Larry went to visit his 86 year old grandfather in a very rural area. After spending a great evening chatting the night away, Larry's grandfather prepared breakfast of bacon and eggs. Larry noticed a film like substance on his plate, and questioned his grandfather asking, 'Are these plates clean?'
His grandfather replied, 'They're as clean as cold water can get em. Just you go ahead and finish your meal'.
For lunch the old man made hamburgers. Again, Larry was concerned about the plates as it appeared to have tiny specks around the edge that looked like dried egg and asked, 'Are you sure these plates are clean?'
Without looking up the old man said, 'I told you before, those dishes are as clean as cold water can get them. Now don't you worry, I don't want to hear another word about it'.
Later that afternoon, as he was leaving, his grandfather's dog started to growl, and wouldn't let him pass. Larry yelled and said, 'Grandfather, your dog won't let me get to my car'.
Without diverting his attention from the football game he was watching on TV, the old man shouted, 'COLDWATER, GO LAY DOWN NOW, YAH HERE ME!!!
February 15, 2012 Happy Valentine's Day!
It was amazing how trusting this puppy was! He just let me slide him in and calmly looked around while I was snapping pictures.
A sunny, crisp, winter day makes a perfect
setting for a group of energetic puppies.
February 1, 2012 PlayTime
With the nice weather we are having the puppies are now old enough to start going outside for brief potty and play periods.
January 24, 2012 Feeding Time
The puppies universe has now expanded to the kitchen which means they now get to taste real puppy food! Think they are a little intense?
January 24, 2012 Snooze
Sunday night I came home from work to a puppy sleeping like this, every time his head would fall forward he would snap it back up. Seems he likes to sleep on his back but was too lazy to get out of the corner!
January 20, 2012 Four Weeks Old
2 puppies playing and trying to fight their need for a nap for as long as possible.
January 14, 2012 PlayTime
Puppies using me as a jungle gym .... Priceless
Discovering puppies have teeth ... Painful
Pictures of puppy playing with cell phone ... Priceless
It's been a week of exciting changes for the pups now that they are up on all four legs and walking. Lot of wiggling, wobbling and sudden changes of direction but still they manage to get to where they want to go rather quickly. We even had our first escapee last night when a puppy climbed over the edge and followed mom out of the whelping box. Of course he decided that wasn't such a good idea after all and he quickly let everyone in hearing distance know he was loose at 4 in the morning.
With walking comes a sense of awareness so puppies are now using both their nose and mouth to explore each other as well as us when we join them in the box for a cuddle. I couldn't possibly describe the wonderful content feeling of having a bunch of two week old puppies sniffing and gumming my face, hands and hair while others strive to find my warmest, darkest spot to snuggle in.
Although their ears are still closed they are starting to recognize some sounds both external (us) and internal (self). This means not only do they come running when I babble at them but that there is also a whole lot of yapping going on just to hear themselves. A puppy trying to howl back at you in response to your sounds is truly an awesome thing to behold. At 3 am when you are still sleeping in the same room as them, not so much.
Ripley is an excellent mom so all the puppies are doing great! Nice plump babies who at the moment do a lot of eating, pooping and sleeping. At one week old the pigment around their nose and paws has now changed from "new born pink" into a nice dark black. Today their eyes have just opened so this means they will be getting up on all fours and walking around very soon. Things will really start hopping around here for mom and I!