Puppehs Puppehs Everywhere!!
I had a great weekend showing off the puppies!! Melanie, the babies’ other grandma, came down with a couple of her girlfriends on Saturday for some puppy squidgens, then my friend Ashley came over to hang out and get a dose of puppy breath. BONUS: Mel’s friend Denise fell in love with my elder statesman cat, and he looked like he felt the same, so at the end of the month he is going to her home for his retirement away from all the dogs and puppies and craziness. Win-win!!
On Sunday, the Lagmans, who will be taking one of these munchkins home with them in four weeks, came to visit. Russ got some awesome photos, as did Dawn Bedard-Poulin, who came over with her daughter Nora to visit as well. Behold: the wonders of photos from actual cameras instead of cell phones!!
Heathcliff is emerging as the little pack leader. He is the first to investigate things and to tell off much bigger, fluffy puppies when they come on a little too strong.
He seemed to like Dawn’s daughter Nora just fine.
He does have the sense to look chastised when faced with something a little bigger, though.
He is a watchful fellow…
But he has his limits.
He also does impersonations. This is me when I see a spider:
Rain is a pretty self-possessed little thing as well. She will look you right in the eye, and she is very vocal when she feels she deserves attention and you are not giving it to her Right. This. MINUTE.
She took the outdoors thing right in stride.
She has finally found a good use for the big fluffernutter who has suddenly invaded her territory.
And she sometimes likes to take a little me-time to contemplate the bigger mysteries of the universe.
I’m not making any decisions until we do the “official” evals on October 11, but this girl is a possible contender for staying at Kaleidoscope. And on another note, Dawn has managed a feat that I did not think was humanly possible: She took a photo of me that I did not completely and utterly hate. More than one!!! The woman has TALENT, y’all!
Edgar is a little bit more independent than his siblings. He is perfectly fine with being snuggled, and he likes to play, but he doesn’t come to the front of the pen and demand attention quite as loudly as his brother and sister.
And little girls are okay too.
Nap time? Also awesome.
And don’t you love his little Phantom-Of-The-Opera half-mask?
I would have taken a photo to point out that his face is not the only black/white half-and-half thing he has going on, but thought it might be beneath Edgar’s dignity. Suffice it to say that he will resemble a billiards set when he reaches maturity.
Aaaaaaand, then there is Tryst. Sometimes I think she might perhaps need to ride the short bus to school; other times, I think perhaps she is the smartest one of all and is just playing cute and dumb to further her goals of world domination.
I have begun to suspect that most of the time that Magnum has spent hanging outside the puppy pen has been to give Tryst advice in modelling and public relations. I can see that she is starting to build a portfolio.
The big kids got some photo love too, though of course the puppies stole the show.
Magnum found it almost criminal for all of the attention to be going to these young upstarts.
The bone is sort of a pacifier for Magnum — he is almost NEVER without it.
Ian, as usual, was entirely unimpressed with most of the proceedings.
Elli, on the other hand, has taken quite a shine to Dawn’s daughters.
And The Red Thing is always ready to have a good time.
Sometimes the fun is at someone else’s expense.
I’d say a good time was had by all (or, mostly all. Sorry Ian.) Thanks, Dawn and Russ, for the great photos!!