TAYLEY (was RIO)
The New Mexico 5 came from a Ruidoso NM shelter thanks to a long long drive by Daryl. We heard about them on a Wednesday and on Friday Daryl was in the car driving as it was clear they could not survive an extended stay at the shelter. Their owner dropped off the whole litter at 6 weeks of age as he could not give them away. He told the shelter mom was a Vizsla but since he has no fenced yard he had no idea who the father was. There were 6 puppies, all were very small, all needed added food and medical care as their weights ranged from 4.25 up to 6 lbs. One very tiny sister who had been sick since birth passed away at the shelter. Our best guess at the mix is GSP, Weim, or Choc Lab based on the solid color, coat length and body style. Most local dogs are chow, heelers, labs, or Rotties and these dogs don't match much but the lab. After several weeks in foster care with the Dowdells and Penny & Frank the puppies started going to new homes at 10 weeks.
Rio is now Tayley and is off and running with her new family. Heather & Jeff had been looking for a long time for the right dog and never dreamed she would come to them as a puppy. They must have picked the perfect puppy from the bunch because she is a total kiss-up and, as such, is learning very quickly how to work the system and has both of them wrapped around her little paw... and oh that sweet, sweet face!
Mar 2005: Heather writes: Today's is Tayley's 1 year birthday. We wanted to send you a picture of her in her party hat (from St Patty's Day). Tayley wanted to thank you for bringing her to a home where she is SO loved and spoiled SO rotten. She loves it and we love it! She truly is the best thing that has ever happened to us and we adore her so much.
Dec 2005: New pics added of 'spoiled rotten' Tayley opening Christmas presents.... including her very favorite purple elephant.
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