September, 2009

  1. We Interrupt Our Regularly Scheduled Program . . .

    September 30, 2009 by myeye

    note from Sara 9-30-09Kip at the cabin 8-09In the Jemez Mountains — about the same size as a local Jack Rabbit

    Kip and Molly 8-09Kip and his Golden Molly — waiting for their people

    Your wish is My Command 8-09The one and only Kip

    Jim had heart surgery this summer and, due to complications, some of the surgery was re-done.  The family has told me that Kip is the rock.  Sarah sent me this nice note and the photos.  I miss this boy so much, but also know that he is in a wonderful home, with people he loves who love him back.  Priceless!

  2. Awwww September 30th

    September 30, 2009 by myeye

    Chase is becoming bolder.  First it was a stretch over the edge of the whelping pool to get as close to his sons as he could.  This morning, he just jumped in.  I’m sure the boyz know this is not their mom, but they seem to appreciate his face-cleaning effort anyway.

    Are you our momAre you our mom?

    Cleaning faces 9-30-09Face cleaning time

    Chase kids 9-30-09Now, which one is Watson?

    Sure hope Phoebe does not show up unexpectedly!

  3. Awwww September 29th

    September 29, 2009 by myeye

    Picture taking is getting tougher.  The little guys squirm and turn and wiggle.  We should have some open eyes by the end of the week when the boyz hit two weeks old.  Perhaps when they can see a little, they won’t be such wigglers.

    Watson 9-29-09Look, Watson gave my hand a little lick — so sweet!

    Abel 9-29-09I know you’re there, but can’t see you at all

    Phoebe tells Chase and Inca off every time they pass by her nursery.  She knows they run in to check the puppies when she’s outside, and she is definitely not amused.

  4. Awwww September 28th

    September 28, 2009 by myeye

    Chase has a burning need to be near his puppies.  Phoebe has vetoed his house-husband role, but he’s always nearby.

    Chases Chair 9-28-09From this chair, he can see everything that happens in the whelping pool.

    Chases Child 9-29-09When Phoebe goes outside, Chase makes a beeline for the whelping pool.  Hi, little Abel — I’m your Dad.

  5. Awwww September 27th

    September 27, 2009 by myeye

    The boyz seem to be running laps around the whelping pool and Phoebe is spending more time napping outside the pool. When they want her, they just raise a ruckus. Chase met the puppies today while Phoebe was outside and he gently licked their little heads. He’ll be a wonderful Dad until the little guys show signs of being little “guys”.
    Riding Phoebes tail 9-27-09

    The puppies have started running laps around the pool.  They aren’t very fast and they aren’t very steady, but they are on the move.

    Abel making his way 9-27-09

    They’ve started using their paws more to check out one another — very cute.

    Hey, Bro 9-27-09

    My brother 9-27-09

    Phoebe is now perfecting the upside down, “milk bar is closed” position.

    Avoiding Maternal Duty 9-27-09

    . . . and here’s Inca keeping an eye on the situation from her lounging spot

    Inca Lounging 9-27-09