Thursday, June 27, 2013

Puppy Love


Because of serious allergies, we cannot have any pets in our house. Otherwise, I'm pretty sure I had at least one dog and two cats.

So I befriend other people's dogs and cats. My friends' dogs love when I come to their houses because they know that I will play with them and give them some good belly rubs. One of my friends is a "puppy mom" for Canine Companions for Independence - the dog has her puppies in her home and she raises and looks after them for their first eight weeks, until they will be turned in to CCI and eventually start their training. It is one of the finest programs.


My friend currently has a litter of seven golden retriever puppies. They were not quite six weeks old when Kaefer and I stopped by and spend a couple hours with those super cute little dogs.


When we arrived, they were still snoozing - and for some, it didn't even look very comfortable. However, that changed very quickly when they saw where the fun was.



They loved to play with Kaefer's shoelaces and "opened" them repeatedly (future service dogs!).


There were four girls and three boys, and since they were a "C" litter all their names started with C. Each one had a different colored collar so that we could tell them apart.


They loved to play and explore, but also enjoyed a good belly rub.




After so much fun, they were tired again and returned to some more sleeping.





They look totally cute, but they are also a lot of work. These guys sure keep you on your toes!

14 comments:

Maria Ontiveros said...

They are sooo cute! Clara would love to visit them.
Rinda

seabluelens said...

Oh, what fun to visit a litter of puppies! They are adorable. My daughter used to foster kittens for her local animal shelter, and I loved to play with them. The problem was that I wanted to keep them ALL - but I did resist the temptation.

Kay L. Davies said...

Oh, they're so wonderful, Carola. I love puppies. Our grandchildren have two big dogs, one male, one female, and 14 puppies were born in April. The children were ecstatic, but it's been a lot of work for their mom! I only visited the puppies once. I knew if I returned I'd fall in love with one of them, and our Golden Retriever, Lindy, isn't fond of puppies. (They chase her tail, which she finds very annoying. She much prefers people.)
Your friend has taken on a difficult job, I know, but one with great rewards. Service dogs make all the difference in the lives of people with various health problems.
K

Elephant's Child said...

Beyond gorgeous. Their melting eyes make my heart melt to match.

CJ STITCHING AND BLOOMS said...

They are such very very beautiful and sweet puppies and someday they will be a wonderful companion for someone body oneday. Hugs Judy

Diana Seal said...

AWW, they are to..o cute!

Gotham Girl said...

Carola...these are some of the best puppy photography that I've ever seen! Fantastic!

windrock studio said...

I think being a puppy mom like your friend would just be the most amazing thing to do! Thank you, and Kaefer, for sharing the fun and cute-ness!

Magic Love Crow said...

My heart is melting!! Beautiful!! So precious!!

Irmi said...

Wundervolle Fotos. Ich liebe diese Welpen. Ich kann mir vorstellen, dass sie eine Menge Arbeit machen -
aber auch viel Freude.
Einen lieben Wochenendgruß schickt dir
Irmi

Molly said...

SO adorable!! We were fortunate enough to have three litters of yellow labs and each of the 20 puppies were so unique and wonderful. How I miss those days...

Randy said...

OMG I have always wanted one.

Orsolina said...

Oh, was sind die beiden goldig. Ich kann mir schon vorstellen, dass es am Anfang viel Arbeit bedeutet. Aber schöne!

LG Biggi

Christine E-E said...

Does the breeder of these pups know how adorable these pictures are? perhaps the pictures can be a part of each dog's file (sort of like a cum folder that follows students in public school).
I know how special service animals can be! my future son-in-law has a guide dog (from Santa Rosa, CA) - his second dog. My daughter is also sight impaired & I know she finds comfort in having Sebastian guide the two of them to work, errands & their social events. They live in Arlington, VA but work in Wash DC - I'm amazed at the number of canine companions or guide dogs we saw on our last visit there.