“Hey, I hear that more puppy pictures are being requested! You might want to get onto that!”
I can’t believe Kyle sat still for long enough for me to get this picture of him. I was kinda ridiculously excited about it.
I love taking selfies, although I’m only satisfied with maybe 50% of the ones I take. One night, I felt particularly in a selfie mood, and so after I was done weighing the puppies, I decided to take a few. I had Nelson with me because he had been very good, so he got to join in on the selfie fun. I took this one of him…
one many of us together. This is the best one. 🙂
Whitney shocked me last Saturday when we were in the car after a vet appointment; she lifted her head up, and behold…
One of her ears flops over! It was literally not doing it one minute and the next it was. I don’t know about you all, but I’m kind of wondering if one of the vets or vet techs thought it would be a cute addition….
If so, they were right! It fits her personality perfectly!
Doesn’t she look like she is about to launch a campaign against the world using her cuteness as her weapon?
I’ve put a collar on them a couple times to hopefully get them used to it. That’s Robbie modeling it, and they all pretty much spent the whole time scratching. *sigh* I figure that any time they get with it is a bonus…
Speaking of progress (I was talking about Admiral’s progress earlier…)! At first, Keely avoided the puppies like the plague. As my mom said, “She looked like a fourteen-year-old girl whom you just asked to change a baby’s diaper.” Pretty much exactly how she looked every time she caught a whiff of puppy smell. She’d turn tail and walk in the opposite direction. After some treats, though, she became a little more tolerant. Also, Robbie is very polite, and I think that raised him a bit in Keely’s eyes.
Things are going really well…
Umm…Whaaaatttt!!! I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw her doing this! The funny thing was, he let her! (Usually, Keely is the one letting Admiral stick his nose down there, so it was a bit odd to see her doing it. Sorry for the TMI… 😛 )
Then Robbie saw the leash, and it gave him a good idea….
“Let’s go, Keely!
“Ok, now I want to go this way…”
Actually, Keely’s leash was tantalizing to all the puppies, and I think they all picked up the leash at least once. Whitney for sure did it several times, but always at the very end of the leash. I tried to discourage it as much as possible, but when Robbie took a hold so close to her that she had to follow him, I couldn’t resist. He really was leading her around, and you could see Keely thinking, “What the heck is going on??”
“Uh, oh. I can’t go on! Something’s in the way. I wonder what exactly it is anyway…”
“Maybe I can just walk through it.”
“Actually, this is kind of a fun toy!!”
Victorious! And back atcha!
Admiral is making progress in playing – and interacting with puppies in general! Keely has helped him let his hair down a bit, though. He’s having fun applying it to the puppies.
I love this picture! I know it doesn’t look like it very much, but they were both having fun! The only problem is that I have to keep a close eye on Admiral to make sure he doesn’t get too enthusiastic. When he gets excited and wound up, he moves fast, and having a 70 lb. dog moving at breakneck speed with a 1 1/2 lb. puppy around can be
a little scary.
“Don’t you dare take my squirrel…it’s not dead yet!” (In reality, he would have no problem if I took the squirrel. No worries!)
“Ok, well, maybe it is dead, but I want to be sure.”
After all that action, it seems fitting that I leave you with a more peaceful picture.
A pile of passed-out puppies is a beautiful sight indeed!
Side-note for anyone who has been keeping track: The puppies turn 8 weeks-old tomorrow. Normally, we would take them in for their 8 week boosters and their spay/neuter surgery, and then they would be put on the adoption floor, and would be available for adoption the next morning.The only problem is, they have to be 8 weeks old and over 2 lbs. in order to be spayed/neutered. So they are probably going to be too small. Nelson is the only one over 2 lbs., although Kyle is almost there at 1 lb. 14 1/2 oz. The bottom line is: we don’t know for sure when they go back, but within the next week, they should be all over 2 lbs.
Does your dog play well with others? Um, seeing as he was more obsessed with the smells at the dog park than playing with the other dog, I would say…maybe? He’s a little on the sensitive/cautious/nervous side, so he’s easily freaked. But at least he isn’t bad with other dogs. 🙂
Do you prefer flopped or pricked-up ears (or both at the same time like Whitney)? I like any form of upright ears. And if the ears are different, that somehow makes it even more adorable in my mind.
Have a great weekend everyone!