Getting real tired of losing doggos :(
Only a week after I lost my bestest girlie, Mini Momz got herself adopted. I was hoping for acreage home for her because she does so love roaming around rollin’ in things and stealing eggs and getting into little tiny escapades of naughty, and she found that in spades, on 150 acres. Lucky girl!
Going to miss my three-pack of Littles though. They were such an itty bitty force to be reckoned with! Plus Minnie was the bomb at getting other dogs to play with her – Fae and Addy don’t usually play with each other, but both of them played with Minnie all the time. Fae, of course, played with her “in secret” because Fae is a bitch and has a reputation to maintain. But Minnie even got TWooie to play with her, and that’s something special, because I’m pretty sure TWooie is on the spectrum and he doesn’t make friends too easily.
Mini Momz was here for almost a year! Her little puppers were born the middle of May last year in my spare room, shortly after she came into foster care with me … can you believe how fast that time went by?? Remember these little faces?
For a dog who was dumped outside a shelter in a box with her partially grown pups, and already pregnant again (surprise!) when transferred to rescue, she sure experienced a life turn around. I like to think that once we raised those pups right and sent them off to their forever homes, she and I helped her remember what it was like to be a happy doggo and not a puppy-making machine over these last seven months. I sure do miss her.
I like little puppy faces though and fostering that litter was pretty awesome. I like little puppy faces so much that I went ahead and photographed a whole passel of ’em last week! If you follow my photography page, you probably already saw these, but they are so adorable they are worth revisiting!
The Sadist’s wife’s dog Cruz is the Baby-Daddy to this litter, and most of them just look exactly like little Cruzes.
Cruz has a simply *amazing* wiggle bum, so it was only fitting that we showcase his bum genetics* in his offspring!
(*to be clear, that’s “genetics of the bum” and not, like, lousy or “bum” genetics)
What with the lousy month I’ve had, cute puppies was the most welcome tonic! Also, if you want to have some real fun, pick up a puppy and speak these words aloud in the presence of several hard-core Aussie people: “I hope this one’s ears stand up!”
You’ll receive a deafening round of “NOOOOOOOOOS” in quadraphonic stereo. We were in Chilliwack, but I’m pretty sure the audio response was recorded at Vancouver International Airport as a possible earthquake and thunderstorm simultaneously.
Addy, bless her pointy/boney little self, tried to accommodate my wish for uppy ears. She looks so silly!
I took this image last night at the back of the property. Did you know we have a huge pond back there? Neither did Dexter and he was AH-MAZED that this had been under his nose all this time and he had no idea.
We never went back there because to reach it we had to pass through 40 goats and a couple of cows, and a significant majority of my four-legged arseholes lack the self control to safely mingle with anything with hooves and horns that could stomp them into smithereens and then gore their corpses. But the goats and cows have all been sold, so now we can wander around for 6 more days to at our leisure. It makes for some lovely backdrops!
I wish we could have taken advantage of it sooner.
After the first rolling pasture and before the pond is where I took the group photo. Such lovely scenery and light! You’ll notice Silly is not in the photo … partly because unless I’m standing with one foot on his dinner bowl there’s a snowball’s chance in Hell of making him down-stay, and partly because the little (little. HAH!) bugger was nowhere to be seen. Silly has an attention-scan problem, in that he thinks I’m not all that worth paying attention to and he is too busy scanning his environment for something to be reactive to. I in part blame the neighbour’s dog, who likes to instigate an extremely irritating game of run-the-fence with my dogs, most of whom ignore her 99% of the time – but not Silly. Fence running with Sophie is his favourite thing ever. He likes it so much he has expanded the game to fence running with anything on the other side of any fence, anywhere. All the neighbourhood horses hate us, as do their surprisingly foul-mouthed riders. Silly now spends all his outside time actively seeking out fences to patrol so he can yell at and chase anything on the other side of them. And his recall turns to absolute shit when he’s doing this, and I have about as much patience right now as Silly has recall, so long story short – I hate him.
It’s not his fault, he’s a nice dog with oodles of potential. He just needs someone who can put that one-on-one time into him to curb these tendencies and convince him that his person is better than no-climb fencing and the wonders that can be found on the other side of it. I have neither the time nor the motivation to do these things with him, so he is officially for adoption. I think he’s going to be an awesome dog when he grows up, and despite his size, he is shockingly athletic … Deafo Dexter wandered in front of him once when Silly was running full-bore and Silly hopped over him IN STRIDE as though he was’t even there, much less a good 3″ taller than he. I think he’d make a powerhouse of an agility dog. But not for me. I have too much on the go and too many other things to worry about, so Silly needs his own person. If you want a pretty awesome border collie puppy, hit me up!
His ear went back up so they are uppy again (to the disgust of Aussie people everywhere, I’m sure)
Seriously, come get him. But only if you have experience with border collies. I think he could go sour in the wrong / inexperienced hands. He really is a lot of dog. And I really don’t want to live in my car with him, since we are 7 days away from being homeless and still no prospects in sight :( April is my least favourite month in the history of months.
But this is my favourite border collie (now).
I imagine this will be my last blog entry for the foreseeable future, because I won’t have the ability to take, edit or post photos for who knows how long. Hopefully the cute puppy bums will tide you over :)
It’s been great friends! See ya on the other side.