The challenge for today was to capture something that “makes you smile”, that was another easy one. 😉 My babies! And being how I vowed to take this challenge through the lens of my iPhone this capture made me laugh repeatedly as I attempted to capture The Avengers sitting still long enough to be something other than a blur.
Clearly unsuccessful – but cute none the less. LOL That’s Rogers on the far left, and as the biggest “goer” in the group I knew I didn’t have a chance of getting him without blur. Next to him with his tongue out and ears back, licking his own nose is Tony. In the back, wondering what the heck my husband is doing, is Bruce. And up at the front, looking like he’s only got one front leg (gotta love the blur) is Thor.
Well that’s a LITTLE better… and shockingly Rogers is actually standing still – that’s him on the far right self stacking so nicely. On the far left (on the floor, unimpressed with all the attention the puppies are getting that obviously should be being lavished on him) is our old man, and the puppies Daddy, Sweets. Tony is blurred next to him behind Thor, who is looking oh so darling sitting on that orange pillow. And last but not least, between Thor and Rogers, is little baby Bruce.
Yep. Puppies NEVER fail to make me smile.
Hmmm… what’s tomorrows challenge?
…oooo. “Favourite”. I may have to think on that one. LOL
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The Avengers are thirteen weeks old, and the first will begin his preparations to head to his forever home soon. I’m bad. I like to keep my babies long past the time when they are babies. Heck, I didn’t place Deedee (from Roo’s last litter) until she was a year and a half old. And I’ll be keeping a couple of these little ones back to show (after completing their Canadian Championships they MAY be available). So it feels really odd to be saying goodbye to one of my boys when he’s still such a tiny little stinker. But the home he’ll be heading to? It’s absolutely fabulous – or he wouldn’t be going there. So I have every confidence that he will be treasured beyond measure.
That said, here’s a couple videos from the last few days:
Rogers and Bruce playing on our bed a couple of days ago while Damon and I attempted to watch an episode of How I Met Your Mother – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X9g20wuLWy8
All four boys playing with Lily-Ann on her bed yesterday as she attempted to charm them into being polite little princes: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MguVgW9Gmeo
After playing for a couple of hours, the girl had most of the boys tired out. So here we are with what was left of them, it’s mostly a video of Tony: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f_nKwZUyWlw
Have a great night everyone, see ya in the new year!
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Today the boys of the Avenger Litter turned eight weeks old… kinda hard to imagine there are people who send their babies home at this point. I can’t even imagine sending them off so early. For us, eight weeks marks the time for puppy evaluations and well baby check-ups with Dr. Wickstrom. So that’s what we did with our afternoon.
The boys all had a blast playing on the floor of the exam room – as did a few members of the Acadia Vet Clinic staff. Our boys aren’t shy, and are happy to have a chance to zoom around and explore a new environment with new people. Altina was very impressed with each of the boys, and complimented “mom” on doing such a great job with them. LOL
I figure this is also a good a time as any to put up a page for them on my Sidhe Dogs website. After all, with evaluations as great as theirs, I wanted to brag a little – and really, that’s what my Chihuahua website is for: a chance to brag on all my wonderful babies. So I’d like to invite you to stop on over there to have a peek at some photos of the boys on our kitchen table – doing their best job at self stacking – and to have a good look at the results of our puppy puzzle evaluations.
Sidhe Dogs – http://sidhe.tobi-dawne.com/The_Avenger_Litter.html
Our Avengers litter has made it to their fifth weekirthday. That’s right! The boys are five weeks old today. 😀
I’d had grand plans about taking proper stacked photos to mark the occasion… they are looking SOOO nice. Really great angles on them, strong rears, nice fronts, wonderful toplines. I wanted to show them off a wee bit. But yeah… grand plans. LOL The fact of the matter is we are five sleeps away from moving house – and well, there are other things that had to take priority. I did, however, take them for their very first outing.
I haven’t bought the boys their own carry bag yet. Roo, Marnie, and Alice each have their own…. but we figured Alice probably wouldn’t mind sharing, at least for a little while. So I popped them all into her travel bag, and brought them to school with me when I picked up the girl. We made sure most of the kids had already cleared out, and we opened the bag for all the teachers to see. They got held, smooshed, and generally just totally loved upon. It was a really great experience. The boys all handled themselves really well. There were some nerves, but for the most part they did fabulously!
While Damon was busy packing, I had the girl give me a hand taking some photos of the boys. Yeah, they’re just the same old iPhone pictures I always take of them, but they will have to do until we get settled in the new place.
