This a continuation of the post Aspen, Part 1 here. These shots show Aspen playing with Charlie who was also staying with me. They had a great time together. I was meant to show Aspen playing with a few other dogs but I was deficient in getting those photos.
Aspen came to me as Rosie from the Central California Labrador Retriever Rescue. She was still a pup really at about 11 months. She had excess energy and serious mouthing habit. She actually drew blood on my hands three times before I could get her under control. Mostly under control. She wasn’t “biting”. To her it was all play.
I was lucky that Allison and Ben soon came along and adopted Rosie reaming her Aspen. Seems a neighbor already had a dog name Rosie. I knew Aspen was going to be challenging but I could not have hoped for a better home for her. I was a little unsure about Aspen going home with an existing dog because she had a Rough & Rowdy play style that I thought might be too much for an older dog. But Molly is a confident dog that could communicate clearly with Aspen about what was okay and when. And Aspen was an excellent student so it has worked well. So well that I had zero qualms about letting her play with Charlie and other dogs appropriate for her. I just wish I had been competent about getting the shots to show her off.
More photos here.