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.
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.
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.
Bitey neck seems to be the favorite past time of these two.
Sage seems to enjoy the bitey neck game best of all, but rest assured, Glory gets her licks in too.
See? I told you so.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
They just turned five months old on July 19. And they are growing like weeds.
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.
Miles and mils of corn fields in Iowa.
The puppies are riding really well. They are learning to walk on leash, pee and poop on leash.