A lot of you had questions about her, so here's the low down: Camo is from Polargold Siberians and Finnish Lapphunds. As she said, she is D'Azul's Girl From Ipanema. (One of Dave's favorite songs, I might add.) Anyway, she retired from the show ring, raised a couple litters of puppies, and was a member of our buddy Captain Maverick's crew! Sadly, Cap'n Mav recently passed away. To make a long story short, Cam decided at the age of 5 to join the pups who've joined the Army! She was spayed (if you've noticed her shaved tummy and the shaved spot on her forearm, that's what that's all about!), took a little time to get all healed up, and now here she is -- my new recruit!
As she's told you, we do a lot of road marching here. Here I am on one of our first marches, checking her respiration rate:
|"You're good to go, recruit! Now keep up the pace!"|
"Thanks, Zimmie! Umm... I mean Drill Sergeant!"
Back at HQ, I made sure she knows where the water bowls are so she can stay hydrated.
|"Get a drink and quit posing, recruit! No slacking off!"|
"Yes, Drill Sergeant!"
I've assigned her to KP Duty a couple times already; she took to it like my duck friends to water!
|"Alright! Fridge is there, stove there, sink behind you ... any questions?"|
"No, Drill SGT Zzzz...."
She's a good recruit; just needs to get used to the pace here. She's been excelling at the evening routine, I must say. Here she is, following my lead:
And when Dave took over for me, she followed right along with him, too:
She's a fast, fast learner! We're all keeping an eye on her, making sure she gets enough rest, too.
|"Are you doing OK, Camo?"|
"Yes, Zimmie, thank you!"
Everyone needs a little down-time, right?
I hope that answers some of your questions about the new recruit! It's a big adjustment for all of us, but we're doing great. Many thanks to all of you for helping us welcome my new little sister --- I mean recruit!