Reyah has been in puppy heaven with her surrogate family during our time in Ecuador. They took excellent care of her and she fell into an easy routine of eat, sleep, play, sleep, eat, sleep, repeat. Reyah likes humanity, us included, but her dominant love is fetch. I would put this pup and her passion for retrieving up against ANY dog. Bring it.
She had regular play time while we were away, but the yard was smaller so she didn't run the crazy distances she was accustomed to with us. She graciously compensated for this by sleeping extra. In other words...our chocolate lab looked more like a Tootsie Roll when we picked her up than she had been before. Time for boot camp.
Since our return Reyah has begged to play almost constantly. She runs miles each day, usually in her beloved game of fetch. The wide open areas of the children's home (Geoff's family's house) and my folk's house give her free reign to run as long as she can.
Reyah suffered her own variety of culture shock her first few days back with us; conflicted between a desperation to play and being so sore from her increased activity that she could barely stand up. It was pretty sad, but she's over it and looking much leaner! She's now ready for competition - there will be no chance for the upcoming show down with my brother's yellow lab. Look out Molly.
Missing Ecuador; thankful for our time in Texas with family and friends; looking forward to the next adventure.