Thursday, September 3, 2009

BUSY PUPPIES

The seasons are beginning to change on the Canadian Prairies. The greens of summer are slowly shifting to the golds of autumn, as you can see in our neighbour's tree.


The garden in changing, too, thanks to the help from the puppies.

(Just about everything has been flattened.)

In the meantime, Nuala and Sadie are still trying to sort out who's toys are whose.


Nuala usually "starts" things; Sadie usually "finishes" them. Nonetheless, Nuala walks around as pleased as Punch with herself.


The puppies get their first full checkup from their doctor (our long-time vet) next week, including their second shots. After that, they should (I hope) have sufficient immunity that we can take them out for short walks. We got Sadie so she could take me for walks. And it is she who will probably take me. (As I understand it, her mom weighs about 50 pounds and her dad about 80, so these will not likely be small dogs.) We'll wait and see.


16 comments:

French Fancy said...

It's so funny watching dogs argue about toys. We have two female dogs and each wants what the other one has. I wish you many happy years playing. laughing and tripping over their things

Bella said...

hey Rob-Bear, it does look like autumn is in the forecast! but I love those crisp days and evenings. Gosh those puppies are growing up quick! Hope they get a clean bill of health.

lakeviewer said...

Lovely dogs. What are they?

ChrisH said...

Honestly those two are so cute, I'm amazed you get anything done - that shot of the flattened plants says it all, though!

Natalie said...

Sounds like my babies, Rob. Fighting over toys, flattening everything in sight! Fun times.

Rob-bear said...

® Bella: Thanks for the wishes. And, yes, autumn is coming -- but it was 36°C here today -- way too hot for this Bear, or babies in fur coats. (Momma Bear actually put them in water for a bit.)

® Rosaria: These are Standard Poodles. Adult females are 35-50 pounds, and their nose are table-height.

® Chris: Since they're puppies, they still sleep quite a bit -- vigorous play for an hour then sleep for an hour. And, yes, now we have an excuse to clean up the garden for winter -- earlier than usual.

® Natalie: You have an interesting definition of "fun." But I can imagine your babies are not a whole lot different from ours -- except ours are always on all fours, and don't need high chairs.

Rob-bear said...

® FF: My earlier reply to you didn't seem to attach. Sorry. :(
Playing, laughing, and tripping over things pretty much covers it. BTW, hope you're making progress on your dog's problems.

Wipso said...

Hi Rob. Love the photos. Our two youngest dogs still like to carry toys to me together but as yet I've not had a camera to hand at the time...It's so funny to watch. You say they don't need high chairs but as you will see from a photo on my blog from the weekend activities you will see ours rather like our love seat!! A x

Calico Kate said...

We've a young wolfhound among our crew so a lot gets flattened - including my husband!
Gorgeous girls.
CKx

Rob-bear said...

® Wipso: Thanks for the note. We have several love seats, which I think the puppies will enjoy once they get a bit bigger. Right now they're still chewing on them (when we're not watching). I'll visit you in a few minutes.

® Calico Kate: We occasionally get flattened by our girls, when we watch one and trip over the other. Condolences to your husband; Wolfhounds are not small creatures!

The Blog Fodder said...

Great pictures. Those will be big dogs when they are done growing. Have fun walking them; a leash in each hand.

Rob-bear said...

® Thanks, BF: Actually one (Nuala) is for Momma-Bear to walk, I'll look after the other one (Sadie). Kinda' like walking two small horses. (Bear and Momma-Bear get to horse around? Let's not go there!)

cheshire wife said...

It looks like you are going to have your hands full with your puppies. Hope you are enjoying life as much as they are!

Rob-bear said...

® CW: thanks for visiting. Yes, are hands are full, but not as full as yours. Hope things are going well.

CAMILLA said...

I can't imagine life without a dog, they bring so much fun, they love you for what you are, always ready for a hug, our little furry friends.

Can see you are going to have a lot of fun with your darling Pups Rob-bear, enjoy the fun.!

Rob-bear said...

® Ooops, Camilla: Sorry I missed your comment. Yes, dogs are wonderful companions. And there is a growing body of medical evidence suggesting that they help you stay healthy.