Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Day 19

Immunizations today, and well puppy visit. He is now 10 lbs.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Day 18

Monday, July 29, 2013

Day 17

I need to buy more dive rings. Moab loves them.

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Day 16

It is fun to try to shoot portraits of a pet. They are sort of like children. They only look at you for a split second. They love to go for the lens. They want treats and their patience is very short. I don't know what pet or children photographers did before digital. With only 25 shots on a roll, no wonder all the old photos are so staged. For these quick shoots I only take about 10-15 photos if that,  it doesn't really take a lot of images to get a good one. 

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Day 15

He doesn't play Frisbee with me, just my husband. Do you think he's playing favorites?

Friday, July 26, 2013

Day 14

Each day Moab gets to discover new things.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Day 13

The kids gave him a bath. It wasn't his favorite. They assumed dogs liked water.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Day 12


Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Day 11

Monday, July 22, 2013

Day 10

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Day 9

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Day 8

Friday, July 19, 2013

Day 7

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Day 6

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Day 5

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Day 4

Monday, July 15, 2013

Day 3

Tired puppy.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Day 2

Everyone says having a puppy is like having a baby. I roll my eyes at that because when a mom has a baby it is up to the mom to care for its basic needs. This puppy has 7 mothers so we all take turns. Not the same. However this morning while the puppy was crying in his crate and we were leaving for church, my husband and I look at each other with sympathetic eyes, and couldn't leave with him crying that like that. So my husband stayed home, got him to sleep then quietly sneaked out to go to church. Returning promptly after the first block to take care of him again. Tonight the oldest child gets to play mom and sleep with him on the back porch. I am crossing my fingers that she makes it through the night and that I won't have to stay up with him.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Day 1

We picked MOAB up in the afternoon. The kids are so in love with this puppy. He slept in my daughters arms the whole ride home. Once home he was ready to eat and play. He seemed to adjust well and wasn't frightened of his new environment. Neighbors oohed and awed, brought over puppy pads, gates, and books. At night we had two of the kids sleep on the back porch with him, he still whimpered and by 3:00 am the kids were at their wits end, they didn't know what to do so my husband sent them to bed and he went to sleep with the puppy. Isn't he a good looking dog!

June 27th 2013

Picking out a puppy.

Where to start? This could be a long story so I will start on June 27th. There is more to tell about our decision to get a dog,  picking the perfect breed for our family and all the hard work the kids did to get a dog; but I will save that for later. For this first post I will tell you about the day we picked out our puppy.

As soon as we decided on a Brittany I searched the internet for a reputable breeder. The closest kennel I found that had a nice website with good looking dogs and puppies available was Stonewall Kennels in Harrisonburg Virginia. I called the owner to get more information and to set up a time to come and see his puppies. I wanted to go sooner than later so we could have more to choose from. The children were in debate whether to get a boy or a girl and they only had one girl left. I spoke with him on a Sunday and planned our visit for the following Thursday. My girls were out of town that week so it was just me and the boys. When we got there the girl had already been chosen which made things a little easier but not quite since the boys got attached to two different pups. In the end I made the executive decision. We took photos of the pup so when we came back in a few weeks we would know which one was ours. Above is the picture of MOAB at 6 weeks.