Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Another Week Has Flown By…

Can you believe ANOTHER week has flown by? My Babies are 4 whole weeks old. Things have been pretty busy around here and Grammy hasn’t been able to get all the vids edited yet, but we do have some snap shots for today. The little ones are definitely getting their own personalities, too, which will show in the videos when we get them posted.


Little Gimli is a little over 5 lbs. now, and he is really sweet. Grammy really likes Gimli, though she still thinks his name should either be Panda or Oreo. He is a bit larger than the others, in a way. He is a bit taller and longer than Gracie, though he weighs about the same. He is a pretty mellow boy, and doesn’t mind being held and snuggled. He tends to look you in the eye, too, and wants to bump noses.


Mercy weighs just under 5 lbs. and she is a snuggle bun, too! Robert holds her a lot and she fusses so that she will be held whenever she wakes up. She tries to look you in the eye and kiss at people’s noses, or push their noses with her nose.



She was the first to find out how to get over the edge of the sleeping box, though she still didn’t escape because the play area walls are higher.


Neelix is still the smallest, weighing in at just under 4 lbs. He is so much smaller, but he has a HUGE A-T-T-I-T-U-D-E!!! He also seems to be rather hyper and wants to be GOING at all times.


He does NOT want to be held very much, though he loves to be played with on the floor. He DOES seem to settle down when Dad puts him on his chest and just pets him. I think he just doesn’t want to be confined. By the way, THIS picture is more like his real coloring, I don't know why the other one makes him look redder.


Grace is still as big as Gimli, and also weighed in at just over 5 lbs. Grammys says she is “built like a little Hummer,” … Wide and square! Grace is strong, and built very solid. She eats WELL, too, and FEELS heavier than any of the others- even Gimli. She is starting to move much faster than most of the others,too, except maybe Neelix.


When Mercy wants to wrestle, Grace will wrestle back until she gets tired and then she just bowls Mercy over onto her back and says “That’s ENOUGH!” with a little barky growl. Mom seems to think that Grace is the prettiest in color and markings of the lighter three.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Puppy Shower Continued...

Hi... We are back with the rest of the Puppy Shower that Sasha and her Mommy hosted for us. By the way, the gifts are getting a lot of use (the ones that weren't eaten right away, anyway.) It is so cute watching the babies when they wake up from their naps. They stretch and move around, then jump up and toddle really fast off of their blanket and onto the Pup-Pee Pads to do their business. THANKS AGAIN, Sasha and Mommy!


Let's see... last time we had gotten all of the gifts open. Right away, BG took the drumstick chewies over to Grammy and told her that she needed to open them.

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Grammy said that first, we all needed to clean up the wrappers from the presents, so we got busy cleaning...

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Mama OC was excited to get to the snacks, too, so even she got busy cleaning...

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By all working together, we got everything cleaned up pretty quickly!

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Grammy was busy with the camera, so she had Mama OC take the package of drumsticks to Robert so he could open them up for us.


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Those things are TOTALLY YUMMY, and all of us enjoyed them completely. I even got two!!!

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When we were done with those Yummy snackers, Robert brought the pups out. Gracie started barking... She wanted to play!


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She wanted to practice playing bitey-face, as she has been studying Mango's technique. She got Mercy to help, and they got down to it. Gracie: Hey, Mr. Mango, is this any better?

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What about this? Do you think I'm getting the hang of it, Mr. Mango?

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After the little ones played for a while, Robert set out one of the Pup-Pee Pads to let them look at and sniff. They thought it was very interesting...

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After that, he showed them that pretty squeaky. Neelix and Gracie snuck up and gave it the once over.


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Gimli thought it was barking at him when Robert squeaked it, so he barked back!

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He wasn't at all sure about that toy that barked back at him...

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Robert tried to get everyone lined up for pictures, but the pups weren't in a co-operative mood. Neelix snuck away to give that "barking toy" a closer look, again.

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Since then, as I mentioned before, the Pup-Pee Pads have gotten plenty of use, and they still like to play with the pretty squeaky. We all had so much fun at our Puppy Shower!





We can't thank you and your Mommy enough, Sasha. You are truly special friends, and Grammy is sending up special prayers that blessings come your way! Bye for now... Dott

Friday, September 25, 2009

Sasha Sent us a Puppy Shower!


Wow! We have got such WONDERFUL friends! Everyone has had such sweet things to say about me and the babies, and now, Sasha sent us a BUNCH of presents for a Puppy Shower! There are so many that it will probably take a couple of posts to get them all in!


We could hardly wait to start opening them! First, we pulled out stuffing paper...

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Then we got the first gift out and opened it up...


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Oooo... would you look at THAT! My Favorite! Chicken Breast Jerky!

