Astarte, Logan & Moving Forward...
Last week was busy, yet relaxed and ended in happiness. Stella (Astarte) contacted us the week be for last to ask if we'd be open to bringing Logan home for a breeding. In my mind... Of course! He's still her dog. We headed south and stayed for three days in a nearby RV park. I love having an RV during COVID! We got to see all the girls again. There is just something incredibly special about seeing and hanging with a pack. Rowdy mayhem, noses darting here and there, and lotsa climbing and communication. I love it! The girl pup in now named Kaylie (sp?). Super cute. VERY active. She's convinced she's a big dog now and bounds through and over everything like she owns the place. Lotta fun to watch that one!
During the breeding we tried to be helpful, yet stay out the way at the same time. Stella seamed very happy, but that's all I want to say. It's really up to her when it comes details. No. I did not take any pictures.
Stella and I had been communicating continuously since we returned home with the "Loaner Dog", Logan. He was a god send for us. I was able to focus on him rather than on the loss of Jengo, which had been filling my thoughts far too often. Logan proved to be great therapy for the entire family. Stella had been communicating that he might stay with us forever, but I wasn't going to hold her to it. We discussed it over the phone once or twice, but again, in my mind, I wasn't going to hold her to it. Don't get me wrong. I WANTED him BIG time!
The long and short of it is... Stella's gonna let us keep him! We're just blown away. When I set out to find a new dog this past summer I expected to get a rescue with no papers, and no history. When I couldn't find one I was certain that a puppy wouldn't happen until winter of 2021/2022. Never, in my wildest dreams, did it ever occur to me that I'd end up with an absolutely beautiful almost 2yo American champion stud dog. As I keep calling him, my Ferrari dog. I'm just so very grateful to Stella for trusting us with Logan.
And, I know it was hard for Stella to let him go. As we were leaving there was long, long pause and gaze between the two of them. We're gonna keep sending pictures and updates about his adventures. We'll get him right back down to her anytime she needs him. We're gonna keep him on the diet Stella pointed us to and watch his weight. But, I'm also going to get him a new dog tag that says "Logan". It's time to put Jengo's tags away, and let him rest.
Oh, and I had Stella install Laser Eyes before we left. If he can melt a squirrel he doesn't have to chase it!