September 21, 2012

Saturday Pet Blogger Hop - Welcome Bud To Bluebird Farm

Lexi, Nitro, Tallulah, Bailey, Bud and I are excited to participate in this weeks Saturday Pet Blogger Hop. Special Thanks goes out to our Pet Blog Hop hosts, Life With DogsTwo Little Cavaliers, and Confessions of the Plume! If you would like to read some entertaining pet blogger posts in the Saturday Pet Blogger Hop, just click on one of the host links above or click on the badge to the right with the animals circling the Earth that reads The Saturday Pet Blogger Hop. Happy Hopping!       

Welcome Bud to Bluebird Farm

Since our deaf foster puppy Bud is fitting in so well here at Bluebird Farm we have decided he can stay. We had a great family picked out for him and they were very interested in Bud coming over for a visit. As I was typing a response to my friend telling her about some of his separation issues I realized maybe he wasn't the only one between the two of us who had separation anxiety issues. As I was typing it hit me like a brick, that sick feeling you get in your stomach when you don't want to let something go so I decided to face reality and keep him here on the farm.

Chris and I don't take adopting another dog decision lightly because we don't just get a puppy. We adopt a deaf puppy and and all the issues that can come from an older untrained deaf puppy. We have committed to take our new deaf puppy Bud through at least 6 months of training all the way through the AKC Canine Good Citizen training and testing. We encourage all of our Deaf Dogs Rock followers to go that extra mile when it comes to training their deaf dogs. It is one of the sure ways to beat stereo-types and misconceptions when it comes to deaf dogs.

I really feel like I just finished with all of Nitro's training (16 months straight of training Nitro) and now I am starting all over again with a new deaf puppy. I have to wonder if I am totally out of my mind crazy. Yes I must be crazy in love! Well please help me welcome Bud to our family here on the farm. Here are some photos of Bud and Nitro over the past week.

The Brothers From Other Mothers!

Nitro Turns TWO! 

Our sweet friends Brian and Cherri who also own two boxers threw Nitro a Birthday Party cookout to celebrate his second Birthday. We all has such a great time. Cherri even decorated the house and I baked sweet potato muffins with peanut butter icing for the dogs to eat and celebrate. Here are some photos from Nitro's second Birthday party.

 From R to L: Ozzy, Bud, Loki and Nitro

 Bud and Nitro (they were not to thrilled with the Birthday party hats)


 Now?  Now? Now?

 The Fabulous Five!

 Bud is part of our family now. I had to rearrange a few things around the house to make more room for five dogs but now everything is falling into place. Doesn't he look like one of our "pack"?

The dogs of Bluebird Farm.

 Bud using Bailey as a pillow..

Miss Lexi was the only dog missing from the group photo above so here she is hanging out in her little bed on the couch in the living room. She is such a doll baby!

My boys...

It rained really hard for a couple of days this week and filled up the doggy pool with fresh rain water and acorns. Nitro and Bud decided they would have some fun so they played "bobbing for acorns" one day.

I love how Bud sticks his head under water!

They sure look like they are from the same litter, don't they although Nitro is 13 months older then Bud.

Bud has some breathing issues so you will notice in many of these photos his little tongue sticks out. He reminds me of Goamer Pile!

This night was a  huge breakthrough because our Shepherd mix Bailey never lets the other dogs sleep near her but look at her letting Bud use her as a pillow. We were pleasantly surprised at this photo opportunity.

Here I just  had some fun playing with some of my editing tools.

Doesn't this look like a pink waterfall?

Bud can sleep in any position. When he gets tired, that's it, he is out like a light.


  1. I'm so happy for Bud! Congratulations :-)

    And Happy Birthday to Nitro!

    1. Thank you we are pretty excited! Thanks for "hopping" by!

  2. Firstly Happy Birthday to Nitro and we hope you all had a fun day. Secondly congratulations on your new pack addition Bud. We are so pleased you decided to keep him. Have a great Saturday filled with sun and fun.
    Best wishes Molly

  3. Congrats Bud! He looks so much like Nitro in so many of the pictures, especially in the first picture of them on the stairs. Glad he fits in so well with your pack!

  4. Hi Y'all!

    Hey there Bud! You just pulled off a real coup! What a lucky, lucky boy you are!

    Just wanted to hop on by and see how y'all are doin'. Hope y'all have a wonderful weekend!

    Y'all come by now,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

    1. He totally pulled of the biggest coup ever! Thanks for "hopping" by!

  5. Hooray for Bud & the rest of the family!

    Nubbin wiggles,

  6. You're such cuties!!!

    Alright Bud ad your awesome long tongue

    Huggies and Cheese,

    1. Bud's tongue is always hanging out and he reminds me of Gomer Pile from Mayberry!

      Thanks for hopping by Haopee!

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