Saturday, February 14, 2009

Super Saturday Shots

Here she is!!!!!


She and Baci are getting along great, and I'm irrationally proud of him for being simultaneously thrilled and yet gentle with her, allowing her to grab onto his lip, ear and whatever else she can reach and yank on it. They've chased each other all around the house, him galloping around and her flailing along in her puppy way. Just to give you an idea of size -

... that is a regular-sized soccer ball, and she's standing on her hind legs in this photo. Also -

- there's nothing wrong with her appetite, because the first thing she did was dive headlong into Baci's uneaten breakfast and chow the entire thing down!!! He was admirably fine with it. The little pig wolfed down her dinner a few minutes ago, and then immediately tried to climb up into his bowl while he was still eating!!! and he only growled quietly and ignored her. I'm sure she'll get over it once she becomes accustomed to having her own bowl, etc, rather than sharing with other dogs at mealtime.

There's barely anything wrong with her hind leg at all. She can run, jump, stand on her hind legs, and steal food off of the coffeetable just fine, thank you very much. The only noticeable thing at all is that the fur on that leg is shorter than the rest in a strip around the leg, where an umbillical cord was rubbing around it. I would say that she's 98% on usage, and maybe a little bowlegged, but most puppies are, so it's hard to tell whether it's regular stuff or a slight deformation at this point. It's certainly nothing that anyone else would ever point to as a disability.

And, after a long day of riding in the car, checking out a new home, and playing hard with someone approximately ten times her size, it was time for a sleep, curled up with her new brother:



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The new organ went over like GANGBUSTERS. Josie almost fainted when she saw it, and then jumped up and down and squealed. Interestingly, Patrick is just as interested in it as she is, and has been out there playing with it almost as much. We think next year he'll be mature enough for lessons. Josie, though, couldn't be happier, and is working on her thank-you note to the church as we speak.

12 comments:

AndreAnna said...

Oh good grief, she's so cute! If I didn't hate the puppy stage so much, I'd really want a playmate for Phoebe.

clueless but hopeful mama said...

Oh the cuteness! She looks like such a sweetheart! I LOVE puppies.

Congrats on what sounds like a great day.

Stimey said...

What a great day! And oh, she is cute!!!

Not Your Aunt Bea said...

Love the new puppy! She is a cutie! I could snuggle her up!

And wow! An organ. You have to somehow tape her playing and post it. She is just grinning in that photo. That's awesome!

Shelly Overlook said...

SOOOO cute! (the puppy and your daughter!)

Kristin.... said...

She is adorable. What's her name?

Josie looks so HAPPY!!!!!

arbee said...

Awwww - that puppy is too adorable! Glad to hear that they're getting along...

I LOVE the smile on Josie's face with the organ! I agree with Not Your Aunt Bea that we need to hear her playing it... :)

d e v a n said...

Awesome! Lab puppies are the cutest!!
Love the organ pics too. :)

Marie Green said...

Oooooo, what a cutie little puppy! How fun for your kids- they are old enough that they will always remember the day you got her, and they will really enjoy her puppyhood. What did you name her?

Also, that is a fantastic picture of Josie. She's just beaming!

Kristi said...

I can't handle all the puppy cuteness!

That's a great pic of Josie!

Kelsey said...

Cutest puppy ever!

And look how happy Josie is - how great about the organ.

creative kerfuffle said...

yeah for puppies and josie's smile and the organ : ) what is the new sweetie's name????