Monday, December 1, 2008
The three close-ups from yesterday (in order) are Sutton, Jamaica and Toronto. Before you feel badly about your puppy identification skills, let me remind you that it was just our first quiz!
The puppy on her back is Jamaica and she is also the one across Cadi's leg. I had to check toe markings to be sure! The puppy underneath is Sutton and I am not sure about the one on top :)
I took pictures of four that I think are confusing. Toronto and Sydney are together. They are similar in that they are both solid masses of puppy, and they are darker on the muzzle. Toronto has more of a blaze, as you can see in the picture. And as I have mentioned, Sydney has that big white front left foot like Cadi.
Hudson and Sutton are very similar, as you can see in the picture of them. There are two useful differences. Hudson has a bigger tail tip and his muzzle band is symmetrical. Sutton has a slight indentation of rust into the muzzle band on the left side and a very slight tail tip. Cali is correct that relying on nose freckles is deceiving as those change very quickly!
The puppies are making wobbly attempts to stand up, which is very cute and awkward given the size of their bellies. They are mouthing each other a bit in some beginning efforts to play. They are sturdy little puppies, and so we are entering the most easy time of having puppies. They are passed that really scary first week and are not yet moving around so the next three or four weeks are what I consider the most relaxed and easy -- as relaxed and easy as this can be, that is.
The puppies' social calendar includes having rear dewclaws removed today -- finally. I thought all had them but I was wrong -- Hudson escaped without rear dewclaws so lucky him. I dread this appointment but I also know they will be okay and not need long-term therapy as a result of having this done. None-the-less, think good thoughts for the Glitterati today.
The picture of the rude puppy is Sydney -- I think she was reacting to being compared to a boy!
Have a great day and thanks for checking in.
Posted by Mary-Ann Bowman at 6:07 AM