Monday, July 30, 2012

Eight Week Stacks

It is obvious that we need to practice stacking puppies more often...

Boy One is a cutie pie, as are they all, of course.   He is alternately shy and pushy, depending on the hour of the day. 
Boy 1
Boy 1
Boy 1
Baby Girl is infatuated with Dora, her half-sister from Sally's previous litter.  She follows Dora around like a... puppy. 
Baby Girl
Baby Girl
Baby Girl

I usually think of Baby Girl and Boy Three as "twins" because they are similar in both head markings and behavior.  He learned to climb out of the ex-pen shortly after his sister and, like her, comes running for you to tell him how clever he is. 
Boy 3
Boy 3
 One day I went out to collect puppies.  There should have been five, but I could only find four.  I looked and looked, until finally I found Boy Four playing by himself on the far side of the yard.  He was content to be alone and someone miffed that I insisted on taking him inside. 

Boy 4

Boy 4
Boy 4
  Boy Six is always ready for some attention, whether from the humans or the other dogs.  He is quiet but not a loner.  He usually stacks more nicely than this, but they were all tired, hot, and as cranky as an IRWS puppy can be. 
Boy 6
Boy 6
Boy 6


In Trouble Already

 Baby Girl's attempts to gain release from her temporary prison.  If she didn't climb out of the ex-pen, she wouldn't find herself stuck in a cat crate. 

How Can I Manipulate the Human?

Please Let Me Out

Fine, Talk to the Paw

Friday, July 13, 2012

The Wicked *itch of Balkan

The citizens of a six acre patch in Balkan Township, Minnesota, have long been terrorized by the local *itch.  She flies around on her broom when she isn't busy raising a new batch of flying puppies.
The Wicked *itch of Balkan

The dogs, cats, rodents, and humans within her domain have despaired of ever being free of her tyranny.  In fact, they were paralyzed with fear. 
Aidan, only able to move his tail-tip

Not even the Wizard of Setter was was up to the task of overthrowing the Wicked *itch of Balkan.
Wizard of Setter

One night, there was a Great Storm.  The wind howled, the lightning flashed.  The town crier made a strange discovery in the morning.  It seemed that a saviour had blown in with the storm. 
Dora Flea Flattens the Wicked *itch of Balkan

The local citizens were overjoyed.
Overjoyed Citizen

They were so thankful that they elected Dora Flea to the post of Official Wicked *itch Fighter.
Official Wicked *itch Fighter

All of the Wicked *itch of Balkan's flying puppies were gathered together, had their wings clipped, and began the arduous process of becoming proper puppies.
Wing-Clipped Flying Puppies

The End


Wicked *itch of Balkan -- Ch. Caniscaeli Sally Goodin, JH, CGC (Sally)
Aidan -- Aidan Cat
Wizard of Setter -- Crossfire Tumblin Tumbleweed, JH, CD, RN, CGC (Tweed)
Dora Flea -- Fiddlin' Off She Goes (Dora)
Town Crier/Overjoyed Citizen -- Shireoak Iced Legacy (Declan)
Flying Puppies -- The offspring of Sally & Declan

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Puppies Are Growing!

Boy 4 & Girl 2 Eating Breakfast
This past weekend, in celebration of turning four weeks old, the puppies went outside for the first time. They learned about grass and big dogs.  Dora learned how to play with little puppies.  All were happy to take naps in the basement. 

Tweed, Sally, Declan, and Dora

Boy 1 Attacking Blankie With B6 Behind
Dora Playing With Girl 2 & Boy 4
Dora Downed by Boy 3

Tired Boy 6 Sleeping Beside His Daddy's Crate

Boy 3 Working on a Chicken Neck