Awwww October 10th

October 10, 2009

Early photos today because our Chase must go to a dog show

The babies are becoming more and more interested in what is outside the whelping pen.  Holmes is plotting a jailbreak, but I expect to move them to the box with an attached potty station next weekend — hope we can keep them corralled until then.  Phoebe has really relaxed with me and the other two dogs.  She still starts barking the moment she steps out the door.  Once upon a time I had a cocker spaniel like that — it made me crazy!  Inca sometimes does that barking for no reason — and she has a really annoying bark.  However, debarking costs over $300 per dog, so I guess they’ll have to learn that “stop” means STOP NOW, without surgical intervention.

My camera has a “Stop Red-eye” setting and that’s what I used for these photos.  This setting makes the flash do a series of tiny flashes to accustom the eyes and then does the real flash — so maybe no more Halloween eyes for Phoebe!

Family Gathering 10-10-09

Breakfast 10-10-09

Inca - my turn to lick the bowl 10-10-09Isn’t it my turn to lick the bowl?


  1. Janet says:

    Is the caption on the second one, “you snooze, you lose”?

    • myeye says:

      Poor Holmes — NOT! He dives in and eats all he wants without taking a breath. Then he wanders off and watches Watson graze. He might come back and help clean up the dish. Holmes weight 2#9.5 oz. today and Watson weights 2#5.1 oz. I’d say our Holmes is not suffering at all.

  2. Carol says:

    Gosh, those babies are getting cute!

    My boy, Brody, does that annoying bark thing whenever he’s in a situation he is very uncomfortable in. Remember the robot in the old series “Lost in Space”? “Danger, Will Robinson! Danger, Will Robinson!” Am I showing my age here?

  3. Traci says:

    Carol, I think your Brody’s barking thing must be genetic…. Rhys does it…. Hershey does it…. Brody does it…. blame Karen H! 🙂

    THe kids ARE awfully cute, I like that Holmes looked like he was licking mommy’s ear 🙂

    And yea, that other one should be “you snooze, you lose!” 🙂

    • myeye says:

      This is the first shot I’ve been able to take where the puppies are at Phoebe’s face (without the usual rear end cleaning) rather than underneath her trying for a quick snack. Holmes was licking Phoebe’s ear. I could easily do nothing all day but watch the puppies and take photos.