Life in the fast lane

August 3, 2015 Glory, Sage Leave a comment

Sage and Glory

I must confess, having puppies in the house equates to never having a dull moment. These have un-ending energy. And, just when I think they are winding down, their two-minute power nap has re-charged their batteries for another un-ending play session. They crack me up every minute of every day.

Glory and Sage   

Just when I think their batteries are running down, they take a two-minute power nap and they are off again. Running, chasing and just a whole lot of rough and tumble. I can’t help but sit in the middle of the action and just watch them play. They really are a ton of fun.

Glory   

Every once in awhile, we will catch those sweet and tender moments that bring a tear to our eye, hardly believing how lucky we are to have a puppy or two in our life.

Sage   

How could anyone possibly say no to this face?

My little fashionistas

July 29, 2015 Glory, Sage Leave a comment

Sage and Glory

Sage and Glory   

Apparently Glory thinks Sage needs a hat. He agrees.

Bedtime story

July 27, 2015 Glory, Sage Leave a comment

Glory and Sage   

Are you tired of puppy pictures yet?

Just for the record, when my daughters were but young pups I documented nearly every day of their first year too, and yes I know right where those photos are.

These two are growing like weeds. Faster than the weeds in our backyard. We are discovering that their batteries are lasting longer too before they crash. But the minute they crash, it probably has to be the sweetest thing in the world.

Oh, if they could just stay little.

 

The little toe

July 26, 2015 Cinderella Leave a comment

According to Facebook, the little toe was designed specifically to Geo-locate furniture in low light conditions.

I personally can attest to that fact.

Cinderella

Apparently, so can Cinderella.

It started with a limp. The kind that sends the fear of panic into us. Then, we noticed some swelling in the foot. We had a few run ins with spider bites, so we just assumed that we were dealing with another spider bite.

The toe   

Even with antibiotics, the swelling didn’t go down so we were off to the vet clinic, our home away from home.

A little touchy feelie by the vet and she was off for xrays.

Poor little pumpkin has broken her toe. There really isn’t much you can do with a broken toe and it is typical of a racing injury. We are guessing she probably did it while running around like a wild woman.

Cinderella   

Never fear little one. We will get you back to as good as new.

When we grow up

July 25, 2015 Glory, Sage, Zip Leave a comment

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

July 24, 2015 Glory, Sage Leave a comment

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

July 23, 2015 Glory, Jillian, Sage, Slinky, Timber, Zip Leave a comment

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

July 21, 2015 Glory, Sage 2 Comments

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

July 20, 2015 borzoi, Glory, Sage Leave a comment

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

Just a traveling along

July 17, 2015 Road trip Leave a comment

An original travel postcard—Utah

An original travel postcard—Utah

We made it to Brigham City, Utah today. Another 620 miles clicked off of the road trip. We’ll be home soon. Our trip has been amazing and we both have loved every minute even if we spent it in the car.

An original travel postcard—Wyoming

An original travel postcard—Wyoming

Wyoming hasn’t changed since I lived there so many years ago. It’s still windy. I-80 had a ton of road construction, but we were able to jet across the state at 80 mph for most of the time.

Postcard home

Postcard home

Sage and Glory

Sage and Glory

The babies were meant to be models. The sunset wasn’t much, but they gave me the best pose they could.

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