Dembre is doing well! He's kind of hitting one of those "bratty" stages though. He just likes to test me to see what I'll do. I've dealt with this plenty of times in the puppy stage of my own Golden Retriever and my previous foster dogs (for a local rescue).
I just found out all the dates for next years graduations. If Dembre's turn-in remains unchanged I'll be turning him in on November 12 2011. I am hoping to pick up another puppy on the same day or within a weeks time. I also found out that next month all puppy raisers turning in their dogs in the next year will receive their official turn-in date in December. I'm kind of scared, but relieved, because I will find out if Dembre turns-in in August '11 or November '11. I'm fine either way. It feels really weird to be preparing myself for Dembre's turn-in a year in advance.
~Elijah and Dembre