Some more puppy footage. It was really nice to see the sun for a couple days. It’s gone away again…
Well, we finally got the puppies outside, and did some videos with them. They were a heck of a lot of fun. Weather was cool (20’s), but the puppies warmed up and had a lot of fun
And here’s a video from a week before.
I’ve been lazy with puppy photography, although I’ve slept downstairs with Angel for most of the last week (she gets lonely during the day). So I’m there with the puppies daily, and they are getting very cute. These puppies are monstrously huge, and a lot of fun! Without further commentary, here’s a video from last night.
(Full size video here: http://youtu.be/ZvXCks3HZ08)
Just a smattering of some of the stuff I snapped.
Wow, I’ve taken quite a bit of time off. I haven’t done a ton of photography, and what I did (August 2014 St. George Island) remains in my hard drive waiting to be processed. Life has been busy, work has been really busy.
The good news is that it’s early November, and we’ve got a batch of puppies on the ground. Four stupendously beautiful, humongous Curly Coated Retriever puppies. Angel did a fine job trying to push these monsters out, but there’s no way they were getting through a birth canal that didn’t belong to a cow. Three boys and a girl. All blacks. The biggest boy—26 oz.! We’ve never had a puppy near that size. The other boys are 23 and 21 oz (which are larger then our previous largest…). Girl hasn’t been weighed yet (she’s eating).
What ever happened to those litters of 10 where they ranged from 7.5 to 12 oz.?
Or Stewie, as he prefers to be called. Grace and Stewie took runner up in the Best In Group competition on Saturday (in the future), which is equivalent to a Sporting Group 2 in the US (I think—I don’t really speak Australian Dog Show…). In addition, they went into the Best In Show Open competition and got best ‘Open in Show’, which doesn’t really have an AKC equivalent, but is definitely cool. Grace is definitely enjoying her winter (summer) vacation…
About a week and a half ago, we put Grace on a plane at O’Hare, bound for LAX. And from there, she was heading to Brisbane to stay with a friend (hi Tony!) for the next couple months—ostensibly to show dogs and see the sites. She’s been having a blast! Here are some shots from the first week or so of the trip…
Thanks to Tony for taking good care of her!
We had a great opportunity to witness and celebrate the joining of two spectacularly cool, warmly generous, and just all-around good eggs—our niece Carly and her husband, Justin. A Friday wedding was a first for me, and I will say that it was a lot of fun. A ton of family was there—many who we haven’t seen for some time. The venue was Turner Hall in Milwaukee—a great place to see a concert, and an even better place to hold a wedding. We had a great time getting to catch up with people, meeting new members of the family, and participating in the wedding.
As verbose as I usually am, I’m going to let photos speak for me: visit the album here. It’s very special to get to celebrate the sacred bond of marriage—and the beginning of this journey for Carly and Justin. Best wishes to them as they start this new phase of their lives together; may they be happy, healthy, and treat each other with the deepest love.