Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Pepper's Progress: Week 3

Every day that we have Pepper, the more attached we become (but no worries, 2 BTs is plenty for us!).  She's now finding her stride when it comes to potty training, and Toby and Olivia have finally warmed up to her constant begging for their attention. (she literally wouldn't leave them alone until they played/cuddled with her, so now they just give in right away :) )

I've got a lot of pictures of her to get through, here, but here are some notes of her progress, first.  Her scabs are almost completely gone.  Her skin has almost completely returned to it's normal, not-flaming-red-scaring-ppl-at-the-dog-park state, and in the patches where she lost hair, it's visibly growing back in force.

where there was none, now there is some.

Due to the amazing Labor Day weather, we all packed up in "The Hot Burp" to head to the dog park.  The Hot Burp is our second car that is reserved for such potentially stinky and messy occasions as moving furniture and carting the dogs around.  Thanks to my sister Lauren for the name, inspiration for which was drawn from the Oldsmobile's red velvet interior and the fact that the AC is broken.


Pepper giving O the stink eye.
T and O are dogs of the "hang your head out the car window" variety...

...of which Pepper is not, so she didn't have the best seat in the house...

Sorry Peps!
Toby and Olivia always know right away what's up when we get in The Hot Burp.

Peps doesn't understand the significance of this outing yet.  All she knows is she has some tail in her face.  

Off we go!
After a summer of record heat, and on the first day of 75 degree weather, needless to say, the park was packed.

This was Pepper's second trip to this park, and she was surprisingly laid back and confident for an 8 month old puppy!
She, T & O made some friends with tons of other dogs...

....and even some humans!
We were lucky enough to run into Tom and Becca at the park, who are new owners of an adorable labradoodle named Luther.

Pepper was such a hit that some nice ladies even offered to give her, T & O their very own stylish bandanas.

Ole blue eye got a perfect color match!
And O got one to match her collar.  I love how that color pops against their black fur.  Rumor is these same nice ladies might be making some "adopt me!" for future rescues -- I'll keep you posted!  

Shwew!  Well, that was a lot of pictures for one trip to the dog park!  But we were there for quite some time, revelling in the sunshine!  Me and Toby even went on a bike ride after we got home, soaking up the last of the Labor Day goodness.  As far as Peps is concerned, I think in about two weeks, she'll be as good as new and hopefully will have someone waiting to adopt her.  Are you interested in bringing her into your life?  I think Peps would be happiest in a family with a kids and a stay at home dad or mom that could keep her busy 24/7!  Comment below or email me to get more details about the adoption process.


  1. loved the pics looked like a great time!

  2. Hey Brooklyn love the pics! I am more than happy to put together some adopt me bandanas for you! I did send an email to the address you gave me with some pictures of the solid color and other fabrics I have. Just let me know if you would like to order some and how many! You can email me at . I look forward to hearing from you!