I firmly maintain that puppies are one of life’s greatest pleasures. I don’t think there is anyone that can look at a little wriggling pack of baby dogs, and not forget their worries for a little while!
I wish I could convey through the screen just what a joy it has been to have two young pups in our house with us this week! If I was a better photographer, I’m sure that I probably could. Sure, there have been plenty of moments where it has been challenging to manage so many dogs, but to be sure, the benefits far outweigh the stress!
I have been trying to pinpoint just what my favorite puppy feature might be. Is it their round little tummies, freckled & full from their kibble, and soft as the inside of your favorite sweatshirt?
Through play and cuddle, they inspire us to attain embarrassing levels of baby-talk.
What about the puppy piles? All pretzeled together in slumber, limbs spewing from odd angles, unable to identify where one body ends and another begins. Sleepy dreams create little nose wiggles, paw shakes, and even low, ferocious growls or cuddle-inducing whimpers. Maybe it’s their distinct puppy smell, their breath rolling over you as they reach to sleepily lick your cheek after a long nap.
Or, it could be their clumsy antics, floppy joints tripping them up while running and playing and wrestling together. They mimic the behaviors of older dogs, not knowing that no one is fooled by their performance.
It could be their giant paws, floppy and soft, suggesting much about their future size!
It might be their ‘puppy-dog’ eyes, full of trust and love and loyalty, inspiring visions of future adventures together.
These two babies just happen to be brother and sister, and are such good pups already! I can only imagine what wonderful dogs they will become. They both love toys, and are more interested in people than any puppies I’ve met before. They are thought to be mastiff x boxer x lab crosses.
Gunner is all boy, and dressed all in black. He is mischief, trouble, and action all rolled into one, and reminds us of Gaige! He even shares the same diamonds on the backs of his feet. He is forever playing rough and picking on his sister.
Xena is the female, and all sweetness! She is much more docile than her brother, and her personality and build remind us of Tonka. She is long, lean, and lanky, and such a little lady! Both pups are crate trained, very smart, and pick up on things incredibly quickly. They’ve only been with us since Saturday morning, and by Monday they were already automatically sitting before things like getting their dinner, and being let through the door. They are learning quickly not to jump or bark for attention. I’m pretty sure that these two would play all day and night if they could!
One thing I had forgotten about was just how sharp their little puppy teeth and nails can be! Ouch! haha
If you are anything like me, then this post has probably only increased your need for a puppy in your life, rather than quenching it, but you are also probably no where near ready for the addition! If so, then check out a few videos we wanted to share with you. It is all the cute, with none of the commitment 😉
This video was actually recorded by the same person who was the videographer at our wedding! Megan Bowers of Pictory Productions is ridiculously talented, and when she and her fiance got a French Bulldog puppy this past summer, they knew that they had to document all of his firsts. I think they do a divine job of capturing life with a new pup… from his perspective! Meet their little man, Harold, here.
I don’t know anything at all about the person who recorded this video, or the dog who is the subject, but I do know that Bernese Mountain Dogs are my favorite! This video shows BMD puppy, Nilah, and her first (courageous!) introduction to a lemon!
And this one went viral at some point, so you may have seen it. However, if you think you’ve seen a cute puppy howling, and haven’t seen this, then you ain’t seen nothin 😉 This thing literally makes me melt!