Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Dina's Puppies

Since we are celebrating Dina's puppies, I want to share with you one of my favorite photos. When Dina was 12 to 14 weeks old, she would follow me around when I was working in our back garden. I don't know whether it was the pure joy of being with me or her interest in landscaping, but I grew to really love her companionship while I worked. In the above photo (taken by Robbie), we were inspecting something in the planter. Dina left us when she was 14 or 15 weeks old to live with Linda and Dave Frieden. She's back with us for about 12 weeks to birth ("whelp" for the purist) and raise the puppies.

Out thanks to Linda and Dave. We know they really miss Dina a lot.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Dina's Puppies 4-7-17 - Weeks 4 thru 6

The beginning of week four, we move the puppies from the whelping box (in our guest's bedroom) out to our family room. This is the beginning of the socialization process - a process that is vital to their becoming the terrific companions they were born to be. In the photo above, mom and the little ones are all a little bewildered by their new environment.