Playing with the Kids

Uncle Marcus loves to golf in the morning and fish in the afternoon and evening.  Our nephew, Jackson, asked 100 times when Uncle Marcus would be home to take him fishing the first day they were visiting!

While we waited for Uncle Marcus to finish golfing, Sadie distracted the kids with a little water play.

Notice our niece, Hadley, playing with Sadie’s tail… Chloe doesn’t have a tail and the kids are really interested in her little stub.

Chloe would only play with Sadie on land, she isn’t really excited about the water.  I was really annoyed with my camera at this point in the vacation and have no good pictures of Chloe & Sadie running the property.  Like Gideon, Sadie had Chloe running her agility course, too.

There is a very good reason for our niece Nola’s crying face… See Sadie right below Nola?  Nola used to love Sadie, but, by the end of the vacation, Nola was not Sadie’s biggest fan.

Sadie has a ‘jumping on people when greeting’ problem.  It became very apparent it was a big problem on this trip.  Sadie went to greet Nola, who was very excited to see Sadie, by jumping on her and pushing her over like a bowling pin.  Screams and cries continued for a while.  Nola was not hurt, but it was clear I needed to stop this – fast!

I finished reading the “Idiots guide to dog training” during the week and have been working on Sadie’s recall and jumping.  Today at the dog park, Sadie did not jump on any adults!  Hopefully Nola and Sadie can become friends again!

Thanks to my sister-in-law, Jillian, I have a picture of ME with Sadie!

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