Puppies are doing GREAT! They are all getting big and strong, and the updates from Melissa on Hobbs are that he is doing fantastic as well. He's making friends with his daddy Keygan and Gatsby the cat. He goes with Melissa to feed the horses, to visit with her mom, and anything else that comes up. He has taken everything in stride and is making progress on his housetraining, but it's a long road ahead. I'll post some new pictures of Hobbs to this blog, and I need to take new pictures of the other 5 today or tomorrow - as they turn NINE weeks old today!
The fabulous five have had some great visitors - including one of the soon-to-be owners and my great friends Linda and Danny, who have three Swissys (including one blue Swissy!). I double counted after they left to make sure they didn't take one with them, as Linda fell in love with Waldo, and Danny would have taken Logan in a heartbeat!
They are all having fun on their romps around the downstairs a couple of times a day - they love to get out of the pen and run around, going over and under the diving room chair rungs, playing with the BIG dog toys, burrowing in Grainger's dog bed, and generally investigating every inch of the downstairs. There is nothing quite like the sound of a herd of Swissy puppies running down the hall. Grainger gets a little overwhelmed and curls up on the couch and watches them, while Daphne tries to gather them together and herd them back to the kitchen. They just go under her, and it creates quite a funny sight when she can't figure out where they went.
We're having fun and enjoying every minute together that we can because I know they are leaving soon, which is very bittersweet for me. Logan is getting picked up on Thursday, and I know I will cry again. At least I will get to see him pretty regularly, as his owner doesn't live too far away, and he'll be shown in the Southeast. Then, my little Green boy leaves on Monday to fly out to California. I am going to bawl like a 2-year-old girl!!!!! He's sort of been my little partner in crime since their eyes opened. He's going to be living down the road from his great-grandfather Bodhi, so he's sort of staying in the family in a way. He's going to have a wonderful home, but I am going to miss him most of all.
The following Tuesday is when Jasper goes to his new home in Virginia. If I am not completely cried out from Green boy leaving, that will be another cry fest. He's going to a fabulous home as an only dog and is a perfect fit for his new owner. I'll see him pretty regularly as well, so I'm excited about that!
Waldo and River will be staying with me until I find the perfect home for Waldo. River is a permanent resident at Fireside Swissys, so you can see her new page if you click on Fireside Swissys. She already fits right in with the gang and is fascinated with the fireplace, so it fits! Waldo is as great as ever and is really developing a personality like his dad. He's not pushy about attention - he's sitting back a little and waiting his turn, but loves his one-on-one time with me and with the big dogs. He's really going to be a fabulous pet for someone unless I devise a way to dye him black, give him brown contact lenses, and show him. Hah! He's a really special little guy, and I just know the right people will come along for him.
Enjoy the pictures of Hobbs here, and I will hopefully get new puppy pictures of the Fab 5 later today or tomorrow.