Monday, December 29, 2008

Pre-Puppy Breath :)

Well, Franna and I made the trek up to our Labrador breeder's house on Saturday night for dinner. Actually Saturday was the first time in a week where I took my 'Burb out of four wheel drive, but that is another story. So, back to this story, the Ribeye's were marvelous, as was the pumpkin soup, mashed yams, sliced beets with Italian dressing on them, rolls, wine and great dinner company. Most of the rest of our time there was spent playing with the new puppies :) They are now a little over three weeks old, their eyes are open, and they are starting to play with each other and recognize people. Seeing them, and watching and interacting with them has certainly complicated things for me as right at this moment I would be okay with any of the five girls :) We will wait and see how they are when they are a little older. 49 days is supposed to be the ideal time to test temperment as it is the time when the puppy is transitioning from being bonded to mom to being bonded to people... Decisions, decisions, decisions... :)

-Dave

4 comments:

Donna said...

Very cute puppies- good luck deciding!

Tina T-P said...

Oh, those are going to be hard to pass up. I can't wait to see them when they are a little older :-) T.

John said...

The real ? here is did you not realize the burb had been in 4 wheel drive for a week (blame it on old age...trust me it will work) or have you been out doin some mud racin.:)

Dave said...

Nope, not that many dead brain cells here, and I am still fighting against the old age tag :) Actually, it was all the driving that I had to do in the snow and ice that made me do it... We have probably a two mile incline to get up to our house, and I was able to do it repeatedly ferrying folks and stuff back and forth... I DID get to do a little mud bogging the other day up at our property on Whidbey to get some hay. We went over to check out progress and I went past the end of the gravel driveway into the nice soft mud...I got up and around the loop without getting it stuck, AND towing the horse trailer full of hay at the same time !!! Good thing too, Franna would never let me live it down if I got THAT stuck in the mud... All four wheels throwing mud and I still have mud up the sides and wheels / tires / running boards are covered over... Lot of fun :) :) :)