is an adorable black lab.
KiBong, their 6-year old yellow lab, has also done well. They struggle to keep his weight under control, but he hasn’t gained a pound since the last visit. He has some skin problems, always getting hot patches and fungal infections, but my dad works hard to give him the best care he can all the time.
It doesn’t hurt that KiBong loves to swim. They take him to the dog beach as often as possible for a nice salt-water bath!
I have a close relationship with both dogs, as does Forrest. I live (and used to work) closer to my Dad’s house than their offices, so I have played a large role in crate training the dogs during the day. KiBong hasn’t needed daytime attention for a while, and is no longer crated during the day. Satin is doing very well with the crate, but she’s still young enough to very much need (and appreciate) and potty break and lunch in the middle of the day.
Both area beautiful dogs. I’m so glad the weather is getting nicer so we can start spending more time outside – and maybe even walking!