Monday, December 31, 2012

Double Date

Latke and Matzoh Ball are invited over to the Sweeties' place for a little holiday nosh! Pureed kibble with goat's milk and probiotics. YUM! Still, the reaction to the menu was about as luke-warm as the puppy-mush... Eventually, they will LOVE it...!

Everyone is a little suspicious
At first, puppies always try to suck on the edge of the plates, rather than stick their muzzles right into the mush.

But eventually they figure out  a better strategy.

Latke is not convinced.
"I'll just wait here for Mama to pick me up."
But Mama Bibi is obligingly taking care of clean-up for the whole crew!
"Hey! This is MY Mama!"
Hoping it gets better...

"Let me help you with that blob on your nose!"
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Satori's Winter Blessings

Satori's pups were born just in time to greet the incoming Winter Solstice (also propitiously avoiding the Mayan Apocalypse!) The pups are spending their first days sleeping, eating, and, when they are not snuggled up next to Mama, they are staying warm on a fleece-covered heating pad. They are vigorous and noisy when it's time for their meals, squeaking and grunting,and squirming across the box to find mama, who is justifiably proud of her little beauties:  "Winter", "Cheer", "Blessing", "Peace" and "Grace"!

Satori is a devoted mother who rarely leaves her pups even for a few moments...
...and the pups are well-fed!

Tubby tummies!
Sometimes the pups fall fast asleep latched on to mama but still suckle in their sleep. 

Nothing like a post-prandial snooze!

Little Grace

"Just a quick top-up!"
"Ahhhhhhh....Happy Puppies!"

The pups work hard at getting more breakfast from poor Mama....

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Friday, December 28, 2012

Breakfast At Whitney's

Whitney's puppies have the system down and have no problem with scrambling over the heads of their siblings to reach the milk bar!

(Video can been seen in a larger format by clicking on the YouTube icon at the bottom of the video.)

Little do they know it, but the menu is ready for a big change very soon...
(Whitney will be quite relieved!)

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

...And Visions of Sugar-Bones Danced in Their Heads...

Whitney's Nutcracker Sweeties began to open their eyes this week, though they still spend most of their time sleeping and dreaming puppy-dreams of who-can-imagine-what delights...

(Don't forget to click on the images to see them in larger format!)

"This is a special Christmas Eve for Clara. She is about to receive the gift of a dream."  -- The Nutcracker

"It is Christmas Eve. In just a few hours, the clock will chime midnight - a time of magic, and of dreams."               --The Nutcracker
"Let's be Naughty and save Santa the trip."
Fritz is intrigued by the aroma of the traditional
Roast Beast resting on the sideboard...
There is definitely something that smells QUITE interesting out there!
"He sees you when you're sleeping; he knows when you're awake..."

"Not a creature was stirring..."

"...And so, as Tiny Tim observed, God bless Us, Every One!” 
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Saturday, December 15, 2012

Puppy Central!

Whitney and Bibi's puppies are growing, like little fat piggies!!!  Both of these mama's are diligently feeding their litters such that their little tummies are bursting at the seams.  At this age their eyes are still closed and will be so for another week, but they are much more adept at hauling themselves around the box to areas with different temperatures, or to find their mama.