Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Hestia's "V" Litter

First off, let me just say that I'm so excited that my momma is coming home in just 4 days! I can't wait to see her. These 4 days are going to go by SO slowly.

But onto the real reason for my post; my sister's "V" litter. Now that all of the puppies have been sent out to their raiser homes I can finally post the names of all of my new nieces and nephews. There are the three little, black boys; VLADIMIR, VIKRAM, and VOLT. Then the two little, black girls; VELDA and VERBENA. And finally the three little, yellow girls; VESTA, VIMKA, and VONDRA.
Hestia with her "V" litter at the GDB whelping kennels. Can you see the family resemblance?

If you'd like to see more pictures of them, check out GDB's flickr album of them here. Momma and I suggested the names Vladimir, Vikram, Volt, and Vesta. *wags* These little boys and girls are super cute! And they'll make their Auntie Hilly so proud! 

My first batch of nieces and nephews should be going in for training sometime in the next month or two or three. I hope they do well.

Love and Lab Kisses,

Sunday, May 26, 2013

My Summer Surprise

Remember when I told you that Momma had a summer surprise for me? Well, about a week ago she finally told me what the surprise was; a baby sister. That's right, I'm now a big sister to a little fur ball. She arrived in town on Friday and is staying with Auntie Mary until Momma gets home. 

I'm still unsure of this surprise. I mean, this means that I have to share MY momma with the little runt! Then again, I love babies. I'm a great could being a big sister be so much different? And this means that I have someone to boss around and tell scary stories to. And I could teach her all the proper things to do as a puppy in training for Guide Dogs for the Blind. I know that I chose not to be a Guide Dog, but that doesn't mean that I don't have a few tricks hidden in my kibble bowl. And she is kinda cute...a little...I guess. If you like that sort of cute, fluffy thing. 

I don't get to meet her until Momma comes home, but she's got pictures from Auntie Mary. So, here's my new, little sister DULCIE.

Dulcie off the puppy truck on Friday

Dulcie just off the puppy truck on Friday. She's smiling.
Dulcie at Auntie Mary's house...
Here she is in her puppy raising jacket. 
She's getting use to the tie down. Auntie Mary says that she  sleeps well and  doesn't really whine. I guess that's good. She won't disturb my beauty sleep. 
Momma gets home in exactly two weeks! That's fourteen days! The days are going to go by so slowly from here on out. Even if I have to share her attention with little Dulcie...I can't wait to see her. I get her all summer!

Love and Lab Kisses,

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

They're All Named

Well, my nieces and nephews are out of the whelping kennel and into the puppy kennels. They are about 7 weeks old and all have names. Now, I know the names but I'm not going to post them up here until I know that they are all out to their raisers in the next couple of weeks. Let's just say...they are all...interesting. But, three of the names that I suggested were used (though I'm pretty sure at least one of those was suggested by more than just me) so I am happy.

Momma comes home in just six and a half weeks! She still hasn't told me about the surprise that she has planned for me this summer. I really wonder what it is. She says that maybe in the next two weeks she'll tell me, but it's so hard for a girl to wait.

Friday, March 22, 2013

A Much Needed Update

Wow, has it really been so long since I last posted?! I guess it has. But I've been so busy being a dog that time just slips away from me a little sometimes. So, I guess it's time for a much needed update.

I became an Auntie again! That's right. My sister, Hestia, gave birth to her second litter for Guide Dogs for the Blind on March 5, 2013. This time she had 3 black boy, 3 yellow girls, and 2 black girls. I don't have any pictures yet, but as soon as I do I'll show you my eight new, beautiful nieces and nephews. They haven't been named yet as they are still only a couple weeks old, but the litter letter is "V". I made some name contributions and wonder if any of them will be used since "V" is a hard letter for names. Maybe one of them will be named "Villy". *wags* Her first litter is now a year old. I know that Fienna, who came to my puppy group, is doing great!

I've had some really bad ear infections lately. This past one took a while to clear up but I'm finally feeling a little better. Momma says that she's sorry she couldn't be with me when I was all sick, but I know that she was thinking about me. Dr. Ramona says that it's probably food allergies that is making my ears hurt all the time. I guess it's not surprising since I have a weak tummy too. So, I'm on special food now. Momma said that she's thinking of putting me on the RAW diet when she gets home...whatever that means.

Speaking of Momma, she's going to be home is just over two months! I'm very excited to see her again and really excited to go to puppy meetings again. She'll be home for the whole summer so I'll be able to go to a lot of them this time! She also says she might have a surprise for me. Oh goody! I hope it's a new toy or some tasty treats.

Besides all of that, it's been pretty dull here. I still go to work every now and again and my "granddad" is off sabbatical (where you get paid not to go to work; how cool is that?) and isn't home during the day anymore. The grandparents might even be going away for a couple of days soon which means a sitter for the three of us. I like it when the sitter comes. We convince them that we're allowed to stay up late and watch scary movies.

That's all for now!

Love and Lab Kisses,