Saturday, May 17, 2008

Like Mother, Like Daughter

Notice the similar poses!

Monday, May 5, 2008

Kona Kai (Koko) and her first solo adventures

Here is Kona with dad about to hit the trails for the first time
Find Kona now (look towards the bottom of the picture).  She got too tired to walk/run the full hour.  (Mom, Zuma, is in the background.)   It made for a VERY heavy stroller.  She went to PetsMart (Zuma's favorite spot) for the first time the day before and weighed in at 25.5 pounds!
I have to say that Koko is adjusting very well to the "good life," but I'm not so sure Zuma likes the idea of sharing her bed and sofa.  Especially to a cuddler (Zuma only snuggles on her own terms and Kona is always trying to lay on Zuma - one of them will eventually have to give into the other)!

We've been receiving a few updates from the pup families.  Some of them are already sitting on command (Koko included) and sleeping through the night.  They are adjusting just wonderfully to receiving individual attention, snuggling, walking on leashes, and getting lots of new visitors!  Keep sending your updates and photos to post!

Carson's New Family

He's going to be close by, so maybe he, Koko, and Hanah can all have some play dates!

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Looking Back at the Fun with Hanah

In this video:  1. Hanah going bananas at the park with her new friend Peanut.  2. Like mother, like daughter.  Watch as Hanah and the other three amigos play with shoes and stuffed animals.  Hanah is notorious for stealing shoes and instigating the others in her scheme!  She steals one shoe and as soon as we go back in the garage to put it back, she steals another!  That stinker!  Then watch as mom steals a stuffed animal.  I wonder where Hanah got it from???

Last days with the pups

Carson, the last remaining male puppy - he has beautiful bright blue eyes and a playful and subdued disposition!

Hanging out with kids at the neighbors' front porch
The Three Amigos - Hanah, Carson, and Koko
Playing in the backyard
Carson (still available) and Koko - the lonely twosome

Homes for the puppies - more sad but happy goodbyes

Hanah's new dad

Little Girl (now Izzy) playing with mom one last time
Izzy's new family
Drake and his new family

Zuma was still sad after these two left, but she understood what was going on.  Plus, she did get to play at doggy day camp for several days in a row to cheer her up, so she forgave us.

Saying goodbye to her first two born - Gripey (now Rufus) and Bull (now leBullet)

Rufus and his new mommy
Watching as Rufus leaves (the first one to leave)
Bullet going home

Here is Zuma thoroughly in agony saying goodbye to her babies.  She was miserably "lumpy" (as we like to call her) when her playmates started to leave.  Barely ate and moped around all day.  We did, of course, make it up to her later.