Friday, June 22, 2012

Cast of Characters: The Puppies

The puppies were born on June 5th, 2011, to a proud mommy Luna and papa Tank. She had 6 healthy babies which all thrived. We had originally intended to be a home breeder. We found homes for 3 of the puppies, but Bear came back to us after 10 days emaciated and limping. The owners basically showed up at our door with Bear, demanding their money back. After that, we had serious second thoughts about being a breeder, and vowed to keep the remaining puppies for ourselves, if possible.

Remus aka "Tidbit"


The runt of the litter, he was only 4 ounces at birth. Our vet says he's the smallest patient he has ever treated. He has the only real health issue of any of the puppies: a slightly deformed front left paw. He will eventually need surgery because he has a couple claws which grow into his flesh. He needs to have his claws clipped monthly by the vet.

Remus is a tiny version of Tank. He has all of his daddy's moxy and none of his mommy's nutty. A tiny tank. A little Lenny.

Nala



She has the most beautiful color and markings, but she sure is uptight. She barks at pretty much anything. It's the same shrill, nutty bark as her mama. She gets along great with every dog in the house. She's a sweet dog - not a mean bone in her body.

Nala is Jake's dog, and she's supposed to go to Cameron once Jake goes into the service.

Bear



He had a home for 10 days. He came back to us malnourished and limping, and made us realize that we didn't have it in us to be breeders. He's the biggest dog in the house, but he's a gentle giant. Ever since he came back to us, he's done everything he can to stay by my wife's side. When I see her look at Bear, I can see in her eyes that she's never going to willingly give him up.


Zoey


What can I say about Zoey. She has all her daddy's moxy and all her mama's nutty, which has proven to be a dangerous combination. She was the first puppy to escape the nest. Wherever trouble is, you can bet that Zoey is not far behind.






Scout aka "Ty"



He was our first adoption, at 8 weeks, so we never really got to know him. We do know we did OK with his new owner, though. She's an elderly lady in a nursing home, and Ty is the most popular attraction in the place. He means the world to his new owner too.





Jewel aka "Jewels"



She was the first one born, and we named her "Jewel" because she had a little diamond pattern on her back. She was our second adoption at about 9 weeks. She had really bonded to me, so it was really sad for me to see her go. Since almost the first day she was born, her eyes would follow me whenever I walked through the room where their pen was. We found her a good home too. An affluent couple who were newly empty nesters. When Jewels left, I asked her new owner to let he hold her and say goodbye. She acquiesced, but I could see the same look in her eyes that I see every time the wife looks at Bear. I don't think she will ever willingly part with Jewels.



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