The moment I've been waiting for has finally arrived! Earlier today, little Spottie opened his eyes, followed by Pooh. The other pup's eyes are beginning to open, too. Lily Hope has only one open so far.
It's hard to look at these puppies without feeling your heart melting!
It's beginning to get crowded at the milk bar!
Lily Hope is the one near Sarah's nose.
Our Gift to the Fallen A Short Poem by Charlie Gragg Penryn, California
For each soldier that has fallen so that many may stand We honor their spirit as they pass to God's hand For without their sacrifice we would live forever in fear We pray for their loved ones and provide a salute and a tear God help us heal the wounds of hate and the misery of war That is our gift to our fallen heroes that are amongst us no more.
It's been day 6 since the puppies have arrived. - I can't wait for their little eyes to open!
Named for having little spots all over his nose/mouth and paws.
The chocolate/white male. He always has a sweet look on his face!
(Of course they all do)
Another chocolate/white boy, only this one has some black coloring, too.
He's got quite the belly on him!
Sarah's only female out of the litter. I just adore this pup. Those itty bitty paws got a tight grip on my heart. She's the quiet one out of the whole litter. A slow eater, too. She's also the smallest one. Which worries me a bit. Her Brothers are double the size of her now, and they are fisty eaters. We're having to make sure she gets her share at the milk bar. Which is okay. - She is my baby girl.
I can't remember which two these are. I think the one laying over the other is named Harry. AKA Chubby Chops! He's the biggest!
There's a new star shining bright upon us tonight...
Please light a candle for Zack's family. His Mom (Owner) is a very dear friend of mine. I know her heart is breaking and many tears are shedding. My heart is hurting, too. Zack was such a strong fighter. He will be missed dearly.
To make me realize that even though things are tough right now, there's still time to smile. Two days ago I was feeling so down inside. Crying that I was spending Twix's 5th birthday without her (Two birthdays have passed since she's been missing) and also because Laurel had been gone a year. After seeing the puppies being born yesterday, it really made me think. Instead of shedding tears over Twix and my friend, I should have spent the day celebrating the memories they gave me. I should have remembered those memories with a smile and felt thankful that I had them.
Because of these 7 little ones, I will spend everyday doing just that. Remembering memories with a smile, and feeling grateful for the lives I have in my life. Family & friends, including pets, should be cherished everyday.
I took some more pictures of the puppies today. The little one pictured on the right is Sarah's only daughter. Yesterday, when I held her for the first time, I decide to name her "Trixie". I felt it was perfect since she was born a day after Twix's birthday. I changed the way it was spelled, but with all the excitement, I didn't think of how I would feel when her name was spoken. The words went through me and ripped my heart out. So, after giving it much thought, I decided to give the little girl a name of her own. - Naming her Lily Hope.
I'm already head over paws for these 7 little babies, especially for Lily Hope. I could watch them all day!
During one of their feedings, I took out my dear friend - The Camera - and got a video of the puppies and Sarah. I hope you all enjoy it.
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My Uncle's Home is filled with pretty flowers. When I saw these lovely roses blooming, I couldn't grab the camera fast enough. I just love taking pictures ..especially of nature. It is one of the very few things that brings me joy.
Two events today, and there's nothing special about remembering them. Twix would have been five years old today if she was with me. I don't know if she's alive or not. I want to believe she is ..but I don't know. - We lived in area with coyotes, and during that time, there was also large construction trucks passing by daily. She was either stolen or killed.
Today is also the one year Anniversary of Laurel's passing. She died suddenly last year, leaving behind her two cats and her dog. - Aldo, Tess, and Noelle -Plus many, many friends who miss her dearly. Aldo & Noelle, through the help of many people on Catster, had found new loving homes. Tess went missing and has yet to be found. I pray she has been found by a loving family, and is happy & well.
(Aldo's new owner is going through some hard times at the moment and needs help with vet bills for Aldo. If anyone who is reading this is a Catster member and is not a member at "Q4Aldo", please click on the link and join. ~Click Here~)
I miss Twix & my Friend so much. Losing them both has been so hard. Losing Twix in April, and Laurel a month after. It all feels like yesterday to me.