Thursday, May 5, 2011
Personality Goes A Long Way
Today is day 11 and we have VERY chubby puppies! Still no open eyes yet. We are beginning to see some differences in the puppy's little habits. The kids are, of course, very anxious to have the puppies open their eyes and I admit I'm a little curious about this myself. However, being a Mom, I know that once their eyes open and focus, it will be a mere 'blink' in time before they realize they are in a box. A very nice box indeed, but still a BOX. Which quickly translates into a desire to escape the box. So they can keep their eyes closed a little longer, thank you very much! :) Before I launch into their particular personalities let me just say that I would love to have some favorites picked out - one puppy of each color would be nice. In all honesty, I love them all equally still. I will tend to think one is SO sweet and has to be the best of the bunch but then I pick up another one and realize that I was wrong and on and on it goes. They all have us equally whipped. I'll start with Mr. Green because his volume demands this. He is, I think, the biggest and most needy. He doesn't like to sleep on his back like all the other pups, (already bucking the system) AND, although he is the biggest in size, he is by far the 'littlest baby' of the bunch. It's adorable and endearing. He strings along a constant stream of little chips that have us attending to his every whim. Maybe he's the smartest as well as the biggest?? While Green is throwing his baby bulk around, it's Mr. Mellow Yellow who has the biggest head. He has garnered for himself the nickname, 'Butterball' and rightfully so. He is big; sweet as butter, and the lightest color of golden in the litter. He is neck-to-neck in the weight category with Green. In addition he loves to snuggle into our necks which is priceless. Next we have Blue. Blue was our first-born and is the 'butterscotch' color of his Dad. He is unbearably sweet and delightful. He was breach at birth and is most likely not going to do anything by the book. He has us wrapped around his paws. Blue also has a very vocal streak in him and is tipping the scales along with his brothers. Boy Orange is showing his own personality and is a love bug. He is super fun and loves to be held, showing his delight by sleeping on his back and snoring softly while he practices 'kung-foo' moves with his stealth black paws. We are expecting great things from Orange. Red Boy is a satiny sleek black boy who is sweet as can be. He is very serious about his groceries but doesn't make a lot of ruckus about it. He is on the quiet side compared to some of his more vocal siblings. He also likes to lie on his back and have his chubby tummy rubbed. He survived his first nail clipping like a pro and so far seems to be an absolutely delightful little chap. You can definitely say that we've started our 'socialization' early. Our White Boy is actually black of course :) He is wonderful. Just watch your paws and HIS! He is our resident 'daredevil'. I know, I know, how can a puppy that can't walk, hear or see be a 'daredevil'?? Good question, I agree, but somehow White has it covered. From his first few hours of life he has managed to wiggle, roll and squirm his way into potential disaster. The scale has never been tipped (literally) so many times. Strong arms are no match for White if he feels he has somewhere else to be. Let's just say it's a good thing he has padding and can bounce. Maybe he has some Evil Kenevil in his genes. No bikes for him! When White isn't practicing his moves he is sleeping and charming us like a champ. Our last boy is Turquoise. A color we had originally reserved for a girl pup but when the boys just kept -a-coming, our Turquoise ended up being a boy. He is golden and a perfect shade all his own. He is not as light as Yellow and not a darker Butterscotch color like Blue. He is uber-adorable and can be most often found curled up next to his Mom's head. He is a boy who knows how to love and appreciate where the food comes from, (smart, very smart). He is also huge, competing valiantly for the title of 'chubbiest'. He is fun to love on, because he becomes like a noodle in our arms. Last but not least is our ONLY little girl, Lavender. Saving the best for last of course :) Actually Lavender has been fairly quiet compared to her brothers. She has a air of dignity about her. At first we were concerned because she is so much smaller than her brothers. Our fears were unfounded as we learned that she is a tenacious little thing. She can plow her way through the puppy 'mosh-pit' without any intervention on our part. If all the food spots are taken she simply submarines her way down underneath all her brothers and finds what she needs. She is the only puppy who has perfected this technique. Not that we spend a lot of time watching them of course - HA! Somehow we miraculously escaped having a 'runt'. Good thing because we would be worried if any puppy wasn't holding their own. So this is the rundown on our puppy personalities to date. New photos are coming soon . . . . .