Yahoo we finally went on a river adventure only to have my big camera DIE!!! I did have a small back up camera and was able to get a few shots off. I will be able to open images from big camera in a few days. Hope these shots hold you until then.
Those in attendance were: Loki, Freyia, Penny, Athena ( Little Duckling Gang), Myrie, Camilla, and baby Udens. The pups had a blast! They jumped right in and went to town fetching. Loki wore himself out! Don’t worry he got some anti inflammatory meds when we got home. He didn’t take them prior so he wouldn’t really over do it. All the furry wonders had fun.
Of course they found a dead catfish! One of the photos you can see Udens chasing Camilla for it.
Hello, It has been a few weeks since our last update on the crew.
Today we will start with the kitties! Why, well they get kinda left behind in the updates. They are an important part of my raising puppies. That early socialization/exposure is important. Besides the crew were either raised by ( Annie Oakley), or actually raised the cats ( Matilda, Wild Bill Hickock).
Annie Oakley: For the new visitors was feral when I got her from rescue. 13 yrs ago. She plays midwife during delivery. I have seen her ‘couch’ the mama dogs to push- meow meow!
Matilda: For the new visitors. Was born at a friends house who did Pitbull rescue! As a result she is kind of fearless. She turned 8 in March.
Wild Bill Hickock Kitty- aka Billy: For the new visitors… Billy came here with his eyes barely open. His Mother was killed on a busy road. She was the resident ‘stray’ at an antique shop. They fed her so knew she had wee ones. When they found her that morning I got the call. He was bottle fed. He was truly raised here by the dogs. Who he adores. He will walk among a litter of puppies and not flinch.
Ok, we will shake things up and start with the youngest this round!
Udens! The baby of the family. Today he did his first real swim! AND his first water fetch. I actually did a standing ovation for him. He does need to work on his style- splashing around was kind of funny. I am proud of him however.
Camilla- She has stopped pulling hair for the most part. Watch fetching even! We are working on her leash training. Very easily distracted.
Myrie ( Myrnia)- She is so sweet, and loves to hang with her half sister Lorelei! Loves swimming.
Ramses- My sweet gentle souled boy. He is a total love. Still loves to romp and play with his best friend Jotun ( Joey)
Jotun- Joey: I am delighted to say the crazy puppy mode is almost gone! His teenager ways are finally settling out. NO more knock Mommy around in my excitement. He is blowing his coat in chunks. He will be a year in a couple of weeks.
Lorelei- turned a year recently. She hangs out beautifully with her little sister and when she gets cranky she stuffs a toy or stick in her mouth to stay out of trouble. I told her if she can’t be nice put something in her mouth… she listened!
Willow- Has been so patient with the puppies. I have spied her playing with them. We are still in a holding pattern for her next heat. I keep telling her she has impatient/patient puppy families waiting. She just grins at me! Of course I am using her grin photo!
Goliath- our non Golden Retriever resident… Loving life and getting more and more freedom. He loves watching over everyone.
Flora- Waiting for the new fence to be finished, but enjoying her morning swims and play with the girls.
Titon: Been in a hugging mode. I got 10 this morning! I kid you not.
Lotus: Happy as always. I moved her in with Ozzy. Since she doesn’t like most female dogs she tends to bunk with the boys. I rotate her between Ozzy and Titon’s room.
Penny: Seems to be going through a phase of ” find something stinky to roll in” GROAN!
Ozzy: Enjoying having Lotus bunking with him. He is a happier fellow now he has company. I just wish Titon hadn’t decided to be a brat and pick fights with Ozzy ( you know the bravado of young males… dogs get it too)
Freyia: Continues to be an excellent roll model for the puppies. Full of joy and mischief.
Loki- our patriarch of the clan. I still have a hard time mentally thinking of him as my oldest. Still stealing shoes!
Our Pond suffered damage to its dam last winter,and as with such things repairs were put on the back burner. Yesterday, we had the second half of the basement leveled out so we could put a concrete floor in. What to do with the clay, soil, and shale? Well, dump it in the hole in the dam!
As a result it is back to full capacity. I wish I could of seen the pups faces when they jumped in and it was well over 4 ft deep!
The expressions on some of their faces say it all. Willow really went the gambit with goofy expressions. Have fun!
Every morning we go for a walk down the lane to the pond and back. I walk about a 1/2 mile per walk, I have no clue how much the dogs actually do!
For the birthday babies we have Biscuit parties. I toss biscuits up in the air and the dogs scramble for them. Interesting enough we have no squabbles over the biscuits. I have seen them shove an extra piece to one of the others who didn’t have one. Lorelei also got a new toy today. Which she promptly dumped in the stream! Overall a good morning. Happy Birthday baby girl. 1 yr old today.
Hard to believe she is now a year old! Tomorrow will take my camera along to get birthday photos of our girl. She has finally accepted her new siblings. I caught her playing with her half sister Myrie yesterday.
Her best friend is Willow, it is hilarious watching them romp and play together.