|Mr. Apple loving the outdoors but not the heat!|
It happened early one morning. The sun was beating down and the birds were singing their various melodies, busily scouring the dewy grass for worms and other delectables. As we opened the door to release Bailey and her mini pack into the yard, Bailey spotted it first and tore off at top speed to investigate. Sensing imminent danger, Mr. Potato stopped in his tracks and turned to warn the others, many of which were already headed back inside in response to our beckoning. In the meantime, Bailey was nose to nose with her adversary… a baby chipmunk. Once the puppies were “safely” tucked away, Bailey was also persuaded to return, allowing the little chipmunk to reunite with its own family.
With the weather being as hot as it was this past week, it’s no surprise that the puppies spent much of their time soaking their little feet in the over-sized water bowl - no doubt dreaming about swimming at the cottage one day. And when they weren’t busy using the water bowl for their spa treatments, the group participated in an informal soccer match with their favourite red ball toy. Without any apparent rules, strategy or positions to play, they ran up and down the field until one by one, they dropped, exhausted and panting, but content.
The pack was pleased to welcome back Vickie, the American Eskimo puppy during the week for numerous play-dates and even a sleep-over! Despite being double her size, the mini-Goldens were very courteous to their houseguest, including her in all of their games and letting her snuggle with them during naptime. With her feisty nature and good spirit, what Vickie didn’t reveal to the gang was that it was really she who “allowed” them to “win” at wrestling sometimes.
As the week wound down, we spent a lot of one-on-one time with each of the puppies to ensure that we got our fill of puppy kisses before we needed to say “so long”. While we’re sad to see them leave, we share in the joy we see expressed in their new families’ faces. Our hearts are warmed by the knowledge that the puppies will be abundantly loved as they continue on the next leg of their journey. These are moments that we’ll treasure always.
That concludes this edition of “Puppy Tales”. See you next litter!