The pups were having some issues with the transition, understandably so. They love their Mama and Daddy very much and were sad and confused, which gave rise to some behavioral issues. Tulip is such a sensitive soul, that it about broke my heart to hear how sad she was feeling. She felt abandoned and worried that she wasn't going to see her Mama and Daddy again. Remy was acting out - letting loose since Alpha Daddy and Mama weren't there to rein him in. He was barking up a storm in the house, in his crate, wherever he felt like barking and just being a wild hooligan.
When I checked in with them, Tulip was so heavy-hearted and somewhat inconsolable with missing her parents it made my eyes teary. I made sure she knew that she wasn't being abandoned, that Mama and Daddy miss her as much as she misses them and that they would check in often via Skype or FaceTime to talk to her. I asked her to help keep her brother in line at Grandma's house, since she was the big sister! I also let her know that she has a special guardian angel there to comfort and protect her while her parents are away. When I checked in with her a couple days later, I kept seeing her put her forehead to mine and she felt much calmer. I wish I could give her a big hug!
When I checked in with Remy, he was all over the place - showing me a cat that has black and white on it, baby bunnies, the beach...it was like talking to a wild ping pong ball! :) I asked him to really step up, be a big pup, to be aware of his surroundings and only bark when there's a problem or bad person. He felt very needy (though he would never admit it), so I asked Remy's Mom to have Grandma give him extra love. I asked angels to be with Remy too, so he would have comfort 24/7 and he was VERY excited about that...though he kept thinking "chase!" Ah, puppy brain! :D
It was such an honor working with these two, can't wait to hear about their adventures in Florida!