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Mmm... I wonder what is in this interesting smelling paper... Oooo... It's PRETTY, and it squeaks... A pretty squeaky! I love squeakies! Grammy says it is supposed to be a perfume bottle, but I don't smell horse apples, cowpies or mud hen...

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Goodness! ANOTHER gift... This one says it is for everyone. I wonder if I should let Mama OC help me open this? Hey, Ma...

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Mama, look at this! It says it is for you, BG and Sadie, too! Help me open it, ok?

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Mama, do you think you can get that side open? I'll work on this side...


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Oh, WOW! Would you look at THAT! MORE crunchables! Drumstick treats! Cool!
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Isn't this GREAT! Look at all the totally neat stuff that Sasha and her Mommy sent for our Puppy Shower... AND we still have something else in the bag!

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Wasn't that a nice picture of Sasha... and what a SWEET message of congratulations. Let's see what's in this last package... Mmmm... THIS REALLY smells interesting!

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WOW! Would you look at all the LOOT! Yummies, a Pretty Squeaky, and Pup-Pee Pads! THOSE will definitely come in handy because these little guys are really full of it and it is getting hard for me to keep up with the clean-up job!
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I'm going to go and play with my pretty new squeaky. Something pretty always cheers a girl up when she is feeling tired and chewed on...

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This is getting pretty long... I told you we would have to break it up into a couple of parts, so you will have to wait and see the rest next time. I'll catch you later... I'm going to go back and play some more with my pretty squeaky! Oh, Thank You, Sasha... and your sweet, thoughtful Mommy, too! This is just what I needed to cheer me up! I might even share this with the babies later and let you see what THEY think about all of this!

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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Another Week Has Passed...

Where IS the time going! The puppies are 3 WEEKS OLD already! Every day they seem to learn more and more things and can handle their little bodies better and better. They’re not quite “drunken sailors” anymore. By the way, you guys… Mom’s been singing/humming a crazy little song under her breath ever since you mentioned that! Something about “What do you do with a drunken sailor, earl-i in the moooorrrrning…” Says it’s STUCK in her head!

Gimli (which Grammy sometimes calls "Panda" or "Oreo") is still around 3 lbs. and he is starting to eat very well the few times a day that Grammy helps me to feed them. I’m so glad that she is starting to do that because they are so BIG and did I mention TEETH… They DEFINITELY have TEETH now!!!

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At the rate that they are growing, and with the TEETH... Did I mention, TEETH!... that they are getting (which my Dad aptly describes as little needles) I'm beginning to wonder if maybe I should quit nursing them sometime soon... I don't like to stay in the bed too much anymore because they seem to think I'm a teething toy!





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Mercy is about 2 1/2 lbs. now. Dad says that he thinks she looks a lot like I did when I was a puppy.






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Gracie is as big as Gimli . She is 3 lbs. too!










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The last one to be weighed was little Neelix. He is a LOT littler than the others, and Dad and Grammy wonder if he is going to take after me and one of my other brothers that stayed pretty small. He's pretty fiesty, though, for his size!





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The pups really love to play with their GrandPaw, and run right to him when they see him.











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AND, would you look at these MOVES! Are those Corgi herding "hip checks" ALREADY, or WHAT!!!


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I also think that I'm going to have to be careful what the kids look at on the Computer Monitor. I think they've been watching "Bitey Face" vids from Mango...


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Ooooo... Guess What! When we went down on our mailrun today, their was a package from our friend, Sasha and her Mom. Mama OC said something about a "Baby Shower," but I don't understand THAT... I keep my babies totally clean. Why would they need a shower?!


Ohhhhh... now I understand. Grammy explained that a "Baby shower" is when someone sends gifts for the babies! Isn't THAT COOL! I can hardly wait to open it and see what's inside!!! THANKS, Sasha and Your Mom!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Night Time Wrestlers...

The babies are continuing to grow in leaps and bounds... They aren't JUST sleeping, eating and... uh... needing to be cleaned. Now, when they wake up, they are exploring their new, expanded play area that Dad created for them. They are also starting to rough-house with each other.

Gimli is the biggest, and he is always trying to get everyone else to play with him. Here he is bugging Mercy and trying to get her to play.

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After she left, he went over and started picking on his little brother, Neelix. Neelix may be smaller than Gimli (actually, he is the smallest of the four) but he is feisty as you can see!


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While Gimli, the little Panda Bear, likes to wrestle, the girls would rather explore and check things out...

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Well, it's late and I'll have more tomorrow with my babies 3 week old stats. Have a good night!

Saturday, September 19, 2009

The Pups are Starting to Play...


Grammy has to get her drawings ready to take to the Fair, so she decided that we would just post some vids of my babies playing. Hope you like them!


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Have a wonderful, playful weekend, everyone!