Monthly Archives: July 2015

July Pupdates

It’s official at 10 months Bouncy Bessie Sprout Stubborn Puppy Alligator Jaws otherwise known as Bess is bigger than Bonnie and Belle and it’s taking some getting used to.  When she walks away from me she reminds me of the Slinky Dog toy of Toy Story fame, she has at least 4 different sways at the same time.

Bess is starting to look so grownup that when she acts like the puppy she is she sometimes catches us off guard.

Bess

Bess

She and Linus have declared a truce and occasionally will sit quietly close to each other, however now Bess is having to be reminded that Lucy Kitty is completely off limits.

Bess is doing much better sleeping until closer to 5 am. She now starts to wake me up around 4:50am which is doable. Now if I could just get her to sleep in until at least 6:00am on weekends we would have it made!

Bonnie and Belle have finally convinced her that slowing down long enough to snuggle is a good thing. I think she is starting to like it.

Bess snuggling

Bess snuggling

We’ve been still practicing polite greeting when folks come over to visit.  A big thank you to Gerry and Carolyn for their help last Saturday.

Gerry and Belle practice polite greeting

Gerry and Belle practice polite greeting

Carolyn and Bonnie practicing polite greeting

Carolyn and Bonnie practicing polite greeting

Lucy who usually hides when folks come over decided to come out for a visit. I can’t tell you how rare this is.

Lucy gets some loving

Lucy gets some loving

Linus decided to not visit that day but wanted me to show his latest photo. He loves hiding behind curtains.

Linus peeking out from behind the curtain

Linus peeking out from behind the curtain

Thanks to thunder parties we pretty much conquered our fear of thunderstorms, we are now moving on to fly swatter parties.  I’m thinking a conga line might be in order.  Da, da, da, da, da, swat. Da, da, da, da, da, swat…..

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4th of July Weekend

We had an incredibly busy and fun family time over the 4th of July holiday weekend. We have 6 grandkids most of whom are still pretty little.  Our pups although loving and sweet are still a bit, ok a lot,  rambunctious for our little ones so the pups don’t  interact with the kids very much yet.  Some of the kids like to look through the window of the pup porch door and say “hi” or play “find it” as long as the child gate is in between them.   Bonnie and Belle pups who are 3 years old usually settle down after about 5 minutes but 5 minutes is still proving to be too long.  Bouncy Bess  10 months old takes much longer than that but I am confident that with time, patience and perseverance the pups and kids (that want to) will one day be able to be in the same room at the same time. 🙂

The precious little people in our life.

The precious little people in our life.

Of course the pups came in at night and slept up in our room with us like they usually do. This morning though when it was time for them to go out into their pup pen, Bonnie told me that ” she didn’t think she would go outside today. She was perfectly fine on the couch and would like to stay there thank you very much.”  I convinced her that she would have a lot more fun outside and out she went with a ” Okay! FINE! look on her face. 🙂

Last night before going to bed Bess started to bark at something on one of the kitchen chairs, fully expecting to see one of the kitties I saw this instead.

Lab Puppy

Lab Puppy

One of the girls had put the lab puppy toy on the chair so he could eat supper and to Miss Bess he seemed real!   It took awhile to convince her that it wasn’t real and a bit longer to convince her that he was a people toy and not a Bess pup toy!

As for the fireworks I was happy for the pups sake that we live far enough out of town that they didn’t seem to be bothered by last night’s fireworks although there are more tonight so we’ll see how they do. Since this afternoon they haven’t let either Greg or I out of their sight so they might not care about the tonight’s fireworks either. Time will tell.