We also thought y’all might enjoy seeing the boys in action, so we nabbed a couple of videos of the boys wrestling:
For video #2 click here: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10151099592627353
We have for sure homes lined up for a couple of the boys, but we are still looking for one more forever family. So, if you’re interested, drop me a line! You can meet their parents, Roo and Sweets, at http://sidhe.tobi-dawne.com/Welcome.html At this point both show prospect and pet homes are being considered – so drop me a line if you’d like to be on our list. 🙂 My address for handling and puppy inquiries is at the Sidhe Dogs website.
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They were two weeks old yesterday, but I took their pictures for their two week update today. It’s just the way things worked out. And I’ll admit, I got a little carried away. They are just SOOO adorable. And they are getting cuter by the minute. Less like little guinea pigs, more like puppies… 🙂 It’s so nice seeing them grow and change, they are doing so in leaps and bounds. And while yes, they are just camera phone pictures, they’re better than my very first digital camera could take WAY back when. 😛
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We had all four boys out this evening, and covered the girl with them. Now that they have their eyes open, they are starting to be a lot more fun. And after playing for a while, they all crawled up to her neck and settled in for a nap – which, of course, sent the girl into the giggles.
Natalia isn’t big enough to come out to play with her brothers (two of whom are four times her size). It’s been a very stressful few days with her, as we haven’t been sure if she’d make it or not… and, to be quite honest, we’re still not sure. She’s a little fighter though, and we’re doing everything we can to see her through.
As of this morning Natalia is now weighing in at 2.6 ounces, up from 2.4 a few days ago. She had held steady at 2.2 and then 2.3 ounces for the longest time – so we are delighted to see a gain of 0.2 in the last couple of days. It’s definitely encouraging.
The boys all range in size from 7.75 to 10.3 ounces – which is absolutely perfect for boys their age… not too big and not too small. Healthy, strong, curious, but mostly hungry and sleepy. LOL They are all used to being handled, and have already had their first nail trim – not that they needed it, but I start doing them really early so that it never has a chance to become an issue as they get older. This way, nails are just something they’ve always had done and so don’t ever have to learn to tolerate. It’s just normal.
We are enjoying watching their little faces develop, and loving the daily changes in pigment on their noses and toeses. They are such a treat. I’m making sure we spend time every day with the little boys as it’s so easy to get completely wrapped up in tiny Natalia’s care. Tube feedings every two hours can take a lot out of you, and wear you out physically and mentally… so it’s good to take time to enjoy her brothers and remind yourself of the joy.
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The puppies are now three days old (well, in another hour the oldest will turn three days old anyway) and I think it’s time we formally introduced them all. So here they are!
Natalia is both the first born and the smallest of the puppies. But this little girl is a fighter, who can charm just about anyone. With her small size and huge will she is an absolute doll.
Rogers may have started off as the smallest of the boys, but he has quickly caught up to his brothers. This little dood knows exactly what he wants and how to get it. He’s determined and won’t take no for an answer.
Bruce is a mild mannered little fellow, who is super sweet… until it’s time to feed, and then watch out! Our darling little man turns into a bit of a monster who’s only got one thing on his mind. Thankfully he calms right back down once he’s had his fill and is content to cuddle and snooze away the day.
Oh my. What can one say about Tony. He’s a total charmer this one. His cocky attitude can be delightful, but it can also be a little obnoxious too. We love him for it though. This is one boy who thrives on constant attention.
One look at Thor and you know he’s a world apart from his brothers. He is large, strong, and self-assured. This boy never lacks for good humour, and is always happy to belly up to the bar. That said, he never uses his strength to bully, instead, he can often be found cuddled up next to his sister – serving as a physical blockade against their more boisterous siblings.
If you hadn’t guessed by now, yes… the puppies are all named after members of the Avengers. We’d bounced a few ideas off one another in terms of themes before this one stuck. It just seems to work.
We had no problem at all deciding who would be named after whom once we’d agreed they’d all be Avengers. Each of them has a personality that just clicks with one of the characters. And true, their personalities at this age may not end up being accurate of their personalities as they grow and learn, but those basic fundamentals? Yeah, I’ll wager they’ll stay the same. 😉
And my thanks to Damon for holding the babies while I snapped shots of them with my iPhone. I was pretty obnoxious with my alpha personality requests (tilt him this way, move your hand over there, I need more light…). LOL So, thanks.
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