When we grow up

Sage, Glory and Zippy

Ever so slowly we are letting the puppies play with the other dogs. Zippy is incredibly gentle with them, but I still remain the nervous nelly and probably overly cautious.

We took the puppies out for a few meet and greets today and they are amazing with people. So sweet and loving.

I find it hard to believe that they are going to be as big as Zip… soon.

We took them shopping for chew toys today. The pig ears were a huge hit.

Life in the puppy lane

Sage   

Sage and Glory are our first puppies. Up until this point, Karen and I have always adopted adult dogs. We’ll always have room for seniors, we love them so much. But oh how we love these puppies.

Life is different in puppy land. Having two makes so much sense. They play and play, chase and chase, tug and tug… and then, they just crash. Freight trains, vacuum cleaners, other dogs… during the crash phase of life nothing seems to bother them.

Glory   

Sadly, one of the legs on this spider didn’t make it through the intense game of tug. As soon as it came off, they looked, dropped and started tugging on the other legs.

Glory and Sage   

Bitey neck seems to be the favorite past time of these two.

More bitey neck—Sage and Glory   

Sage seems to enjoy the bitey neck game best of all, but rest assured, Glory gets her licks in too.

Sage and Glory   

See? I told you so.

Sage   

And when they start to wind down, Sage is the most loving and adorable puppy on earth. Of course he was really cooperative after he peed on my backdrop.

Glory   

And Glory will grow up to be our little princess.

The comfort of siblings

Slinky and Jillian   

I have always thought that having litter mates was magical. There is a special connection that litter mates have, unlike any other.

Jillian and Slinky have been together since the beginning. They raced together and in the racing kennel, they lived side by side. When it was time for them to be adopted, they came to us so that they would always and forever be together.

While we were on vacation, Slinky gave us quite a scare. Our vet tech raced up to the kennel and got her back to our vet. She’s fine now, but she really had a worried for awhile. The twins turned 13 in May.

Zippy and Timber   

Timber came to Oregon as a young pup and Zippy stayed in Florida. Months before their fourth birthday, Zippy came to Oregon. The two connected just like they had always been together and never apart. I was out in the back yard with them tonight and after a little wandering, this is where they landed. Side by side. Just like they had always been together.

Glory and Sage   

And now, Sage and Glory have joined the pack. Just barely five months old, the two babies are two peas in a pod. Completely inseparable.

I can’t wait to watch them grow.

Warning, cute babies at play

Glory and Sage   

The babies had a blast playing in the backyard this morning. The weather was cool and the skies were overcast. I’m thinking just maybe Glory stepped on Sage’s paw.

Glory and Sage   

They played a little tug-o-war.

Glory   

But mostly, they played chase.

And we are home

Sage and Glory   

We had a very uneventful trip across the country and back. We picked up our little packages in Plant City, Florida and jetted back across the country without any problem at all. The babies were awesome in the car.

Glory   

They just turned five months old on July 19. And they are growing like weeds.

Sage

The prairie states

An original travel postcard—Nebraska
An original travel postcard—Nebraska

We made it to Ogallala, Nebraska on Wednesday. Gained another hour by the clock but my body is still on central time zone. The Internet is slow as molasses, I think it is owned and operated by the Pony Express.

An original travel postcard—Iowa
An original travel postcard—Iowa

Miles and mils of corn fields in Iowa.

Sage
Sage

The puppies are riding really well. They are learning to walk on leash, pee and poop on leash.

They play, they eat, they crash.

Glory
Glory