Saturday, August 25, 2012

And then there were two...

Our puppies were 10 weeks old on Friday.  All but two have started on new journeys.   The other two are staying at home awhile longer!

Three of our boys have incredible new homes, and I couldn't be more happy or proud.  We've done our best, and now I'm looking forward to seeing them grow up. I'm going to do an overall update on them soon.. especially if I can convince their new owners to let me steal some pictures to share!

One of them will be very easy for me to keep tabs on even though he's incredibly far away from home!  Super Bill is now known as Calvin, and his Mom has a blog i've been following for a very long time.  Feel free to creep on her anytime... I certainly do(a lot)!  There are already lots of pictures of our little man with his new siblings Maizey and Magnus!   

For now I want to share some pictures I took this evening in our backyard. 

Queen Kismet is quite the explorer.  She is always on the go and as demanding as the come(we're working on it).  She's 2lbs 8oz and finally fits into her xs puppia pink of course.


This is our little guy who I've named Loki.  He's sticking around here to see if he wants to be a show dog.  His brother Bucky(formerly known as Spot) is now with a good friend of mine also trying to figure out if he wants to be a show dog.

I'm very hopeful that one of the two will end up being nice enough for the ring.  For now we're working on potty training, and learning that cords are not for chewing!


Mylee really likes Kismet. 

My Mylee monster.  I missed her but I know she really enjoyed her vacation at the farm and was very much spoiled!  While Molly was here with her babies, Mylee kept my Mom and Sister company at the farm.

I get in trouble from someone if I leave his dog out of a blog post.  He of course believes that a blog post is not complete without lots of Zoey pictures. She's done a wonderful job of teaching the puppies about personal space.  Grumpy girl with puppies? Yes, most of the time.

Zozo and her true love.. (not me, i'm just good for treat balls and dinner)  She adores him.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Beyond the Dog Dish: A very talented friend

I'm so fortunate to have a very good friend who is extremely talented with her camera.  She doesn't like to think so, and she would never admit it..... but I, and most of my friends think she is a fantastic photographer.

Debbie visited last week when the puppies turned 8 weeks old.  She wasn't able to stay very long, but like always she had her camera in tow ready for that perfect shot.

 She is the reason I became so interested in photography.  By spending hours going to photo meetup groups, taking courses, reading everything possible her talent has continued to develop over time.  Me, well... I just like taking pictures.  

In the short amount of time that she was here, she took some gorgeous photos of the puppies and has kindly let me share them on my blog.  It just seemed like such a waste to have them sitting in my email.

The puppies are 9 and half weeks old and I will update on them soon, but for now I will share the photos that a good friend spent hours on for me.  We appreciate every minute you spent.

If you want to see more of her beautiful work visit her photography site: Beyond the Dog Dish She is entirely self taught and completely amazing.

All photos courtesy of Beyond the Dog Dish, please do not copy.  

My favourite.. the rowdy boys.  Bucky, Charlie, and Calvin

Calvin (formerly known as Super Bill)- He is the first to leave home and we're missing him very much!

Sweet Calvin

Kismet, 2lbs 4 oz(as of today) of pure attitude.  She is already 10x more demanding than her Princess mother.  A good friend told me she is more like a Countess or maybe even Queen.  Countess or Queen Kismet.. yep sounds right!.

Miss sassy pants

I hope you enjoy the photos as much as I do!

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Picture overload

Not too many words tonight, but I hope all of the cute pictures make up for it!

7 weeks old
  • We're starting to potty train
  • Beginning crate training
  • Eating solid food *so* much better this week
  • Everyone is drinking on their own from a bowl - SUCCESS
  • Tug of war is the greatest game ever invented
  • The yellow tunnel is completely awesome
  • Still lots of sharp teeth but they are starting to realize they hurt!
  • Molly is still nursing them at least 3x a day, I keep telling her she doesn't have to!
  • Kismet weighs 1lb 9oz and her cleft is almost entirely closed.  No food is coming out of her nose any more, even if its mushy. 
  • Lots of visitors means lots of laps and very happy puppies!
 The four boys wanting OUT

Please let us out, we'll be good - Little guy, Spot, Chunky Monkey and Super Bill

My little guy - Our litter theme is superhero's.  He may end up being "Mr. Fantastic"

Super Bill loves to pose

Zozo also loves the tunnel.  Pretty girl.

Rawr! We love to play

Chunky Monkey still loves Zoey

Molly quit feeding those fat boys!  I promise I am feeding them too.

I love my brother - Spot and Super Bill

Chunky Monkey loves to play in the tunnel

Spot really loved having his picture taken tonight

Handsome fella!

Not the best picture but Super Bill was trying so hard to play with Zo tonight.

And last but not least.. the boss of our entire house at the moment.  "Kismet".  She is SO sassy and gets her way almost all of the time.  How can I not give into that face?