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Many of you know I lost Sam earlier this year and we had a very special connection. I wasn't sure I could ever find that again so I felt I was done with fur companions. At times I explored breeders and in late summer I learned of a litter that was coming and put a deposit for a puppy. I got the call while at the Balloon Fiesta my new baby girl was born. This past Friday, December 6th, ironically Sam's birthday, I arrived at the breeder flying in from AZ to meet this new member of my family and the RV family. Introducing Elli. She's an 8 week old female yellow lab. We hid out in a hotel Friday to Monday to attend my mother's surprise 80th birthday party as my mother didn't know I was coming, my family didn't know of the surprise I had for everyone. After dinner I snuck her in to the restaurant and the entire restaurant came to greet her. It was an amazing moment. She's been an amazing puppy so far, immediately attaching to me. I could not be happier in every aspect. I'm excited for our new future together RVing and exploring as Sam and I enjoyed so much.

Meet Elli

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She is just beautiful....I am absolutely thrilled for you!
 
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Neal, we are absolutely thrilled for you. "Elli" is beautiful. From our Schnauzer girls, Ellie and Lizzy, "ya done good, Mr. Neal."

TJ, LadyDi, Ellie and Lizzy
 
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Great to see you have a travel companion again. Enjoy the puppy days😀
 
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Many of you know I lost Sam earlier this year and we had a very special connection. I wasn't sure I could ever find that again so I felt I was done with fur companions. At times I explored breeders and in late summer I learned of a litter that was coming and put a deposit for a puppy. I got the call while at the Balloon Fiesta my new baby girl was born. This past Friday, December 6th, ironically Sam's birthday, I arrived at the breeder flying in from AZ to meet this new member of my family and the RV family. Introducing Elli. She's an 8 week old female yellow lab. We hid out in a hotel Friday to Monday to attend my mother's surprise 80th birthday party as my mother didn't know I was coming, my family didn't know of the surprise I had for everyone. After dinner I snuck her in to the restaurant and the entire restaurant came to greet her. It was an amazing moment. She's been an amazing puppy so far, immediately attaching to me. I could not be happier in every aspect. I'm excited for our new future together RVing and exploring as Sam and I enjoyed so much.

Meet Elli

Is that the "where's MY Pop Tart" look, @Neal.
 
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She’ll be chewing on spare pickle balls in no time. What a beautiful girl.

Congrats and enjoy!
 
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Beautiful pup! Enjoy!
 
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👍 Glad to see you will have a beautiful pup in your travels. Congratulations Dad😂
 
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Nothing like a new puppy. On our third golden retriever. Your girl has just entered the most critical time in her development from 7 to 16 weeks: puppy socialization. Very important to do it right. Since you have a girl dog the other very import issue for her long term health is the age to have her spayed. I researched this subject a lot. Bottom line she should be spayed just after her first heat. This is an area of raging controversy. The science runs head long into years of tradition generated by the desire to avoid immature females delivering unwanted puppies.
 
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Congrats! Beautiful puppy. I grew up around labs and they are wonderful dogs.
 
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Congratulations Neil. She is such a doll and I'm sure she'll fill your companion needs. Wow, what a cutey.
 
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What a beautiful, beautiful little girl! A great addition to your Rv adventures. It will be interesting to see what “mods” will be necessary to give Elli the maximum rv experience.
May you and Elli have many happy years of travel together.
 
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Congratulations Neal...what a beautiful and fortunate puppy! Both of you will be very busy in the months to come getting to know each other. I hope our paths will cross so our Dusty will get to meet Elli.
 
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So, did Miss Elli get a set of pilots wings on her first flight? Hope she got to ride in the passenger section with you and get lots of attention.

TJ
 
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What a DOLL!!!! Congrats. So happy knowing what smiles and love she’ll bring!!!
 
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Elli did amazing on her two flights. I of course kept her awake prior so she passed out for the flights. No potty issues and glad airports now have animal relief areas which is a huge help. Designed for service dogs but all dogs can use them.

Elli did a full inspection of the coach and passed out shortly after. We got home at around 11 PM. She has been an amazing pup. She is fearless and determined.

She loved all the attention in the airport and I have to say she was quite the chic magnet. I’m considering a few more flights while she’s a puppy [emoji16]

She’s passed out in her crate now. Putting one of my t-shirts in the airline carrier and crates has been key. She takes right to it. Tomorrow is our first ride in the MH as we head to Sedona for a 3-4 hour trip depending on stops required. She’ll ride in the airline carrier for both of our safety.

Wonderful pup but I am one tired camper!!
 
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Congratulations!!!!! She looks like such a sweetie! Good training the first year is work but pays off - there are still some areas where I did not succeed with Buly - he still feeds Daisy from the table and lets her drink water from his glass! Oh well.........😊
 
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Welcome Elli, love that cute face❤
Congratulations Neal
 
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Glad to have you both "home!" (y)

TJ
 
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Elli,

You're in phenomenal company. Other than a little behavioral coaching...you're gonna find your life is going to be like being on a permanent Vacation. Enjoy every sight, sound and smell. It's okay...Neal is very trainable. You'll have him behaving just like you want in no time :)

I raise a water bowl...cheers!!! Here's to Elli!!! Welcome and have a long, healthy, and happy life!!

(Make sure you don't get caught stealing the pop tarts)
 
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