Thursday, November 4, 2010

Massive doses of cuteness here!!!!

Guess what I did on Monday?!?! Well, Darrell and I - we went up to Austin to visit the puppies again and take them to the Vet to get wormed or something.. yellow stuff went in the mouth thats all I know. We got to have ourselves a little play session to get them good and tired out for the Vet visit and then we brought them back to do a (shhhhh) Christmas card photo shoot. Yup - we put them in little christmas sweaters and made them sit all in a line and smile at the same time... just kidding lol. It was actually a lot harder than it seems - trying to get a good shot of 8 puppies that now can walk and semi run - that means they're fast, fast and squirmy - but we handled it. You won't get to see those pictures though for obvious reasons lol.

Back to the cuteness I promised - Here are some pictures of the play session and Vet visit.

Picture of a puppy laying inside of a big round puppy bowl with a dome in the middle so the food stays on the outside
The puppies got some fish oil and Alamo got a little too excited - he obviously thought there wasn't enough on his side lol.

A close up of a puppy face who is looking to the left side of the frame, You can see the backside of mom in the background
I think this one is little Atlas - please ignore mom's behind in the background :)

Darrell laying on the ground with a puppy standing on his chest and licking his face, the puppy is about he size of a small football with little stumpy legs, one paw is on Darrell's face
Darrell getting some luvin from Alamo. 

Two puppies laying on the ground, one is holding up her front half and her mouth is open in a pant, she looks like she is smiling though
I'm pretty sure the smiling one is Ava but not sure which one is next to her. 

a close up of a puppy that is sucking on darrell's hand
nom nom nom 

This picture is from the Vet's visit - we threw all the puppies into 2 laundry baskets (to make them carry-able) and loaded up the Guide Dogs Van. Darrell's job was keeping the puppies from escaping on route. The puppies are just about too big to be hauled around in the baskets.

a picture of a puppy asleep inside of a laundry basket with his face up against the side, his top lip is starting to come up so you can see his little teeth and tiny canines coming in
see his little teeth!!! and tiny ears!!!!! ah! 
Ah! Ok thats all the photos for now - just know that Bob hasn't been living in a cave I just haven't gotten any good pictures of him lately. I did have a really cool experience with him the other day though. We went into a Petco that I have never been into before and our mission was to find the bathroom - the girl's room to be specific. Well we took an entire lap around the store with no luck - so we did it again and found the area at the back of the store. Now the mission was to find the right door. Bob first led me down a hallway to the employee's room - we quickly turned around lol. Then he found the area in between the boy's and the girl's bathroom - there he needed to 'work it out' and find the correct bathroom. He sniffed the bottom of the girl's door quite a lot and I thought he would stop and let me know he had found it but he just kept on sniffing and then he moved onto to the boy's door and seriously took the longest whiff I have ever seen/heard him take... I had no idea his lungs could expand to that much. After that one long whiff he went straight back to the girl's door - took another (shorter) whiff and stood there and looked at me like "Did I find what you were looking for?" We had a little party there in the hallway when he did this. I was so excited because I had never worked him with the boy's room and to see him actually work it out and find the correct one by comparison was exciting. They family he spent the month with in apparently did some good work with this find (thanks Ron!!).


Raiser Erin said...

What are all the puppies names now? I'm very curious to see if Austin got in there. I was born in Austin. :)

Amanda Ellen said...

Oh, I really want to know all the puppies names! Did Arlington make it?

Natalie said...

Ah sorry I didn't realize I never put all the names! Their names are Atlas, Alamo, Austin, Alice, Aggie, Allie, Aspen, and Ava

Ro said...

Wow that bathroom thing is incredible!!! Tell me, do you use the big stalls with the puppies in training? No matter what bathroom we go to, Jayden find the big stall. I don't know if he was raised this way, or is just really smart, knowing he'll be more comfy in the big stall haha!

Natalie said...

Yes we do use the big stalls in the bathroom. I'm not sure if his raiser was instructed to do so but I can tell you from experience its hard to fit the dogs in a regular stall anyways so his raiser might have just done the big stall out of convenience.