Our first pup has left the nest! Daimeun and Jordan decided they'd enjoy an opportunity for some pre-crop bonding. Ryker received his health certificate on Wednesday making him officially legal to begin his journey through life. His spoiling began today when they presented him with his first gifts. A fancy new collar and personalized tag that he obviously wears with pride. He'll join the group next week to receive his pre-scheduled breed specific beautification. But only for the day... Rykers departure leaves me with a twinge of sadness and one pup short of a twelve pack.... Takes a little getting used to. I'm used to counting 12... But I'm happy for him. And for them. Anxious to hear how things are settling with their little pack of Dobermans!