On April 29th, 2008 we welcomed a few new additions to the house hold. Lex, one my Border Collies had 4 little black and white bundles of joy.
I would imagine, that long around the 4 to 6 month old mark, some one will have to remind me about my use of the word "joy".
They're eyes are not open yet, but they can hear me now, as is evident when I walk into the room they are in and as soon as I start to talk to them, they wake up and start wiggling around, looking for the source of the sound.
Im expecting eyes to be open anyday now, and then the fun begins.
So far they have been a bit boring, not doing much but sleeping and eating, and growing like well watered little weeds, but time seems to be flying, as it seems like only yesterday, I spent an entire night sitting up with thier mom till 5 in the morning while she delivered. Lex is a very good mom, and a proud one at that. She just beams when we go in and visit her with the pups all snuggled close to her. Course, Ive always said given the chance, she'd mother an alligator, so it comes as no shock to me. She has in fact, mothered, fed and raised pups that were not her own. On one occasion, she did a smash up job, where another mother dog killed 5 of 7 pups before intervention saved the last two. And she never played favorites. All babies are equal in her eyes.
As I went in a little while ago to snap a few pics of the little cuties to share here, I found one little fella that acually does have his eyes open. Imagine my happiness to see this! Pretty soon there will be no stopping them!
Everyone has been placed, but I will be having fun with them while they're here. And sharing lots of pictures. Not to mention the ones I have decided to hang on to. So, "The Puppy Chronicles" may go on for quite some time to come.
No names yet, we;ll cross that bridge soon enough, but they will all have very traditional sheep dog names, so suggestions are welcome. One in particular will no doubt be named Spot, as he has a big black spot on top of his little white head. It was almost as if I had placed an order for him personally, as he is marked identicle to the first Border Collie I ever had, my dearly departed Dirty Harry Callahan. Just looking at that pup brings back such memories. So, heres the first glimpse of the little darlings.