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Here comes Java!

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Well it seemed like it took for ever but i picked Java up from Broadford on Monday!

Jaz from Hillcrest WorkingDogs looked after her over night and she was totally relaxed and full of beans, she had another pup with her from the Minnie litter and also beautiful Charm who was another Bauers Border Collie pup from Lucy. So Java had another 1 1/2 hour trip, to do until we got back to Glen Waverley. The good thing.. she doesnt get car sick! (yet!)

She was so full of energy when we got home and really confident which is fantastic! She strutted around like she owned the place. Mark and her played for most of the afternoon and then Robyn, Jacko, Morgan and Logan came over. It was great to see how excited she was to play with the kids, again really confident and just wanted to play ... however, she was a little rough with those pin sharp teeth! :-)

We had been working on her dog run during the week so she can sleep in the laundry and has a dog door going outside into her run. The first night it was getting a little late and i thought i would introduce her to the dog door quickly, not really expecting her to use it. When i woke up in the morning i was waiting for a disaster... (oh did i mention her record is peeing 5 times and one poop in 15 minutes? How the hell can you keep up wiht that?) i looked around and nothing! Perhaps all the accidents we had in the house was all she had left? I went outside to put her on the lawn only to find that she had indeed figured out how to use the doggie door! Unbelievable! I was so happy i didnt wake up to a mess inside!

Tuesday we played all day. I put Java on a lead and took her out the front yard so she could get used to a lead and check out the surroundings. She was so intreged by the cars. Bit scared but after around 20min she was feeling quiet ok with the whole thing. Then i had a visitor come. I put Java back in her run and sat and had a coffee and a chat. Then there was a knock at the door. I thought it was a sales man so hesitated to answer it. Thank god i did.

The man asked me; "Do you own a small dog?"

"What kind of dog" i asked

"A puppy" he said

"Huh?! WHERE IS SHE?!"

As the words came out of his mouth "Outside on the road" i pushed to door open and flew out to the road, and there she was! Two Asian ladies had their trollies infront of her and she was sitting on the front lawn looking at the cars going by! I quickly ran out and grabbed her... Ok no harm done but i only had her for 24 hours!!!! It was obvious the dog run was not Java Proof!!! I found her escape route and we patched it up with Wire and Bricks... this weekend, wire around all the fence line, just in case!

That evening we went to Marks where she was greeted with new puppy toys!

No crying at night still and no accidents inside... doggie door is working well!

Today was a big day! Sasha came home. I had no idea what her reaction would be, and i have to tell you it concerend me a little. I let Sasha through the back and there was Java. Java was so excited to see another dog, and Sasha... well she was extatic! She couldnt believe her eyes! I kept Java in her run for a while and then took her out so she could meet Sasha, and then the excitement began.

Sasha Zoomed around the yard like a lunatic! They played for a while and just got used to each other and then i put Java back in her run. Sasha kept throwing the ball to her to play, it was so great!

This afternoon i decided to take them to Nortons Park for a run. They had a ball, and all was well until Java decided to follow a guy into then mens toilet! I called and called, but no Java! I sent Sasha in... she came out... no Java.. I waited for the man to come out and asked him to go fetch her for me... ok its time for more on lead training!  


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