Friday, May 20, 2011

Puppy adventures....

Hi Everyone!  I don’t have a finished project to share with you today so instead I thought I’d tell you a little story.  As some of you may know, I live on a farm with my dogs Bailey and Bo and their litter (until they go to their forever home).  I thought I’d share some of their adventures with you.  I started a dog blog about my dogs and their puppies as a way to document this adventure, to be able to easily share pictures with my family and friends, and as a way to share the puppies with their prospective families.  My family and friends have enjoyed seeing this process unfold, almost as much as I’ve enjoyed it.
 I don’t always have the greatest pictures to share of the puppies (they don’t always stand still for our photo sessions).   And since I live alone, there isn’t someone there to help me keep an eye on them and take pictures.
My dad is always teasing me that I “speak” for my dogs and make them seem human.  But all animals have their own personalities and if you spend enough time with them, they do “speak” to you in a way.  I’m just beginning to see the personalities of my puppies coming through and can pick out which ones are most like their parents.  I have two extremely smart puppies, one girl and one boy.  They take after their mother.  And I have two of the sweetest puppies you’ve ever seen, also one girl (she went to her forever home on Sunday) and one boy and they take after their father.  The last boy is a great mix of both parents.  I think he just might be my favorite.
The puppy nursery is set up in my bathroom and extends out into the room outside the bathroom that serves more as a hallway then a room, where there is a puppy playpen.  It, like the bathroom, has a tiled floor so it’s easy to cleanup accidents.  When I come home from work for lunch, I leave the front door to the porch open and then go and open the bathroom door and stand back.  The puppies, moving as a group, run out of the bathroom, take a lap around the dinning room table and then head out the door to the front porch and then out the front door to the yard.  It’s really a comical sight.  And when it’s time to come back in, they head through the door again as a mass.  My smart girl will not go in unless she is leading the pack.  So she stops at the door and waits, the pack take a lap around the table and then head back out through the door where she is and then she leads them back inside.  They take a lap into the living room and around the dinning table and then to the play pen area and onto the bathroom. 
While they are taking their laps, I move to the bathroom, fill the water dish and clean up any accidents, then they head in and I head out closing the door as quickly as I can.  Then it’s onto the big dogs.  They too need to go out only it’s less entertaining and usually all business.  Then I can go back to work.  I’d share pictures of this action, but there just is no time to photograph it and get everyone where they need to go. 
Each one of my pups is named according to the color of their collar.  Blue is Little Boy Blue, Black is Black-eyed Pea, Pink is Pinky Tuscadero (Happy Days), Red is Red Rover, and Green is Mr. Green Jeans, or John Deere Green.  It’s been great fun but this time is now coming to an end.  The pups are 8 weeks old and it’s time for them to go to their forever homes.  I’m sad as each one leaves, but very happy to have had them in my home for a while. 
So as you can see, I’ve been extra busy the last 8 weeks but I’ll have new projects to share with you soon.  I promise.  I hope you have a great weekend.  Thanks for stopping by.


  1. OMGosh they are soooo cute!! I couldn't bear to see any of them leave!

  2. Oh this brings back memories of our two chocolate labs when they were puppies. They are just the cutest things! Ours are now almost 8 and 10 years old. Visiting from Funky Junk.