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Introducing Whistler and Nahla

reanne
March 2nd, 2011, 10:11 PM
Hi! I am new to the forums and thought I would share a few pics of my pups!

Whistler is an 8 1/2yr old Ridgeback/Lab cross (ridged). I adopted him from Ridgeback Rescue (http://ridgebackrescue.org) when he was 14mos old. He had a pretty rough start in life, but after lots and lots of work (crying, wrecked things, etc LOL) he is fully recovered. In fact, he is a pretty fantastic dog, and he is great with kids (my nieces and nephew just love him to bits), loves mountain biking, hiking, backpacking, surfing, etc...he lives a good life! He carries his own backpack when we go on hiking trips, with his food, dishes, a toy, jacket, and blanket. He's one adventurous dude!

Nahla is a 2 1/2yr old purebred Ridgeback. She came up from RRRI just over 2 weeks ago. She is quite nervous, but has been making great progress. She bonded to me almost immediately, and her and Whistler have become fast friends! She loves her new life! She is still full of puppy energy and loves to bound all over the place. I think she is quite hilarious! Both her and Whistler are big cuddlers, and like all Ridgebacks they love to curl up on the couch or on the bed, underneath the blankets.

Here's a video of them from I think the day after I brought Nahla home. I have a couple of them playing in our freak snowfall on my youtube as well if you take a look.
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reanne
March 2nd, 2011, 10:19 PM
I forgot to say something about myself! I'm turning 30 this year and will be finished nursing school next year-yay! I do all of the above activities I listed that the dogs like to do, plus kayaking (not large dog friendly though haha!) I am also involved in RRRI, but up here we don't really get many dogs into rescue, but we do homechecks and stuff like that for the Ridgies that move up from the US! :)

Tundra_Queen
March 3rd, 2011, 04:38 AM
Hi

Welcome to the forum! You're pups are very cute!! Love the pics on the couch. :)

hazelrunpack
March 3rd, 2011, 01:21 PM
What a busy life you lead! Love Whistler and Nahla! And it looks like they love each other! :flirt:

Welcome to the board, reanne :D

reanne
March 3rd, 2011, 08:07 PM
Thanks! Yes, we are very busy and just love the west coast lifestyle...it's perfect for dogs! :) I'm happy that they are getting along so well, it's pretty amazing really!