About The River

Thursday, May 16, 2024

Turning the calendar ... what is new with Ernie


We flipped the calendar.. it is time to do an Ernie report.

April 22nd marked Ernie's six month date of being rescued by us.

He has come a long way!! When we first brought him home he was scared of everything. We slowly introduced him to our home, yard and neighborhood. 

Today, he is very comfortable in his home, yard and neighborhood. It all takes time and patience. 

He loves to have belly rubs. 

He loves to be brushed. After our hikes in the woods, we have to do a tick check, he sees the brush and gets ready for a good scratch. 

He loves to stop and visit our neighbors dogs, Simon and Prince when we go for our neighborhood walk.


We are working on jumping. He gets so excited to see us when we arrive home and gets excited when we have friends over. 

He does not mind being brushed, but if we do find a tick, he does not like us trying to pull it off. With all the wire hair it is not that easy. Working on letting us pull ticks. Thankfully he has only had three stuck.






  1. He’s a cutie! He looks like the All-American dog!

  2. How wonderful!! And he is such a cutie!

  3. I am so happy to see Ernie got a good home. It is fun to see his updates. He really is a cutie. It's amazing how well they do when they feel safe and loved. Happy Friday my friend. Hugs Kris

  4. Sweet post. I'm glad he is doing so well. He is so cute! The jumping can be an issue but at least he is smaller. Adam and Gabby's one dog acts like a small dog and jumps all the time. He's a Chesapeake Bay Retriever. Hope you have a great weekend.

  5. Aaw Ernie is so cute and adorable. So glad he found his furever home with you. Ticks are heavy around here too. Thankfully none on Tundra. Knocking on wood now. Janice

  6. It's nice seeing a good report on Eddie. I'm sure he gets the best of care. Good luck with the training. Feeling secure and loved is the first step to a successful response from him. It works in children too. have a great weekend. Here it's a long weekend.

    Hugs, Julia

  7. Ernie is precious, Carla. That is the cutest close-up picture of him looking up. He looks so happy. He has found a new and safe home with you and your family. That calendar is too funny. I love these Ernie updates, thank you!


  8. Ah yes, the belly rubs, the tick checks, and the neighbor dog play times. Very familiar. I'm glad everything is going well with Ernie. Nicky is happy it's summer (well, he likes all the seasons, but he knows Mom likes spring, summer, and fall the best). :)

  9. Ernie is so cute, sounds like you have given him a wonderful home.

  10. Adorable!! Oh...and ticks, no one likes those!!

  11. He's such a good boy! Nobody likes ticks but it's good you guys are checking. I love that he visits his friends in the neighborhood. Ernie fits right in!

  12. Great post about Ernie ... lovely photographs of him.

    All the best Jan

  13. Such a handsome boy! I feel his pain with ticks, and they are certainly thick down here this year.


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